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St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
St. Catharines, Ontario
Cantors - Readers

St. George’s has a group of dedicated cantors and readers who diligently and prayerfully sing and chant the services. Our Cantors group, sings all the divine services throughout the church year in both Ukrainian and English. Readers are those, who chant the Hours before the Divine Liturgy, read the Epistle during the Divine Liturgy and chant various other portions of services throughout the year. Fluency in both langauges is not required to come join in these ministries. We warmly invite anyone interested to come join this sacred ministry!

"Pray gently and calmly. Sing with understanding and rhythm.
Then you will soar like a young eagle, high in the heavens,"

+St. Evagrius Ponticus

There are few ministries of the Church that require the devotion and the dedication that church singing does. Those who lead the singing as well as those who follow the leader are precious gifts in any parish. Cantors and Readers are as important to the parish as is the holy table itself. As there can be no liturgy without the holy table, there can be no liturgy without cantors and readers. This is not meant to compliment or make cantors and readers prideful, but rather to express the need for a little fear and awe, so that the importance of the task may be underscored. Church singing is not a hobby. It is first and foremost a duty, a duty of those to whom God has given musical talents. It is sinful, for someone not to sing who has been given the gift to sing. You join the angels, and do that which the angels do perpetually. That’s not an interest, avocation, or a hobby; it is a duty. Angels were created to serve and to praise, and you have been given voices for that same purpose.

This Week

 

June 22 – Saturday

Trinity Soul Saturday

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

† Great Vespers: 5:00 p.m.

 

June 23 – Sunday

Pentecost - П'ятидесятниці

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

 

June 24 – Monday

Feast of the Holy Spirit

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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June

 

9. Sunday of the Blind Man

Неділя Сліпонародженого

Acts 16:16-34; Jn. 9:1-38

 

10. Ven. Nicetas

Прп. Микити

Acts 17:1-15; Jn. 11:47-57

 

11. Virgin-Martyr Theodosia of Tyre

Мц. Феодосії Діви

Acts 17:19-28; Jn. 12:19-36

 

12. Ven. Macrina

Прп. Мокрини

Acts 18:22-28; Jn. 12:36-47

 

13. Ascension of the Lord

Вознесіння Господа Нашого Ісуса Христа

Acts 1:1-12; Luke 24:36-53

 

14. Martyr Justin the Philosopher

Мч. Юстина Філософа

Acts 19:1-8; Jn. 14:1-11

 

15. Great Martyr John the New of Suceava

Вмч. Іоана Нового, Сучавського

Acts 20:7-12; Jn. 14:10-21

 

16. Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

Свв. оо. 1-го Вселенського Собору

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

 

17. St. Metrophanes, Patr. of Constantinople

Св. Митрофана, Патр. Царгородського

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

 

18. Hieromartyr Dorotheus

Сщмч. Дорофея

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

 

19. Ven. Bessarion the Wonderworker

Прп. Висаріона чудотворця

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

 

20. Martyrs Cyriaca, Caleria and Mary

Мцц. Киріяки, Калерії і Марії

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

 

21. Great Martyr Theodore Stratelates

Вмч. Феодора Стратилата

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

 

22. Trinity Soul Saturday

Св. Троїцька задушна субота

St. Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria

Св. Кирила, Архиєп. Олександрійського

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

 

23. Pentecost – Trinity Sunday

П’ятидесятниці – День Святої Тройці

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