Chicago, IL site of Assembly of Bishops’ Sixth Annual Meeting - September 15-17, 2015
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its sixth annual meeting at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel here September 15-17, 2015.
IOCC Race to Respond - Are You a Runner?
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IOCC - Assemble a CWS School Kit to Help Needy Children Worlwide
Pencils, paper, crayons, ruler. For a few dollars and a few minutes of your time, you can make learning possible for a child in need. Assembling a school kit is easy: www.iocc.org/schoolkits
UPDATED: Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in Synaxis of Hierarchs of The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
For five days (29 August - September 2, 2015), His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA along with Orthodox hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from all over the world gathered in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) in order to participate in a Synaxis (Assembly) of the Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate convened upon the invitation and under the Presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Patriarchal Message for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of the Natural Environment
As everyone knows, September 1st of each year has been dedicated at the initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – and recently also by the Roman Catholic Church – as a day of prayer for the protection of the natural environment. On this day, we especially beseech the supreme God to gladden His creation so that human life therein may be joyful and fruitful. This prayer includes of course the petition that the inevitable natural climate changes may occur and be permitted within tolerable levels both for human survival and for the planet’s sustainability.
2015 Labor Day Weekend - All Saints Camp Family Fest
Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Presents Awards to St. Sophia Seminary Instructors
Recognizing the generosity of time, talents and most importantly volunteer spirit of Anna and Francis Diamante, the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA presented both sisters with the newly established award in honor of Saint Petro Mohyla. The orden of Venerable Petro Mohyla – for outstanding service on the cultural or academic level – was awarded to Diamante sisters on Sunday, August 23rd 2015, as the local St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, prayerfully in the parish temple, and joyfully with the expressions of Ukrainian ethnic traditions and cuisine, honored the observance of the 24th Independence Day celebration of Ukraine.
New 2015-2016 Academic Year at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orhtodox Theological Seminary
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, it is our pleasure and privilege to invite the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA to join the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary for the opening of New 2015-2016 Academic Year.
2015-2016 Youth Ministry Certification Course
St. Sophia Theological Seminary and our own Office of Youth + Young Adult Ministry announce that enrollment for the 2015-2016 Youth Ministry Certification Course is now open! More information here: http://www.uocyouth.org/ymcertification.html
15 September, 2015 - Pan-Orthodox Youth Gathering in Chicago, IL
Ukrainian Orthodox League Executive Boards Hold First Quarterly Meeting
The newly elected Senior and Junior National Executive Boards of the Ukrainian Orthodox League held their first quarterly meeting on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, New Jersey hosted by the St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Chapter of the Ukrainian Orthodox League.
"Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Fall 2015 Conference
Annual Celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day a Family Affair at Metropolia Center
The celebration of the 24th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence Day at our Metropolia Center was an event filled with joy and fellowship. Throughout the day cars full of people continued to arrive and join those already present. It was estimated that considering the 240 balloons sent up to “announce” the celebration, between the liturgical services and the family celebration over three hundred people participated. Especially noteworthy was the number of children present and participating in the concert – either the official concert – or the “non-official” dance concert presented by all the young children who “performed” on stage throughout the afternoon. These children were very happy to receive the ice cream and candy bars distributed by the Metropolitan and Bishop following the concert.
20th Anniversary of Priestly Service – a Priest’s Son Reflection
On Sunday, August 16, 2015 the entire parish family of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ gathered for a prayer service – Divine Liturgy – The Holy Eucharist – The Thanksgiving service for the years of pastoral service of Very Rev. Fr. Yuriy Siwko.
2015 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanage!
With the blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Office of Christian Charity in cooperation with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce the date for the winter missionary trip to Znamyanka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church. This trip will take place 20-27 December, 2015... The cost of the Mission Trip, which includes the flight, in country travel, lodging and food, is $2,500 (travel to and from New Jersey is NOT included).
Шлях.Істина. Життя: ЗЦІЛИ НАС, ВЕЛЕЛЮБНИЙ ЛІКАРЮ!
