October 25th is College Student Sunday!
The Assembly of Bishops has designated the fourth Sunday of October, in conjunction with OCF’sOrthodox Awareness Month, as the date for College Student Sunday. For 2015, this falls on Sunday, October 25th.
Bishop Daniel Visits the Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Sharon, PA
On Sunday, October 11, 2015, His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America, made a pastoral visit to St John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was accompanied by four seminarians from St. Sophia Seminary in South Bound Brook, New Jersey – Subdeacon Ivan Chopko, seminarians Mykola Zomchak, Mykhailo Bokalo and Ihor Protsak. The congregation was excited to have the honor of hosting their hierarch, but it was also the day for two of its faithful to be recognized.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s Real Break 2015
Announcing Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s Real Break 2015 - during spring break! Real Break provides college students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in others - traveling to all parts of the world deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers.
2016 OCMC Mission Trip Opportunities
2016 Orthodox Mission Teams are now available! Please prayerfully consider joining one of the teams that will be serving in Alaska, Albania, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda. Spend two weeks volunteering at a youth camp, teaching the faith, empowering Orthodox women, restoring a church, or providing healthcare. All are needed, and anyone over 18 can serve!
AXIOS – Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 30 Years of Archpastoral Service
Thirty years ago, October 6, 1985, His Eminence Metropolitan ANTONY was consecrated at St. Andrew the First Called Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ as bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
Bishop Daniel Ordains Subdeacon Vasyl Shak to Deaconate
“I felt like I was in heaven, watching and participating in the Divine Liturgy with the ordination of a new Deacon,” Pavlo Symonchuk, a recent immigrant from Ukraine to Somerset/Bridgewater, NJ, was talking about the ordination to the Holy Deaconate on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Andrew the First Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ.
Ukrainian American Veterans National Monument Dedicated at the Spiritual Headquarters of the UOC of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ
For decades there has been a strong desire among the membership of the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) to construct a national monument that would pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Americans of Ukrainian ancestry who gave so much – in far too many cases their very lives – in service to the United States.
Bізит єпископа Даниїла запам'ятається малечі школи св. Трійці надовго - His Grace Bishop Daniel Visits Cathedral Parish School in New York City
Ще минулого роки трьохрічна дітвора вивчала з книжечок, що “священник у високій золотій шапці” - це єпископ. А у суботу, 3 жовтня 2015 року, до Школи св. Трійці що у знаходиться у Манхетені при церкві св. Трійці, завітав єпископ Даниїл.
All Saints Camp Manager – Position Available
The Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA opens an active search for a Manager position of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camp in Emlenton, PA
"Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Fall 2015 Conference
Faith and Photography Contest - Faith, Hope and Love
With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce a new opportunity for the youth of our church to express their faith.
The Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry wants to encourage youth and young adults to explore their creative talents and to glorify God through art, with the 1st Annual Ukrainian Orthodox Church Faith and Photography Contest. Faith and Photography Contest - Faith, Hope and Love – submit by October 31, 2015.
Bishop Daniel Attends a Meeting with the President of Ukraine
On Saturday, September 26, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel, representing His Eminence Metropolitan Antony took part in a formal meeting with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna, who began the journey to the United States of America for the opening of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City.
Bishop Daniel Attends Inter-Faith Papal Gathering at NYC’s 9/11 Memorial
On Friday, September 25, 2015 with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Bishop Daniel represented the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA at the gathering of some 700 people at the site of Ground Zero, led by the Bishop of Rome – Pope Francis, who paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims and those who responded to the worst attacks on US soil that killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship - 2015/2016 College Conference
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official college ministry of the Assembly of Bishops and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. In addition to the on-campus ministry, they provide college students several national programs designed to bring our young people together in different capacities. College Conference is just such a program. Four days to meet fellow Orthodox students, deepen their faith, and create new and lasting friendships.
Bishop Daniel and St. Sophia Seminary Students Give a GIFT of LIFE – Donate Blood!
On Wednesday morning, September 23, 2015 several seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) following their regular calls schedule and being moved by the discussion in PPM301 Class- Filed Education Ministry Practicum (His Grace Bishop Daniel – Instructor) traveled to Robert Woods Johnson Medical Center in Somerset, NJ in order to respond to the appeal for Blood Donation.
St. Mary’s in New Britain Celebrates 105th Anniversary with Metropolitan Antony
Beautiful autumn weather set the scene for Metropolitan Antony’s visit to New Britain, Connecticut, on September 20th, 2015. His Eminence led the congregation of St. Mary, the Nativity of the Mother of God, in celebrating our parish’s name day and its amazing 105th anniversary, alongside our pastor Very Rev. Father Andrii Pokotylo and Very Rev. Stephen Masliuk of St. Mary’s in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
New Web Site of the Consistory Office of Religious Education
Welcome to the website of the Office of Religious Education of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Offering free resources to all individuals, families and parishes resources to understand the Faith delivered by Christ for the life of the world, and share it with their children, loved ones, and complete strangers for their salvation, which is our calling by baptism, chrismation and communtion.
Calling All Young Adults
With the blessing of our hierarchs, we are excited to announce the formation of a New Young Adult Movement sponsored by the Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
IOCC Race to Respond - Are You a Runner?
Are you a runner, cyclist, or triathlete? Are you participating in an athletic event and want to RACE TO RESPOND to the needs of those in need around the world? By fundraising while competing in an event, you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by manmade and natural disasters. Join TEAM IOCC now!
