St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage Brings Thousands to the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ
As the bells of St. Andrew Memorial Church began to peal, echoing throughout the Metropolia Complex, the faithful, which had arrived for the St. Thomas Sunday festivities, gathered at the foot of the church steps to greet their hierarchs. The children, dressed in Ukrainian Vyshyvanka (embroidery), squirmed and rehearsed the words they would say upon greeting His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, and His Eminence Archbishop Daniel.
Metropolitan Council Concludes Its Annual Meeting at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA
With the Metropolia Center bustling with activity as preparations were underway for the St. Thomas Sunday weekend festivities, the second day of the annual Metropolitan Council meeting convened with a short prayer and the blessing of the hierarchs.
Council of Metropolia of the UOC of the USA Called Into Session
On a warm, slightly overcast day, the Metropolia Center buzzed as the members of the Metropolitan Council gathered for their annual meeting. Present were His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, along with eight members of the clergy and seven laypeople.
Great and Holy Pascha at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Arden Hills, MN
В ніч з 15 на 16 квітня о 12 год ночі в храмі розпочалось святкове Воскресне Богослужіння. Його очолив сам Архиєрей УПЦ США Високопреосвященніший Архиєпископ Даниїл, який разом з семінаристами Іподияконом Миколою Зомчаком, Тадеєм Сураком та Юрієм Бобком здійснив свій Архипастирський візит, щоб розділити радість Світлого Воскресіння разом з настоятелем храму о. Петром та усіма парафіянами храму. Допомагали у вівтарі під час Богослужіння Іподиякон Віктор та прислужники храму.
Pascha in our Parishes
Selection of pictures submitted by the parishes taken during Holy Week and Bright Week.
The Paschal Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Outside the Borders of Ukraine
We offer heartfelt greetings to the clergy, deacons, and monastics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the diaspora during this festive, Paschal season, as well as to our youth and children. We offer a special greeting to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, who are bearing various trials and difficulties at this time in defense of their homeland. May the Risen Christ bring long-awaited peace and unity to every Ukrainian family, strengthen our faith, fill our hearts with spiritual joy, and increase our love, so that we will be able to fully delight in the joy of these bright, Paschal days!
Patriarchal Encyclical For Holy Pascha 2017
This message – of the victory of life over death, of the triumph of the joyful light of the paschal candle over the darkness of disorder and dissolution – is announced to the whole world from the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the invitation to experience the unwaning light of the resurrection. We invite you all to stand with faith and hope before the risen Christ and before the mystery of life. We invite all of you to trust the risen Lord, the master of joy and delight, who holds the reigns of the entire creation. Christ is risen, then, brothers and sisters! May the grace and boundless mercy of the lord of life and master over death be with you all.
Great and Holy Saturday at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arden Hills, MN
On Holy Saturday, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel once again presided over the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arden Hills, MN, during which numerous faithful of Minneapolis Metropolitan area prayerfully gathered to reflect upon the great Mystery of Salvation of the Crucified Savior. The pastor of the cathedral parish family Very Rev. Fr. Petro Siwko assisted Vladyka Daniel.
His Eminence Archbishop Daniel Gives Interview to Chicago's Ukrainian Independent Radio Station
Recorder Interview (in Ukrainian language) granted by His Eminence Archbishop Daniel to Chicago's Ukrainian Independent Radio Station, reflecting upon the spiritual meaning of our journey through the Final days of Holy Week, leading to the glorious feast of Pascha - Iнтерв'ю Архієпископа Даниїла для Українського Незалежного Радіо Чікаго, роздумуючи над останніми днями Страсного Тижня, прямуючи до Світлого та Радісного Свята Воскресіння Господнього.
Archbishop Daniel Leads Liturgical Services of the Great and Holy Friday at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arden Hills, MN
On this holy day, the faithful commemorated the death of Christ on the Cross and His burial, with the spiritual father of the cathedral community and the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, who was assisted by the pastor of the parish’s community Very Rev. Fr. Petro Siwko. The liturgical services of the day are the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and died for our sins. This commemoration begins on Thursday evening with the Matins of Holy Friday and concludes with a Vespers on Friday afternoon/evening that observes the veneration of the shroud.
Holy Thursday Liturgical Services in Minneapolis, MN
There are four events commemorated on Thursday of Holy Week: the washing of the disciples' feet, the institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Christ by Judas. The faithful of Minneapolis Ukrainian Orthodox Communities of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA were blessed to experience all four of these sacred commemorations, while attending the liturgical services of the day at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arden Hills, MN and Holy Archangel Michael/St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN.
