Our Faith: Holy Week

The annual commemoration of Christ's sufferings, Death and Resurrection begins on the Saturday before Palm Sunday, the Saturday of Lazarus' resurrection, which is symbolic of Christ's Death and Resurrection. Holy Week services in the Byzantine rite are lengthy, contemplative and deeply penitential as we relive the mystery of our redemption. The services conducted within the … Continue reading Our Faith: Holy Week


Our Faith: Great Lent

Lent or the Great Fast begins on the Monday, seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday. It is regarded as a time for doing penance through the means of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The Ukrainian Catholic Church has always considered the doing of penance a necessary condition for salvation. In the past faithful were required to … Continue reading Our Faith: Great Lent