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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!

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  • Services
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
Saturday , October 20, 2018
(Julian calendar:
Saturday , October 7, 2018)

Virgin-martyr Pelagia of Tarsus
Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus in Syria (290-303).
Martyrs Julian, presbyter, and Caesarius, deacon, at Terracina (1st c.). Virgin-martyr Pelagia of Tarsus (287).
Martyr Polychronius of Gamphanitus (4th c.).
St. Sergius the Obedient of the Kyiv Caves (13th c.).

Apostle: 2Cor. 3:12-18
Gospel: Luk. 6:1-10

Saturday , October 20, 2018
(Julian calendar:
Saturday , October 7, 2018)

Luk. 6:1-10
1 Now it came to pass on a sabbath, that he was going through the grainfields; and his disciples plucked the ears, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
2 But certain of the Pharisees said, Why do ye that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath day?
3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read even this, what David did, when he was hungry, he, and they that were with him;
4 how he entered into the house of God, and took and ate the showbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests alone?
5 And he said unto them, The Son of man is lord of the sabbath.
6 And it came to pass on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man there, and his right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath; that they might find how to accuse him.
8 But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man that had his hand withered, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
9 And Jesus said unto them, I ask you, Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do harm? to save a life, or to destroy it?
10 And he looked round about on them all, and said unto him, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did [so]: and his hand was restored.

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