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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

 

June 19—Saturday

Trinity Soul Saturday

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

† Great Vespers: 5:00 p.m.

 

June 20— Sunday

Pentecost

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

† Gradeside Services- Victoria Lawn Cemetery: 1:00 p.m.

 

June 21—Monday

Day of the Holy Spirit

† Divine Liturgy: 9:00 a.m.

 

 

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JUNE

 

13. Apostle Hermes

Ап. Єрмія

Acts 20:16-18, 28-36; Jn. 17:1-13

 

14. Martyr Justin the Philosopher

Мч. Юстина Філософа

Acts 21:8-14; Jn. 14:27-15:7

 

15. Great Martyr John the New of Suceava

Вмч. Іоана Нового, Сучавського

Acts 21:26-32; Jn. 16:2-13

 

16. Hieromartyr Lucian

Сщмч. Лукіяна

Acts 23:1-11; Jn. 16:15-23

           

17. St. Metrophanes, Patr. of Constantinople

Св. Митрофана, Патр. Царгородського

Acts 25:13-19; Jn. 16:23-33

 

18. Hieromartyr Dorotheus

Сщмч. Дорофея

Acts 27:1-44; Jn. 17:18-26

 

19. Ven. Bessarion the Wonderworker

Прп. Висаріона чудотворця

Acts 28:1-31; Jn. 21:15-25

 

20. PENTECOST

П’ятидесятниці

Acts 2:1-11; Jn. 7:37-52, 8:12