Welcome

Current Administrator Father Serafym since 2013



Welcome 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…

 

 

Sunday, February 15 – Blessed Josaphat Hordashevska Icon
This special icon that has been travelling the world will arrive at St Mary’s Parish on Sunday.  After the 10:30am Divine Liturgy there will be an opportnity to venerate the icon and to receive a special Holy Card of the icon.

 

 

 

epistle

 
 Sunday, February 1
Thirty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Tone 1; Fore-feast of the Encounter; the Holy Martyr Tryphon (249-51);  1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Luke 15:11-32
Sunday, February 8
Sunday of Meatfare: Sunday of the Fearful Judgment, Tone 2; Post-feast of the Encounter; the Holy Great-Martyr Theodore the General (286-305); the Holy Prophet Zechariah (c. 520 BC);  1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2; Matthew 25:31-46

Sunday, February 15
Sunday of Cheesefare: Sunday of Forgiveness, Tone 3; The Holy Apostle Onesimus;  Romans 13:11-14:4; Matthew 6:14-21

Sunday, February 22
First Sunday of the Great Fast: Sunday of Orthodoxy, Tone 4; The Discovery of the Relics of the Holy Martyrs at Eugenius (345-408). The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is served.; [Great Lent Fast] Hebrews 11:24-26,32-40; 12:1-2; John 1:43-51

Daily readings can be found here                  http://www.royaldoors.net/daily-readings/

    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!

Redevelopment Update #2 
The last townhall meeting was held  January  18, 2015 after both  Sunday Liturgies  Details  of the next townhall meeting will be announced during services and will be in the bulletin. The town hall meeting notes will be posted on the St. Mary’s website and on the fellowship room bulletin board.  There have been several inquiries about leasing the Catholic Community Centre for a five year basis.  At this time nothing has been officially signed. The parish will honor all present and future bookings even with a lease arrangement.  Please direct any comments or questions to Myron Slobogean (chairman St Mary’s Redevelopment Committee) at mslobogean@gmail.com

 

  Everybody is welcome to participate in our services. People can pray with us and reflect on the Word of God. As the Holy Communion is the central part of our Church. We require that people do not receive the Holy Communion, unless they meet specific conditions.
 
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

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