13th Annual Washington, DC Ukrainian Festival
For the last thirteen years, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral has hosted the Washington Ukrainian Festival. With the support of the Ukrainian Embassy and local organizations, this is a wonderful two-day celebration of Ukrainian culture. The reputation of the Festival has grown, and it is now established as one of the most popular traditional events in the metropolitan Washington DC area. This year the Festival took place September 19-20, and the weather was picture-perfect, with blue skies and temperatures in the 80’s.
2015 Family Fest at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp
Family Fest at All Saints Camp this past Labor Day weekend was AMAZING! There were families and friends from near and far for a weekend full of fellowship, fun and relaxation! We had close to 100 people join us throughout the weekend for the various activities or just to say “Hello!” It was great to see old faces and new faces during the weekend!
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Issued a Message to the Faithful
Microsoft Word - Assembly Message, 2015 Final.doc
Forty-five bishops assembled in order to recognize and affirm our unity in the Orthodox faith, to celebrate our communion in the Holy Eucharist, to recall what has been achieved in fraternal collaboration over the past year and reflect on the challenging work that lies ahead of us.
Assembly Convenes Sixth Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened its sixth annual meeting Tuesday, September 15-17, 2015 in Chicago, IL with 45 hierarchs in attendance. The first day of the Assembly - 15 September, 2015 began with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, IL.
2015-2016 New Academic Year at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary
Early morning sun of September 14, 2015 streamed through glass windows bathing the Three Holy Hierarchs Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel in warm shades of gold as His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA and Consistory President entered the chapel and was welcomed by the faculty and students, seminarians and non-seminarians, as well as numerous visitors to the Seminary at the beginning of yet another year of study at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ.
100th Anniversary of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Troy, NY
On September13, 2015, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Troy, NY celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its church building. This long awaited momentous milestone, for which parishioners all worked together tirelessly, began with voices raised in prayer. At the entrance of the church, all the children from the youngest to the oldest -- gathered with flowers in hand and smiles on their faces to greet His Eminence Metropolitan Antony.
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).
|3 October, 2015 - Ukrainian American Veterans to Bless National Monument-Memorial to Honor Ukrainian Americans Who Served in the United States Armed Forces - 10/02/15|
|Prayers Offered at Crypt of Patriarch Mstyslav - 09/22/15|
His Eminence Metropolitan Antony represented His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, in response to the Ukrainian government’s invitation to participate in the official commemoration in Kyiv of the 1000th anniversary of the repose of the Baptizer of Ukraine, St. Volodymyr the Great at the end of July this year. During this visit to the Ukrainian capital, the Metropolitan had the opportunity to meet briefly with Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP).
|Ukrainian Orthodox Community Prays for the Lost of 9/11/2001 Terrorist Attack - 09/12/15|
Fourteen years have passed since the day that every person throughout the world, and in the United States of America in particular, felt the loss of human life from the hands of terrorists that hijacked several commercial airplanes and attacked the most sacred gift of God – the life of His creation.
|New 2015-2016 Academic Year at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orhtodox Theological Seminary - 09/10/15|
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.
|15 September, 2015 - Pan-Orthodox Youth Gathering in Chicago, IL - 09/09/15|
|2015-2016 Youth Ministry Certification Course - 09/08/15|
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
|Patriarchal Message for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of the Natural Environment - 09/07/15|
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.
|UOC of the USA Delivers Assistance to Donetsk Region of Ukraine - 09/06/15|
A small village in Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine became a recipient of a generous donation of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – 30 tons of coal was purchased in order to provide warm winter season environment for about 111 residents of a charitable elderly assistant living facility that provides residence for people that range in between 60-90 years of age.
|Communiqué of the Synaxis of the Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne - 09/05/15|
From August 29th to September 3rd, 2015, at the invitation and under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the venerable Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne, together with Hierarchs under its canonical charge, including the Autonomous Churches of Finland and Estonia as well as the Ukrainians and Carpatho-Russians under its protection, convened in Synaxis at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stavrodromion, Istanbul.
|Chicago, IL site of Assembly of Bishops’ Sixth Annual Meeting - September 15-17, 2015 - 09/04/15|
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 - Assemble a CWS School Kit to Help Needy Children Worlwide - 09/03/15|
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
|Patron Saint for the Youth of the Church - 09/03/15|
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.
|Holy Land Pilgrimage 2015 - 09/03/15|
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.
|UPDATED: Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in Synaxis of Hierarchs of The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople - 09/02/15|
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.
|Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Presents Awards to St. Sophia Seminary Instructors - 08/29/15|
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.
|Ukrainian Orthodox League Executive Boards Hold First Quarterly Meeting - 08/26/15|
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.
|Annual Celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day a Family Affair at Metropolia Center - 08/24/15|
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.
|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.
|20th Anniversary of Priestly Service – a Priest’s Son Reflection - 08/16/15|
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.
|Шлях.Істина. Життя: ЗЦІЛИ НАС, ВЕЛЕЛЮБНИЙ ЛІКАРЮ! - 08/13/15|
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 - 08/11/15|
Family Fest Memory Slides 2014, application, great news
|UOC of the USA Stewardship Advisory Committee Meets to Develop New Stewardship Program - 08/10/15|
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 - 08/06/15|
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.
|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.
|Exploring Faith, Hope, and Love as Christian Families - 08/04/15|
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.
|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.
|100th Anniversary Celebration of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA - 07/14/15|
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.
|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.