9 серпня парафія Святого Пантелеймона-цілителя Української Православної Церкви США в Брукліні, де настоятелем отець Микола Филик, відзначала храмове свято. Храмовий празник розпочався опівдні урочистою Архиєрейською службою, яку провели глава Української Православної Церкви США Митрополит Антоній, голова Консисторії УПЦ США Єпископ Даниїл, парох храму Св. Пантелеймона-цілителя отець Микола Филик разом зі священництвом інших американських українських православних церков та за участі семінаристів.
Family Fest Memory Slides
Family Fest Memory Slides 2014, application, great news
UOC of the USA Stewardship Advisory Committee Meets to Develop New Stewardship Program
On Saturday, August 8th, the hierarchs called forth the newly-established Stewardship Advisory Committee of the UOC of USA, to formally launch this work. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony opened the meeting with a prayer commending to the Lord the work of the Committee and our broader stewardship efforts as a Church, and offered thoughtful remarks about the need to grow our understanding and practice of stewardship in the Church today, and the great potential that it holds for the entire Church. His Grace Bishop Daniel, as President of the Consistory, also committed his personal support and the resources of Consistory to the work of the Committee. Participants in the meeting also included Fr. Robert Holet, Director of the Consistory Office of Stewardship, Steve Revucky of St. Vladimir’s Cathedral in Philadelphia, Pa., Stephanie Romedio of the Ss Peter and Paul parish in Youngstown, Ohio, Charles Sanderson of Four Evangelists mission in Bel Air, Maryland, and Lisa Ryan, of Ss Peter and Paul in Carnegie, Pa. Mark Host of St. Vladimir’s Cathedral in Parma, Ohio participated in the meeting by phone.
Храмове свято в Українському Православному Соборі св. кн. Володимира
Неділя 2 серпня видалась особливим днем для української православної парафії собору св. кн. Володимира і багатьох прихильників і друзів нашої громади. Як уже здавна повелося, храмовий празник – це не тільки святкування, але і вияв активного громадського і культурного життя парафії... Розділити радість парафіян, прихожан та гостей до нас прибув Преосвященніший владика Даниїл – єпископ Західної Єпархії Української Православної Церкви в Сполучених Штатах Америки та Предстоятель собору, який щойно у суботу ввечері прилетів до Чикаго прямо з України... Владика Даниїл поділився враженнями про ці події на проповіді під час Божественної Літургії та у приватних бесідах з парафіянами та гостями.
Exploring Faith, Hope, and Love as Christian Families
Families from as far away as Ukraine and as close to home as Pennsylvania came together in Christian community at All Saints Camp, located in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. 2015 was a year of fellowship; children who would never otherwise meet were given the opportunity to make friends with the same beliefs, parents could socialize with others who shared the great joy and responsibility of raising a child in the faith, and the Big Brother/Big Sister staff members could form ties with children and parents alike as they worked closely with families to make their experience at camp more enjoyable. Orthodox and Catholic, American and Ukrainian, the families brought their diverse backgrounds together and learned about living lives of Faith, Hope, and Love in the modern, secular world of the 2010s.
Holy Land Pilgrimage 2015
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND and CONSTANTINOPLE With Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel 4 – 16 October, 2015. $3,695.00 per person from JFK airport.
100th Anniversary Celebration of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA
In the early 1900’s people from the Ukraine began to immigrate to the US to find for themselves a better way of life. This brought Ukrainian people to the Dixonville area of Western Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines. Because they yearned for their own church in which to pray, a group of Ukrainian men met and formed the first body of our church in 1915. After having services in a local home for four years, they built a temple that was used until 1988. Now a century later, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA is ready to embark on the next 100 years of their existence.
Patron Saint for the Youth of the Church
With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry would like to announce choosing a patron saint for the youth of our Metropolia. This program is designed to give our youth the opportunity to learn about teenage saints of the church and use their voice in selecting one of them to intercede on their behalf with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
|24th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence - 08/23/15|
The Grace of God has brought Ukraine and all her faithful people to this, the twenty-fourth Anniversary of its exodus from the evil empire, its Declaration of Independence and the enjoyment of the fruits of freedom, righteousness and equality. Today our ancestral homeland faces another almost incredible challenge to this independence through the invasion of terroristic forces sponsored and supported, as the whole world knows, by the neighbor that simply cannot accept the loss of its illegal and illogical control domination the people-nation, which have been for that neighbor for over a millennium, the most profound example of spiritual, cultural and social life.