Holy Unction Service at Holy Archangel Michael/St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church Served by the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel and the Clergy of MN area
On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament or Mystery of Holy Unction is conducted in Orthodox parishes. The Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins. At the conclusion of the service of the Sacrament, the body is anointed with oil, and the grace of God, which heals infirmities of soul and body, is called down upon each person. The Sacrament is performed by a gathering of priests, ideally seven in number, however, it can be performed by a lesser number and even by a single priest.
A Letter of Condolence from the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago
Once again, the Holiest week of the Christian calendar has begun with an attack on the Body of Christ in the form of two bomb blasts at Palm Sunday events in Egypt. Currently, the death toll stands at 49, according to Egyptian state media reports. 18 people were killed in a blast in Alexandria, while at least 27 were killed and 78 injured in an explosion in a church in the northern city of Tanta. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Archbishop Daniel – the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy joined dozens of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago in the most solemn expression of condolence.
Prayerful Celebration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem – Palm Sunday – at the Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in San Francisco, CA
9 квітня 2017 року Свята Православна Церква молитовно вшановує Вхід Господній в Єрусалим. З нагоди цього свята в усіх храмах Української Православної Церкви США відбулись святкові богослужіння з традиційним посвяченням верби. Не винятком став храм Св. Архистратига Божого Михаїла в м. Сан Франциско, штату Каліфорнія.
Audit Committee of the UOC of the USA Convenes Prior to the Annual Meeting of the Council of Metropolia
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA’s Audit Committee met at the spiritual headquarters – Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, 2017 to review the financial reports of the Consistory, which serves as the Church’s executive body as well as financial reports of Central Organizations of the UOC of the USA.
UOC Camping Season Information - Now Available!
We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Season at All Saints Camp - "Champions of the Faith. " Applications for campers and staff are now available. The dates for our encampments are:
Annual UOL Lenten Retreat Took Place in Bethlehem, PA
On April 1, 2017 we were blessed that one hundred and forty eight faithful gathered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at the St. Francis Center for Renewal. For over a decade the Ukrainian Orthodox League has been sponsoring a Lenten Retreat in the Bethlehem area. We were thrilled that over one hundred faithful from our Ukrainian Orthodox Church participated in the retreat. This was the highest attended retreat with extra seats needed in the chapel to accommodate our group.
2017 UOC of the USA All Saints Camp Staff Opportunities
Are you interested in working with the Youth of the Church? Consider Becoming a Camp Staff Member for the 2017 Camping Season at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camp in Emlenton, PA
2017 St. Nicholas Camp Program
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry is pleased to announce they will once again sponsor the St. Nicholas Program - camping for youth with disabilities and their families. The ST. Nicholas Program (SNP) is designed for parents and their child with disabilities to spend time together in an Orthodox Family Environment. The campers are introduced to camp life at All Saints Camp and the parents are given the opportunity to meet fellow Orthodox parents who are tackling the same challenges in today’s world.
Ukrainian Orthodox Word: Our March 2017 Issue
The New Issue of the Church's Official Publication is Available for Review Online
LUBA April: Keep America Beautiful
United Nations Fellowships Available for Graduate and Post Graduate Students
Two applicants will be selected for yearlong stipended fellowships that will begin in the fall of 2017. The fellows will work in New York City in the department’s office at the Church Center for the United Nations. Fellows will focus their work at the U.N. in three main areas: human rights, environment, or humanitarianism. Among other activities, fellows will have the opportunity to join and participate in the work of nongovernmental organization committees at the U.N., assist in formulating oral and written statements and interventions, plan and host events during U.N. Economic and Social Council functional commissions, and participate in panel discussions at future biennial national clergy-laity congresses.
Annual Conference “Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit"
The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion is pleased and honored to announce the 2017 Conference theme - "Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit." This pan-Orthodox gathering of healing professionals, clergy, and all interested persons will be held November 2 - 4 at the Cultural Center of the Spiritual Headqurters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Churchof the USA Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ.
Holy Land Pilgrimage with His Eminence Metropolitan Antony
Ukrainian American Veterans Scholarship Available
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
Orthodox Daily Planner 2017 is out from press and ready for shipping.
Prayer Book – Молитовник 2016
New Prayer Book - ORDER NOW - Новий Молитовник Можна Замовляти в Крамниці Консисторії
|Great and Holy Friday - 04/13/17|
On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross. This is the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and died for our sins. This commemoration begins on Thursday evening with the Matins of Holy Friday and concludes with a Vespers on Friday afternoon that observes the unnailing of Christ from the Cross and the placement of His body in the tomb.
|Great and Holy Thursday - 04/12/17|
On Thursday of Holy Week four events are commemorated: the washing of the disciples' feet, the institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Christ by Judas.
|Great and Holy Week in the Orthodox Church - 04/10/17|
Beginning on the evening of Palm Sunday and continuing through the evening of Holy Tuesday, the Orthodox Church observes a special service known as the Service of the Bridegroom. The name of the service is from the figure of the Bridegroom in the parable of the Ten Virgins found in Matthew 25:1-13.
