UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

Archeparchy of Winnipeg

List of Holy Days 2014

Just a reminder for the year 2014 concerning the celebration of holy days and feasts in
the Archeparchy: Please note: Gregorian Calendar/Julian Calendar

1. HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
a) All Sundays of the year
b) Theophany of Our Lord, Jesus Christ January 6th/January 19th
c) Annunciation of the Mother of God March 25th/April 7th
d) Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus Christ May 29th
e) The Apostles, SS. Peter & Paul June 29th/July 12th
f) Dormition of the Mother of God August 15th/August 28th
g) Nativity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ December 25th/January 7th

On these days, one of the Divine Liturgies is to be celebrated for the faithful (Pro
Populo or For the People). A homily is to be preached on these days at all Divine
Liturgies. The tradition of celebrating Vespers should also be re-introduced to enrich the
liturgical life of the parish.

2. OTHER FEASTS
a) Circumcision of Our Lord, Jesus Christ January 1st/January 14th
b) Pratulin Martyrs January 23rd/February 5th
c) Three Holy Hierarchs January 30th/February 12th
d) Encounter of Our Lord, Jesus Christ February 2nd/February 15th
e) Bright Monday April 21st
f) Bright Tuesday April 22nd
g) St. George the Great Martyr April 23rd/May 6th
h) Pentecost Monday June 9th
i) Nativity of St. John the Baptist June 24th/July 7th
j) Bl. Nykolai Charnetsky & Others June 27th
/July 10th
k) St. Volodymyr the Great July 15th/July 28th
l) St. Elias the Prophet July 20th/August 2nd
m) Transfiguration of Our Lord, Jesus Christ August 6th/August 19th
n) Beheading of St. John the Baptist August 29th/September 11th
o) Nativity of the Mother of God September 8th/September 21st
p) Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 14th/September 27th
q) Falling Asleep of St. John the Theologian September 26th/October 9th
r) Protection of the Mother of God October 1st/October 14th
s) St. Demetrius the Great Martyr October 26th/November 8th
t) St. Michael the Archangel November 8th/November 21st
u) St. Josaphat the Hieromartyr November 12th/November 25th
v) Entrance into the Temple of the Mother of God November 21st/December 4th
w) St. Nicholas the Wonderworker December 6th/December 19th
x) Conception of St. Anne (Immaculate Conception) December 9th/December 23rd
y) Synaxis of the Mother of God December 26th/January 8th(2015) z) St. Stephen the Protomartyr December 27th/January 9th(2015)

The faithful are not obligated to attend Divine Services for these days. The clergy are not obligated to
offer a Divine Liturgy for the faithful but should preach a homily on these days. These days are not to
be transferred to Sunday. On all feast days and holy days, anointing/myrovannya should be
celebrated with the faithful.

3. LITURGY OBLIGATIONS
In each parish a Divine Liturgy is also to be celebrated for the repose of the soul of a
priest of the Archeparchy upon his falling asleep.

No stipend is to be drawn from the parish accounts or taken for any of these memorial
Divine Liturgies.

4. GREAT FAST
The weekdays of the Great Fast are aliturgical whereas no Divine Liturgy should be
celebrated except for the Feast of the Annunciation. On Wednesday and Friday of the
Great Fast, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is to be celebrated. Typika may be used
the other days. For funerals, the text used by the New Jersey Protopresbyterate may be
utilized.

The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is to be celebrated at all Sunday Liturgies
during this time.

During Holy Week, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts are to be celebrated Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no Divine Liturgy celebrated on Good Friday and
Holy Saturday. On Holy Saturday evening, Vespers with the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
the Great is to be celebrated.

5. FASTS The following are Days of Fast and Abstinence (abstaining from meat, eggs, and dairy
products) in the Ukrainian Catholic Church:

a) Monday of the First Day of the Great Fast March 3rd
b) Good Friday April 18th

The following are Days of Fast (abstaining from meat):
a) Eve of Theophany January 5th No Fasting This Year /January 18th
b) Holy Saturday April 19th
c) Beheading of St. John the Baptist August 29th/September 11th
d) Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 14th/September 27th
e) Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, December 24th/January 6th
f) Every Friday during the year except for February 14th, April 25th
, June 13th , December 26th(Gregorian Calendar)

This is obligatory for all Ukrainian Catholics between the ages of 14 and 59

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