|The Feast of Transfiguration of our Lord at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church – the “heart” of the UOC of the USA - 08/19/15|
For the Feast of the Lord’s Transfiguration (August 19), His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony presided over the liturgical services of the feast at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ.
|Memory Eternal: Pani-matka Ann Marie Natishan - 08/05/15|
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA about the falling asleep of a pani-matka Ann Marie Natishan, a wife of the servant of God of blessed memory Fr. Peter Natishan, who served our St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox parish in McKees Rocks, PA.
|Parish Feast Day in Chicago, IL - 08/02/15|
A memorable weekend was celebrated in Chicago, Illinois on 1-2 August, 2015. The cathedral parish community of St. Volodymyr in Chicago celebrated not only the patronal feast day, but also the ninety-ninth anniversary of prayerful witness of St. Volodymyr’s legacy among the Christians of his heritage. This year, the cathedral community also commemorated the 1000th anniversary of repose of Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr. It was truly a special opportunity and time to celebrate these momentous occasions.
|Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Meet with the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Mrs. Natalie Jaresko - 08/01/15|
On Friday morning, July 31, 2015 His Eminence Metropolitan Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and His Grace Bishop Daniel, President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA met with the Minister of Finance of Ukraine – Mrs. Natalie Jaresko in her office at the Cabinet of Ministers in Kyiv, Ukraine.
|Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Deliver Additional 117,000HRV in Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine - 07/31/15|
Many Ukrainian Patriots are in the line of fire without proper medical support and training. International experience shows that 60% of deaths in combat are caused by critical bleeding, 30% from tension pneumothorax (the accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity due to chest wounds), and 10% from blocked airways. These three states – Critical bleeding, tension pneumothorax and blocked airways--require immediate attention before even seeing a doctor... Namely because of these facts that His Eminence Metropoliutan Antony, who recently traveled to Ukraine upon the invitation of the President of Ukraine, in order to participate in the observance of 1000 years of repose of Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr, and His Grace Bishop Daniel, who visited Ukraine due to the academic theological advancement program of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orhtodox Theological Seminary, reached out to "Patriot Defence" organization, a humanitarian initiative of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) that began its activities in May 2014.
|Metropolitans of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Canada Visit Ukraine for the Observance of 1000 Years of the Repose of Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr - 07/29/15|
Upon the Invitation of the president of Ukraine, the primates of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Canada, representing His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch, traveled to Ukraine on July 27-29, 2015 in order to participate in the observance of 1000 Years of the Repose of Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr.
|68th Annual UOL Convention Concludes – Celebrating the Life of Holy Equal-to-the-Apostle Prince Volodymyr the Great - 07/27/15|
The 68th Annual UOL Convention came to a formal conclusion on Sunday, July 26, 2015, as the delegates gathered at Holy Assumption Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Northampton, PA for Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel – formally marking the 1000 anniversary of repose of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr. Across the nation, numerous parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA will be celebrating the life of St. Volodymyr on July 28th – the calendar feast day; however, having gathered representatives from various UOL chapters and parishes from across the United States – the Council of Bishops of the Church designated the formal Church’s celebration on a Sunday prior to the feast day.
|UPDATED: 68th Annual UOL Convention Continues – Day 2! - 07/25/15|
The second full day of the 68th Annual UOL Convention began with Morning Prayers at the hotel chapel. Upon the completion of the prayer service His Grace Bishop Daniel offered a short reflection on the importance of prayer and the utilization of the Convention’s prayer booklet by the missionaries of the Church and the impact of the prayers of the missionaries on the Orphanage Adoption program of the UOC of the USA.
|68th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention Convenes in Northampton, PA - 07/24/15|
The Senior UOL Chapter of the Dormition (Assumption) of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Northampton, PA have worked tirelessly over the last two years preparing for this memorable week of faith, fellowship and most of all, fun. That preparation is evident as the events of the first few hours have been thoughtfully conceived and flawlessly executed, thus welcoming over 100 delegates from various chapters from across the country.
