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December 17, 2014

Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada (UCWLC) Museum of the Edmonton Eparchy

UCWLC MUSEUM – is open on the first and third Sunday of each month.

The museum collects, preserves and interprets artifacts of Ukrainian culture brought to Canada by the Ukrainian settlers or made and used here in this country. The collection includes folk costumes, a collection of dolls in regional folk costumes, woven kylyms, textiles, embroideries, pysanky, religious articles, photographs, fine art pieces, wood carvings, pottery, wedding headdresses, a travelling exhibit entitled “Tresure Chest”, consisting of 43 framed samplers of Ukrainian embroidery stitches and household items. Continue reading

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December 16, 2014

PLEASE PRAY FOR our brothers and sisters who are struggling with health issues at this time: Bessie Gersky, Louise King, Mary Scherbaniuk, Nick Tkach, and Josephine Greschuk.

God Bless you!

If you wish, please feel free to submit a Prayer Request online or contact to the parish office the names of those who are ill, in hospital, at home or in care facilities, and in need of prayer and visitation.
Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk

The Head of the UGCC: “The Word of God tells us today that evil is defeated”

“Perhaps we do not have a sense of victory today. The memories of those days cause pain, bitterness, a sense of incompleteness of the deal that began a year ago. But now the word of God tells us that evil is defeated”,- said the Father and the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav during the Night Vigils in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ on the first anniversary of the Revolution of dignity.

The evil is defeated, Continue reading

Holiday Dinner

The Family Table

It has been said that the most important piece of furniture in a home is the family dinner table. It may not be the most expensive piece of furniture, nor the best build piece of furniture, but is definitely the most sacred piece of furniture in our house, the heart of our home, and our family’s greatest treasure.

During the week, family members will scatter in different directions: some will leave for work or for to school or for university; some will be off for meetings or errands, while others or busy themselves with various chores and activities. But the family dinner table is what re-unites and brings everyone back together. It is the place of reunion, family prayer, celebration and communion. Continue reading

St. Anna and Blessed Virgin MaryCONCEPTION BY SAINT ANN
DECEMBER 9th

This feast (also known as the Immaculate Conception in the West) will be celebrated this Tuesday, December 9th, with Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am, and an additional Divine Liturgy in the evening at 6 PM.

Anointing with Holy Oil after each Liturgy. Great Vespers and Lytia – on Monday, December 8th, at 6 PM.

NOTE: the Eastern Church has been celebrating this feast on December 9th from the 5th century. It is not a feast of obligation, but a wonderful way to express your love and devotion to Mother Mary by participating in the prayers and divine services!