“And He said to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Since the Fall 2017 Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral has started a street ministry serving primarily those in the Downtown east side of Vancouver. Our volunteers come with various backgrounds, experiences and mostly importantly charisma to serve others.
Our mission is simple: To spread Christ’s love and mercy. We offer a bagged lunch, a smile, a kind word, a handshake, a hug, a prayer, and an ear to listen. Simple and small gestures that go a long way.
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
We have a large pool of enthusiastic parish volunteers, friends and family willing to help this worthy cause. As we all know Vancouver can be very cold and rainy this includes the summer months too. In addition to the bagged lunches we also distribute small clothing items such as socks, mitts, gloves, hats, toques, scarves, and underwear. Having clean, dry, and warm clothing can make a huge difference in a person’s day to day life.
“He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.”
We have also partnered with local businesses like Kozak Ukrainian Eatery and Save On Foods to better help those in need and assistance. We look forward to partnering with additional businesses, churches and charities in the near future.
We are one community and need to look after one another. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ.
“The rich and the poor have a common bond, The Lord is the maker of them all.”
If you wish to donate clothing, make a cash donation, partner with us or just wish to find out more about our program please contact our church office at (604) 876-4747.