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

Slava Isusu Christu! 
Слава Ісусу Христу!

Starting Friday, February 24:
Remember that the film "Bitter Harvest" (Holodomor - genocidal famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine) is playing tomorrow in several theaters
in metro Detroit.
MJRtheatres.com at the Sterling Heights and Troy locations
Detroit Free Press review:

Reminder: Great Lent begins Monday, February 27
Saturday, February 25th
9:00 a.m. School moleben
3:30 p.m. Christening – Matthew Zazulya
5:00 p.m. Vespers

Sunday, February 26th
Cheesefare Sunday
Неділя Сиропусна. Голос 3
Заговини на Великий піст.
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy / Свята Літургія
· Following Divine Liturgy -We will be covering the cloths in Church with the Lenten cloths – we need volunteers to help with covering the icon cloths.

Ukrainian National Women's League – Branch 76 will be selling sweets and coffee following Divine Liturgy as a fundraiser to benefit families of soldiers in Ukraine, specifically, those who have lost their husbands and fathers in the ATO action in Eastern Ukraine. Many of the members of this branch belong to our parish family. Please support them in this fundraiser.
Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th
6:30 p.m.
Початок Великого Посту. Великий канон Св.Андрія Крітського
Beginning of Great Lent: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

7:15 p.m. Weekly Choir practice on Monday

Wednesday, March 1st
6:30 p.m.
Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gift / Fasting to receive Holy Communion begins at Noon on this day
Літургія Ранішосвячених Дарів.
On February 5th & 12th we collected $500 towards the St. Andrew Society's Soup Kitchen program, we sent the monies to the Ukrainian Orthodox League who will combine donations from various parishes and present the donation to the St. Andrew's Society.
Thursday, MARCH 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Varenyky Making – St. Olha Sisterhood will be making varenyky for Lent on this day. Please contact Barb Kowalenko if you are available to help.

Sunday, MARCH 12 – Shevchenko Program at the Ukrainian Cultural Center / Warren
The pupils of Lesia Ukrainka School will be performing along with Ridna Shkola.

Sunday, MARCH 19 – The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus and Canada's Ukrainian Shumka Dancers are...

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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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  • Saints of the Day
  • Readings
Thursday , March 23, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Thursday , March 10, 2017)

St. Anastasia
Martyrs Codratus (Quadratus) and with him: Cyprian, Dionysius, Anectus, Paul, and others (258).
Martyrs Codratus, Saturninus, and Rufinus of Nicomedia (3rd c.).
St. Anastasia the Patrician of Alexandria (567).

6th hour: Is. 28:14-22
Vespers: Gen. 10:32–11:9; Prov. 13:20–14:6

Thursday , March 23, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Thursday , March 10, 2017)

Gen. 10:32–11:9; Prov. 13:20–14:6
32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Chapter: 11

1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.
7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So Jehovah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.
9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because Jehovah did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did Jehovah scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.