In the tenth century the emissaries of Volodymyr the Great, ruler of Kyivan Rus', searched the world for a new faith for his people. When they returned from Constantinople, they related to him that they had encountered God in the beauty of the Christian worship there. That figured into his decision to choose Christianity in its Byzantine form. He and his people were baptized in the year 988 AD. We aim to worship in just such a beautiful, reverent yet dynamic way. Everyone is welcome. Please join us. Вітаємо всіх гостей! По Службі Божій залишіться в нас на обід!
The name Michael is from the Hebrew and means "Who is like God?" St. Michael is an Archangel and the leader of the heavenly hosts. He is a mighty protector, and many of our parishioners can attest to his protection.
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Because Fr. Andriy is on restricted activity after his cardiac intervention, a drastically revised schedule will be followed for Holy Week.
Holy Thursday: no services at St. Michael's. Please go to St. Melany's Byzantine Ruthenian Parish for 7:00 PM service. 1212 Sahuara Ave.,Tucson. (One block North of Speedway Blvd. , between Craycroft and Wilmot. )
Great and Holy Friday:
No services at St. Michael's. Fr. Andriy will concelebrate with Fr. Robert Rankin at St. Melany's at 7:00 PM. Afterwards we shall sing an excerpt from our Jerusalem Matins.
Great and Holy Saturday: no service at St. Michael's. You are invited to St. Melany's, where at the Great and Holy Saturday liturgy they will be Chrismating 15 converts.
Pascha - Easter Sunday:
We will celebrate at St. Michael's as scheduled. The services will be somewhat abbreviated to accommodate Fr. Andriy's condition. Nadhrobne (the service at the tomb) starts at 7:00AM, followed by abbreviated Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy. After Divine Liturgy, blessing of Paschal Baskets and Communal Breakfast in Church Hall.
Please forgive this unexpected and last minute change of schedule.
If you know of parishioners or other people who were planning to come but are not on our email list, please phone them, so they will not be frustrated by this changed schedule.