Artem Vedel Ukraine

Concert: Artem Vedel – Sacred Music of Ukraine

A program in honour of Ukrainian Independence Day

Timothy Shantz, Artistic Director

Saturday 23 August 2014, 8 pm
St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral
Free Admission

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25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you hold anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.’ (Mark 11 : 25-26 – ESV)

On the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost – We celebrate…

Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul

The feast of the Holy, Glorious, All-Praiseworthy and Chief Apostles Peter and Paul

Priest and martyr Father Yakym Senkivskyi

The Passing into Eternal Life (1941) of Blessed Yakym (Joachim) (Senkivsky), Basilian Protohegoumen and Martyr of Drohobych, where his body was boiled.

Feast Day of The Holy Apostle Peter

Feast Day: June 29
The Holy Apostle Peter

In icons the Apostle Peter is usual depicted with short, curly hair and a beard, identifying him as the fiery and impulsive leader of the Twelve.

Peter’s name was originally Simon. Born in Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee (John 1:42, 44), he was the son of Jonah (John) and the older brother of Andrew, the First-Called. Like his father, Jonah, Simon was a fisherman by trade. Most likely, marriage brought him to Capernaum just west of Bethsaida, where he lived in the house of his mother-in-law. Jesus lived at Peter’s house during the time of His public ministry and it was often the site of many miracles.

When Jesus called Simon to follow Him, He changed Simon’s name to Kephas, an Aramaic word meaning “rock.” In translation, the name is Petros (Greek), Petro (Ukrainian) and Peter (English).

When Jesus asked His apostles who they thought He was, Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Mt 16:16). Jesus then said Continue reading

Feast Day of The Holy Apostle Paul

Feast Day: June 29
The Holy Apostle Paul

The Apostle Paul is depicted with a beard, brown hair, balding with a high forehead, signifying his great wisdom, learning and understanding.

Paul, originally known as Saul before his conversion, was a tent-maker from Tarsus and a fanatical opponent of Christians. He was present at the stoning of St. Stephen and was involved in the arrest of many Jewish-Christians, bringing them to trial.

While breathing threats against the disciples of Jesus on the road to Damascus, the risen Lord appeared to him in a vision and Saul was converted. After the vision, he was left totally blind and humbled by the Lord. To reach Damascus, he needed to be led by the hand.

For three days, he neither ate nor drank. On the third day, he was healed of his blindness and baptized by the disciple Ananias, changing his name to Paul or Paulus in Latin, meaning “small” or “humble.”

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Due to Clergy Study Days, weekday Divine Liturgies WILL NOT be celebrated the week of June 23-27; this includes all morning Liturgies and the Wednesday evening Liturgy.

We will resume regular weekday Liturgies beginning Monday, June 30th, at 8 AM.


Sunday SchoolRegister your children for the New Sunday School Program which will begin in September 2014!

For children in grades one to six, this program will be based on the God-With-Us series.  Classes will take place before the English Sunday Liturgy.  Catechism instruction will be age appropriate for each child. 

Register your children today!  (Forms are available at the Cathedral entrances.)  For more information, please contact Andrea Leader at 780 422 3181.