2018 Lenten Services

We invite you to join us on our Great Lenten Journey, which culminates in the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts with Sorkousty (Memorial Service for the Deceased) — Every Friday of Lent at 7pm

No Liturgy on Friday, March 16. Liturgy will instead be celebrated on Wednesday March 14 at 7pm.

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday — March 25 — Divine Liturgy at 10 AM

Holy Wednesday — March 28 — Divine Liturgy at 7 PM

Holy Thursday — March 29 — Reading of the Passion Gospels at 7 PM

Good Friday — March 30 — Good Friday Vespers at 7 PM — Christ’s Funeral with procession of Holy Shroud to the Tomb

Holy Saturday — March 31 — Divine Liturgy at 10 AM — Blessing of the Easter Baskets at 5 PM

Easter Sunday Services

EASTER SUNDAY — Feast of Holy Pascha — April 1 — Prayer at the Tomb 8:45 AM; Resurrection Matins at 9 AM; Divine Liturgy at 10 AM followed by blessing of Easter Baskets


Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church

54 Walnut Street, Manchester, NH


Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish invites you to a Lenten Mission

Rev. Fr. Bohdan Tymchyshyn, PhD, Professor of Moral Theology at the Ukrainian Catholic University of L’viv, Ukraine, will conduct a one-day Lenten Mission in the Parish of the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Thursday, March 15th. Father Bohdan will deliver a Lenten homily in both Ukrainian and English languages after the Stations of the Cross and will be available to hear confessions in both Ukrainian and English languages as well. Confessions will take place from 6 to 7 PM followed by the Stations of the Cross and homilies beginning at 7 PM. You are cordially invited to participate in this Lenten Mission, which will afford you the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Holy Confession) and to listen to Fr. Bohdan’s Lenten message. Those wishing to receive the Holy Eucharist will be able to do so at this service.

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish is a Byzantine Rite Ukrainian Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See in Rome, and is located at 54 Walnut Street in Manchester, NH (corner of Lowell and Walnut Streets) just one block east of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. Please call 603-793-9513 or send an email to pbvm@comcast.net if you have any questions or require additional information regarding this Lenten mission. Thank you and God bless you on your Lenten journey.

Parish Services Cancellation Announcements on WMUR-TV

In the event of inclement weather, any cancellations of parish church services will be announced on WMUR television. Cancellations will also be posted on the parish Facebook page which can be accessed directly via the internet. Please check these resources when winter storms approach to see if services have been canceled. Even if parish services have not been canceled, but weather or road conditions are poor, please remember to use caution and good judgment before deciding whether or not to travel to church, keeping your safety and that of your family as the most important priority. Thank you.

Divine Liturgy Schedule; Dec. 24-26

Слава Ісусу Христу!

Sunday morning liturgy for Dec. 24 remains scheduled as normal, however there will be no liturgy on Christmas Morning this Monday.

Divine Liturgy schedule for the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

Sunday, December 24th (4 PM): Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 26th (10 AM) Synaxis of the Theotokos