СЛАВА ІСУСУ ХРИСТУ! СЛАВА НАВІКИ!
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER!
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST!
In this time of upheaval and crisis with the coronavirus His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij has issued a THIRD AND NOW A FOURTH COMMUNICATION (Ukr). This FOURTH COMMUNICATION (Eng) IS A SPECIAL MESSAGE AND INVITATION FROM METROPOLITAN YURIY TO ALL THE CHILDREN TO HELP HIM TO PRAY FOR ALL WHO ARE SICK AND SUFFERING, ALL WHO ARE WORKING SO HARD TO HELP AND TO HEAL THOSE ARE SICK. PLEASE PRAY THIS PRAYER EVERY NIGHT AND KNOW THAT THERE IS HOPE.
In follow-up to Metropolitan Yurij’s Letter-Directive #4 – to the children please carefully take note of this new initiative, by the Youth Initiative Task Force (of the Joint UOCC-USRL Standing Committee,) as blessed by His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij. (click here)
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CANADA – DIVINE LITURGY LIVESTREAMS – APRIL 5th, 2020
With the Blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Yurij, clergy led Divine Liturgies will be served on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent (Commemoration of the Venerable St. Mary of Egypt) on Sunday, April 5th.
*THOSE WITHOUT FACEBOOK CAN WATCH THE LIVE STREAMS AT UOCC.CA SUNDAY MORNING AS THE SERVICES GO LIVE*
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Livestream from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Saskatoon, SK @ 10:00am CST hosted on the Cathedral's Facebook page.
Livestream from St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Toronto, ON @ 10:00 am EDT hosted on the Cathedral’s Youtube channel.
Livestream from St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Edmonton, AB @ 8:50 am MDT hosted on the Cathedral's Facebook page.
in Christian love,
May God have mercy,
fr. gene maximiuk
ALERT/УВАГА- METROPOLITAN YURIJ OF THE UOCC: THIRD STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS
ALERT/УВАГА- METROPOLITAN YURIJ OF THE UOCC: SECOND STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS
ALERT/УВАГА- METROPOLITAN YURIJ OF THE UOCC: STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS
Prayer in Time of Ruinous Pestilence (Epidemic)/Молитва під час пошесті згубної (епідемії)-(click here)
LENTEN EPISTLE 2020: Message of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops
ALL SERVICES SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE:
PLEASE SEEK ONLINE DIVINE LITURGIES TO VIEW.
PLEASE PRAY AT HOME USING OUR PRAYER BOOKS.
Is the Hospital Closed?
How do we find healing when we think the hospital of the soul is closed?
Orthodoxy offers a very precise way in which to enter into communion with God. It is a way that must be learned, for simply "becoming Orthodox" will not lead the seeker into an inner life that will transform, and enlighten. Membership in the Church is simply not enough, for the Church is not about beautiful services, icons, or mystical theology. As a hospital for the soul, the Church is the place where we can receive healing for that which ails us. It is the place where we are cured, and made whole.
Like the emergency room of a local hospital, a patient can't simply walk in, and expect to be healed. We have to submit themselves to examination by the ER staff (our confessor), who will ask us to describe what is going on, where we are hurting, run tests, and, finally, prescribe the necessary medication that will bring about healing.
Within the hospital of the soul, that is the Church, her priests act in the same capacity as the ER personnel. They interview the patient (parishioner), and examine the heart to find the sickness, and recommend the cure. The priest becomes the therapeutic guide, recommending what the patient (seeker) can do in order to be made whole.
A prayer rule, the daily reading of the Holy Scriptures, frequent confession and reception of the Holy Mysteries, are all part of the Church's medicine that will bring about the cure. Just as the doctor will prescribe the proper dosage, after getting to know his patient, so too, does the priest prescribe that which will help his spiritual son or daughter.
The spiritual life is something that needs to be learned, perhaps more so now, than at any time in the history of our world. As godlessness increases, so do the obstacles to spiritual progress. The degradation of the whole of our society, and the depths of depravity that have become a normal part of our age, have made this a dangerous time. Going it alone can leave one vulnerable to spiritual delusion. We all need a trusted and experienced guide who can help us avoid the pitfalls of the pride and self-will that would lead us down to perdition.
That most of us are now unable to attend services in our churches, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is all the more important that we nurture our souls with the medicine that is, by its very nature, meant to bring about healing. Keeping a prayer rule, reading the HolyScriptures, saying the Jesus Prayer, studying the Church Fathers, and reading the lives of the saints, are all comparable to taking the prescription medicine prescribed by one's doctor. Just because the doors of the hospital (the Church) are closed off to us, should in no way be an excuse for setting aside the benefits that come from membership in the hospital of the soul.
