A Ukrainian Catholic Church Christmas Divine Liturgy (Byzantine Rite) with Special Presentation and Ukrainian Feast
Date: Sunday January 13 Start 9:45am
Location: St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 550 West 14th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1P6
Discover the awesome ancient Byzantine Rite liturgy from 400 AD
Celebrate with Ukrainians, their Church and culture, especially their singing, icons and a Christmas Feast. Learn about the Byzantine liturgy during a special 1/2 hr presentation
by Susan L.
Encourage Susan L. and fellow younger church members to form their own faith group.
Give and receive a sense of Christian solidarity. (We will make a small donation for their group start-up a - Christmas present from us - Catholic Cafe)
A rare special event - I tried to organise this for twice before. I'm inviting my friends, brothers and sisters nephews and nieces. Schedule of Events - Put this in your calendar 9:45-10:15 1/2hr Special Presentation with guidance on the liturgy by Susan L. including how to follow in the missal & hymnal. The presentation room can only seat 30 - this will be on a first come first serve basis.
10:30-11:45 Divine Liturgy (Byzantine Rite) This the mass of by St. John Chrysostom, Church Father and Doctor of the Church
12:00-3:00 Traditional Ukrainian Christmas Feast
Please bring $20 cash only in small denominations- $15 for dinner costs and suggested $5 for a donation to their new group start-up funding. I'll find out about family rates. Please let me know that you are coming so that the cooks can accommodate you by January 7.
What you must do to participate:
Email me email@example.com or phone 604763 6984 by Jan 7 More than 30 can come for dinner but you must let me know in advance. Contact me even if you intend to come but can't confirm.
For more information about Catholic Cafe see www.catholiccafe.ca
To get an idea about the unity and the differences of the Roman Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Church see the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy's (diocese) site at http://www.vcn.bc.ca/ucepnw/Faith.html
Directions: Located in the center of Vancouver, near City Hall (12th and Cambie). Travelling either North or South on Cambie, turn West on 14th Avenue and proceed one block to the entrance. [Be warned. Driving up and down Cambie is difficult with the skytrain being built. Frequently, left or right turns are not permitted.]