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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

21 січня субота / Saturday, January 21
Не буде школи / No school on Saturday
Не буду вечірніх відправ / Vespers cancelled

In our parish center/hall the Lesia Ukrainka School (Parent's Committee) and Kolomeyka Ukrainian Dancers will host a Family Dance/Malanka
Kolomeyka Ukrainian Dancers & Батьківський комітет Школи Релігії та Українознавства ім. Лесі Українки Ласкаво
запрошують на Родину Маланку

Dinner & Dance:
For children under 5 - FREE
$35 Adults / $20 children 5-14

Dance only / $ 15.00 All Ages

7:30 p.m. - Dinner; 8:30 - music; 9:00 - Dance

(313) 418-2143

22 січня, неділя / Sunday, January 22

Неділя 31-ша після П'ятидесятниці. Голос 6
10:00 рано - Свята Літургія.

31st Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 6
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.

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


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


Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

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Monday , February 20, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Monday , February 7, 2017)

Ven. Parthenius

Cheesefare Week  

Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord.
Ven. Parthenius, bishop of Lampsacus on the Hellespont (4th c.).
Ven. Luke of Mt. Steirion (953).
1,003 martyrs of Nicomedia.

Apostle: 3Jn. 1:1-15
Gospel: Luk. 19:29-40; 22:7-39

Monday , February 20, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Monday , February 7, 2017)

Luk. 19:29-40; 22:7-39
29 And it came to pass, when he drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,
30 saying, Go your way into the village over against [you]; in which as ye enter ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat: loose him, and bring him.
31 And if any one ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say, The Lord hath need of him.
32 And they that were sent went away, and found even as he had said unto them.
33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set Jesus thereon.
36 And as he went, they spread their garments in the way.
37 And as he was now drawing nigh, [even] at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen;
38 saying, Blessed [is] the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
39 And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said unto him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.