Українська Православна Церква св. Юрія
St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
St. Catharines, Ontario

The Akathist Hymn is an extensive lyric poem of unparalleled beauty, dedicated to Christ, the Virgin Mary or a particular saint. The name derives from the fact that during the chanting of the hymn, or sometimes the whole service, the congregation is expected to remain standing in reverence, without sitting down (ἀ-, a-, "without, not" and κάθισις, káthisis, "sitting"), except for the aged or infirm. It is a literary and ecclesiastic monument erected by man during a moment of inspiration for the purpose of exalting his faith and expressing his gratitude to an image whom he considers “The shining throne of the Almighty”. By this token man indirectly gives also thanks to his Creator for having endowed him with His image and likeness, giving him the opportunity to struggle towards theosis (transfigurement).

Akathists

Akathists to Christ

 

Akathist- Sweetest Jesus click here

 

Akathist- Divine Passion of Christ click here

 

Akathist- Resurrection of Christ click here

 

Akathists to the Mother of God

 

Akathist- Mother of God 'She who Heals' click here

Information concerning the icon. EN     UA

 

Akathist- Mother of God 'Seeker of the Perishing' click here

Information concerning the icon. EN     UA

 

Akathist- Pochayiv Icon of the Mother of God click here

Information concerning the icon. EN     UA

 

Akathists to Various Saints

 

Akathist- Saint Andrew, the First-Called Apostle click here

 

Akathist- Holy Greatmartyr George click here

Life of the saint. EN     UA

 

Akathist- Venerable Job, Abbot of Pochayiv click here

Life of the Saint. EN     UA

 

Akathist- Saint Luke of Crimea click here

Life of the Saint. EN     UA

 

Akathist- St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia click here

Life of the Saint. EN     UA

 

Akathist- Holy Greatmartyr Panteleimon click here

Life of the Saint. EN     UA

 

This Week

 

August 8— Sunday

7th Sunday after Pentecost

† Divine Liturgy: 9:00 a.m.

 

 

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August

 

1. Ven. Macrina

Прп. Макрини

Rm. 12:6-14; Mt. 9:1-8

 

2. Holy Prophet Elijah

Св. Пророка Ілії

James 5: 10-20; Lk. 4:22-30

 

3. Holy Prophet Ezekiel

Cв. Прор. Езекіїля

I Cor. 6:20-7:12; Mt. 14:1-13

 

4. St. Mary Magdalene

Св. Марії Магдалини

1 Cor. 7:12-24; Mt. 14:35-15:11

 

5. Pochaiv Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God

Почаївська Ікона Пресвятої Богородиці

I Cor. 7: 24-35; Mt. 15:12-21

 

6. Holy Passion-bearers Boris and Hlib

Свв. Стратотепрців Бориса і Гліба

I Cor. 7: 35-8:7; Mt. 15:29-31

 

7. Успіння Прав. Анни

Dormition of the Righteous Anna

Rm. 12: 1-3; Mt. 10: 37-11:1

 

8. Nun-martyr Paraskevia

Прпмц. Параскевії

Rm. 15: 1 – 7; Mt. 9: 27 – 35