General Information

Baptism (Хрещення)

Parents must arrange a personal meeting with our Parish Priest to make arrangements.

Godparents must be practicing Orthodox Christians.

Baptizing a child in the Orthodox faith presupposes that the child will be raised as an Orthodox Christian.

Cemetery Plots

Burial Plots are available in the Parish portion of Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Please contact our Cemetery Representative.

Confession

Confession is offered at 9:30 AM before all Liturgies or by appointment.

Communion

Communion is available at every Divine Liturgy providing the Orthodox communicant has properly prepared.

Fellowship

Please join us in the Parish Hall for a light lunch and Christian fellowship, following each Sunday Divine Liturgy,

Funeral Service (Похорон)

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church prohibits cremation of the dead.

The funeral is conducted with the casket; open.

Please make arrangements directly with our Parish Priest.

Home & House Blessing

Available upon request.

Please make arrangements directly with our Parish Priest.

Learn more about preparing for a house blessing

Marriage (Шлюб)

Couples wishing to marry in the church must meet with our Parish Priest to make arrangements.

If one of the couple is not Orthodox then certain conditions may apply.

Memorial Service (Панахидa)

When you wish a Memorial Service to be served for the repose of departed family member or friend, please speak with our Parish Priest a few days before Sunday or before the Liturgy.

Learn what to bring

Ukrainians also commemorate the lives of their ancestors on the days following Easter.

This Provody rememberence service is held at the cemetery between Christ's Resurrection and his Ascension.

Orthodoxy 101

Our Parish Priest offers lessons in Orthodoxy via video conferencing most Wednesday evenings beginning at 8 pm

Classes are free and do not require registration.

No software additional software is necessary if connecting via a computer.

If you are connecting via a mobile device, in that case, Google Meet is the app you require.

It's easiest to join the video meet by clicking the "Join with Google Meet" button in the Calendar Event listing.

The available dates are shown in the Calendar.

If you are uncertain about how to do this, or have technical questions, please contact office@stspeterandpaulkelowna.com and we'll be happy to help.

Pastoral Care

If you know of anyone in the hospital or at home who would like a pastoral visit, please contact our Parish Priest.

Prayers for Health and for Repose

At any time you can request our Parish Priest to say prayers for the health of family members and friends and/or for the repose of the departed.

Please write their first names on the specially provided lists found at the entrance to the church, next to the candle stand, and pass along the list(s) to one of the Altar servers before the Liturgy or place the list(s) in the basket beside the icon on the Tetrapod (centre table) in front of the Altar.

Services (Богослуження)

5:30 PM Vespers on scheduled Saturdays

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy on scheduled Sundays

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy on Feast Days or Weekdays

View the Calendar for scheduled dates and times.

Sunday School

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada is conducting Online Youth Gathering and Sunday School each week.

Everyone is welcome to join with kids and families for free!