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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…


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.


2017: Year of Protection of Childhood - 01/11/17

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”.


Honoring the Memory of the Lost - Memorial Service and Film Screening - 01/10/17

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.


21 January, 2017 - Caroling for Christ - 01/09/17

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


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.


February 11, 2017 - Three Holy Hierarchs Seminary Chapel Feast Day - 01/08/17

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


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.


ATTENTION STUDENTS: John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunity For the Youth of the Church - 01/06/17

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.


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.


Ukrainian American Veterans Scholarship Available - 01/01/17

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.


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.


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.


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!


Seminary Appeal 2016 - 11/10/16

Dear and beloved benefactors of St. Sophia Seminary,

CHRIST IS AMONGST US!

            St. Sophia Seminary has again embarked upon a new academic year, 2016 – 2017, of study, spiritual formation and vigilant prayer. With the blessing of our Rector, His Eminence Antony, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A., I turn to you to solicit your generous prayerful and charitable support of the life of the seminary and its wellbeing. This support is absolutely crucial. St. Sophia Seminary relies on your donations, viewed as stewardship, to ensure a continuous line of dedicated priests who will serve the needs of the People of God.


2017 College Mission Trip to Ukraine Announced - 11/04/16

With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce the dates for the College Age Mission Trip to Ukraine 2017. The 2017 trip will take place June 2 - June 17th, which includes a training day in South Bound Brook, NJ.


Prayer Book – Молитовник 2016 - 10/20/16

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


Archived News
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

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!

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.

Українська Православна Катедра Святого Володимира в Нью-Йорку Величаво Відзначила Своє 90-ліття - 12/03/16

Відзначення 90-літнього ювілею катедри розпочалося з архиєрейської Служби Божої, яку провели глава Української Православної Церкви в США, митрополит Антоній та архиєпископ Даниїл у співслужінні з нинішнім настоятелем храму о.Володимиром Музичкою та іншими православними священиками.

Archpastoral Letter on St. Philip's Fast - 11/30/16

Once again, presently we have formally arrived to the time of year made sacred because of our preparation for the solemn commemoration of the Nativity/Incarnation of the Only-Begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ.  It is a time of pilgrimage, a spiritual journey which began on 15/28 November and lasts for 40 days and focuses attention on personal renewal based on not a minimal observance of the Orthodox Christian lifestyle, but on attention to quality and excellence in following the life-giving Gospel.

Invest in the Future of the Church: Support St. Sophia Seminary on Giving Tuesday, November 29 - 11/29/16

Our Seminary is once again participating in the #GivingTuesday global charitable movement by encouraging the alumni, faculty, students, staff, clergy and all the faithful of the #UOCofUSA to kick-­off the holiday gift­-giving season with a donation to St. Sophia Seminary Fund. Giving Tuesday is the global day for giving back created in response to the commercialization and consumerism of the holiday season and as a reminder of the need to support nonprofit institutions like our own Seminary.

Archpastoral Message for 2016 Thanksgiving Day - 11/23/16

As you gather on Thanksgiving Day, wherever it is you gather and with whomever you gather, we hope you have a great day! We hope you will enjoy the traditions of the day. But be sure to remember that for us – Orthodox Christians, Thanksgiving is more than a Thursday in November. It’s more than enjoying turkey, pumpkin pie and football. It is about giving thanks and being a blessing for those around us.

Holy Archangel Michael Feast Day Celebration in Minneapolis, MN - 11/21/16

Parishioners and parish pastor, Very Rev. Fr. Evhen Kumka of St. Michael and St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN observed its patronal feast day by welcoming His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, Deacon John Charest of Chicago, IL, Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South bound Brook, NJ) joined by Very Rev. Fr. Peter Siwko and parishioners of St Katherine’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Arden Hills, MN and other guests in weekend prayer during Great Vespers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday November 20, 2016. 

December 2016 LUBA Guidelines - 11/18/16

The word attentive has many meanings; observant, aware, vigilant, kind, conscientious, thoughtful and the list goes on. All of these adjectives describe the life of an Orthodox Christian - how we are called to live our daily life. It is no coincidence that during the Divine Liturgy we are called to "Be Attentive". In a way, being attentive is sacramental - being vigilant to Christ and His sacraments. But we are not only called to be attentive in our divine services, we are called to be attentive in our lives and to our brothers and sister in Christ. Be considerate. Be caring. Be understanding. Be sympathetic.

Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill the 7th day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land - 11/17/16

Сьомий день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю

Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill the 6th day of their Pilgrimage to Holy Land - 11/16/16

Шостий день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю

Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill the 5th day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land - 11/15/16

П'ятий день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю

Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill the 4th day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land - 11/15/16

Четвертий день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю

Annual Holodomor Commemoration At St. Patrick Cathedral - Щорічне Поминання Жертв Голодомору в Катедрі Святого Патрика - 11/15/16

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 – Hundreds of Ukrainians, guests and supporters gathered, at Manhattan’s iconic St. Patrick Cathedral for an ecumenical requiem service and commemorative program dedicated to the memory of Ukraine’s Holodomor, Stalin’s genocide of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-1933.

Celebration of Veteran’s Day at the Ukrainian American Veterans National Monument in South Bound Brook, New Jersey - 11/14/16

Святкування Дня Ветеранів біля Національного Пам'ятника Українським- Американським Ветеранам у Саут Баунд Бруці, Нью-Джерсі

Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill 3rd Day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land - 11/12/16

Третій день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю

The Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Complete Second Day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land - 11/11/16

Паломники Української Православної Церкви США завершили другий день подорожі до Святої Землі

A Group of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians of the UOC of the USA Begins a Pilgrimage to Holy Land With His Grace Bishop Daniel - 11/10/16

Паломники Української Православної Церкви США прибули до Назарету - Паломництво УПЦ США на Святу Землю 2016 року Божого

God and Country - 11/09/16

On 6 Nov 2016 in upstate New York, there was an early frost and it was still pitch dark at 5:45 AM, when Robert Onysko (his son Michael served 2 tours of duty in Iraq as a US Marine) placed several roasters full of holubtsi into the ovens. A short time later, David Mihalko (his father John served in the US Army during WW 2 North Africa, Italy, France, Germany) began seasoning the several huge pieces of roast beef for the ovens. What was going on at St. John’s in Johnson City, NY on Sunday 6 Nov 2016?

November 2016 LUBA Guidelines - 11/02/16

The word attentive has many meanings; observant, aware, vigilant, kind, conscientious, thoughtful and the list goes on. All of these adjectives describe the life of an Orthodox Christian - how we are called to live our daily life. It is no coincidence that during the Divine Liturgy we are called to "Be Attentive". In a way, being attentive is sacramental - being vigilant to Christ and His sacraments. But we are not only called to be attentive in our divine services, we are called to be attentive in our lives and to our brothers and sister in Christ. Be considerate. Be caring. Be understanding. Be sympathetic.

St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL Celebrates 100 Years - 11/01/16

A century old history of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL became alive over the last weekend of October 2016. Hundreds of parishioners, visitors and local neighbors joined each other in celebration of exactly 100 years of spiritual ministry of the cathedral community in the Metropolitan Chicago area.

2nd Annual Faith and Photography Contest - 11/01/16

Part of our mission, is to provide youth and college aged young adults the opportunity to become more involved with their faith, while showcasing the talented and creative youth we have within in our Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. We want our youth to realize that having fun and utilizing creativity can be manifested in a project that shows how they correlate their life with their faith.

Christmas at the Seminary - 17 December, 2016 - 10/31/16

Please, join the students of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Semary fo an afternoon of prayerful reflection, caroling and Nativity of our Lord themed festivities on Saturday - December 17, 2016

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Trenton, NY Celebrates 97th Anniversary - 10/25/16

У неділю 23 жовтня 2016 р. Українська Православна Церква Святої Трійці у місті Трентон, Нью-Джерсі відсвяткувала свою 97 річницю заснування. Це був духовно-піднесений день.

XXI Собор Української Православної Церкви США: Покликані Христом, обдаровані Духом Святим - 10/24/16

З 19 по 22 жовтня 2016 року в Осередку Митрополії (Савт Бавнд Бруці, Н. Дж.), відбувся XXI-й Звичайний Собор Української Православної Церкви США. У середу вранці, 19 жовтня все почалося з Божественної Літургії, яку очолив Високопреосвященніший митрополит Антоній, у співслужінні духовенства Святої Української Православної Церкви США, які прибули на Конференцію Духовенства та яка відбулася перед початком Собору.