|Metropolitan Council Meets At Metropolia Center - 07/23/15|
Our Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Board of Trustees – the Metropolitan Council – held its semi-annual meeting at the administrative office – Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in Somerset, NJ on 23 July, 2015 to reflect upon the life of the various ministries of the Church and to set new goals for the upcoming new ecclesiastical year in the life of the Church.
|UOC of the USA Strategic Planning Meeting - 07/22/15|
On Wednesday July 22, 2015, a dedicated group of seven clergy and laity, initially appointed by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, representing various viewpoints were invited to meet for a day at the Consistory offices of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ, to discuss a vision of the Strategic Plan for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. The participants, led by Mr. Bill Marianes, brought with them a broad background of service to the Church, reflecting the diverse geography and perspectives of our Metropolia. The discussions were very positive, and all decisions were reached by consensus and with enthusiasm.
|Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Participate in the XXIII SOBOR of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada - 07/20/15|
The conferences of the 23rd SOBOR of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada commenced on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 and until July 19, 2015 with the clergy and faithful gathering in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Fort Garry Hotel in the La Verendrye Room to celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the Chapel for the XXIII SOBOR. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel participated in the proceedings of the XXIII Sobor, offering greetings and reflections throughout the sessions of the Sobor, thus expressing brotherly love of the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
|Metropolitan Antony Received Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox College of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada - 07/17/15|
On the third day of the XXIII Sobor – Clergy/Laity Congress of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada - Friday, July 17, 2015, at 6:00 pm over 170 guests gathered on the premises of Ft. Garry hotel in Winnipeg, Canada for the Convocation, Inauguration and Awards Ceremony of St. Andrew’s College of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada.
|St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society Receives $25,000.00 Donation - 07/17/15|
Members of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society participated in the unification celebrations of Pokrova and St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox parishes in Philadelphia... Члени Товариства Святого Андрія взяли участь у спільному святкуванні парафій Покрови Пресвятої Богородиці та катедри Св. Володимира в місті Філадельфія...
|A Note of Gratitude from Ukraine - Кілька слів подяки з України - 07/16/15|
In Znamyanka orphanage (Kirovograd region) there live about 120 children with severe diseases and disabilities from childhood. 80 of the children are without parental care or are orphaned. For most of the children, the orphanage is a home and all the children and staff of the institution are one large family, with Bishop Daniel (ruling hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of USA) as their father. Workers of the orphanage together with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA put a lot of effort to create the necessary conditions to make the orphanage comfortable, warmth and hospitable.
|UOC of the USA Offers yet Another Charitable Gift of Love - 07/06/15|
Fulfilling the mandate of the clergy and the faithful of the Ukrainian orthodox Church of the USA, and with the blessing of the primate of the UOC of the USA His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Vladyka Daniel, being in Ukraine on various assignments relating to the ministry outreach programs, visited Ivano-Frankivsk State Office building on July 4-5, 2015, meeting with the representatives of Ukrainian government as well as members of the families of the fallen and wounded soldiers of Ukraine.
|Bishop Daniel Attends US Independence Day Celebration in Kyiv, Ukraine - 07/02/15|
At the invitation of the US Ambassador and with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy and President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA attended the celebration in Kyiv on July 2nd, 2015.
|Response of Assembly of Bishops to Obergefell v. Hodges - 07/02/15|
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America strongly disagrees with the United States Supreme Court decision of June 26, Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court invents a constitutional right for two members of the same sex to marry, and imposes upon all States the responsibility to license and recognize such “marriages.”
|Bishop Daniel Visits Diocesan Church School Camp - 06/29/15|
Over the weekend of June 26-28, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel, accompanied by the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) traveled to Emlenton, PA to visit the campers of the Diocesan Church School Camp at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp.
|Assembly of Bishops Statement on Marriage and Sexuality - 06/27/15|
The Orthodox Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality, firmly grounded in Holy Scripture, 2000 years of church tradition, and canon law, holds that marriage consists in the conjugal union of a man and a woman, and that authentic marriage is blessed by God as a sacrament of the Church. Neither Scripture nor Holy Tradition blesses or sanctions such a union between persons of the same sex.