Love in Christ,
Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity re-consecrated July 2, 2017
On July 2, 2017 the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity was re-consecrated for use by His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij in concelebration with Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and Bishop Andrij, Bishop of the Eastern Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. Clergy who also celebrated were Frs. Eugene Maximiuk (Parish Priest of the Cathedral), Taras Udod (Chancellor of the UOCC), Roman Bozyk (Dean of the Faculty of Theology at St. Andrew’s College), Richard Ehrmantraut, Evan Maximiuk, Deacon Bob Hladiuk. Choir was directed by Dr. Jeff Saranchuk and Cantors were Bill Drewniak and Keith Swinton.
The service began with a Cross Procession from the Church Auditorium, where services had been celebrated for the past 7 months. The ‘Antimension’ was carried on a discos from the temporary altar table through the front doors of the Cathedral outside to the base of the stairs. There an abbreviated Moleben’ and Blessing of Water Service was celebrated. A Cross procession then took place around the church in order to re-bless the outside of the Temple. Each bishop blessed one of the sides of the church. His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij, with great dignity carried the discos with the Antimension up the stairs and into the church, to be deposited on the Altar. The Moleben’ continued and was concluded with the re-consecration of the interior walls of the temple by each bishop, with Holy Chrism.
The Archpastoral Divine Liturgy was then celebrated as the first service in the re-consecrated Temple. Very moving sermons were shared by Archbishop Daniel and Bishop Andrij. The service concluded with His Eminence acknowledging the tireless work of the committees and Church Council to bring the church to this point. Dr. Greg Palaschuk was acknowledged for his tireless efforts in leading the congregation through this time. The work of iconongrapher Vera Senchuk and her skilled team of restorers were gratefully thanked for their work. Ben Wasylyshen and his team of glass artists were thanked for their work in overseeing the restoration of the stained glass. The Restoration Committee was thanked for their gifts and talents in guiding the parish to this point. The singing of Mnohaya Lita and a photo of the celebrating clergy and servers was taken.
During the catered brunch following the service, greetings to the Hierarchs and to congregations were brought forward by Keith Swinton, parish secretary and by Fr. Taras Udod, Chancellor of the UOCC. The ‘key-note’ address was given by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. He encouraged the congregation to build on the positive direction and new life the parish has been blessed with and to continue to renew the congregation as has the church building been renewed.
The entire day was a wonderful and very moving day. A new energy is felt in the church and the thankfulness of the parishioners to be able to return to worship in the temple is overwhelming. This blessing service was not the official reopening of the Cathedral, but to allow us to use the temple again. There are two major projects left to complete, the installation of the new, redesigned chandeliers and lighting; and the redesigned Iconostasis. These projects, being designed by Ben Wasylyshen, are projected to be completed in the new year. Once they are completed and installed the parish plans to host an ‘official reopening’ of the completed temple, in its full glory.
May God continue to bless the hands of all that are involved in the process of restoring the Cathedral. We humbly thank God for guiding us through the past year and we ask for everyone’s continued prayers.
May the Lord Bless and Save us!
Photo credit: Oryanna Maximiuk, Linda Lazarowich, Bob Talbot
Pictures of the Cathedral restoration
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
NEW! We are almost complete.
OUR MAIN CHANDELIER HAS ARRIVED AND HAS BEEN INSTALLED. This is the last of the major projects pertaining to the Restoration of the Cathedral. It has been over 3 years since the tragic events of July, 2016. God is Great and has blessed the process for us. The Cathedral is beautiful and unique and all is well.
We are in the process of cleaning up some of the electrical matters and will be setting a date for the blessing of the Iconostasis and Chandelier.
In the near future we will post pictures of the installation of the Chandelier.
We have spent the majority of our energies on the Restoration and now the Parish is focusing on the things it needs to do to be a vibrant and worshiping community, not just for the North End of Winnipeg, but for our UOCC in Canada. We welcome you to come and visit us. As always, if anyone would like to leave a gift for the Cathedral we invite you to send all donations to:
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
1175 Main Street
Welcome to the website for the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral part of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada and located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We welcome you to browse our site to find out more about our community, our church and Orthodoxy. Whether this is your first contact with our Cathedral parish or you are an active parishioner, we hope that you will find this website helpful in learning about our Cathedral family.
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