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

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

For detailed Schedule:
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The latest Publications:
An Adobe Acrobat file 2016_04
An Adobe Acrobat file Parish Bulletin 2016 Mar
An Adobe Acrobat file Rizdvo 2016

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  • Readings
Monday , January 23, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Monday , January 10, 2017)

St. Gregory of Nyssa

32nd Week after Pentecost.   

Afterfeast of the Theophany.
St. Gregory of Nyssa (395).
Ven. Dometian, bishop of Melitene (601).
Ven. Macarius of the Kiev Caves.
Blessed Theosebia the Deaconess (385), sister of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory of Nyssa.

Monday , January 23, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Monday , January 10, 2017)