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Cathedral Choir

March 1950 – the choir was officially organized under the direction of Dmytro Lubansky (soloist of the T. Shevchenko Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus). By the end of the year, the choir acquired additional members from the renowned Nestor Horodovenko Chorus and was being directed by Ivan Trochymovych Kytasty. 

1950-1975 - Ivan T. Kytasty directed the choir and dedicated himself to expanding the choir’s repertoire (i.e. learning the O. Koshetz’s Liturgy in its entirety) and training the younger and newer choir members. Along with singing during Divine Services, the choir participated in numerous concerts and programs including Ukrainian music festivals hosted in Flint, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. They were also invited to perform 2 concerts of Ukrainian carols and religious songs by a Presbyterian Church in Southfield. 

1975 – Vasyl Spisarchuk and Tatiana Hychko – Following the death of I. Kytasty, V. Spisarchuk and T. Hychko led the choir for a short period of time.

Fall of 1975 – 1976 Petro Kondratenko, a renowned church choir conductor, led the choir and shared his deep love of religious music. His attention to detail and great discipline further enhanced the development of the choir.

1976-2006 Petro Ivanovych Kytasty, son of I. Kytasty was convinced by P. Kondratenko of the importance of taking over the choir. Mr. P. Kytasty took on this role for 30 years during which time the choir added the Liturgies of Kyrylo Stetsenko and Hryhory Kytasty and other composers to their repertoire. In 1984 Mykola Samokyshyn and a group of choir members under the direction of P. Kytasty learned seldom sung Ukrainian carols and began caroling for various causes, i.e. aid to the Ukrainian dissident Mykola Rudenko, in support of “Rukh” (V. Chornovil) political party, aid to the Children of Chornobyl and later UCARE, Inc. Over the years, they collected and donated $15, 960 to these causes. 

2006-present day Mykola M. Newmerzyckyj (son of our former pastor, Father Mykola Newmerzyckyj ) was selected to lead the choir. He is very well versed in church music and has organized the choir to have weekly rehearsals and has published all the major Liturgies of the Church Calendar in a standardized format using a music writing software. 

Many thanks to all the dedicated choir members through the years for their commitment and beautiful singing. Throughout the years, we were blessed to have over 35 trained singers from the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus as members of our choir. Eternal Memory (Vichnaya Pamiat) to all the choir members and conductors who have Fallen Asleep in the Lord! We wish good health to M. Newmerzyckyj along with all the members of the choir – wishing you good fortune without end and a long life to praise the Lord with your singing!

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Na Jordanskij richci
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Diva Siohodni
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Boh sia Rojdae
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Boh Predvichnyj
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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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Thursday , November 23, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Thursday , November 10, 2017)

Apostle Herodion
Apostles Erastus, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertius of the Seventy (1st c.).
Commemoration of the torture of Great-martyr George (303) (Georgia).
Martyr Orestes of Cappadocia (304).
Ven. Theocteristus, abbot of Symbola on Mt. Olympus.


Apostle: 2Thess. 2:13–3:5
Gospel: Luk. 13:1-9

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

Luk. 13:1-9
1 Now there were some present at that very season who told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And he answered and said unto them, Think ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they have suffered these things?
3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish.
4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them, think ye that they were offenders above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
6 And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none.
7 And he said unto the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why doth it also cumber the ground?
8 And he answering saith unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
9 and if it bear fruit thenceforth, [well]; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.

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