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Dear Friends, Welcome!

We are extremely pleased that you are visiting our website and are interested in the life of our parish family.

St. Mary the Protectress (Pokrova) Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and is under the omophorion of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  For over sixty years, our parish has been a gathering place for the Ukrainian Orthodox faithful in the Detroit Metropolitan area.  We deeply appreciate the hard work of the founders of this parish – their legacy is a beautiful place of worship that enjoys a warm family atmosphere. 

Our parish has opened its doors and hearts to many generations of Ukrainians –many who have left their homeland to find a better life in the U.S.A. and those born here.   This has also become the spiritual home of many people from various post-Soviet countries.  We are very pleased to see the diversity of people worshipping together.   St. Paul people said, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3, 28).

We come together for worship services regularly on Saturdays and Sundays and during major holy days.  The main language of worship is Ukrainian, but services are also conducted in English and Church Slavonic.

Our current Church was built in 1970 and was the result of many generous donations of time and money of the entire Ukrainian Orthodox community.  From the very beginning our Church organizations and youth groups worked in close harmony with one another - the Sisterhood of St. Olha, the Cathedral choir, Lesia Ukrainka School of Religious and Ukrainian Education, the Ukrainian Orthodox League and the Organization of Democratic Ukrainian Youth (ODUM).

Our parish hall is the site of many celebrations and is the gathering place for Sunday fellowship lunches, choir practices, and summer Bible school activities. After Sunday worship, you can always enjoy delicious Ukrainian dishes lovingly prepared by the sisterhood of our church or the Junior UOL (Ukrainian Orthodox League).  Please come and join us for a hot bowl of borscht, varennyky, piroshky and coffee every Sunday. 

WE GLADLY WELCOME YOU
TO OUR CHURCH!

weekly updates

Christ is Risen!

П'ятниця. Friday, MAY 6 –
5:00 p.m. Trustees Meeting
5:00 p.m. Parish hall & kitchen is rented to Natalie's Little Friends Daycare & Preschool for their Mother's Day program (R. Zahaijko is the contact)

Субота . Saturday, MAY 7 -
9:00 a.m. School is in session w/morning prayer
Rehearsals for final performance scheduled for Sunday, May 15
Відвідування цвинтарів – Graveside Blessing Schedule
9:00 a.m.
Parkview
10:30 a.m.
Grand Lawn
12:00 Noon
White Chapel
1:30 p.m.
Woodlawn
2:00 p.m.
Evergreen

5:00 p.m. - NO Vesper services

Неділя . Sunday, MAY 8 – 9:00 a.m. Свята Літургія
Неділя 2-а після Пасхи – Фомина / Провідна Неділя
The Second Sunday of Pascha; St. Thomas Sunday Tone 1
Observance of Mother's Day

9:00 a.m.
NOTE: Divine Liturgy services will begin one hour earlier to accommodate the General Litiya for those Fallen Asleep in the Lord and to allow us to be at graveside at the various cemeteries.

12:00 Noon
Woodlawn
1:30 p.m.
Evergreen

Key Dates to remember:

MAY 9 - 7:00 p.m. UCARE meeting
MAY 15 – Lesia Ukrainka Final Program / JR. UOL Fundraiser Lunch & 50/50 raffle
MAY 21 - 10AM - DIBROVA CLEANUP & UCARE 5k Run
MAY 28 – Dibrova OPENING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Olia

 
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SUNDAYS

Confession: 9:40 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

SATURDAYS

Vespers: 5:00 PM
Confession: 5:40 PM

CHURCH HOLIDAYS

Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

For detailed Schedule:
Check our Calendar
The latest Publications:
An Adobe Acrobat file 2016_04
An Adobe Acrobat file Parish Bulletin 2016 Mar
An Adobe Acrobat file Rizdvo 2016

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  • Readings
Monday , September 26, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Monday , September 13, 2016)

Founding of the Church at Jerusalem

15th Week after Pentecost.   

Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
Commemoration of the Founding of the Church of the Resurrection (The Holy Sepulchre) at Jerusalem (335).
Hieromartyr Cornelius the Centurion (1st c.).
Martyrs Cronides, Leontius, and Serapion of Alexandria (237).
Martyr Seleucus in Scythia (320).
Martyr Straton of Nicomedia (3rd c.).
Martyrs Macrobius and Gordian at Tomi in Romania (320).
Martyrs Elias, Zoticus, Lucian, Valerian, Macrobius, and Gordian at Tomi in Romania (320).
Hieromartyr Julian of Galatia (4th c.).
Venerable Peter at Atroe (9th C).

Apostle: Gal. 2:11–3:16
Gospel: Mrk. 5:24-34

To the Founding:
Apostle: Heb. 3:1-4
Gospel: Mat. 16:13-19

Monday , September 26, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Monday , September 13, 2016)

Mat. 16:13-19
13 Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is?
14 And they said, Some [say] John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
18 And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
19 I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

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