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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Ghost, Regina
Charitable No.: 108148263 RR0073

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Our Parish

Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Orthodox Sobor Regina is a parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, a jurisdiction under the omophorion of His All-Holiness, Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch.

Founded in 1924 by recently-arrived Ukrainian immigrants, their families and descendants, our parish strives to build on the roots these pioneers transplanted and nurtured on the Canadian prairie, worshiping God in Spirit and Truth. The parish’s current temple was proclaimed a Sobor (a Cathedral church) by His Beatitude ANDREW, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada on June 4, 1978. The parish is entirely self-sustaining, relying on the generosity of worshipers, volunteers and donors — who may apply to become members and, in so doing, can participate in setting the priorities and future direction of the community.

Regular worship services include Saturday Vespers, Divine Liturgy on Sundays, Akathists (services combining hymnody and pious verses dedicated to the Saviour, the Most-holy Mother of God or to a Saint) and observances of Church Feast Days.

All are welcome!


The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.

(This prayer, practised properly and in faith, can become part of our subconscious being, protecting us from all temptation and evil. Monastics especially practice this prayer so that it is as much a part of their being as their breathing and heartbeat.)

At Commencement of any Work

O Lord Jesus Christ, Only-begotten Son of Your eternal Father, You have said with Your most holy lips: “Without me you can do nothing”. My Lord and my God, in faith I embrace Your words with my heart and soul and bow before Your Goodness. Help me, a sinner, to successfully complete this work which I am about to begin according to Your will, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

At the Completion of any Work

O Christ, our God and Saviour, You are the fulfillment of all that is good. Fill my soul with joy and gladness and save me, for You alone are all-merciful. Amen.

Before Lessons

Most gracious Lord! Send down upon us the grace of Your Holy Spirit to grant us intelligence and strengthen our spiritual powers that we may be attentive to our studies and grow up to glorify You, 
our Creator, to the joy of our parents and the benefit of our Church and people.

OR: O Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of truth, everywhere present and filling all things, Treasury of blessings and Giver of life, come and dwell in us, and cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, 
O Good One.

After Lessons

We thank You, our Creator, for having granted us Your Grace to be attentive to this instruction. Bless our instructors, parents, and teachers who lead us to the knowledge of good, and grant us the intelligence 
and strength to persevere in our studies. Amen.

OR: It is truly worthy to bless You, 
O Theotokos, ever-blessed, most pure and the Mother of our God.
More honourable than the Cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim, without corruption You gave birth to God the Word. True Theotokos, we magnify You.

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    O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance!