IL: Chicago - 5

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Metro Area: Chicago (IL)
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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Teachings of Christ

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44 ESV)


At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (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.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge sing praise to You: * “You have come, and You have appeared , O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Christ is Born!

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, * has dawned upon the world the light of knowledge. * for through it, those who served the stars * were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness * and to know You, the Dawn from on high. * Glory to You, O Lord! (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 Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, * and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One. * Angels and shepherds sing His glory; * Wise Men journey with a star * for there is born for us an infant Child, the God Who is before all ages. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you." (Proverbs 3:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

For to despise the present age, not to love transitory things, unreservedly to stretch out the mind in humility to God and our neighbor, to preserve patience against offered insults and, with patience guarded, to repel the pain of malice from the heart, to give one's property to the poor, not to covet that of others, to esteem the friend in God, on God's account to love even those who are hostile, to mourn at the affliction of a neighbor, not to exult in the death of one who is an enemy, this is the new creature whom the Master of the nations seeks with watchful eye amid the other disciples, saying:"If, then, any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away. Behold all things are made new" (2 Cor. 5:17). 

St. Gregory the Great