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Members of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA Visit Petrykivka Spring” Exhibit - 03/22/17

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 the entire Executive Body of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA toured Petrykivka Spring exhibit, organized by the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of NJ.


2017 UOL Lenten Retreat in Western PA and Ohio - 03/21/17

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA held the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Annual Lenten Retreat at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, PA. His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory, presided over a day of prayer, worship, learning, and fellowship for the faithful of all ages.  The day began with Morning prayers, continued with inspiring talks, discussion and activities, great food, and a wonderful exchange of love filled with the joy of praying and learning with our clergy and our brothers and sisters in Christ from many different parishes.


Sharon, PA: Archbishop Daniel Leads Services for the Sunday of the Cross at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church - 03/20/17

On Sunday the 19th of March 2017, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, spiritual father of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, led the Great Lenten services for the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross in St. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sharon, PA. He was accompanied by the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) Subdeacons Mykola Zomchak and Mykhaylo Bokalo, as well as Hryhorii Matviiv and Tadei Surak.


LUBA April: Keep America Beautiful - 03/17/17


Archbishop Daniel Participates in the Meeting of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch with the Prime Minister of Ukraine - 03/15/17

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the offices of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey on March 15, 2017. Welcoming the Prime Minister of Ukraine to the Sacred Offices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His All Holiness was accompanied by Metropolitan Emanuel of France, Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna – the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and by Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.


Winter Blizzard at the Metropolia Center - 03/15/17

As the early morning hours of Tuesday March 14, 2017 brought a brand new day to the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA and the residents of South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ – the winter blizzard covered with over 20 inches of snow every aspect of the entire Metropolia Center.


United Nations Fellowships Available for Graduate and Post Graduate Students - 03/15/17

Two applicants will be selected for yearlong stipended fellowships that will begin in the fall of 2017. The fellows will work in New York City in the department’s office at the Church Center for the United Nations. Fellows will focus their work at the U.N. in three main areas: human rights, environment, or humanitarianism. Among other activities, fellows will have the opportunity to join and participate in the work of nongovernmental organization committees at the U.N., assist in formulating oral and written statements and interventions, plan and host events during U.N. Economic and Social Council functional commissions, and participate in panel discussions at future biennial national clergy-laity congresses.


Northern Maryland Mission Consecrates New Temple, Hosts Myrrh-Streaming Icon, and is Officially Established as Parish of the UOC of the USA - 03/14/17

In a momentous weekend nearly 15 years in the making, Four Evangelists Ukrainian Orthodox Mission in Bel Air, Maryland became a full parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA as its new temple was consecrated at the hand of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Eminence Archbishop Daniel. In a prayerful and joyous celebration, the relics of St. Basil the Great were installed in the new altar table and the newly-renovated church, located on North Hickory Avenue in the heart of downtown Bel Air, was consecrated for the singular purpose of glorifying God, that souls may be saved. 


NY/NJ Deanery Prays With Archbishop Daniel at St. Sophia Seminary During the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts - 03/10/17

On Wednesday, March 7, 2017, the clergy of NY/NJ Deanery, under the leadership of Protopresbyter Taras Chubenko, for the first time during this year’s Lenten journey gathered together at Three Holy Hierarchs Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) with His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy and President of Consistory of the UOC of the USA for the celebration of the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.  


UOC Camping Season Information - Now Available! - 03/06/17

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Season at All Saints Camp - "Champions of the Faith. " Applications for campers and staff are now available. The dates for our encampments are:


Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebration in New York City, NY - 03/05/17

Each year, Orthodox Christians around the world break from their routine of worshiping in the Divine Liturgy at their regular churches to witness something special on the first Sunday of Great Lent. Eight bishops of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America finished the First Week of Great Lent and spiritually inaugurated entrance into the Second Week of Great Lent with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy together on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, New York. This year, the tradition returned to its roots, as Orthodox hierarchs, representing various jurisdictions of Holy Orthodox Church gathered once again to celebrate the “Sunday of Orthodoxy”—the restoration of the holy icons to the Church once and for all in the ninth century.


Presentation of a New Publication on the Dialogue Between the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches - 03/03/17

Prior to the formal lecture at the Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel of the Seminary and meeting with the student body, author Christine Chaillot visited the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, where a cordial meeting took place with His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, who is also one of the instructors at the Seminary. Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Perkins, Assistant Academic Dean introduced Dr. Chaillot to the hierarch, stressing the contribution of the author on the development of the Dialogue between Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches. 


