What an extraordinarily special and memorable Pascha in our parish!
After a lengthy and complex process and a long journey in many ways, Fr. Taras Kinash and his family arrived in Ottawa on Friday, April 22, to become our new parish priest.

Glory be to Our Lord God for protecting and safely guiding Fr. Taras, Dobrodiyka Olya
and their two children to Ottawa and to our parish.

Fr. Taras was the parish priest at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the town of Tetiiv, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine from 2015-2022. He holds an Honored Seminary Diploma from the Ivano-Frankivsk Orthodox Seminary in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Religion Science from the National University of Ostroh Academy in Ostroh, Ukraine. He is fluent in Ukrainian, English, Polish and Russian.

Help Ukraine


Canada-Ukraine Foundation, working with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, is accepting donations to its Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at https://www.cufoundation.ca/

UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, has launched the Ukraine Emergency Fund to help provide life-saving protection to families forced to flee their homes. Donations accepted at https://give.unhcr.ca/page/100190/donate/1

The National Bank of Ukraine opened a special fundraising account to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Donations accepted at https://bank.gov.ua/en/

For a full list of the organizations accepting donations online, see:


For the most up to date information about donations and helping Ukrainians, please check the website of the Ottawa branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress at https://www.ottawaucc.ca/

If you want to help Ukraine and/or displaced persons arriving in Canada from Ukraine, please click on I WANT TO HELP on the website of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Settlement of displaced Ukrainians:

– If you are interested in volunteering to help with hosting displaced persons from Ukraine, please complete the Google Form to offer Ottawa-based housing

Immigration to Canada: The Government of Canada has established a dedicated service channel for Ukraine enquiries that will be available for clients both in Canada and abroad at 613-321-4243, with collect calls accepted. In addition, clients can now add the keyword “Ukraine2022” to the IRCC Web form with their enquiry and their application will be prioritized.
The IRCC Web Form is found at: https://secure.cic.gc.ca/ClientContact/en/Crisis

Parcels to people in Ukraine can be shipped through the MEEST Office in Ottawa at Comfort Shoes Plus, 250 Greenbank Road, Unit 19, Ottawa, Tel: 613-721-7601. The items must be boxed and addressed to a specific person in Ukraine. The cost is $7.00 per kg plus $15 for delivery. Open: Mon-Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 5pm

For the schedule of church services, please see Schedule of Church Services page

Attendance in church is limited to 35 people. In the event you require urgent pastoral assistance, please leave a voice message on the church office telephone at 613-728-0856.


To make your donation click here to learn more.

Sunday Liturgy is also live streamed from many Ukrainian Orthodox churches in Canada. A list of these churches is provided on the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada


For Ukrainian community events in Ottawa, please see Ukrainian Community Events page

Events Calendar Buletins

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0J3

Church Office:
Tel: (613) 728-0856
E-mail: ukrorthodoxottawa@gmail.com


Vespers (suspended until further notice)

6:00 P.M. usually every first Saturday of the month. Vespers are served predominantly in the Ukrainian language, and last approximately 50 minutes.

Divine Liturgy

Please see the Schedule of Church Services.

Reading of the Hours (suspended until further notice)

One-half hour before Liturgy, fifteen minutes before Vespers.


On Sunday morning 30 minutes before the start of the Liturgy.


Parents must contact the church office to make arrangements with a priest. Godparents must be practicing Orthodox Christians. Baptising a child in the Orthodox Church presupposes that the child will be raised as an Orthodox Christian.


Couples must contact the church office to arrange a personal meeting with the priest. If one of the parties is not of the Orthodox faith then certain conditions may apply. A special request can be made for our church choir to sing the wedding service.

Hall Rentals (suspended until May 2022)

Telephone 613-722-1372 or email rentals1000@gmail.com
Website: www.1000byron.org

Ukrainian Boutique

Ukrainian greeting cards, Easter egg making supplies, CDs, Ukrainian embroidery patterned tablecloths, and much more. Open by appointment (phone 613-371-1976).

Church Choir (suspended until further notice)

For information, please contact Oxana Genina at ogenina@nursesunions.ca

Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada – Lesia Ukrainka-Ottawa branch

For information, please phone 613-410-2535

Sunday School (suspended until further notice)

For children aged 4 years & older

Donating to our Church through the United Way

If you would like to donate to our Church through the United Way, please let the United Way know that you are donating your funds to the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

Our name in CRA registry is:


or you can use our official charity #