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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


February 4 — Saturday

† Great Vespers: 5:00 p.m.


February 5 — Sunday

Sunday of the Pubican and the Pharisee

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 .a.m.




Upcoming Events


Parish Annual General Meeting

Sunday February 26, 2023





29. Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter

Поклоніння Чесним Веригам Св. Ап. Петра

1 Tim. 4:9-15; Lk. 19:1-10


30. Ven. Anthony the Great

Прп. Антонія Великого

1 Peter 2:21-3:9; Mk. 12:13-17


31. Sts. Athanasius & Cyril

Свв. Афанасія і Кирила


1 Peter 3:10-22; Mk. 12:18-27




1. St. Macarius the Great

Прп. Макарія Великого

1 Pet. 4:1-11; Mk. 12:28-37


2. Ven. Euthymius the Great

Прп. Євфимія Великого

1 Pet. 4:12-5:5; Mk .12:38-44


3. Ven. Maximus the Confessor

Прп. Максима спов.

2 Pet. 1:1-10; Mk. 13:1-8


4. Apostle Timothy

Aп. Тимофія

2 Tim. 2:11-19; Lk. 18:2-8


5. Hieromartyr Clement

Свщмч. Климента

2 Tim. 3:10-15; Lk. 18:10-14