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St Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church
Trans: Українська Греко-Католицька Парафія св. Йосфа Обручника
5000 N Cumberland Ave
Phone: 773-625-4805
Fax: 773-887-5000

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Ukrainian Greek-Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Philadelphia of the Ukrainians
Eparchy: St Nicholas in Chicago of the Ukrainians
Cemetery: None

Schedule of Divine Services

Always call ahead to verify times




Divine Liturgy (English)

Divine Liturgy (Ukrainian)


Divine Liturgy (English & Ukrainian)

11:30am (See Notes below)
Monday - Saturday

Divine Liturgy (Served in Chapel)

Feast Day Vigils Vespers with Lytia 6:30pm
Feast Days (Falling on Weekdays)
Divine Liturgy 9:00am
  Divine Liturgy 6:30pm

Mystery of Reconciliation

Sundays During Divine Liturgy
Other Days & Times By Apppointment

Details of & Changes to the Schedule are available online

Divine Services are broadcast live online

A Monthly Magazine, Agape, is also available online


Mailing Address: As Above
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish


The interior and exterior photographs appear on the parish website and are used here with the kind permission of Julian Hayda.

The 11:30 bilingual Divine Liturgy served on Sundays is denoted as a Children's Liturgy.
The parish liturgically serves the Paschal Season according to both the Gregorian (New) and Julian (Old) Calendars.
Although the parish website is indicated as bilingual, English and Ukrainian, the liturgical schedule was the sole Ukrainian content available when the site was viewed in creating this directory entry.

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1956, meeting at St. Benedict (Latin) Catholic Church in Chicago
Relocated in: 1956, to meet in the St Patrick High School Auditorium in Chicago
Relocated in: 1958, to its present site
Parish erected in: 1958, under the patronage of St Joseph the Betrothed
This Entry Last Updated: 11/01/2015
Latitude: 41.970584
Longitude: -87.837566
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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The "principal characteristics" of the zealot according to knowledge are the following: "fervent love for God and neighbor, gentleness, religious tolerance, forbearance, graciousness of manner."