Покрова – The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos - 10/14/22
Покрова – Ukraine’s historic patron of armed services personnel, spreads Her mantle over all people as a protection. ‘We prayer: cover us with you Holy Mantle and deliver us from evil.”
This icon commemorates the Ukrainian Canadian servicemen and service women, who served and sacrificed for Canada during the Second World War – true ‘Heroes of Their Day.’
Kyiv-based iconographer, Oleksandr Klymenko, has written this icon on an ammunition box, the contents of which were used to defend Ukraine during Russia’s war of aggression in 2022.
The icon was blessed on October 14, the Feast of Pokrova. The icon will be housed at the Cathedral, but upon request it may travel to our sister parishes for veneration.
Thank you to His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij for leading the singing and Fr. Taras Udod for participating in the blessing service.
May the Mother of God continually protect all the Godloving faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, the Orthodox Church in Ukraine and espcially, at this time, the armed forces in Ukraine defending against Russia's war of aggression.
CENTRAL EPARCHY ASSEMBLY CLERGY RETREAT - 10/16/19
The Clergy of the Central Eparchy (Northwest Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan) gathered for a 2 day retreat in Yorkton Saskatchewan at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Retreat was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij, Eparchial Bishop for the Central Eparchy. The Retreat consisted of a review of the Funeral Service for Clergy, with a time to go over the music. A Scriptural Presentation from the Book of Judges about Sampson, by Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Roman Bozyk, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at St. Andrew's College. The clergy were introduced to Max Kowalchuk who was recently chosen as the National CYMK President. He gave a presentation on the direction that CYMK would like to head as it builds its membership across Canada and how the clergy and Church can play a role in this.This was followed by the opportunity to discuss current pastoral matters that clergy find themselves facing. Such topics included: MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying), Gender questions, Inter-church relations. The next day began with a Divine Liturgy and a formal business meeting.
On the following day of the general sessions of the Eparchy Assembly, the clergy and faithful honoured His Emience on the 30th Anniversary of his Episcopal Service. As part of the program of the Assembly, certificates denoting those who where honoured during the 100th Anniversary of the UOCC Celebrations, were handed out to participants. Two such recipients were Fr. Taras Udod, Chancellor of th UOCC and Dr. Roman Yereniuk.
Hoosli Male Chorus sings Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity - 02/24/19
On February 24th, Hoosli Male Chorus, as part of their 50th Anniversary Celebrations, sang the Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral. The service was celebrated by Frs. Gene Maximiuk, Taras Udod, Chancellor of the UOCC; Andrij Duda (Military Chaplain from the Orthodox Church of Ukraine); Deacon Bob Hladiuk. His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij was in attendance. At the end of the Liturgy His Eminence led a Panakhyda service to commemorate the memory of the Heavenly 100, who gave their lives during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine in 2014. This year marks the 5th Anniversary of their sacrifice. His Eminence also spoke to the congregation about the importance of this event in the life of Ukrainians around the world. ПАМ'ЯТІ НЕБЕСНОЇ СОТНІ! ГЕРОЇ НЕ ВМИРАЮТЬ!
Pentecost and Grad Recognition 2019 - 06/16/19
The Feast of Pentecost
June 16, 2019
His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij celebrated the Parish Feastday.
The Church School Children also honoured Fathers on Father's Day, with a gift of 'Dad's Cookies'.
Holy Trinity Cathedral also recognized Graduates for 2019 during the Parish Dinner. In attendance was Paula Kenidra, with her parents and baba.
Steven Nero, Ryan Wowchuk and Amy Wowchuk were also acknowledged but could not attend.
Holy Trinity Cathedral also recognized individuals who have contributed greatly to the life of the parish, with the St. Andrew Centenery Award.
Two Awardees were not able to attend so Fr. Gene recognized them at the Holy Family Care Home, where they reside.
Great and Holy Pascha - 04/08/18
Great and Holy Paschal Celebrations with His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij at the Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Winnipeg, MB.
2018- Palm Sunday Celebration - 04/01/18
Palm Sunday 2019- 04/01/18
Palm Sunday 2018 - A Hiearchical Divine Liturgy served by His Eminence, Metropolitan Yurij. Serving clergy included Rev. Fr. Gene Maximiuk and Deacon Bob Hladiuk. Assisting in the altar where the Cathedral Acolytes. Pussywillows were blessed and distributed to the faithful.
Backpack Sunday 2016
On September 25, 2016 the children and youth of Holy Trinity Cathedral has their backpacks blessed by Metropolitan Yurij. His Eminence addressed the children, encouraging them to have a successful school and church school year. He then read a prayer and blessed each child individually.
Parish Outdoor Liturgy and Picnic 2018
Holy Trinity Cathedral Church Family celebrated the beginning of the Church Year with an Outdoor Liturgy and Parish Picnic at Kildonan Park, on September 16. It was dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the UOCC. Although the day was dreary but the sun came out for the afternoon and the mood of the congregation was warm and joyous. The Divine Liturgy the BBQ Team fired up the grills and a wonderful meal was enjoyed by all. A bouncy castle and ice cream truck rounded out the afternoon activities. Thank you to all who helped make this event a success.
Homecoming 2012 - Reception - 11/02/12Photo Credits - Homecoming Reception - Dr. Tim Osachuk and Don Solar
A Reception was held on Friday, November 2, 2012 and included a wide display of photos and slideshow of the Cathedral. Also included was the video of the construction of the Cathedral. Everyone enjoyed the evening, sharing memories and recollections.
Homecoming 2012 - Divine Liturgy - 11/04/12Photo Credits - Stefan Kinasevych
November 4, 2012 - Divine Liturgy - Family Sunday - pictures include the participation of youth for the Epistle Reading, holding of Candles during the Small and Great Entrance and the collection of the offering.