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. 


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.
10:30 a.m.
Grand Lawn
12:00 Noon
White Chapel
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.

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
1:30 p.m.

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


  • Coming Events
  • Services

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


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


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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  Church Calendar

  • Saints of the Day
  • Readings
Friday , October 28, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Friday , October 15, 2016)

Hieromartyr Lucian, presbyter of the Kyiv Caves
Ven. Euthymius the New of Thessalonica, monk of Mt. Athos (889).
Martyr Lucian, presbyter of Greater Antioch (312).
Martyrs Sarbelus and Bebai (Barbea) of Edessa (2nd c.).
St. Sabinus, bishop of Catania (760).
Hieromartyr Lucian, presbyter of the Kyiv Caves (1243).

Apostle: Phil. 1:27–2:4
Gospel: Luk. 6:17-23

Friday , October 28, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Friday , October 15, 2016)

Luk. 6:17-23
17 and he came down with them, and stood on a level place, and a great multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judaea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
18 and they that were troubled with unclean spirits were healed.
19 And all the multitude sought to touch him; for power came forth from him, and healed [them] all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed [are] ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed [are] ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed [are] ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23 Rejoice in that day, and leap [for joy]: for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the same manner did their fathers unto the prophets.