|Bishop Daniel Visits St. Anthony of the Desert Mission, Las Cruces, New Mexico - 06/22/15|
His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, accompanied by Seminarian Ihor Protsak of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ), visited St. Anthony of the Desert Ukrainian Orthodox Mission in Las Cruces, New Mexico on the weekend of June 19-21, 2015.
|Візит до Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату - 06/19/15|
10 червня з візитом до Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату перебував Єписком Даниїл від Української Православної Церкви США з благословення предстоятеля УПЦ США Високопреосвященнішого Митрополита Антонія.
|Assembly Executive Committee Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople - 06/18/15|
Istanbul - On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew warmly received the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America at the Phanar in Constantinople.
|Bishop Daniel Pays a Visit to Znamianka Orphanage in Kirovohrad Region of Ukraine - 06/12/15|
With the blessing of the spiritual father of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Bishop Daniel traveled to the remote areas of Central and Eastern Ukraine, delivering humanitarian aid to the refugees and wounded soldiers of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Traveling through Znamianka region, Vladyka Daniel made a special effort to visit for a day the orphanage that has a special place in the heart of the charitable outreach ministry of the UOC of the USA.
|Twenty-Second Anniversary of Repose of Patriarch Mstyslav Remembered - 06/11/15|
Patriarch-Metropolitan Mstyslav (Skrypnyk) served our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA for forty-three years as Archbishop, President of the Consistory and Metropolitan from 1950 to the day of his repose in the Lord on 11 June 1993.The twenty second anniversary of the repose of His Holiness Patriarch Mstyslav was commemorated at our Metropolia Center on Thursday, 11 June 2015. Members of the Consistory, friends, clergy and faithful of our church gathered to recall the incredible leadership and contributions the Patriarch made in the life of our Church, especially with the establishment of St. Andrew Memorial Center and Church Headquarters located in South Bound Brook – Somerset, NJ.
|Decision Reached by the Joint Meeting of the Committees for Dialogue - 06/09/15|
On June 8, 2015 in the Academic Hall of Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy at St. Michael's Monastery, a joint meeting of the Committees for Dialogue of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church took place, which resulted in the acceptance of the formal statement, addressing the importance of the joint efforts towards unity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, especially the unity of the UOC-KP and UAOC.
|→ Enter to Worship † Exit to Serve → - 06/07/15|
On June 7th, 2015 in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Parish, Johnson City NY – a fresh and sunny morning – many events took place that have enriched the Parish Family. During the sermon Metropolitan Antony shared what he read daily on signs on the driveway of one of the local churches of Hammond, IN where he served before his consecration: “Enter to worship” at the entrance and on the exit sign - “Exit to serve”. The Metropolitan compared the message there to the first Christians were very conscious of gathering together for prayerful service and then scattering for missionary work. This makes great imagery example for our parish as well.
|UOC of the USA Reaches Out to the Refugees from Donetsk and Luhansk Regions of Ukraine - 06/07/15|
Some 180 men, women and children became recipients of $30,000 collected by the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA as well the members of the Ukrainian National Women’s Organization and Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California that partnered with the UOC of the USA in delivering financial assistance to those in need, especially to the dislocated population of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
|ТРІЙЦЯ – ЦЕ ЛЮБОВ - 06/06/15|
Минулої неділі Українська православна катедра Святої Трійці в Нижньому Мангетені відзначила храмове свято
|The Great Feast of Pentecost - 05/31/15|
The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost, a feast of the Jewish tradition. It also celebrates the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands who on that day believed in the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The Feast is also seen as the culmination of the revelation of the Holy Trinity.
|Stewardship Calling – 5th Sunday Series Special Pentecost Podcast Program - 05/30/15|
Want to laugh, learn and be inspired? This Sunday night (May 31st), from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 pm (Eastern), tune into Ancient Faith Radio: http://www.ancientfaith.com/radio/live for a special live internet radio Stewardship Calling – 5th Sunday series broadcast. Hosted by yours truly, and joined by my priest and dear friend Father Barnabas Powell, we invite you to listen and call in (or join the chat room discussion) as we explore how you can discover and live your calling.
