The Roman Catholic Ukrainian Greek Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne is a Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic Eparchy of the Catholic Church in Australia based in Melbourne. Founded in 1958, the Eparchy is attached to the Archdiocese of Melbourne, but immediately subject to the Holy See. Like all Catholic dioceses it is a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference. The Roman Catholic Church is made up of the Latin or Western Catholic Church and 21 Eastern Catholic Churches, one of which is the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
The Eparchy is non-geographic, but demographic in that it has jurisdiction wherever Ukrainian Greeks are found in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Oceania. It has many churches, schools, nursing homes and other institutions in Australia and New Zealand. The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, in North Melbourne, Victoria, is the seat of the Eparch, currently Petro Stasiuk, C.SS.R. The Cathedral Church in Melbourne was completed in 1963. On 3rd December the Cathedral was consecrated after the Iconostasis was installed.
Liturgy times in this church are: Sunday 8.00am –Recited Liturgy; 9.30am –Divine Liturgy –Ukrainian; 11.30am –Divine Liturgy –English. Unfortunately, when we visited the church was closed so we could not take any interior shots. The cathedral is situated in a beautiful part of North Melbourne with treelined wide streets and some wonderful old Victorian terrace houses.
This post is part of the Sunday Psalms meme.
The video below is a setting of passages from Psalm 103 (Bless the LORD, O my soul), from the evening church liturgy (vespers). Chanting is the Choir of Saint Michael´s Golden Dome Monastery comprising students of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy of Kyiv patriarchate, from Kyiv, Ukraine.
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.