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Metro Area: Denver (CO)
Holy Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
1201 S Elizabeth St
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 303-778-8283
Fax: 303-282-6617

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Holy Protection of Mary in Phoenix of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: None


Always call ahead to verify times




Sunday Matins 8:30am
  Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Monday Divine Liturgy 12:05pm
Wednesday Vespers 6:00pm
  Divine Liturgy 6:30pm
Thursday Matins 7:30pm
Friday Divine Liturgy 12:05pm
Saturday Vespers 4:30pm
Feast Days Divine Liturgy Consult the Bulletin

Mystery of Reconciliation

Sundays 9:30am
Other Days & Times By Appointment

The Weekly Bulletin is available online

Mailing Address:
Holy Protection of the Mother of God Church
1074 S Cook St
Ph: 303-778-8283
Fax: 303-778-8283
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish



The exterior and interior photographs appear on the parish's Picasa Web Album and Facebook pages, respectively, and are used here with the kind permission of Father Michael (O' Loughlin), pastor of Holy Protection of the Mother of God

Semi-official Website links to a page maintained by the Eparchy

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1974, meeting in a (Latin) Catholic parish
Parish erected in: 1974, under the patronage of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God
Relocated in: 1975, to meet in the Chapel of St Thomas Aquinas (Latin) Seminary
Relocated in: 1976, to its present location
This Entry Last Updated: 06/30/2014
Latitude: 39.694611
Longitude: -104.956149
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Teachings of Christ

“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26 ESV)

Joachiam and Anna Rejoice

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed, * for God has heard Joachim and Anna * and He promises manifestly that they, against all hope, would give birth to the Maiden of God * from whom the Uncircumscribed One Himself would be born, becoming man, * and he commanded the Angels to cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion - Tone 4)

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

Today the whole world celebrates * the conception of Anne which was brought about by God, * for she gave birth to the one who, beyond understanding, * gave birth to the Word. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Holy Forefathers

Through faith, O Christ, you justified the Forefathers, * betrothing through them in advance the Church of the gentiles. * The Saints exult in glory, * for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit: * she who gave birth to You without seed. * Through their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us. (Troparion, Tone 2)

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

You did not honor a hand-depicted image, O thrice-blessed ones, * but defended by the undepicted Being you were glorified in a trial by fire. * And, standing in the midst of unbearable flame, you called upon God: * “Hasten, O Compassionate One, and speed to our help, * for You are merciful and You can do whatever you will.” (Kontakion, Tone 6)

(Second Sunday Before Christmas)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (Troparion, Tone 4)

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

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest." (Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

A brother asked Abba Isidore the priest, "Why are the demons so frightened of you?" The old man said to him, "Because, ever since the day I began practicing ascesis, I have striven to prevent anger from reaching my lips."

The Desert Fathers