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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

Slava Isusu Christu! 
Слава Ісусу Христу!

Update: Georgia Kereluik is doing very well after her surgery this past Monday and I am happy to report that her son, Greg let me know that his mom is back home today. Her doctors at U of M Hospital agree, as we already know, that she was a "rock star" through her surgery and recovery. Her family & Georgia express their thanks for all your prayers and support.

Субота, 11 листопада / Saturday, November 11
9:00 a.m. Школа - Молебень (просимо приїжджати вчасно)
School - Moleben begins at 9:00 a.m. - please come on time

NO VESPERS / Не буде Вечірні

EVENTS:
1:00 p.m. Renowned Orthodox author Frederica Mathewes-Green will be giving a talk at St. Mark Orthodox Church at 400 West Hamlin Rochester Hills 48307 will be speaking on the topic of "Men, Women, and Marriage: The Building Blocks of the Church" Meet Frederica

UKRAINIAN AMERICAN ARCHIVES & MUSEUM
GRAND OPENING
Saturday, November 11th
Time: 4 p.m. - 7p.m.
RIBBON CUTTING at 5:00

9630 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck 48212
Урочисте відкриття нового приміщення музею (Укр. Амер. Архів-Музей Детройту)
Субота, 11 листопада
4:00-7:00 веч.
Відкриття офіційне о 5:00 год.
Адреса: 9630 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck 48212

Неділя, 12 листопада / Sunday, November 12
9:30 Confession / Сповідь - please be considerate of Father Paul and be on time
10:00 Divine Liturgy / Св. Літургія

11:45 Панахида родина Петруші /Panachyda - Petrusha Family
Обід - Сестриці запрошують / Lunch hosted by the Sisterhood

12:30 Засідання парафіяльної управи - Meeting of the Parish Council

 
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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

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Friday , December 15, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Friday , December 2, 2017)

Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum)
Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum) (7th c. B.C.).
Martyr Myrope of Chios (251).
Venn. John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus of Egypt (4th c.).
Ven. Jesse (Ise), bishop of Tsilkani in Georgia (6th c.) (Georgia).
St. Athanasius "the Resurrected," recluse of the Kyiv Caves, whose relics are in the Near Caves (1176).
St. Athanasius, recluse of the Kyiv Caves whose relics are in the Far Caves (13th c.).

Apostle: Tit. 1:15–2:10
Gospel: Luk. 20:19-26

Friday , December 15, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Friday , December 2, 2017)

Luk. 20:19-26
19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake this parable against them.
20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.
21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not the person [of any], but of a truth teachest the way of God:
22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them,
24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription hath it? And they said, Caesar's.
25 And he said unto them, Then render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's.
26 And they were not able to take hold of the saying before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

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