Great Lent Giveaway 2017: Benefitting Zoe for Life - 03/01/17

The Great Lent Giveaway was designed as a way for our youth to learn about the beauty of Great Lent and instill in them that Great Lent is not only a time of fasting but a time to do good works and of contemplation, while preparing for the death and Glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The current year program and programs from past years are provided below. They may be used during Great Lent or be adapted for use during your normal Youth Group Sessions. The GLG is a partnership of the OYM and the Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League.


Lenten Epistle 2017 Великопісне Послання - 02/27/17

Permanent Conference Of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond The Borders Of Ukraine

Постійна Конференція Українських Православних Єпископів поза межами України


Forgiveness Sunday at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 02/26/17

His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA joined by Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Lymar, Protodeacon Andrii Fronchak, Deacon John Charest and parishioners of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral parish community presided over the Archpastoral Divine Liturgy and Liturgical Services of the Cheesefare/Forgiveness Sunday for the beginning of Great and Holy Lent. 


Hundreds Flock to the Myrrh-Streaming Icon at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - 02/25/17

As millions of Orthodox Christians around the world prepared to enter into the Sacred Period of Great Lent leading to the greatest miracle in the history of humanity – our Lord’s Glorious Resurrection, hundreds of Orthodox Christians from across the New York Metropolitan area were flocking to a Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ on Saturday, February 25, 2017 to see what they believe to be a different miracle.


Patriarchal Catechetical Encyclical on the Opening of Great Lent - 02/24/17

We Orthodox Christians are called to live the period of Holy and Great Lent as a time of conscientious renewal and vigilance, as an eternal moment of our Orthodox identity. That is to say, we are called to live and experience Christ Himself, to love and experience ecclesiastically and spiritually. For it is only through our life in Christ that we have the possibility to renew our conscience and ascend to the level of true freedom and the infallible criteria for our consolation and salvation.


Annual Conference “Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit" - 02/23/17

The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion is pleased and honored to announce the 2017 Conference theme - "Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit." This pan-Orthodox gathering of healing professionals, clergy, and all interested persons will be held November 2 - 4 at the Cultural Center of the Spiritual Headqurters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Churchof the USA  Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ.


Junior Ukrainian Orthodox League Lock-in at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio - 02/22/17

A candlelight evening prayer service was held to begin the 25th annual Jr. UOL lock-in at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Youngstown, Ohio. The youth and young adult lock-in had over 75 people in attendance who gathered to spend an All-Night Vigil and time of fellowship with each other while reflecting upon the theme for the gathering – “You are the Light of the World”


March LUBA Feature: March is Reading Month - 02/21/17


Holy Land Pilgrimage with His Eminence Metropolitan Antony - 02/01/17


ATTENTION STUDENTS: John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunity For the Youth of the Church - 01/25/17

The Consistory Offices of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA have been informed that the students of our Metropolia may be eligible for a $5,000 Undergraduate or a $5,000 Graduate Scholarship through the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation. A total of ten undergraduate and ten graduate scholarships will be awarded.


Ukrainian American Veterans Scholarship Available - 01/11/17

The Scholarship Committee of the Ukrainian American Veterans decides and awards scholarship money to college students who are descendants or relatives Ukrainian American Veterans.To be eligible for a UAV scholarship, applicants must be descendants or related to Ukrainian American Veterans and be a full-time matriculated college student in a degree program. Additionally, students from accredited trade schools or institutions that have degree programs are eligible as well. Students can apply while in their senior year of high school, college attendance will be verified before the awards are given in the fall semester. Applications are accepted all-year-round and the deadline for each year is on the last day of August. Moreover, undergraduate students may reapply for scholarship awards.


Calendar 2017 / Orthodox Daily Planner - 12/31/16

Orthodox Daily Planner 2017 is out from press and ready for shipping.


Prayer Book – Молитовник 2016 - 10/20/16

New Prayer Book - ORDER NOW - Новий Молитовник Можна Замовляти в Крамниці Консисторії


Archived News
First Week of Holy and Great Lent: The Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete - 02/28/17

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Vladyka Daniel presides over the Reading of the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and the Liturgies of Presanctified Gifts during the First Week of Great Lent at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church and Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South bound Brook/Somerset, NJ. Concelebrating with the Archbishop the services of the First Week of Lenten journey are Very Rev. Fr. Yuriy Siwko, Very Rev. Fr. John Lyszyk, Rev. Fr. Vasyl Pasakas, Rev. Fr. Vasyl Shak, Deacon Ivan Tchopko and the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary.

