Vibrant Parish Post Sobor Eparchial Conferences

VIBRANT PARISH POST SOBOR EPARCHIAL CONFERENCES ПІСЛЯСОБОРОВІ КОНФЕРЕНЦІЇ In the Eparchy of New Westminster we made a decision rather than holding  a Post Patriarcal Sobor Eparchial  Conference on the theme of “The Vibrant  Parish the place to Encounter the Living Christ”, we decided to hold a conference in each of our parishes to maximize participation. (Bishop Ken Nowakowski) DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD parish (Richmond, BC) DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD parish (Kelowna, BC) ST. GEORGE'S parish (Prince George, BC) ST. NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER parish (Victoria, BC) POST SOBOR CONFERENCES Dormition of the Mother of God parish (Richmond) – 17 April, 2016 St. George’s parish (Prince George) – 24 April, 2016 Holy Trinity parish (Kamloops) – 13 October, 2016 St. Josaphat’s parish (Vernon) – 14 October, 2016 Sts. Peter & Paul parish (Grindrod) – 15 October, 2016 Dormition of the Mother of God parish (Kelowna) – 16 October, 2016 Holy Resurrection parish (Penticton) – 17 October, 2016 Exaltation of the Holy Cross parish (Surrey) – 23 October, 2016 St. Nicholas parish (Victoria) – 6 November, 2016 Holy Eucharist Cathedral (New Westminster) – 13 November, 2016 St. Michael’s parish (Nanaimo) – Protection of the Blessed Virgin...

Pilgrimage to Ukraine

Independence Day Tour of Ukraine with Fr. Damian & Sr. Angelica Itinerary for Independence Day Tour of Ukraine 16 August 2016 Tuesday   17 August2016 Wednesday   depart Home City     Arrive Kyiv [5:15 PM] Transfer to the Radisson Blu Hotel Dinner to be advised*   18 August 2016 Thursday  After breakfast 9:00 AM city sightseeing tour “Kyiv” is the capital of Ukraine and the most important cultural, scientific & industrial centre of Ukraine. Today Kyiv, situated on the banks of the Dnipro River, has a population of over 3 million. We will visit the Golden Gate [1017-1024] the main triumphal entrance of ancient Kyiv. In 1648 the residents of kyiv greeted B. Khmelnytsky’s Kozak regiments near the Golden Gate. In 1750 the gate’s remains were covered with earth and the ruins were excavated and reinforced in 1837. In 1982 a pavilion was built above the Golden Gate to recreate the original appearance of the monument. We will visit St. Michael’s Church and St. Andrews, including the market near St. Andrews   Lunch @ Ukrainian Buffet restaurant [TBA] After lunch, visit Pecharska Lavra Cave Monastery, great place to shop for Icons. We will see the Mariyinsky Palace and Parliament. Many Historic buildings are located in this area. Visit the War Museum and Statue.   Dinner [time & restaurant TBA*]     19 August 2016 Friday After breakfast Attend “Feast of the Transfiguration Liturgy” at Patriarchal Cathedral of the resurrection of Christ Lunch [time & restaurant TBA*] Sightseeing – to be advised* “Visit to St. Basil”   20 August 2016 Saturday After breakfast Visit the Market with many Arts and...

