Sunday after Theophany. Ephesians 4: Matthew 4: Tone 7

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Парафія Святого Василія Великого St. Basil the Great Ukrainian Catholic Parish 7007 – 109th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 3B9

Phone 780-434-8010 Fax 780-438-3189

Website: Email: @St.BasilsUkrainianCatholicParish

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Volume 56 January 10, 2021 No. 2

Sunday after


Ephesians 4: 7-13

Matthew 4: 12-17

Tone 7


SATURDAY DIVINE LITURGY 7:00 pm – by registration SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGIES: 9:00 am – by registration 11:00 am – Livestreamed 7:00 pm – by registration To register for attending a Divine

Liturgy, please contact the Parish Office during office hours.



Available at a registered Divine Liturgy or by appointment


By appointment, at least 6 months in advance.


Please contact the parish office to make arrangements with a priest

ST.BASIL’S CULTURAL CENTRE: Phone: 780-434-4288

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Fr. Thomas Kobak, OSBM

Acting Pastor Fr. Serafym Grygoruk, OSBM

Superior & Assistant Pastor Fr. Mark Zazula, OSBM

Vicar & Assistant Bro. Dmytro Borovets, OSBM BASILIANS AT YOUVILLE HOME:


Sr. Zoe Bernatsky, SSMI Sr. Veronica Bartkiw, SSMI Phone: 780-435-4441


Phone: 780-436-2745



Divine Liturgy for Sunday, January 10, 2021:

The text for the liturgy is available at the link below:

Antiphon 1

When Israel came forth from Egypt, the house of Jacob from an alien people. Through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Saviour, save us.

Judah became His sanctuary, Israel His dominion.

Through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Saviour, save us. The sea beheld this and fled,* the Jordan turned back on its course.

Through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Saviour, save us.

Why was it, O sea, that you fled,* that you, O Jordan, turned back on your course? Through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Saviour, save us.

Glory… Now… Only-Begotten Son…

Antiphon 3

Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord, let us acclaim God, our Saviour.

Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to You: Alleluia. Let us come before His face with praise, and acclaim Him in psalms.

Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to You: Alleluia. For God is the great Lord, and the great king over all the earth.

Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to You: Alleluia.


Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ.

Son of God, baptized by John in the Jordan, save us who sing to You: Alleluia.

Troparia and Kontakia

Troparion, Tone 7: By Your cross You destroyed death;* You opened

Paradise to the thief;* You changed the lamentation of the myrrh-bearers to joy,* and charged the apostles to proclaim* that You are risen, O Christ our God,* offering great mercy to the world.

Troparion, Tone 1: When You, O Lord, were baptized in the Jordan,* worship of the Trinity was revealed;* the voice of the Father bore witness to You,* naming You the beloved Son,* and the Spirit in the form of a dove

confirmed the word’s certainty.* Glory to You, O Christ God,* who appeared and enlightened the world.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Kontakion, Tone 4: Today, You have appeared to the world* and Your light, O Lord, has been signed on us,* who with knowledge sing Your praises.* You have come, You have appeared, O unapproachable Light.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7

Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us* as we have hoped in you. verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O you just; praise befits the righteous.



A reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Ephesians (4: 7-13)

Brethren: Each of us has received God's favor in the measure in which Christ bestows it. Thus you find Scripture saying: "When he ascended on high, to took a host of captives and gave gifts to men." "He ascended" - what does this mean but that he had first descended into the lower regions of the earth? He who descended is the very one who ascended high above the heavens, that he might fill all men with his gifts.

It is he who gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers in roles of service for the faithful to build up the body of Christ, till we become one in faith and in the knowledge of God's Son, and form that perfect man who is Christ come to full stature.

Alleluia, Tone 5

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

verse: Your mercies, O Lord, I will sing for ever; from generation to generation I will announce Your truth with my mouth. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

verse: For You have said: Mercy shall be built up for ever; in the heavens Your truth shall be prepared. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the

territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,

on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— the people who sat in darkness

have seen a great light,

and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”

From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Hymn to the Mother of God

O my soul, magnify Christ the King, baptized in the Jordan. Irmos: Every tongue is at a loss to praise you as is your due, O Mother of God. Even a spirit from above is filled with dizziness when seeking to sing your praises. But since you are good accept our faith, for you know well our love inspired by God. For it is you who protect all Christians; therefore, we magnify you.