XXIst Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA: CALLED BY CHRIST, GIFTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT - 10/24/16

The 21st Regular Sobor began at the Consistory Rotunda, where the delegates, clergy and hierarchs gathered in anticipation of the opening procession.  The Church is the Body of Christ, and is composed of those who have chosen to follow Christ and been baptized in to the Church.  God is glorified through His Saints - regular people, who were faced with extraordinary circumstances, and had chosen to give of themselves, even onto their very lives, to follow Christ.  These same saints, which intercede for us, pray for us, and strengthen us, this year, led the way to the commencement of one of the most highly anticipated and life changing Sobors.

St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia Celebrates its 90th Anniversary - 10/18/16

On October 16th, the faithful of St. Vladimir Cathedral gathered together to celebrate a special day in the history of the parish - the 90th anniversary of the existence of the parish, and the 50th anniversary of the current church temple on 5th Street in Philadelphia. This celebration coincided with the recent feast day of the Protection of the Theotokos, the second parish feast of the year.

NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Becomes Recipient of Patriarch Athenagoras Human Rights Award - 10/17/16

Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, receive this year's Patriarch Athenagoras Human Rights Award presented by the Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the organization's annual banquet Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Upon the invitation of the Archons of the Order of St. Andrew, His Grace Bishop Daniel participated in the award ceremony in New York City on October 15, 2016, honoring the Governor of New York.

Parish Feast Day in New Haven, CT - Храмове свято в парафії Покрова Богородиці в Нью Хейвен, КТ - 10/15/16

У день престольного свята Покрова Пресвятої Богородиці, на запрошення настоятеля протоієрея Олександра Яцківа і парафіяльної громади, єпископ Даниїл, звершив святкову Божественну літургію святителя Іоана Золотоустого у Покровському храмі м. Нью Хейвен (Конектикут).

Message of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - 10/06/16

We, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, gathered in Detroit, Michigan, for our seventh annual meeting on October 4-6, 2016 greet you with love in Christ as we offer glory and thanksgiving to Him.

AXIOS – Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 31 Years of Archpastoral Service - 10/06/16

Aксіос – Митрополит Антоній святкує 31 річницю Архиєрейської Хіротонії

Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Proceedings of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America in Detroit, MI - 10/04/16

Forty hierarchs from across the United States of America arrived to Detroit, Michigan in order to participate in the Seventh Annual Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

90th Anniversary Celebration in Johnson City, NY - 09/28/16

On sunny but cool autumn morning parishioners of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Johnson City NY, together with the guests gathered to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the parish.

College Student Sunday is October 2nd - 09/28/16

The Assembly of Bishops has designated the first Sunday of October, in conjunction with OCF’s Orthodox Awareness Month, as the date for College Student Sunday. For 2016, this falls on Sunday, October 2nd. On this Sunday, we ask that your parish recognizes its college students by allowing a student share their experiences in OCF. We also ask that you take a collection to continue supporting the vital ministry of Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

 

California Association to Aid Ukraine contributes $15,000 to St Andrew Society Charities - 09/27/16

Recognizing the important work of the St Andrew Society in their charitable and humanitarian efforts during these last 25 years,  CAAU has contributed $15,000 (over 4 years) towards supporting soup kitchens and food bank centers in Kyiv, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Chernihiv, Ternopil, Chernivtsi and most recently in Mariupol near the conflict zone in the Donbas region.

Ukrainian Orthodox Community of Genk (Belgium) Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Consecration of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church - 09/25/16

Over the weekend of September 25, 2016 – the Sunday before Exaltation of the Precious Cross of the Lord – Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Genk (Belgium) celebrated the 30th anniversary of consecration of parish temple. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora, His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to Belgium to lead the prayerful celebration of the festivities.

Bishop Daniel Meets With Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium - 09/23/16

On Friday, September 23, 2016 His Grace Bishop Daniel, following the arrival to the capital of European union – Brussels, for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Genk (Belgium) met with His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium, Exarch of Benelux at the offices of the Metropolis of Belgium. Participating in the meeting was Very Rev. Fr. Vitalij Derewianka, pastor of the Holy Archangel Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Genk.

All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of New York City Holds Retreat at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA - 09/21/16

The beautiful gold-leafed hills of Western, PA and especially All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA welcomed a group of parishioners of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church from New York City, NY that traveled over 8 hours in order to spend time in prayer and reflection at the Church’s Camp. As a group of 30 pilgrims arrived to Holy Apostle Thomas Ukrainian Orthodox Camp Chapel, Mr. Larry Kopp, Camp Manager welcomed the group to the Church’s Camping facility. Vespers service and the entire retreat was served and led by His Grace Bishop Daniel, who traveled to Emlenton, PA following the prayerful celebration of the 85th anniversary of parish ministry of the Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH.

Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH Celebrates the 85th Anniversary of Parish Ministry - 09/19/16

For many Orthodox Christians in the Northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish was a part of their growing up. Founded in 1931, the parish family worked tirelessly for the past 85 years nurturing the spirit of Holy Orthodox way of life, yet maintaining beautiful and rich Ukrainian culture, folklore and customs.

St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Begins New Academic Year - Початок нового навчального року в семінарії св. Софії - 09/14/16

14 вересня 2016 року Божого, в каплиці Трьох Святителів Української Православної Богословської семінарії Святої Софії (Савт Бавнд Брук, Н. Дж.) відбулось святкове Богослужіння  з нагоди “індикту”, тобто початку нового церковного року та паралельно нового навчального року в стінах семінарії. Високопреосвященніший Митрополит Антоній та преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл очолили сьогоднішнє богослужіння. Також близко двадцяти священослужителів співслужили з архиєреями, котрі прибули з навколишніх парафій, щоб розділити це свято.

Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Observance of Ukraine’s 25th Anniversary of Independence at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC - Ієрархи УПЦ США взяли участь у відзначенні 25-т - 09/14/16

Для урочистого відзначення у м.Вашингтон 25-ї річниці незалежності нашої держави Посольством України в США було обрано місце із символічною назвою – Інститут миру, що розташований у самому центі американської столиці.

Bishop Daniel Leads 9/11 Memorial Prayers Service at Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL - 09/12/16

With about 100 people in attendance, the parish family of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL prayed on Sunday – September 11, 2016 – marking the 15th anniversary of the most tragic event in the modern history of the United States of America – terrorist attack upon the US on 9/11/2001.

14 September, 2016 – Opening of the New Seminary Academic Ecclesiastical Year - 09/12/16

Please join the faculty and students of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orhtodox Theological Seminary for the official opening of the New Acaemic Year.

Family Fest 2016 at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA - 09/09/16

Family Fest at All Saints Camp Labor Day weekend this year was fantastic!  Families and friends attended from near and far for a weekend full of fellowship, fun and relaxation! It was great to see old friends and meet many new friends during the weekend!

Ukrainian Orthodox League Has Raised Over $60,000 to the Soup Kitchen Project of St. Andrew’s Society - 09/08/16

The Ukrainian Orthodox League (UOL) has actively participated in the “Soup-er” Bowl Project of Saint Andrew’s Society, which feeds the needy elderly in Ukraine. Since the founding of Saint Andrew’s Society in 1990, humanitarian support to the needy and disenfranchised has been an integral part of the mission of the Society. After the collapse of communism in the former Soviet Union, the faithful here in the United States have supported efforts in Ukraine in providing meals for the elderly poor. Presently, centers supported by the Society are in Kyiv (3), Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Chernihiv, Ternopil, Chernivtsi and the newest center for the elderly refugees in Mariupol near  the conflict zone in the Donbas region.

XIV's Regular Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy of South America Convened in Curitiba, Brazil - 09/04/16

About a hundred delegates from Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina gathered for the 14th Triennial SOBOR of the South American Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is under spiritual omophorion of the Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony the Sobor was convened during the weekend of 2-4 September 2016. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel traveled to Curitiba, Brazil, in order to preside over and participate in the proceedings of the Sobor.

Family Festival 2016 at All Saints Camp - 09/01/16

2 – 5 September

The Newly Elected National Executive Board of the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA Held Their First Full Meeting of the Year Hosted by the St. Sophia Seminary Chapter of the UOL - 08/30/16

The ideas and motions of the 69th UOL Convention held in July were discussed and assigned for future action.  The most significant vote was in support of the 69th UOL Convention delegates' unanimous resolution to repay the $16,000 loan that was taken by the Seminary to support the purchase of a 12-passenger van to be used as transportation for the seminarians of St. Sophia's.  The Board decided to pay off the loan immediately using UOL general funds so as not to incur any additional interest charges, and to also immediately launch a National Fund Drive to replenish the UOL accounts.  Funds received beyond the $16,000 will be forwarded to the Seminary to offset future insurance and maintenance expenses.

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