26 February, 2017 - OCMC Mission Sunday - 02/18/17

On this final Sunday before the Great Fast, let us look ahead to the joy that awaits us at the end of our Lenten journey, and let us join together in the work of our brothers and sisters who are bringing that joy to more and more people. Remember the work of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), a common ministry of all Orthodox Christian jurisdictions throughout our nation, endorsed by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the United States. Pray for our Orthodox missionaries and for those yet to be reached with the message of the Gospel. Consider serving as a missionary, or as part of a short-term mission team. And, remember that even if you can’t go, you can participate through your financial support to help enable the great and holy work of making disciples of all nations!

St. Sophia’s Seminary Van Receives the Installation of the Official Logo - 02/17/17

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary’s 10-person van received an installation of the Seminary name and logo onto the van on February 16, 2017. 

Forum on Modern Slavery Held at the Phanar - 02/15/17

Under the auspices of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, a Forum on Modern Slavery, co-sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church of England took place in Istanbul from February 6–7, 2017. The Forum grew out of a conversation between His All-Holiness and His Grace Archbishop Justin of Canterbury during the formal Patriarchal visit to Lambeth Palace from November 2–4, 2015, which was in response to Archbishop Justin’s first visit to the Phanar from January 13–14, 2014.

UOC of the USA Plants a New Mission in Sacramento, CA - 02/14/17

With a blessing of His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel and following a careful and lengthy assessment process, a group of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians of Sacramento, CA Metropolitan area formed a coordinating committee with a final goal of planting a mission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sacramento, CA.

St. Sophia Seminary Celebrates Seminary’s Chapel Feast Day - 02/12/17

Once again the Three Holy Hierarchs – St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom and Gregory the Theologian – Chapel of St. Sophia Seminary was filled with incense and chanting of festal verses as local clergy and faithful joined the faculty and student body of the Seminary to celebrate the Chapel’s Patron Feast Day. Even though the celebration of the feast day falls on Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Seminary’s celebration took place on Saturday morning (February 11, 2017) in order to provide an opportunity for the gathered local clergy and faithful to participate in the common prayer service led by His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel.

Metropolitan Antony Met with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia Dr. Mykola Kulinich - Зустріч Митрополита Антонія із Послом України в Австралії Миколою Кулінічем - 02/10/17

During the most recent visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Australia, a meeting took place between the Metropolitan of the Church and the Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia Dr. Mykola Kulinich.

Winter Snowstorm at the Metropolia Center of the Church - 02/09/17

As the early morning hours of Saturday February 9, 2017 brought a brand new day to the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA and the residents of South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ – the winter blizzard covered with over 25 inches of snow every aspect of the entire Metropolia Center.

Metropolitan Antony Visits Western Australia - 02/08/17

A warm summer day on Monday 6th February 2017 and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of WA had a very special guest from USA - His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. 

UOC of the USA Provides Emergency Aid to Ukraine - 02/08/17

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in close cooperation with Ukraine’s Charitable Organization (located in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine) that provides care for Zaluchia Orphanage and upon the request of Mariupol House for Elderly as well for the purpose of caring for the Avdiivka (Eastern Ukraine), wounded and refugees, recently provided emergency monetary donation in the amount of about $10,000.

Honoring the Memory of the Lost - Memorial Service and Film Screening - 02/06/17

The month of February commemorates the 4th anniversary of the Euromaidan events that unfolded in Kyiv, Ukraine: remembering the memory of the “Heavenly Hundred” (“Nebesna Sotnya”) and reminding us of the current aggression taking place in Eastern Ukraine.

February 11, 2017 - Three Holy Hierarchs Seminary Chapel Feast Day - 02/06/17

Please Join the Students and Clergy of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary as They Celebrate the Patron Feast Day of the Seminary's Chapel

Honoring the Memory of the Lost - Memorial Service and Film Screening - 02/03/17

Join us for a commemoration of the "Heavenly Hundred" and all Ukrainian Heroes who have perished in Eastern Ukraine. Screening of Freedom and Death, a documentary film portrait of the Maidan Civil Uprising, will follow with talk by filmaker Damian Kolodiy.

Metropolitan Antony Visits Ukrainian Orthodox Parishes in Australia - 02/02/17

Being sixteen hours ahead of the East Coast of the United States of America, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, fulfilling his archpastoral service, traveled to Australia in order to visit parish communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand.

The Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos "Tender Heart" at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - 02/02/17

Join the Clergy and Faithful of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orhtodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ as They Welcome the Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos "Tender Heart" to the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - Запрошуємо Вас до молитовного вшанування та молитви перед чудотворною та мироточивою іконою Богородиці Ласкавої - Пом'якшення Сердець (із Тейлор, ПА) в суботу - 25 лютого, 2017 в Церкві-пам'ятнику св. Андрія Первозванного

5 February, 2017 - Orthodox Scout Sunday - 02/01/17

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, Scouts all over the United States will celebrate National Scout Sunday. Scout Sunday is an annual event among all faiths which recognize the good work that is done by Scouts in our religious communities. The observance of Scout Sunday tradition was started years ago to make people in the church aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out of what is pledged each week. The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith. That is why this Sunday is set aside to honor God and to remind us that we are all His Creatures and made in His Image or more precisely - to image (reflect) Him to the world.

Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! - 01/30/17

Happy 70th Birthday, Vladyko! Happy 4th Anniversary Your Eminence Metropolitan Antony!

Ukrainian Orthodox Christians in the United States of America Prayerfully Remembered the Heroes of Kruty - 01/29/17

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 – Archbishop-elect Daniel presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ marking two important events in the life of the Ukrainian Orthodox Christians.

His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 70th Birthday, Name’s Day and the 4th Anniversary as a Prime Hierarch of the UOC of the USA - 01/28/17

Surrounded by clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony marked his 70th birthday with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Historic Flooding In San Diego, California - 01/26/17

San Diego, CA and our surrounding local community have been devastated as a result of widespread flooding from the unusual rain season, which occurred during the week of 16-23 January 2017. Our Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s sacred space, rectory and parish hall received flooding and damage.

Sunday After Theophany and Observance of Ukraine’s National Unity Day Marked at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in London, U.K. - 01/22/17

With about 300 people in attendance, the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in London, Great Britain celebrated the Sunday after Theophany with His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, who presided over all Theophany liturgical services in the United Kingdom.

Caroling for Christ: Bethlehem Story Alive at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - 01/21/17

From the young to the old, singers and performers, young children and adults all dressed in embroidered Ukrainian shirts gathered at the Ukrainian Cultural Center of the Metropolia Center of the UOC of USA for one last celebration this Nativity Season. The annual “Caroling for Christ” concert took place on Saturday, January 17th with a total of 7 performing groups from local parishes.

Vladyka Daniel Met with Bishop Hlib Lonchyna of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Great Britain at the Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London - 01/20/17

Владика Даниїл провів зустріч із єпископом Глібом Лончиною Української Католицької Єпархії Великобританії в Українській Католицькій катедрі Пресвятої Родини в Лондоні

Ambassador of Ukraine in the United Kingdom Natalia Galibarenko Held a Working Meeting with Archbishop-elect of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Great Britain and Western Europe Daniel and the representatives of the Church in Great Britain - 01/20/17

Посол України у Великій Британії Наталі Галібаренко зустрілася з Архиєпископом-номінантом Української Православної Церкви Вселенського Патріархату у Великій Британії та Західній Європі Даниїлом та представниками Церкви у Великій Британії

The Feast of Theophany at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, London, Great Britain - 01/19/17

Over 200 faithful and visitors of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in London, UK gathered at their parish temple to celebrate the feast day of Theophany of our Lord. His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, a ruling hierarch of the Western European Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Diaspora, led the services of the feast day.

Vladyka Daniel Meets With His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain and the Leadership of the Association of Ukrainian in Great Britain - 01/18/17

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 His Grace Archbishop-Elect Daniel, following the arrival to the capital of United Kingdom – London, for the celebration of the Holy and Sacred Feast of Theophany of our Lord with the local Ukrainian Orthodox community met with His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain at the offices of the Archdiocese in London. Participating in the meeting were Very Rev. Fr. Bohdan Matwijchuk, President of Consistory of the UAOC in Great Britain and Very Rev. Fr. Vitalij Derewianka, pastor of the Holy Archangel Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Genk, Belgium.

