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  (Catholic Mass)    550 west 14th ave Vancouver BC

Sundays  8:30am and 10:30am        Daily  7:30am (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…

 

Ukrainian Christmas ChoirChristmas Services December 2014

Wednesday December 24   Christmas Eve
9:15pm – Nativity Vigil Service followed by Divine Liturgy

Thursday December 25   Christmas Day
10:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Friday December26       Synaxis of the Blessed Mother of God and St Joseph
10:30 am- Divine Liturgy

Saturday December 27   The Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen
10:30 am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday December 31   New Year’s Eve “End of Year Celebration”
10:30 am Divine Liturgy

Thursday January 1, 2015   Feast of Circumcision of our Lord and Feast of St Basil the Great
10:30am Divine Liturgy

Monday January 5   Eve of the Feast of Theophany
7 pm  Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water

Tuesday January 6   Feast of Theophany
10:30 am Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water
7pm Divine Liturgy

Sunday January 11   Sunday after Theophany
8:30 am and 10:30 am Divine Liturgy
12 Noon  Parish Christmas Dinner – you are invited

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Sunday, December 21
Sunday Before the Nativity of Christ, Tone 3; the Holy Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia (284-305) [Nativity Fast]; Hebrews 11:9-10,17-23,32-40; Matthew 1:1-25
Thursday, December 25
The Nativity in the Flesh of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ – Christmas; Galatians 4:4-7; Matthew 2:1-12
Sunday, December 28
Sunday after Christmas; Commemoration of the Holy and Righeous Joseph, Spouse of the Mother of God; David the King; and James, Brother of our Lord in the Flesh, Tone 4; the Two Thousand Martyrs Who Were Burned in Nicomedia (303); Passing into eternal life (1945) of Blessed Hryhoriy (Gregory) Khomyshyn, Bishop of Stanyslaviv (Ivano-Frankivs’k) and martyr; Galatians 1:11-19; Matthew 2:13-23
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!
 

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.


Eastern Catholic Church 

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

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