Communion Hymn

The grace of God has appeared* bringing salvation to all. * Praise the Lord from the heavens;* praise Him in the highest.* Alleluia, alleluia,* alleluia. Instead of “Blessed is He who comes…” we sing:

All creation is filled with rejoicing today, for Christ is baptized in the Jordan. Instead of “We have seen the true light…” we sing:

All creation is filled with rejoicing today, for Christ is baptized in the Jordan. Instead of “May our mouths…” and “Blessed be the Name…” we sing:



(for the Livestreamed Divine Liturgy)

I believe, O Lord, and confess that You are truly Christ, the Son of the living God, Who came into the world to save sinners of whom I am first.

Although I cannot now be a partaker of Your mystical supper, O Son of God, come at least spiritually into my heart by your Divine Grace for the healing of my soul and body.

I will not tell the mystery to Your enemies, nor will I give You a kiss as did Judas, but like the thief I confess to You:

† Remember me, O Lord, when you come into your kingdom.

† Remember me, O Master, when you come into your kingdom.

† Remember me, O Holy One, when you come into your kingdom.

I also believe, O Lord, and profess, that this, which I would receive and which is now here present with us in Mystery, is truly Your most precious Body, and Your life-giving Blood. May I one day partake of Your

mystical supper again for the remission of all my sins and for life everlasting.

† God, be merciful to me a sinner.

† God, cleanse me of sins and have mercy on me. † I have sinned without number, forgive me, O Lord. PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.


Divine Liturgy Registration is open for:

January 16/17 and January 23/24

Covid 19 Restrictions - Our capacity at this time is 15% of our fire-code capacity, with distance between households. Masks are mandatory. Please follow the guidance of our volunteers and do not gather outside the church after the Divine Liturgy.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping your fellow parishioners safe!

Papal prayer intention for January 2021

Human Fraternity

: May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all. Remember the sick, the lonely, and the elderly in your prayers,

and try to visit them: Teresa Bayrock; Joseph Bayduza; LB; Rachel Bernardi; Val Boyko; Harold Brigidear; John Chichak; Patricia Chichak; Tillie Chichak; Diane Konowalec;

Helen Filipowich; Elsie Holyk; Elsie Huk; Lass Karall; Ted Karall; Katelyn (8 yrs. old); Joyce Krasilchuk; Paul Lucyk;

Natalia (5 yrs. old); Barbara Najanovic; Alex Nay; Ronald P.; Patricia; Zena Pshyk; Helen Pasemko; Paul; Cathy Ricciuto; Victoria Skitsko; Larry Skubleny; Mabel Wynnyk;

Peter & Sylvia Syvenky; Ernie Wicentowich; Maryanne Yacyshyn; Louise Zurawell; those afflicted by COVID-19; our Canadian Peace Keepers; and those confined to their hospital beds or their homes. Please Call or email the Parish Office to submit, resubmit, or remove a name.

In late December, three members of our parish passed away: +Fr. Josaphat Tyrkalo, OSBM; +Cecil Sakousky;

and +Gordon “Bud” Conway.

Their funerals were held privately at St. Basils Church. Please keep their souls, as well as their families, in your prayers. May God grant them everlasting memory! Вічная Пам’ять! Church Volunteers – Thank you to our volunteers! They have

given us their time to help our church doors stay open. We continue to welcome new faces to the ‘Return to Church Team’; we also appreciate all the volunteer work done to decorate the church for Christmas, and the lectors assisting the priests. Please contact the parish office if you’re interested in helping.


ULAS Bottle Drive - Save your bottles! ULAS is fundraising for survival! The dancers need your help! To help offset our

funding postponement, ULAS is holding a bottle drive. Please save your bottles and bring them to the church for collection.

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021 Place: St Basil’s Parking Lot

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

You can also donate through the “Skip the Depot” app at . Use the ULAS link to

create an account, sign up for a pick-up time and let the depot come to you!

