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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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  • Services
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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  • Saints of the Day
  • Readings
Saturday , May 28, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Saturday , May 15, 2016)

St. Isaiah, bishop of Rostov
Ven. Pachomius the Great, founder of cenobitic monasticism (346).
Ven. Achilles, bishop of Larissa (330).
St. Isaiah, bishop and wonderworker of Rostov (1090).
Ven. Isaiah of the Kyiv Caves (1115).
Ven. Pachomius, abbot and Silvanus of Nerekhta (1384).


Apostle: Act. 12:1-11
Gospel: Jn. 8:31-42

Saturday , May 28, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Saturday , May 15, 2016)

Jn. 8:31-42
31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If ye abide in my word, [then] are ye truly my disciples;
32 and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered unto him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.
35 And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.
36 If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed: yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath not free course in you.
38 I speak the things which I have seen with [my] Father: and ye also do the things which ye heard from [your] father.
39 They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the works of your father. They said unto him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God.
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.

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