Friday 19 December 2014 was a special day for the Ukranian Community in the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia. For the first time, the community celebrated the mass in Ukranian.
Fr. Yuriy Yurchyk the new resident priest for the Ukranians celebrated the Mass at the Arabic Hall in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai. Fr. Michael O'Sullivan, Director of Caritas and Financial Administrator of the Vicariate, concelebrated.
The Liturgy was celebrated according to the Byzanitne Rite (Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom).
Fr. Yuriy hails from the exarchate of Donetsk and will take care of all the Ukranian, Russian and Polish speaking catholics in the parish of St. Mary's Dubai and other parishes of the UAE.
Some photos of the event: