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Current Administrator Father Serafym since 2013St Mary's BC - Vancouver, BCWelcome to the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Vancouver, BC.  Known as St. Mary’s, ours is a  church in the Byzantine Rite. The Parish is part of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster.  

Administrator: Father Serafym Grygoruk, OSBM
Father Marcos Zubyk OSBM
Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Severian Yakymyshyn OSBM

                        Divine Liturgy     550 west 14th ave Vancouver BC

Sundays  8:30am and 10:30am        Daily  7:30am  (Chapel) (Monday-Saturday)       Holy Days  10:30am and 7:00pm

coffee cakeCoffee and sweets are available following the 8:30 am and 10:30 am Divine Liturgy in the Fellowship Room. All guests and parishioners are invited. Historic collection of Ukrainian art work, embroidery and pysanky can be seen. The history of the parish religious order in pictures are displayed on the fellowship wall, dating back to 1927…

 


Graveside Services
Saturday April 11  -2pm   Gardens of Gethsemani
Saturday April 18  -2pm   Ocean View Cemetary
Saturday April 26  -2pm    Forest Lawn Cemetary
Saturday May 3     -2pm    Forest Lawn Cemetary


 

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Friday, April 3

Sunday, April 5Pascha: The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord God and Saviour, Jesus Christ;  Acts 1:1-8; John 1:1-17

Monday, April 6
Bright Monday; The Repose of Our Holy Father Methodius, Teacher of the Slavs (885) and our Holy Father Eutychius, Archbishop of Constantinople (587);  Acts 1:12-17; 21-26; Hebrews 7:26-8:2; John 1:18-28; John 10:9-16

Sunday, April 12
Second Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of Thomas; Our Venerable Father and Confessor Basil, Bishop of Parios (741-75);  Acts 5:12-20; John 20:19-31

Sunday, April 19
Third Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women; Our Venerable Father John the Ancient Hermit (c. 800); Acts 6:1-7; Mark 15:43-16:8

Sunday, April 26
Fourth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Paralytic; The Holy Priest-Martyr Basil, Bishop of Amasia (c. 322);  Acts 9:32-42; John 5:1-15

 The Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish welcomes all guests,friends, visiting relatives and Parishioners in celebrating the Divine Liturgy together. May our Lord, through the intercession of the Protectress, the  Blessed Mother of God, bless you and your family!

Schedule of Passion and Easter Services 2015
1 April (Wednesday) – Holy Week
7:00 pm – Divine Liturgy, Sorokousty, Confessions2 April (Thursday) – Holy Thursday / Великий Четвер
8:30 am – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, Confessions
7:00 pm – Passion Matins – Reading of the 12 Gospels, Confessions
3 April (Friday) – Good Friday / Велика Пятниця
Today is a strict fast day – No meat, dairy or poultry products
11:00 am – Vespers ; placement of the Holy Shroud, Confessions
7:00 pm – Jerusalem Matins, Confessions
4 April (Saturday) – Holy Saturday / Велика Субота
10:00 am – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
2:00 pm – Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
4:00 pm – Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
7:00 pm – Sepulcher Service, Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
5 April (Sunday) – Easter Sunday – Великодна Неділя
7:00 am – Resurrection Matins, Divine Liturgy, Myrovannia – Anointing with Holy Oil,Blessing of Paschal Food
10:30 am – Divine Liturgy, Anointing with Holy Oil, Blessing of Paschal Food
6 April (Monday) – Bright Week
9:30 am – Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy
7 April Tuesday – Bright Week
9:30 am – Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy
12 April: Thomas Sunday
8:30am Divine Liturgy
10:30am Divine Liturgy
12:00 noon- Parish Easter Dinner in the Parish Hall- All are Welcome
 
 

2014-2015-PIN-800x736The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

http://www.kofc.org/en//index.html  – the Knights of Columbus newsletter

http://kofcbc.org/ – The BC and Yukon Website


May 2, 2015 Saturday BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival
Location: The Clarke Foundation Theatre at Heritage Park Secondary School
33700 Prentis Street Mission BC  V2V 2J7
Come and immerse yourself in the culture of Ukraine at BC’s largest Ukrainian Cultural Festival!
http://bcucf.ca/main/

Eastern Catholic Church 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJaI8PXkA0M                 Traditions of the Eastern Catholic Church

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
560 West 14th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1P6
phone: 604.879.5830 | fax: 604.874.2727
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