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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

 

 

August 18—Sunday.

9th Sunday after Pentecost

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

† Great Vespers: 5:00 p.m.

 

August 19—Monday.

The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

Following the Liturgy, blessing of grapes and other fruits.

 

August 25—Sunday.

10th Sunday after Pentecost

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

 

August 27—Tuesday.

† Great Vespers: 6:00 p.m.

 

August 28—Wednesday.

Dormition of the Theotokos

† Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Parish BBQ

Sunday, September 8, 2019

 

Wine Tour

Saturday, September 14, 2019

 

Bishop Visitation

Sunday, November 24, 2019

 



 

AUGUST

 

18. Martyr Eusignius

Мч. Євсигнія

1 Cor. 3:9-17; Mt. 14:22-34

 

19. TRANSFIGURATION

ПРЕОБРАЖЕННЯ

2 Pet. 1:10-19; Mt. 17:1-9

 

20. Martyr Dometius

Прмч. Дометія

1 Cor. 15:29-30:8; Mt.

21:23-27

 

21. St. Emilian

Свт. Єміліана

1 Cor. 16:4-12; Mt. 21:28-32

 

22. Apostle Matthias

Апостола Матвія

2 Cor. 1:1-7; Mt. 21:43-46

 

23. Archdeacon Lawrence

Мч. Лаврентія

2 Cor. 1:12-20; Mt. 22:23-33

 

24. Martyr Euplus

Мч. Євпла

Rm. 15:30-33; Mt. 17:24-18:4

 

25. Martyr Anicletus

Мч. Аникити

1 Cor. 4:9-16; Mt. 17:14-23