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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

 

Services held in Parish Hall

 

Saturday, September 19

Vespers: 5:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, September 20

15th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

 

Monday, September 21

Nativity of the Theotokos

Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

 

 

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September

13. St. John, Metropolitan of Kyiv

Св. Івана, Митр. Київського

II Cor. 1:21 -  2:4; Mt. 22: 1-14

 

14. Ecclesiastical New Year

Церковний новий рік

I Tim. 2: 1-7; Lk. 4: 16-22

 

15. Martyr Mamas

Мч. Маманта

Gal. 2:21-3:7; Mk. 6:1-7

 

16. St. Phoebe, deaconess

Св. Фіви диякониси

Gal. 3:15-22; Mk. 6:7-13

             

17. Holy Prophet Moses

Св. Прор. Мойсея

Gal. 3:23-4:5; Mk. 6:30-45    

 

18. Ven. Martyr Athanasius of Brest

Прпмч. Афанасія Берестейського

Gal. 4:8-21; Mk. 6:45-53       

 

19. Miracle of the Archangel Michael

Чуда Архистратига Михаїла, що в Хонех

1 Cor. 4:17-5:5; Mt. 24:1-13

 

20. Ven. Martyr Macarius of Kaniv

Прпмч. Макарія Канівського

Gal. 6: 11-18; Jn. 3: 13-17