First Solemn Communion classes have started. If you would like to have your child registered (and catch up), please contact the Parish Office: 780-434-8010

Clothing Drive for the Homeless - Fr. Hannas Council Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Clothing Drive to support the

homeless adult men and women at the Marion Centre and Hope Mission. Items such as mittens, toques, socks, and

undergarments are acceptable (new items only). Please bring your donations to the church or Cultural Centre. Please leave them in the Donation Boxes provided until January 31. Many thanks for your generous support. God Bless.

2020-21 Knights of Columbus- Father Hannas Council Keep Christ in Christmas Art Contest - We are pleased to announce this year we had 73 entries, from eight schools including 5

entries from our parish community. For ages 5-7:

First Place - Alenka A.- St. Nicholas For ages 8-10:

First place – Adriana B.- St. Martin

Second place – Nina W.- St. Theresa of Calcutta Third place – Ethan T.- St. Theresa of Calcutta For ages 11-12:

First place – Megan C. - Bishop David Motiuk Second place – Leira A. - Bishop David Motiuk Third place – Treasure A.- Bishop David Motiuk

The winners will receive prizes and awards. The first place art will be sent to the international competition. A short video of the entries submitted can be viewed on the Fr. Hannas Council Community Director Page:

Thank you for the amazing art and for our volunteers! - Brother Chris,


Divine Liturgy Books If you wish to purchase a copy of “The Divine Liturgy

of St. John Chrysostom”, the

liturgy book normally found in the pews, we have copies available to be purchased for your own domestic

church! They are available at $10


Our chapel, located in the parish office/rectory, continues to be available for private adoration, reflection, and worship during regular office hours.

Lector Formation - If you are interested in serving as a lector or learning more about your faith, reach out to either Sr. Zoe (780-435-4441) or the parish office to help you get started. Newman College offers several courses online. For lectors, the program explores various parts of the Bible, the Mysteries (Sacraments), as well, basic theology. “Worship and Spirituality of Eastern Catholic Churches” begins January 11!

Almanac Svitlo (Календар Світло) 2021 is available for

purchase in the parish office for $15.00. This book contains the daily liturgical calendar (Julian and Gregorian); addresses of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchies and clergy throughout the world; and various articles on prayer.

“I Heard God Laugh” - If you had not a chance to pick up a copy of Matthew Kelly’s recent book, we have copies available at the parish office!


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Epiphany or Theophany

(From “Sacred Symbols that Speak, Vol 1” by A. M. Coniaris)

The meaning of ‘Epiphany’ is expressed by the word


itself, which means in Greek the SHOWING FORTH or

MANIFESTATION of God. The word ‘Theophany’ expresses it even better. It means the APPEARANCE of God. Christ's baptism in the Jordan River marks the manifestation of the Triune God to the world. For it was at the baptism of Jesus that God revealed

Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity was made manifest: the Father testified from on high to the divine Sonship of Jesus: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased;” the Son received His Father's testimony; and the Spirit was seen in the form of a dove, descending from the Father and resting upon the Son. Thus, God revealed Himself fully on Epiphany as the Father Who loves us, the Son Who saves us, the Holy Spirit Who lives in us. As the troparion of the Feast says,

“When Thou, O Lord was baptized in the Jordan, The worship of

the Trinity was made manifest.

For the voice of the Father bore witness unto Thee, Calling Thee

the beloved Son,

And the Spirit in the form of a dove

Confirmed His word as sure and steadfast.

O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the

world, Glory to Thee.

Bishop Kallistos Ware emphasizes that the blessing of the waters on Epiphany “is effected not by the officiating priest and the people who are praying with him, but by Christ Himself, Who is the true celebrant in this as in all mysteries of the Church. It is the Christ who has blessed the waters once for all at His baptism in the Jordan: the liturgical ceremony of blessing is simply an extension of Christ's original act.”

Through the blessing of the waters the Church proclaims that the same Jesus Who sanctified the waters in the Jordan River is the One Who sanctifies the fallen world, transforming it into “the new heaven and the new earth” where creation will be “filled with the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:19). The purpose of the casting out of evil mentioned in the Epiphany prayers is that all may be transformed “in Christ.” At Epiphany the new creation is inaugurated.





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