Відзначення Дня Соборності України в осередку Митрополії УПЦ США - Ukrainian Unity Day at the Metropolia Center
Щорічно 22 січня вся Україна та українська діаспора святкує День Соборності. Не оминуло це свято і осередку нашої Митрополії у С. Баунд Бруку. Близько полудня, як і 96 років тому, у церкві-пам’ятнику св. Андрія зібралися парафіяни, працівники, члени Консисторії та гості, щоб відслужити молебень за мир та добробут України та її народу. Молебень відслужили первоієрарх УПЦ США Високопреосвященніший митрополит Антоній та Преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл - голова Консисторії Церкви у співслужінні місцевого духовенства. У духовній єдності з піднятим синьо-жовтим прапором об’єдналися українці різних поколінь, щоб помолитися за свій знівечений народ. Адже ж цього року, відзначення цієї події відчувається особливе, беручи до уваги події в Україні.
EXCITING NEW PROGRAM OF PAN-ORTHODOX “BE THE BEE” THEMED EVENTS
Youth workers, representing Orthodox jurisdictions from across the country, met at Antiochian Village today, and are excited to announce a new series of unprecedented, inter-jurisdictional "Be the Bee" themed events.
Свято Богоявлення з Преосвященнішим Владикою Даниїлом
Початок святкування Богоявлення відноситься до часів апостольських, бо в цей день було явлення Христового Божества, що засвідчувалось Богом Отцем при Хрещенні, і Утішителем Духом Святим, у вигляді голубинному, що показав присутнім засвітченного. Піснеспіви і канони до святкування складені дуже давно, але по сьогодні мають велику духовну силу, яка передається з покоління в покоління.
Souper Bowl Sunday 2015 is FEBRUARY 1, 2015!
On Sunday, February 1st, numerous people across the country will gather to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. We are truly so fortunate to enjoy God’s blessings; this is the perfect opportunity to remember and to share with the less fortunate. Again this year, the Ukrainian Orthodox League requests that all UOL Chapters take a collection, and/or host a fundraising meal to support Saint Andrew’s Society’s Soup Kitchens in Ukraine. With the blessing of your pastor and in cooperation with the parish administration, we request you distribute the brochures, sharing them with the faithful.
2015 OCF Real Break
OCF’s Real Break aims to prepare college students to be socially informed Orthodox Christian citizens of this world, while directing their focus on the world to come, the kingdom of heaven. Built on a foundation of fellowship, education, worship, and service, Real Break provides students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in the other – traveling to all parts of the world deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers.
ATTENTION STUDENTS of the UOC of the USA: The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Scholarships Available
The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation, commonly known as the Kulis Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting religious, humanitarian, and educational initiatives benefiting Orthodox Christian communities worldwide. The Foundation hopes that its philanthropic efforts will help to strengthen these communities and welcomes any requests that align with this mission.
February 12, 2015 - St. Sophia Seminary Chapel Feast Day!
Join the Student Body of St. Sophia Seminary for the celebration of the Feast Day of Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel
Caroling for Christ: Bethlehem Story Alive at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
With over 150 participants of the first annual “Caroling for Christ” concert sponsored by the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, some 250 people witnessed a powerful and spiritually uplifting event at the Ukrainian Cultural Center of the UOC of the USA on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
Joyous Celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior with His Grace Bishop Daniel, in Southfield, Michigan
While the temperature outside hovered around 0o F, it was warm and welcoming inside the parish of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, in Southfield, Michigan. As the setting sun darkened the church interior, the Christmas lights shimmered and sparkled, reflecting the twinkle in everyone’s eyes, as they gathered, eagerly anticipating the proclamation that “Christ is born!”
Pan-Orthodox College Retreat
The Antiochian Village Camp is sponsoring a pan-Orthodox retreat for college students, the weekend of Orthodoxy Sunday. In addition to the activities that you see here, we will be having Liturgy and subsequent services for Orthodoxy Sunday as a pan-Orthodox college student community.
All Saints Camp Work Weekend!
24-26 April, 2015
Свято дітей Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату
Свято для дітей Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату розпочалось з перших кроків , які вони зробили у місті Києві, куди їх запросив Владика Даниїл єпископ Української Православної церкви США. Мар’яна Воронович організувала екскурсію до дельфінарію, на якій діти побачили Різдвяне шоу дельфінів. Було багато позитивних емоцій, захвату, щастя, сміху.
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OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available!
Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church’s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.
|22 січня, 2015 - Відзначення Дня Соборності України в осередку Митрополії УПЦ США! - 01/14/15|
22 January, 2015 - Ukrainian Day of Unity Celebration at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA
|Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine: Feast of the Nativity of our Lord! - 01/05/15|
CHRIST IS BORN! ХРИСТОС НАРОДЖУЄТЬСЯ!
|Patriarchal Proclamation for the Feast of Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! - 01/04/15|
God has appeared on earth and, at the same time, we have seen the perfect man together with the inconceivable value of the human person. Today especially, we experience the condition of humanity after the fall, as we daily affirm with the Psalmist that "all have gone stray, they are all alike corrupt; there is none that does good – no, not one!" (Psalm 13.3; Rom. 3.12-13)
|ATTENTION PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS - January 10, 2015 - Caroling for Christ! - 01/03/15|
|UOC of the USA Delivers Aid to the Wounded Soldiers and Refugees of Ukraine - 01/03/15|
Once again, fulfilling the mandate of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who answered the Archpastoral Appeal of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory of the Church sent additional $20,000 to the Military Medical Clinical Centers of Ukraine as well as the refugee Camps of displaced persons from Donbas region of Ukraine.
|Charitable Benefit Banquet – Touching the Lives of Ukrainian Orphans - 01/02/15|
7 February, 2015 - REUNION of the Missionaries of the Church at our Metropolia’s Spiritual Center in South Bound Brook, NJ.
|2015 Summer College Age Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages! - 01/01/15|
With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce the dates for the College Age Mission Trip to Ukraine 2015. The 2015 trip will take place May 28 - June 13th, which includes a training day in South Bound Brook, NJ.
|Children of Znamynka Orphanage Treated to a Special Gift - 12/25/14|
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.
|Missionary Appointment – Evangelization in Africa: Parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Commissioned as Missionary to Kenya - 12/22/14|
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) has appointed Dr. William Black as an Orthodox Christian missionary to Kenya. Dr. Black’s dual assignment will include teaching missionaries at the Patriarchal Orthodox Seminary in Nairobi and serving as Senior Lecturer in History and Theology at St. Paul’s University in Nairobi, under the Omophorion of His Eminence Makarios, Archbishop of Kenya.
|OCF Board of Directors Holds Its Annual Meeting - 12/19/14|
The OCF Board of Directors held its annual meeting December 4-5, 2014 at Hellenic College & Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA.
|Fall Semester Concludes at St. Sophia Seminary - 12/18/14|
Immersing themselves into the lives of Holy Great-martyr Barbara and Venerable John of Damascus, the distance-learning class of seminarians of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary gathered on Wednesday morning, December 17, 2014 for the Divine Liturgy celebrated at Three Holy Hierarchs chapel of the Seminary. With blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Daniel, who was assisted by the Provost and Academic Dean of the Seminary Very Rev. Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha as well as the faculty of the academic institution of the Church.
|Patron Feast Day at St. Andrew Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ - 12/15/14|
It was a special day of thanksgiving at Holy Apostle Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South bound Brook, NJ, Sunday, December 14, 2014, as the entire Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA celebrated the feast of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle, Founder of Christ’s Church in Kyiv Rus-Ukraine.
|Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Meeting with the Patriarch of Antioch in New York City - 12/09/14|
On Tuesday, December 9, the North American visit of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, continued as he and His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph led an Archdiocese group to a meeting, prayers, and reception with the hierarchs of various Orthodox Churches in the United States of America. Both hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel participated in the event.
|Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Meet with Patriarch of Antioch John X - 12/08/14|
The Patriarch of Antioch, His Beatitude John X, (who is the head of one of the oldest Christian Churches in the world) traveled from Damascus, Syria to the United States of America for the enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph as the new spiritual father of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America.
|Cookie Walk and Christmas Bazaar at the St Andrew Church Hall at our Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, NJ - 12/06/14|
The Ukrainian Orthodox League Chapters of Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Maplewood, New Jersey kicked off the Holiday Season by hosting a Cookie Walk and Christmas Bazaar at the St Andrew Church Hall at our Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, NJ on Saturday, December 6, 2014.
|I AM - OYM 2014 - 2015 Theme - 12/01/14|
We would like to introduce the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry programming theme for the 2014/2015 year: I AM. Through this theme we hope our youth gain a better understanding of who Jesus Christ is and who he is in their life.
|Support St. Sophia Seminary on Giving Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12/01/14|
|Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Sign Joint Declaration - 11/29/14|
Спільна декларація, підписана Папою Франциском та Вселенським Патріархом Вартоломеєм І у Стамбулі 30 листопада 2014 року
|Epistle for the Nativity Fast - 11/28/14|
In forty days’ time the Holy Orthodox Church will be rejoicing in the appearance of God in the flesh on the feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Before this wondrous feast day, starting on November 28, the Mother Church will lead its faithful through 40 days of preparation called the Nativity Fast. This period is also known as St. Philip’s Fast because it begins on the day following the Feast Day of St. Philip.