Proclamation of the Holy Year of Mercy

Proclamation of the Holy Year of Mercy Проголошення Святого року Божого Милосердя The Holy Year of Mercy - 8 December, 2015 - 26 November, 2016 Days : Hours : Minutes : Seconds Doors of Mercy in the EparchyThe Holy Year of MercyСвятий Рік Божого МилосердяLogo of the Year of MercyЛоготип Року Божого МилосердяIcon 'Doors of Mercy'Ікона 'Двері Милосердя'Що таке Святий Ювілейний Рік?The History of the Year of JubileeResources Holy Eucharist Cathedral – New Westminster                                     Dormition of the Mother Of God – Kelowna                                     St Nicholas the Wonderworker – Victoria PASTORAL LETTER FROM HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV On the occasion of the proclamation of the Holy Year of Mercy in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Dearly Beloved in Christ!  Together with the Universal Church we are entering into a time of special grace -The Holy Year, which, according to the will of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, will last from 8th. December 2015 to 26th November 2016. This year, which is also called an Extraordinary Jubilee Year, has been dedicated by the Pope to God’s mercy. This is a time of God’s special blessings, to undertake a pilgrimage to a Cathedral in our Local or Universal Church. This is a time for healing the wounds of body and soul, a return to God – a rediscovery of Mercy. Standing on the threshold of the Jubilee Year, let us reflect on how we accept God’s Mercy, how...

2016-2017 Parish Christmas Schedules

2016-2017 Parish Christmas Schedules Христос Рождається - Славімо Його! Holy Trinity parish - Kamloops 2017-2018 Christmas Season Services Saturday, December 23rd   –  3:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession 4:00 p.m. – Divine Liturgy St. John Chrysostom Sunday, December 24th  – CHRISTMAS EVE / НАВЕЧІР’Я РІЗДВА 3:00 p.m. – Great Compline with Lytia 4:00 p.m. – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great  Monday, December 25th  – NATIVITY OF OUR LORD / РІЗДВO ХРИСТОВЕ 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great Tuesday, December 26th – Synaxis of the BVM / Собор Богородиці 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy Wednesday, December 27th – First Martyr Stephen / Первомученика Стефана 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy Sunday, December 31st – Sunday after Christmas 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy 4:00 p.m. Vespers 2018 Monday, January 1st – The Circumcision of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ; Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia; New Year’s Day 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great   Friday, January 5th – THEOPHANY EVE / НАВЕЧІР’Я БОГОЯВЛЕННЯ 10:00 a.m. – The Royal Hours 5:00 p.m. – Great Compline with Lytia; Great Sanctification of Water followed by The Theophany/Epiphany Eve Supper and Caroling (Shchedryi Vecheer) Saturday, January 6th – FEAST OF THE THEOPHANY / БОГОЯВЛЕННЯ (ЙОРДАН) 10:00 AM – Divine Liturgy Dormition of the Mother of God parish - Kelowna 2017-2018 CHRISTMAS SEASON SERVICES  24 December (Sunday) – CHRISTMAS EVE / НАВЕЧІР’Я РІЗДВА (New, Gregorian Calendar)  4:00 PM – Great Compline Service followed by the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, Myrovania/Blessing with Holy Oil (Service in Penticton, BC)  9:00 PM – Great Compline Service followed by...

Kiss Of Peace

Kiss of Peace Restoring Liturgical practice of the Kiss of Peace   To the Reverend Clergy, Religious and Lay-Faithful of the Eparchy of New Westminster 12 November 2015 Feast of the Great Martyr for Church Unity St. Josapaht Glory to Jesus Christ! Dear Friends, For several years in many of our parishes in the Eparchy we have been using the Liturgical practice of the Kiss of Peace during the Divine Liturgy.  I would like to officially announce that as we enter into the Great Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by the His Holiness Pope Francis and the Synod of Ukrainian Catholic Bishops on December 8th, we are implementing the restoration of the Liturgical practice of the Kiss of Peace in the Divine Liturgy in all of our parishes in the Eparchy.  In order to assist us in understanding this ancient practice I would like to provide both historical background and information and how is to be introduced to all of our parishes by our clergy.  The information below has been prepared by the Eparchy of Edmonton for use in their parishes and I think you will find it most helpful. Introduction and History The Kiss of Peace is an expression of reconciliation and unity between the people present at a liturgical assembly.  It originates with the widespread custom, in the ancient Western Mediterranean world, of people greeting each other with a kiss on the cheek. This was the custom in ancient Judea and was also practiced by Christians.  Scriptural references It is clearly the custom referred to by Jesus when he defends the sinful woman at the house of...