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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! 

We'd like to call a Parish Council meeting this Sunday, July 21 right after Divine Liturgy.
The main topic will be planning for the picnic (August 25 is the date as a reminder).

Hope to see you all there!

Olga Liss

 
  • Coming Events
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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

For detailed Schedule:
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  Church Calendar

  • Saints of the Day
  • Readings
Sunday , August 25, 2019
(Julian calendar:
Sunday , August 12, 2019)

Martyr Anicetus

10th Sunday after Pentecost.
  Tone 1

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration.
Martyrs Anicetus and Photius (Photinus) of Nicomedia (305).
Hieromartyr Alexander, bishop of Comana (3rd c.).
Martyrs Pamphilus and Capito.



Matins Gospel (10): John 21:1-14
Apostle: 1Cor. 4:9-16
Gospel: Mat. 17:14-23

Sunday , August 25, 2019
(Julian calendar:
Sunday , August 12, 2019)

Mat. 17:14-23
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling to him, saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffereth grievously; for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and off-times into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17 And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me.
18 And Jesus rebuked him; and the demon went out of him: and the boy was cured from that hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast it out?
20 And he saith unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 [But this kind goeth not out save by prayer and fasting.]
22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men;
23 and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.

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