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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 to Christ


Akathist- Lord Jesus Christ click here


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- Most-Holy Theotokos click here


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


September 27 — Tuesday.

Exaltation of the Cross

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m. 


September 28 — Wednesday.

† Akathist for Ukraine: 6:00 p.m.


October 1 — Saturday.

† Great Vespers: 5:00 p.m.


October 2 — Sunday.

16th Sunday after Pentecost

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.




Upcoming Events




25. Hieromartyr Autonomus

Сщмч. Автонома

2 Cor. 4:6-15; Mt. 22:35-46


26. Hieromartyr Cornelius the Centurion

Сщмч. Корнилія сотника

Gal. 4:28-5:10; Mk. 6:55-7:8


27. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Воздвиження Чесного Хреста

1 Cor. 1:18-24; Jn. 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35


28. Great Martyr Nicetas

Вмч. Микити

Gal6:2-10; Mk. 7:14-24


29. Martyr Ludmilla

Мц. Людмили

Eph. 1:1-9; Mk. 7:24-30


30. Martyr Sophia & her daughters: Faith, Hope and Love

Мцц. Софії з дочками Віра, Надія і Любов

Eph. 1:7-17; Mk. 8:1-10



1. Martyr Ariadne

Мц. Адріадни

1 Cor. 10:23-28; Mt. 24:34-44


2. Great-Prince and Martyr Ihor of Chernihiv

Вел. Кн. Мч. Ігора Чернігівскього

2 Cor. 6:1-10; Matthew 25:14-30