Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine

Український Католицький Собор Святого Івана Хрестителя

952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa Ontario, K2C 3K7

Liturgy and Events Calendar

Regular Liturgical Services:

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – Julian Calendar (in Ukrainian)
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – Gregorian Calendar (in English with some Ukrainian)

Liturgies on Sundays, feast days, and vespers, are all livestreamed. Watch them on our Facebook or Youtube pages.

For feast days and special services, please check this calendar regularly or subscribe for updates.

  Julian Calendar       Gregorian Calendar       Parish Events

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Third Sunday of the Great Fast (Veneration of the Precious Cross)
Third Sunday of the Great Fast (Veneration of the Precious Cross)
Mar 3 all day
On the Third Sunday of Great Lent, we observe the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross. Today, amidst the difficult journey of the Great Fast, the Life-giving Cross was planted to give us rest[...]
Matins 8:00 am
Matins
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Catechism for Youth 10:30 am
Catechism for Youth
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am
Catechism for the youth between the two liturgies. JK/SK/Grade 1, Grades 2-4, Grades 5-8 (in English). Please contact the parish office for more details.
Divine Liturgy 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
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Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 pm
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (or simply Presanctified Liturgy) is a liturgical service for the distribution of the Holy Gifts on some of the weekdays of Great Lent. The service consists of Vespers combined[...]
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Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. John of the Ladder)
Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. John of the Ladder)
Mar 10 all day
This Sunday commemorates St John Climacus and his witness to the real spiritual struggle needed for entrance into God’s Kingdom. It provides more encouragement to us amidst our Lenten efforts, for according to the Lord,[...]
Matins 8:00 am
Matins
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy
In Ukrainian.
Catechism for Youth 10:30 am
Catechism for Youth
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am
Catechism for the youth between the two liturgies. JK/SK/Grade 1, Grades 2-4, Grades 5-8 (in English). Please contact the parish office for more details.
Divine Liturgy 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
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Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and Life of St. Mary of Egypt 6:00 pm
Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and Life of St. Mary of Egypt
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm
Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and Life of St. Mary of Egypt
The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (or Canon of Repentance) is a liturgical hymn prayed during the first week of Great Lent, and in its entirety on the fifth Thursday of Great Lent.[...]
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Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. Mary of Egypt)
Matins 8:00 am
Matins
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy
In Ukrainian.
Catechism for Youth 10:30 am
Catechism for Youth
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am
Catechism for the youth between the two liturgies. JK/SK/Grade 1, Grades 2-4, Grades 5-8 (in English). Please contact the parish office for more details.
Divine Liturgy 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
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Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 6:00 pm
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (or simply Presanctified Liturgy) is a liturgical service for the distribution of the Holy Gifts on some of the weekdays of Great Lent. The service consists of Vespers combined[...]
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Lazarus Saturday
Lazarus Saturday
Mar 23 all day
 
Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for Lazarus Saturday.
Great vespers 6:00 pm
Great vespers
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm
Great vespers
In English.
Saints – Cinema Divina series 7:15 pm
Saints – Cinema Divina series
Mar 23 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
“Saints” is a young adults group coordinated by Fr. Deacon Andrew. This Cinema Divina series explores Christian life and spirituality through movies. The film featured on Mar 23 is Of Gods and Men.
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Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Mar 24 all day
 
Matins 8:00 am
Matins
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy
In Ukrainian.
Catechism for Youth 10:30 am
Catechism for Youth
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am
Catechism for the youth between the two liturgies. JK/SK/Grade 1, Grades 2-4, Grades 5-8 (in English). Please contact the parish office for more details.
Divine Liturgy 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
Great vespers for the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary 6:00 pm
Great vespers for the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm
Great vespers with lytia.
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Feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
Feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
Mar 25 all day
This is a Holy day of obligation when those on the Gregorian Calendar are obliged to come to church as if it were Sunday.
Great and Holy Monday
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Great and Holy Pascha
Paschal Matins 7:00 am
Paschal Matins
Mar 31 @ 7:00 am
Paschal Matins
Text for Resurrection Matins in English (10 MB) Alternative version, in English and Ukrainian (9 MB)
Matins 8:00 am
Matins
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am
Св Літургія/Divine Liturgy
In Ukrainian.
Divine Liturgy 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Mostly in English with some French and some Ukrainian.
Agape Vespers 5:00 pm
Agape Vespers
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm
Agape Vespers