21 January, 2017 - Caroling for Christ - 01/18/17

Join Us for the Third Annual "Caroling for Christ" at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA

Triple Celebration at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Carthedral in Los Angeles, CA - 01/16/17

Чотирнадцятого січня люди зійшлися до Свято-Володимирського собору на Божественну Літургію Василія Великого, написану самим святителем, яку звершив Правлячий архиєрей Західної Єпархії УПЦ США владика Даниїл, у співслужінні настоятеля храму протоієрей Василя Савчура. Святковий, піднесений настрій, урочиста благоговійна тиша, неперевершений спів хору (регент Дебра Касперська)… Читання Святого Євангелія від Луки, молитовно схилені голови... Ось лунають щедрівки, сповнюючи серця новими надіями та духовними силами… Таїнство Святого Причастя, благодатне залучення душі до вічного життя… До прийняття Тіла і Крові Христових приступають діти з батьками… На серці – радість, а в душі – мир… Люди дякують Господу за щедроти і просять благословити «вінець наступаючого літа». У соборі лунає багатоголосе многоліття, особливо одній із найстарших парафіянок громади - пані Катерині Дах з нагоди її 95-ти ліття…

2017: Year of Protection of Childhood - 01/16/17

In hih Nativity Encyclical, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew proclaimed 2017 as the year of Protection of Childhood. “We appeal to all of you to respect the identity and sacredness of childhood. In light of the global refugee crisis that especially affects the rights of children; in light of the plague of child mortality, hunger and child labor, child abuse and psychological violence, as well as the dangers of altering children’s souls through their uncontrolled exposure to the influence of contemporary electronic means of communication and their subjection to consumerism, we declare 2017 as the Year of Protection of the Sacredness of Childhood, inviting everyone to recognize and respect the rights and integrity of children”.

A Note of Gratitude from Ukrainian Families - Подяка від Українських Сімей - 01/12/17

As we have entered into Nativity season the joy and peace is felt in the hearts of so many people of Ukraine which have received a Humanitarian Support from St. Andrew’s Society and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.

The Feast of Holy Protomartyr Stephen Celebrated With Vladyka Daniel at Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Palos Park, IL - 01/11/17

On the third day of Nativity we were blessed with a visit of His Eminence Archbishop-Elect Daniel - President of the Consistory; Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy. His Eminence Daniel accompanied by Fr. Ivan Lymar, pastor of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL and Fr. Vasyl Sendeha of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orhtodox parish in Palos Park, IL led the faithful in the Divine Liturgy, honoring St. Stephen the Protomartyr. After the Divine Liturgy everyone was invited to carol at the rectory and to enjoy provided lunch. Attending parishioners and guests had the opportunity to venerate the actual relics of St. Stephen, which were brought by Vladyka Daniel. His Eminence, preached to us about first martyr Stephen and what it really means to be the real follower of Christ, who is willing to sacrifice his life for Christ. He spoke of love which made St. Stephen be able to do what he has done to preach Christ through His life until the very last breath. Real examples of living in the love of Christ were shared by his Eminence. If those people were capable of spreading Christ’s love thorough their actions of compassion, so we too can share Christ’s love with the others by being Christ to those who are in need.

Second Day of Nativity of Christ Celebrations at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Bensenville, IL - Другий день Різдвяних Богослужінь у Українському Православному храмі Пресвято - 01/08/17

Восьмого січня, у день вшанування Матері Божої, Непорочної Діви Марії, Яка послужила Таємниці втілення Сина Божого, правлячий архиєрей Західної Єпархії УПЦ США архієпископ-номінант Даниїл звершив Божественну Літургію в Українському Православному храмі Пресвятої Трійці  в Бенсенвил, ІЛ за тучастю настоятеля митрофорного протоієрея Богдана Калинюка, протоієрея Андрія Шельваха та протодиякона Андрія Фрончака. Хор храму (регент – Тарас Руденко) піднесено і натхненно славив Різдво Христове. За Богослужінням молилися чісленні парафіяни і храм був заповнений прихожанами і парафіянами, панував святковий піднесений настрій, віруючих об’єднала велика подія – Народження Богонемовляти Христа. Всі у храмі відчували Божу присутність і ту радість благодаті та любові, що подарувало нам пришестя Спасителя світу. Храм єдиними устами і єдиним серцем співав хвалу Тій, Яка стала Матір’ю Предвічного Бога.

Let's Be Attentive: JANUARY - National Mentoring Month - 01/08/17

As well as National Blood Donor Month

Nativity of Christ Celebration at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL - Різдвяні Богослужіння у Свято-Володимирському Українському Православному Соборі м. Чі - 01/07/17

Святкове Богослужіння звершує правлячий архиєрей Західної Єпархії УПЦ США архієпископ-номінант Даниїл, настоятель Свято-Володимирського собору протоієрей Іван Лимар та протодиякон Андрій Фрончак у співслужінні духовенства храму. Священнослужителі – у білому облаченні, на серці і в душі – особливе піднесення, невимовна радість обіймає кожного…І звучить молитовний спів кліросу: «Бо з нам Бог…» Різдвяний тропар нагадує про події, описані в Святому Євангелії від Матфея: про пришестя Месії і мудреців, які прийшли до Новонародженого Немовляти, принісши в дар золото, ладан та смирну: «Різдво Твоє, Христе Боже наш, засяяло світові світло розуму…» Радувало, що було чимало молоді та дітей, люди завітали цілими сім'ями. Було звершено помазання молільників святим єлеєм…

Nativity Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine - Різдвяне Послання Постійної Конференції Українських Православних Єпископів по - 01/06/17

Today Christ, as an Infant, allows us to initially experience God Incarnate with awe and joy. The Son of God enters into the history of mankind and allows us to participate in the timeless reality of the Holy Trinity – God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. May we love Him all the days of our life – always, at every moment with all our heart, our soul, our mind and our strength.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: CHRIST IS BORN! - 01/06/17

Grace, Mercy and Peace from the Savior Christ Born in Bethlehem - Благодать, милість і мир Від Христа Спасителя народженого у Віфлеємі.

Christmas Radio Program - Різдвяна Радіопередача Служби Божої - 01/05/17

7 January, 2017: 9-11am - Christmas Radio Program from St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, OH

A Visit of Love: Winter Mission Team to Znamianka Orphanage Returns from Ukraine - 01/03/17

Every year around the celebration of the feast of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas, the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA offer a special seasonal gift to those for whom the Lord Himself directed to care and pray. Fulfilling the mandate of Christ and with the blessing of the spiritual father of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Archbishop-elect Daniel led a Mission Team of 11 individuals: Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary, South Bound Brook, NJ; Olga Coffey of St. Andrew the First-Called Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Silver Spring, MD; Tracy Galla of the Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church, McKees Rocks, PA; Mark and Samuel Hatala of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Johnson City, NY; Cathy Bucharew of Harrisburg, PA and All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp, Emlenton, PA; Matthew Scutchfield of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Boston, MA; Julia and Charles Ames of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Youngstown, PA; Ephrain Castro of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ  – the faithful of the UOC of the USA on a life-changing and uplifting missionary journey to Ukraine’s orphanage that provides daily care for the severely mentally and physically handicapped children.

February - LUBA Feature: American Heart Month - 01/02/17

Reunion at Zaluchia Orphanage - 12/27/16

Preparing for the upcoming 2016 Winter Mission Trip of 11 Missionaries of the UOC of the USA, His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled ahead of the group in order to visit Zaluchia orphanage (Snyatyn district, Ivano-Frankivsk region) and to study the progress and various missionary opportunities, which will require UOC of the USA’s donations and dedication towards the improvement of the way of live of 70 boys and about 60 ladies of the institution.

His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Visits Dover, Delaware - 12/26/16

On Sunday, December 18, His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony visited with the faithful of the Mission Parish of Saint Nicholas in Dover, Delaware. Bringing with him our newly ordained Deacon, Deacon Ivan Tchopko and two of our Seminarians, Subdeacon Volodymyr Yavorskij and Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak and plenty of sunshine (the temperature reached 67 degrees), His Eminence entered into the Mission to celebrate the Divine Liturgy for the Mission’s 9th Anniversary and their patronal feast day.

Saint Nicholas Visits the Historical and Educational Center - 12/19/16

On Sunday afternoon, December 18th, 2016, Saint Nicholas visited the children and families gathered at the Heinrich Fisher Home. He was greeted with the traditional Ukrainian carol "O, khto, khto, Mykolaia Liubyt’" ( "Children who love dear St. Nicholas"). St. Nicholas met with each child and rewarded them for their good behavior throughout the year by presenting a goodie bag filled with treats and toys.