|Об’єднання Спільних Зусиль УПЦ США та СУА в Благодійній Допомозі Україні - 05/30/15|
В понеділок, 18 травня 2015, в Консисторії Центру Митрополії УПЦ США, Преосвященний Єпископ Даниїл зустрівся з Маріанною Заєць, Головою Союзу Українок Америки (СУА). На зустрічі були розглянуті спільні проекти Української громади в Сполучених Штатах Америки та спроможність різних благодійних організацій допомогти пораненим солдатам та біженцям, які стали жертвами збройного конфлікту на Україні.
|Memory Erternal - 05/27/15|
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA about the falling asleep of a servant of God - Pani-Matka Anna Hankevych, of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH.
|From Horrific Tragedy to Multiple Blessings - 05/23/15|
It was on Sunday afternoon, 25 August 2013, at St. Mary Protectress (Pokrova) parish, Philadelphia, PA – just a few hours after Divine Liturgy had been celebrated and the faithful members had departed to their homes – that TRAGEDY struck in the form of a fire caused by aging electrical wiring. The fire grew rapidly and spread to encompass the whole Church building and the parish social center and school. Parishioners, along with their priest, Fr. Volodymyr Khanas, began to gather to witness the horror. Fr. Taras Naumenko, of St. Vladimir Cathedral just a few miles away was also present and had informed Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel about what was happening and by the time our hierarchs arrive an hour later to comfort the parish family, it was a five-alarm fire, meaning that five fire companies were working diligently to put an end to the fire. Unfortunately, the buildings were completely destroyed.
|UOC of the USA and UNWLA Joint Charitable Outreach in Ukraine - 05/22/15|
On Monday, May 18, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel met with Mrs. Marianna Zajac, President of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) at the Consistory Offices of the Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
|Єпископ Даниїл відвідав поранених солдатів Української Армії в Військовому Госпіталі міста Львова - 05/14/15|
Коли ми чуємо про жертв війни, ми схильні думати про тих, хто не повернувся додому. Ми не задумуємося над тим, що багато з тих, хто служить в армії повертається додому з пораненнями різних видів та ступенів... Для духовенства, для вірних Української Православної Церкви США та особливо для Єпископа Даниїла, який служив капеланом на військовій базі Армії США, робота з пораненими солдатами, допомагаючи чоловікам і жінкам Збройних Сил знову повернутися до нормального способу життя, є ціллю, яка вийшла поза рамки просто фінансової допомоги – і стала індивідуальним та особистим підходом любові та турботи, чому не має ціни.
|Bishop Daniel Visits Wounded Soldiers of Ukrainian Army at the Military Hospital in Lviv, Ukraine - 05/12/15|
When we hear about casualties of war, we tend to think about those who don’t return home. But many in the military do return home with wounds of various types and degree…For the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and especially His Grace Bishop Daniel, who served as a chaplain at the US Army Military Base, working with the wounded soldiers, helping the men and women of the Armed Forces to re-adjust back to normal life settings, has been a task that goes beyond monetary donations – but takes a personal approach of love and care that very often is priceless.
|Bishop Daniel Visits Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA - 05/07/15|
For many weeks parishioners of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA, have been looking forward to His Grace Bishop Daniel’s visit to the parish for the Founders Day Celebration of the parish family... Finally the long awaited weekend arrived – Vladyka Daniel and Subdeacon Volodymyr Yavorskyi of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary arrived from the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ and directly at the airport they were greeted by the members of the parish community.
|Seminarians of the Church Fulfill the Mandate of the Faithful to Aid the Needy of Ukraine - 05/06/15|
Six seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ gathered together at the main dining hall of the Seminary in the evening hours of May 6th, 2015 in order to accomplish the task of packing over 600 lb. of clothing and toys for the children Ukrainian orphanages that are sponsored by the UOC of the USA as well as clothing for the refugees from Eastern Ukraine.
|Храмове свято в церкві Святого Юрія Переможця в Ярдвілі - 05/06/15|
Третьoгo травня Бог дарував Храмове свято і чудову погоду для парафіян i гостей церкви Святого Юрія Переможця в Ярдвілі. До парафії завітав Митрополит Антоній у супроводі п'яти семінаристів. Разом з парафіянами поважного гостя зустрічали учні школи Українознавства. Діти встелили дорогу Владиці запашними трояндовими пелюстками, а хлопці прислужники чекали на нього в церкві. Вони одяглися в стихарі і виглядали дуже щасливими від почуття виявленого до них довір’я і честі допомагати в святковому Богослужінні.