|Historic Encounter: Visit of Pope Francis to Constantinople - 11/28/14|
At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis of Rome will visit the Phanar from November 29-30, 2014, in order to celebrate the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle, the Thronal Feast of the Church of Constantinople.
|THANKSGIVING 2014 - 11/26/14|
As 2014 year of our Lord draws to a close, and the sacred Season of St. Philip’s (Pre-Nativity) Fast begins, we in the U.S. come again to a peculiar weekend. Our national day of Thanksgiving is perhaps the only remaining civic holiday with an overtly religious purpose: the entire nation is meant to pause and thank God for the blessings bestowed upon it. Of course, many will spend this day without any thought of God whatsoever; since they don't think of God at other times, why should this day be any different? This is a day for the people of God to delight in, however. We are a Eucharistic people; thanksgiving is our way of life. We are never more truly ourselves than when we are conscious of our dependence upon God, and God's loving providence at work in our lives.
|AXIOS! Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 42nd Anniversary of the Holy Priesthood! - 11/25/14|
On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 – the feast day of St. John Chrysostom, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA marks the 42nd anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USDA through the laying on of hands of His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine (of blessed memory).
|Victims of Genocidal Famine in Ukraine Remembered! - 11/24/14|
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the Ukrainian community, under the leadership of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) held its now annual requiem service to commemorate the 81st Anniversary of Ukraine’s Genocide of 1932-1933, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor.
|His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Visits St. Nicholas Mission Parish in Dover, Delaware - 11/23/14|
On Sunday, November 23, 2014, His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Ruling Hierarch of the Eastern Eparchy, made his third Archpastoral visitation as Ruling Hierarch and first Archpastoral visit as Metropolitan to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Mission Parish in Dover, Delaware.
|UOC of the USA Pilgrims Meet With the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople - 11/23/14|
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 the group of pilgrims under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Daniel arrived in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey). The itinerary of this year’s pilgrimage placed the faithful of the Church at the ancient homeland of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Church.
|Elevation of Deacon Michael Sawarynski to the rank of Protodeacon - 11/18/14|
Sunday, 16 November, 2014 was a day of grace for the parish family of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Northampton, Pennsylvania. His Eminence Antony, Metropolitan of the U.O.C. of U.S.A., visited his spiritual children and bestowed upon them the blessings of Christ Himself through the celebration of the Eucharistic Banquet at the Holy Altar of the Lord.
|Pilgrims of the Church Visit the Church of Nativity of our Lord in Bethlehem! - 11/18/14|
On November 18, 2014, His Grace Bishop Daniel and a group of pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who are in Holy Land on their annual pilgrimage, participated in a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Nativity of our Lord in Bethlehem.
|Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Pilgrims Pray at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher - 11/16/14|
In lighting of candles we remember and truly live the words of Our Lord: "I am the Light of the World." The Light of Christ was truly experience by the pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 16, 2014, when surrounded by several thousands of pilgrims from around the world, three bishops led a procession to the grave of the Savior for the celebration of the Holy Mystery of Eucharist.
|Pilgrims of the UOC of the USA Visit Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 11/15/14|
Reflecting upon the answer to the daily question of the pilgrimage: “What does it mean to be an Orthodox Christian in Jerusalem?” the pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA visited the Ancient Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
|Sacred Holy Land Pilgrimage 2014 - 11/15/14|
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, 25 pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA under the spiritual leadership of His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to Nazareth (Israel) to begin a spiritual journey of the UOC of the USA to Holy Land.
|80th Anniversary of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish! - 11/14/14|
On November 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM, the bell at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in South Plainfield was joyfully ringing, welcoming the ruling bishop of the Eastern Eparchy His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to the parish. Metropolitan Antony was coming for an Archpastoral visit to his spiritual children—the flock entrusted into his hands by Christ Himself—who were celebrating the 80th anniversary of their parish.
|Observing Veterans Day with Thanksgiving - 11/08/14|
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day. On this day we remember all those who have served our great nation – the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to defend our way of life and the values we hold dear, along with the freedom which guarantees that life and those values. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those killed in the line of duty, those suffering from the effects of their time of service during war and otherwise and, of course, all those who have retired from active duty.
|Parish Feast Day in Minneapolis, MN! - 11/06/14|
В суботу, 1 Листопада 2014 р. Б. парафія святих Архистратигів Михаїла та Юрія в Мініаполісі штат Мінессота, була благословенна візитом свого правлячого архиєрея Єпископа Даниїла. В аеропорту Владику, котрий прибув на парафію у супроводі іподиякона Володимира Суканця, зустрічали члени парафіяльної управи громади.
|Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Trenton, NJ – 95! - 11/05/14|
On Sunday, November 2, 2014 the parish family of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Trenton, NJ celebrated their 95th Anniversary. On that blessed day His Eminence Metropolitan Antony led the clergy and the faithful in the Divine Liturgy, giving thanks and glory to God for His mercy and love. Also that day, the parish community prayed for all of those who established the parish and for the current parishioners.
