Dormition Parish (Edmonton)

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ORTHODOXY SUNDAY – Today, is the First Sunday of the Great Fast. The word “orthodoxy” stems from the Greek word orthodoxia (orthos = right; doksa = opinion), which signifies the true faith and the true worship of God. The orthodoxy that we celebrate this Sunday is universal-catholic orthodoxy, professed by the entire Church of Christ of the first centuries in the battle against the heresy of Iconoclasm (Greek, eikon = image; klastes = a breaker – an image breaking heresy). The Sunday of Orthodoxy is a feast for the whole Church, East and West. It is the festive celebration of the decisive victory over Iconoclasm and other heresies.

NO COFFEE SOCIAL TODAY – Due to the Family Day Long Weekend, there is no Coffee Social today.

NO CATECHISM CLASSES TODAY – Due to the Family Day Long Weekend, there are no catechism classes today.

BEST WISHES – to all who celebrate their birthdays or anniversaries this past week or in the next upcoming days. May God bless you with health, happiness and peace!

ETERNAL MEMORY – Today, on the tenth anniversary of her passing, we remember the soul of the servant of God, +Zonnia Ostopowich, who fell asleep in the Lord on February 20th, 2014. May her memory be eternal in God!

ETERNAL MEMORY – Today, on the third anniversary of his passing, we remember the soul of the servant of God, +Stefan Lupynis, who fell asleep in the Lord on February 18th, 2021. May his memory be eternal in God!

PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – will take place next Sunday, February 25th, in the Parish Hall, after the 9:30 am Divine Liturgy. A light lunch will be provided.

SECOND WEEK OF THE GREAT FAST – The schedule of services for the second week of the Great Fast is as follows:

Wednesday, February 21
5:30 pm – Presanctified Liturgy
7:00 pm – Bible Study

Thursday, February 22
7:00 am – Lenten Sixth Hour and Typica
7:00 pm – Way of the Cross (Ukrainian)

Friday, February 23
7:00 am – Lenten Sixth Hour and Typica
5:30 pm – Presanctified Liturgy

Saturday, February 24
9:00 am – Divine Liturgy and Panakhyda

LENTEN SOUP AND A BUN – will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2024, after each Divine Liturgy. Cost: $5 per person; children six and under – free. Three is a sign-up list at the entrance. Please sign-up if you plan to attend, so that we have a general idea of how many people will be attending. Also, for those who are interested, Pysanky making will take place after the 9:30 am Divine Liturgy in the Parish Hall. We also ask that those who wish to participate in the Pysanky making, that you also sign-up on the sheet provided. The cost of supplies is $2.00 per person. Thank you!

PASKA MAKING WITH CHILDREN AND MOMS – We will be making Paska breads with children and moms on Sat. March 9, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Cost: $5.00 per person. Each person will make their own paska! To register your attendance, please include your name on the sign-up sheet at the church entrance or email [email protected].

LIST OF THE DEPARTED – During the Great Fast, we will be prayer for the repose of the souls of the departed faithful, especially by name, for the departed faithful of our parish families and friends. Please fill out the list provided in today’s bulletin and submit it to Fr. Peter or leave it in the sacristy, or slip it under the Parish Office door. If you have already submitted a list in previous years, to update your list, call 780-489-8868 or email your updates to [email protected] Also, the binder with the names of the departed is set on the left side of the church, at the icons of Jesus and Mary. You may add names directly to your list.

PARISH MEMBERSHIP – If you would like to become a registered member of Dormition Parish, please fill out the registration form provided in the vestibule. You can leave it with Fr. Peter, or in the sacristy, or slip it under the Parish Office door.


CAMP OSELIA SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – will take place on Thursday, March 14, 7:00 PM, at Saint Josaphat Cathedral basement. All welcome.

ICON WRITING WORKSHOPS – Are you interested in the process of painting / writing a traditional Byzantine Icon? “2 Icon Writing Workshops”. No experience is necessary. Since this prayerful process requires about 30+ hours, Fr. 6 Bo is planning to do one on February’s Family Day Weekend (16-19) and the other on March’s Commonwealth Day Weekend (8-11). The cost of each workshop is $400 per person, and includes all materials and simple lunches. Space is limited. If you are interested in either weekend, please send an email to: [email protected]

EPARCHIAL CHILDREN’S DAYCAMP at HOLY EUCHARIST PARISH – SPRING BREAK. AGE: GRADES 1 – 6 (Grades 7-12: volunteer as counsellors, no charge). DESCRIPTION: We will pray, sing, make crafts, make new friends and spend time with old friends. The theme for the week will focus on Holy Week and Pascha (Easter). DATES & TIMES: March 25, 26, and 27 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  LOCATION: Holy Eucharist Parish, 6425-120 Avenue, Edmonton. COST: $35 per child. Cost covers snacks and all other materials. CONTACT: [email protected] to register, or for more information. Children are asked to bring a lunch each day. Youth in grades 7 – 12 are encouraged to volunteer as camp counsellors. Space is limited to 35 spots.

MEN OF INTEGRITY SETTING THE CAPTIVES FREE. Take your Prayer Life to a whole new level.  This two-day conference for men will take place March 1-2, 2024, at Holy Family Parish, 75 Poirier Avenue, St. Alberta, AB. Early registration: $50, students/seniors $40. After February 17: $60, students/seniors $50. For registration link and conference details, go to:, or call 780-920-7878. The weekend includes: Adoration, Confession, Mass (Friday and Saturday), Light Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Talks, Fellowship, Vendors. Friday: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm; Saturday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

SHEVCHENKO CONCERT – will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024, 2:30 pm, at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex, 9615 153 Avenue, Edmonton.

CHURCH FLOOR PROJECT – As you can see, our church carpet and flooring need to be replaced. Also, the floor in the sanctuary needs to be repaired and levelled. We will need to raise at least $10,000 in order to begin this urgent project. Fundraiser deadline: is April 8, 2024.