Announcements & Upcoming Events

For the latest Church Announcements and information on Upcoming Events please read the Weekly "Bulletins" and "Newsletters" under "Bulletins & Newsletters" page.

Ukrainians in Ottawa have a choice about Christmas Day this season

For many Ukrainians living in Ottawa, a beige, two-storey building on Carling Avenue near Dow’s Lake feels like a home away from home. Even for an uninitiated first-time visitor to Café Ukraine, it takes less than two minutes to get dragged into a game of chess with a burly, bearded Ukrainian man. Meanwhile, others are bringing out musical instruments, enjoying traditional Ukrainian food and drink, and playing board and card games. The room buzzes with conversation and laughter — which is exactly what organizers wanted.

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Unity and culinary tradition bring joy to holiday season in Kitchissippi

Many Kitchissippi residents are overcoming an especially grim Christmas season by forging communities, sharing traditional meals and raising money to support those in need. Local churches and community organizations are banding together with shelters and food banks to meet increasing demands for their services during the holidays. Meanwhile, people across the globe are rallying their efforts and funds to support those living through the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East.

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Preserving culture: Pysanka Workshops bring new life to Ottawa’s Ukrainians

Canada is home to the largest Ukrainian diaspora in the world, one which strives to preserve its cultural and national identity. This happens through the efforts of Ukrainian and Canadian volunteers. Workshops for Ukrainian Easter egg painting at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa show how ordinary people are changing the community for the better – they have organized “Pysanka” (meaning egg-painting) workshops to support Ukrainian culture during the Russian invasion.

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Ukrainian Profile - April 2023

News, information, and entertianment from the Ukrainian community in Ottawa.

View the coverage Rogers TV has given our church community.

Visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as part of the Royal Tour to mark the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On 18 May 2022, the Ukrainian community in Ottawa was honoured with the visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales* and The Duchess of Cornwall. This visit was part of their three-day royal tour to Canada to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to show their support for war-ravaged Ukraine. They had specifically requested to meet with a Ukrainian community during this royal tour. This visit attracted international media to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa, reflecting the significant impact the war on Ukraine has had on Ukrainian communities in Ottawa, Canada and worldwide.

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Ukraine: Voices from Ottawa — Pysanky workshops "give some hope for peace"

In the 29 March 2022 edition of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, there was an interview with our church member, Tamara Rudenko-Charalambij, who organized 15 pysanka workshops in our church hall, organized and sold many pysanka making kits, and rekindled the interest in the art of pysanka writing in our community and in Ottawa. All the proceeds from the pysanka workshops and the pysanka-making kits will be used to support humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

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Ukraine: Voices from Ottawa — "Even if, God forbid, the worst happens, Ukrainians will always be"

In the 26 March 2022 edition of the Ottawa Citizen, there was an interview with our church choir conductor, Larissa Mason, a talented second generation Canadian-Ukrainian, who eloquently expressed her treasured connection to Ukraine through tradition, culture and music.

Please click here to read the interview and view the video

2024 MEMBERSHIP FEES

Membership
Application
Form

We as parish council members would like to inform you that after 4 years of holding our parish membership fee at $170/member, it will increase in 2024. In order to cover the levis from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) approved at the UOCC Sobor held in June 2022 (not negotiable) our parish council considered the options and decided that increasing the membership to $200/member was required. Fees for 2024, covering the 12-month period from January 1 to December 31, will be as follows:

Single $200  
Family* $400

* Family membership is equivalent to two adult members plus children aged 18 years and under

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Help our Church by using the
Direct Deposit Program

Pre-Authorized
Debit Agreement
Form

What is DIRECT DEPOSIT Program?

Just as most of us pay our bills by pre-authorized remittance, the Direct Deposit program allows us to donate to our church consistently through automatic debits directly from our bank account.

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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:

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST. MARY, OTTAWA

or you can use our official charity # 108148263RR0032