|Stewardship Workshop: Igniting a Flame... - 11/04/14|
For many of our ancestors and family members, the fall months were a time of hard labor followed by the intense relief and joy of a bountiful harvest. For a growing number of the clergy and laity of our Holy Church, the autumn of 2014 will be remembered as a time when the seeds of renewal were sown in preparation for the harvest of revitalization and rebirth in our parishes.
|90th Anniversary Celebration at St. Vladimir Cathedral in Parma, Ohio - 10/31/14|
A memorable weekend was celebrated in Parma, Ohio on the last weekend in October. The cathedral parish community of St. Vladimir in Parma is ninety years old. It was time to celebrate this momentous occasion. The 90th Anniversary Committee led by Committee Chairman Serhij Peter Nahornyj, planned the celebration activities.
|16 Seminarians Admitted to Various Programs of St. Sophia Seminary - 10/29/14|
16 Seminarians of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (South Bound Brook, NJ) began their theological studies this fall.
|Igniting the Flame of Stewardship - 10/24/14|
Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church Carnegie, PA
|Consecration of New Holy Table and Iconography at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Broome St. – New York City - 10/23/14|
A beautiful fall day of 18 October, 2014 was the background after nearly five years of careful preparation, planning and arduous spiritual and physical effort, as the faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral, along with their parish priest and Spiritual Father V. Rev. Todor Mazur, finally arrived at the blessed day on which the heart of their parish family – a new altar – along with a completely icon written interior of their church edifice – were consecrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel.
|25 October, 2014 - Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors Fall Conference - 10/23/14|
Join the Historical and Educational Center for the first full-day conference of the Family History Group.
|Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC, a Place of Prayer and Peace, a Place of Hope and Love - 10/20/14|
NEW YORK – More than 2,000 people gathered on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 130 Liberty Street, the new site for Saint Nicholas Orthodox National Shrine at the World Trade Center, for the historic event of the Blessing of the Ground and the symbolic “laying of the corner stone.”
|UOC of the USA Continues to Help the Wounded Soldiers of Ukraine - 10/15/14|
Fulfilling the mandate of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who answered to the Archpastoral Appeal of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory of the Church send additional $20,000 to the Military Medical Clinical Center of the Western Region in Lviv, Ukraine.
|Inaugural Follow Me Pilgrimage Concludes! - 10/14/14|
Over Columbus Day Weekend, high school and college students from across the country made a pilgrimage to the Metropolitan Center in South Bound Brook, NJ. The weekend was designed to guide the participants through a journey or pilgrimage that was not only physical but spiritual. The Pilgrimage was conceived following the success of the High School Mission to the Metropolitan Center in 2013. Members of that mission team really enjoyed the experience and thought it would be wonderful for more youth to experience life at St. Sophia Seminary and the Consistory Office as well as being able to give back to the church in a meaningful way... the Follow Me Pilgrimage was the answer to this call.
|Annual Clergy Conference - Day 2! - 10/09/14|
Day two of the Clergy Conference featured an incredibly enriching – spiritually, intellectually, pastorally and emotionally – full-day presentation by Mr. Bill Marines – Attorney, Legal Consultant to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA and motivational speaker concerning Stewardship in Orthodox parishes all over the USA and beyond. The title of the presentation was: “How can we Better Live our Callings and Improve our Lives, Parishes and Parishioners?”
|Annual Clergy Conference Convenes - 10/07/14|
On Monday evening, 6 October, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel welcomed the participants in Clergy Conference 2014 to the Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA beginning with a Vesper service in Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Sophia Seminary.
|All Saints Camp needs your help! - 10/06/14|
The All Saints Camp Maintenance Committee is looking for men, women and teenagers to help with various projects and tasks requiring upkeep or completion at the camp.
|Archpastoral Visit to Lorain, OH - 10/03/14|
Sunday September 28th was a special day for the members of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain Ohio. On that day His Grace Daniel, Ruling Bishop of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in USA visited our parish. He was escorted by Ver. Rev. John Harvey, Dean of PennOhio Deanery pastor of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Youngstown, OH and Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay from St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH. One of the main reasons for the visit was to officially install Fr. Dmitri Belenki as a fulltime pastor of our parish.
|Celebration in Parma, OH - 09/29/14|
On Sunday, September 28, 2014 the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio celebrated their 85th Anniversary. The celebration began with a memorial service at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, which was led by the Archpastor of the Cathedral – His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the US.
|Family Fest 2014 - 09/28/14|
Family Fest participants was extremely moved that His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and the Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) were able to join us for part of the weekend!
|2014 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanage! - 09/28/14|
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 Znamianka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church.