|РУХ ЗА ВИЖИВАННЯ УКРАЇНИ: Якщо не ми, тоді хто? Якщо не зараз, тоді коли? - 05/04/15|
Мільйони невинних українців страждають через конфлікт з Росією. Іноземне вторгнення зруйнувало безліч життів. Рік тому сім’ї, які жили мирно, мали роботу і працювали 40 годин на тиждень, возили своїх дітей на футбол та балет, сьогодні залишилися бездомними, бідними, каліками, овдовілими та сиротами. Їхнє життя зруйновано і тепер вони мусять покидати свої міста, які колись були повні життя, залишаючи позаду все, що вони нажили, беручи з собою тільки те, що можна помістити у валізку, та вирушати у невідоме та небезпечне майбутнє.
|St. Sophia Seminary Fundraiser During the Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage - 05/04/15|
During the annual St. Thomas Sunday pilgrimage to the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, New Jersey, the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (also located on the grounds of the Metropolia Center) embarked on a fundraising effort in order to raise funds towards the recent, and needed, renovations of the Seminary.
|His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Visits Boston, MA - 05/01/15|
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston was honored to have a visit from His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. The Metropolitan was greeted with flowers by the children of the parish, bread and salt by Parish Board President, Jane Yavarow and the holy cross by Fr. Roman Tarnavsky. With the intoning of “Christ is Risen” he began the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Responses were offered by the dedicated members of the parish choir. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Metropolitan Antony invited everyone outside for a group photo.
|Save Ukraine Now CAMPAIGN - 04/29/15|
Christ taught us to love our neighbor, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, take in the stranger. Today we have the perfect opportunity to heed His words and help Christ, by helping those in need. On April 29, 2015, His Grace Bishop Daniel, Consistory President and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. joined a distinguished panel of guests among which were General Wesley K. Clark (retired), Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and former presidential candidate to launch the “Ukraine Survival Campaign”.
|A Joyous Return! - 04/28/15|
The Consecration of Saint Michael’s in Woonsocket, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, and the Ordination of Deacon Michael Abrahamson
|Єпископ Даниїл відвідав місійну громаду Св. Тройці, міста Сіетл - Bishop Daniel Visits the Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Seattle, WA - 04/27/15|
Минулих вихідних, в суботу 25 та неділю 26 квітня, Його Преосвященство, Єпископ Даниїл виконуючи свій Архіпастирський обов’язок відвідав місійну громаду Св. Тройці, міста Сіетл, штат Вашингтон, яку від доручив в опіку отцю Андрію Матлак. Візит Архієрея завжди є радісною подією для громади. В цьому випадку радість була подвійною, як для громади так і для сім’ї отця Андрія: для отця Андрія та добродійки Надії – тому, що сам Владика приїхав щоб Охрестити та Миропомазати їхню новонароджену донечку Єлизавету; для парафіян – тому, що вони мали можливість помолитися та поспілкуватися з Владикою на протязі двох днів і тому, що їхня громада поповнилася ще однією Православною Християнкою (Новохрещеною Єлизаветою).
|Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Farewell Reception in Honor of Ambassador of Ukraine - 04/25/15|
On April 23, 2015, the Diplomatic Corps of Ukraine hosted a send off for one of its very own, the Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksander Motsyk. Ambassadors, government officials, representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic Churches, leaders of Ukrainian-American community and other distinguished guests gathered at the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America in Washington, DC in formal fashion to bid the guests of honor, Mr. Motsyk and his family, farewell. Mrs. Natalia Motsyk joined her husband in a meet and greet among guests, with the members of the Embassy’s staff by their side.
|2015 High School Mission Trip - 04/24/15|
With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry and Christian Charity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce its missionary trip for High School aged teenagers to the St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, RI. The High School Mission Trip will take place August 1 - 9, 2015. As you know, St. Michael's experienced a devastating fire to their church building in November 2014.
|2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Camping Programs - 04/23/15|
We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Season at All Saints Camp - "I Am. " Applications for campers and staff are now available.