St. Nicholas Day Celebration at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church School - День св. Миколая відзначили в Українській Школі при церкві-пам'ятнику Св. Андрія Первозванн - 12/19/16

17 грудня 2016 Школа українознавства при Українській православній церкві св. Андрія Первозваного мала зустріч із св. Миколаєм в приміщені Культурного Центру Української Православної церкви США у Саут Баунд Бруці, Нью-Джерзі. На запрошення Адміністрації Школи, вчителів та школярів, завітали на наше свято дуже багато гостей.  У свою чергу були присутні Первоієрарх Української Православної Церкви США Високопреосвященніший Митрополит Антоній та Голова Консисторії Правлячий Архієрей  Західної Єпархії Української Православної Церкви США Високопреосвященніший Архієпископ-номінант Даниїл, парафіяни церкви-пам'ятника Св. Андрія Первозванного, батьки учасників нашого свята. Головним гостем цього свята, на яке завжди чекають наші діти був Святий Миколай.

Second Annual "CHRISTMAS at the SEMINARY" - 12/18/16

The 2nd annual Christmas at the Seminary fundraiser took place this past Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at Saint Sophia Theological Seminary in Somerset, New Jersey. As the entire Ukrainian-Orthodox community began to prepare for the upcoming visit of St. Nicholas to the children and then the feast of the Nativity of Christ, the student body and extended Seminary family celebrated with their annual party and fundraiser. This event focuses on celebrating the end of the school semester, while also bringing about a greater awareness to the greater community of the school and the needs of the growing student body. During the 2016-2017 school year, the school had enrolled students into several programs: Full-Time, Part-Time program, Distance Learning and Youth Ministry Certification.

AXIOS! Subdeacon Ivan Tchopko Ordained to Deaconate During the Celebration of the Feast Day at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ - 12/12/16

Trembling in the fear of God and with tears in his eyes, after the Anaphora, subdeacon Ivan was taken to the center of the Church. After intoned “Command” the subdeacon was brought forth to the Royal Doors and made a full prostration before the Holy Altar, where serving clergy presented him as a worthy candidate in front of His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel. With the laying of his hands Archbishop passed the Grace of the Holy Spirit through the Apostolic Succession. The new deacon than was vested, as the clergy and the people proclaimed - Axios! He is Worthy!

Початок розпису церкви - 12/11/16

Недiля 11 грудня 2016 рoку буде пам’ятатися, як iстoричний день для парафiï Святoгo Юрiя Перемoжця, Украïнськoï Правoславнoï Церкви у Ярдвiлi. В цей день Предстoятель Украïнськoï Церкви митрпoлит Антoнiй Благoслoвив пoчатoк рoзписання нашoï церкви.

AXIOS! Ordination of Deacon Philip J. Harendza to the Holy Priesthood - 12/11/16

In the life of the Church we celebrate many feasts and saints that repeat every year. But there are unique events that do not repeat, those would be the Holy Mysteries of the church like Baptism, Chrismation, Matrimony, Unction, Funeral and Ordination. Among above mentioned Holy Mysteries Ordination is even more special because it can only be done by a bishop.

Assembly of Bishops Releases Updated Map of US Bishops, Parishes - 12/08/16

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recently released an updated map, titled Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the USA. The map indicates the locations, names and jurisdictions of all active Orthodox Christian bishops in the US and the total number of Orthodox parishes in each county.

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral Celebrates 100 Years - 12/05/16

St. Nicholas Pro-Cathedral in Lakewood, Ohio celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the parish on the weekend of December 3-4, 2016. The celebration was the culmination of more than a year of preparation. Fr. Dennis Kristof, Dean of St. Nicholas, encouraged the formation of a Centennial Committee at the Parish Annual Meeting held a year earlier.  Nicole Hartman and Maria Hejnal volunteered to serve on this committee, which was answerable to the Parish Council. Natalie Walsh also stepped up to be a part of this committee. All three of these young women made their First Confession together at St. Nicholas in 1992.

Give the Gift of CAMP! - 12/05/16

Do you often find yourself looking for the perfect gift and just can't find it? Do family and friends ask you what your child, grandchild, sister, brother, etc. may want as a gift and you aren't quite sure what to say? We are very pleased to bring you an amazing gift - the Gift of Camp! Individuals are now able to purchase gift certificates for loved ones or for the youth/families in your parish. They may be purchased at any time during the year. So how does it work? Let us explain!

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