|Palm Sunday: The Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem - 04/08/17|
On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year. Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem following His glorious miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Having anticipated His arrival and having heard of the miracle, the people went out to meet the Lord and welcomed Him with displays of honor and shouts of praise. On this day, we receive and worship Christ in this same manner, acknowledging Him as our King and Lord.
|Saturday of the Holy and Righteous Friend of Christ, Lazarus - 04/07/17|
On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave four days. Here, at the end of Great Lent and the forty days of fasting and penitence, the Church combines this celebration with that of Palm Sunday. In triumph and joy the Church bears witness to the power of Christ over death and exalts Him as King before entering the most solemn week of the year, one that leads the faithful in remembrance of His suffering and death and concludes with the great and glorious Feast of Pascha.
|1-15 April, 2017 - Celebrate National Library Week at Saint Sophia Library - 04/05/17|
The Theological Library at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary will be participating in the National Library Week from April 9-15, 2017. Visit the Library, located at the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, during business hours and learn more about the institution and services offered.
|Great Lent Giveaway 2017: Benefitting Zoe for Life - 04/05/17|
The Great Lent Giveaway was designed as a way for our youth to learn about the beauty of Great Lent and instill in them that Great Lent is not only a time of fasting but a time to do good works and of contemplation, while preparing for the death and Glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The current year program and programs from past years are provided below. They may be used during Great Lent or be adapted for use during your normal Youth Group Sessions. The GLG is a partnership of the OYM and the Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League.
|The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent: The Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt - 03/31/17|
On the Fifth Sunday of Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt, due to her recognition by the Church as a model of repentance. As a Sunday of Great Lent, the commemoration is celebrated with the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, which is preceded by a Matins service. A Great Vespers is conducted on Saturday evening.
|The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Feast of our Righteous Father John (Climacus) of Sinai, Author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent - 03/25/17|
On the Fourth Sunday of Holy Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Righteous Father John Climacus. He is called Climacus due to his authorship of the great spiritual work The Ladder of Divine Ascent. His commemoration is designated by the Church on one of the Sundays of Lent as his life and writings affirm him as a supreme bearer and proponent of Christian asceticism. The ascetic example of this great Saint of the Church inspires us in our Lenten journey.
|Members of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA Visit Petrykivka Spring” Exhibit - 03/22/17|
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 the entire Executive Body of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA toured Petrykivka Spring exhibit, organized by the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of NJ.
|2017 UOL Lenten Retreat in Western PA and Ohio - 03/21/17|
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA held the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Annual Lenten Retreat at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, PA. His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory, presided over a day of prayer, worship, learning, and fellowship for the faithful of all ages. The day began with Morning prayers, continued with inspiring talks, discussion and activities, great food, and a wonderful exchange of love filled with the joy of praying and learning with our clergy and our brothers and sisters in Christ from many different parishes.
|Sharon, PA: Archbishop Daniel Leads Services for the Sunday of the Cross at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church - 03/20/17|
On Sunday the 19th of March 2017, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, spiritual father of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, led the Great Lenten services for the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross in St. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sharon, PA. He was accompanied by the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) Subdeacons Mykola Zomchak and Mykhaylo Bokalo, as well as Hryhorii Matviiv and Tadei Surak.
|Archbishop Daniel Participates in the Meeting of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch with the Prime Minister of Ukraine - 03/15/17|
His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the offices of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey on March 15, 2017. Welcoming the Prime Minister of Ukraine to the Sacred Offices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His All Holiness was accompanied by Metropolitan Emanuel of France, Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna – the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and by Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
|Winter Blizzard at the Metropolia Center - 03/15/17|
As the early morning hours of Tuesday March 14, 2017 brought a brand new day to the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA and the residents of South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ – the winter blizzard covered with over 20 inches of snow every aspect of the entire Metropolia Center.
|Northern Maryland Mission Consecrates New Temple, Hosts Myrrh-Streaming Icon, and is Officially Established as Parish of the UOC of the USA - 03/14/17|
In a momentous weekend nearly 15 years in the making, Four Evangelists Ukrainian Orthodox Mission in Bel Air, Maryland became a full parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA as its new temple was consecrated at the hand of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Eminence Archbishop Daniel. In a prayerful and joyous celebration, the relics of St. Basil the Great were installed in the new altar table and the newly-renovated church, located on North Hickory Avenue in the heart of downtown Bel Air, was consecrated for the singular purpose of glorifying God, that souls may be saved.
|NY/NJ Deanery Prays With Archbishop Daniel at St. Sophia Seminary During the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts - 03/10/17|
On Wednesday, March 7, 2017, the clergy of NY/NJ Deanery, under the leadership of Protopresbyter Taras Chubenko, for the first time during this year’s Lenten journey gathered together at Three Holy Hierarchs Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) with His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy and President of Consistory of the UOC of the USA for the celebration of the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.
|Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebration in New York City, NY - 03/05/17|
Each year, Orthodox Christians around the world break from their routine of worshiping in the Divine Liturgy at their regular churches to witness something special on the first Sunday of Great Lent. Eight bishops of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America finished the First Week of Great Lent and spiritually inaugurated entrance into the Second Week of Great Lent with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy together on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, New York. This year, the tradition returned to its roots, as Orthodox hierarchs, representing various jurisdictions of Holy Orthodox Church gathered once again to celebrate the “Sunday of Orthodoxy”—the restoration of the holy icons to the Church once and for all in the ninth century.
|Presentation of a New Publication on the Dialogue Between the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches - 03/03/17|
Prior to the formal lecture at the Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel of the Seminary and meeting with the student body, author Christine Chaillot visited the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, where a cordial meeting took place with His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, who is also one of the instructors at the Seminary. Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Perkins, Assistant Academic Dean introduced Dr. Chaillot to the hierarch, stressing the contribution of the author on the development of the Dialogue between Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
|First Week of Holy and Great Lent: The Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete - 02/28/17|
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Vladyka Daniel presides over the Reading of the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and the Liturgies of Presanctified Gifts during the First Week of Great Lent at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church and Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South bound Brook/Somerset, NJ. Concelebrating with the Archbishop the services of the First Week of Lenten journey are Very Rev. Fr. Yuriy Siwko, Very Rev. Fr. John Lyszyk, Rev. Fr. Vasyl Pasakas, Rev. Fr. Vasyl Shak, Deacon Ivan Tchopko and the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary.
|Lenten Epistle 2017 Великопісне Послання - 02/27/17|
Permanent Conference Of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond The Borders Of Ukraine
Постійна Конференція Українських Православних Єпископів поза межами України
|Forgiveness Sunday at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 02/26/17|
His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA joined by Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Lymar, Protodeacon Andrii Fronchak, Deacon John Charest and parishioners of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral parish community presided over the Archpastoral Divine Liturgy and Liturgical Services of the Cheesefare/Forgiveness Sunday for the beginning of Great and Holy Lent.
|Hundreds Flock to the Myrrh-Streaming Icon at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - 02/25/17|
As millions of Orthodox Christians around the world prepared to enter into the Sacred Period of Great Lent leading to the greatest miracle in the history of humanity – our Lord’s Glorious Resurrection, hundreds of Orthodox Christians from across the New York Metropolitan area were flocking to a Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ on Saturday, February 25, 2017 to see what they believe to be a different miracle.
|Patriarchal Catechetical Encyclical on the Opening of Great Lent - 02/24/17|
We Orthodox Christians are called to live the period of Holy and Great Lent as a time of conscientious renewal and vigilance, as an eternal moment of our Orthodox identity. That is to say, we are called to live and experience Christ Himself, to love and experience ecclesiastically and spiritually. For it is only through our life in Christ that we have the possibility to renew our conscience and ascend to the level of true freedom and the infallible criteria for our consolation and salvation.
|Junior Ukrainian Orthodox League Lock-in at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, Ohio - 02/22/17|
A candlelight evening prayer service was held to begin the 25th annual Jr. UOL lock-in at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Youngstown, Ohio. The youth and young adult lock-in had over 75 people in attendance who gathered to spend an All-Night Vigil and time of fellowship with each other while reflecting upon the theme for the gathering – “You are the Light of the World”
|26 February, 2017 - OCMC Mission Sunday - 02/18/17|
On this final Sunday before the Great Fast, let us look ahead to the joy that awaits us at the end of our Lenten journey, and let us join together in the work of our brothers and sisters who are bringing that joy to more and more people. Remember the work of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), a common ministry of all Orthodox Christian jurisdictions throughout our nation, endorsed by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the United States. Pray for our Orthodox missionaries and for those yet to be reached with the message of the Gospel. Consider serving as a missionary, or as part of a short-term mission team. And, remember that even if you can’t go, you can participate through your financial support to help enable the great and holy work of making disciples of all nations!
|St. Sophia’s Seminary Van Receives the Installation of the Official Logo - 02/17/17|
With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary’s 10-person van received an installation of the Seminary name and logo onto the van on February 16, 2017.
|Forum on Modern Slavery Held at the Phanar - 02/15/17|
Under the auspices of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, a Forum on Modern Slavery, co-sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church of England took place in Istanbul from February 6–7, 2017. The Forum grew out of a conversation between His All-Holiness and His Grace Archbishop Justin of Canterbury during the formal Patriarchal visit to Lambeth Palace from November 2–4, 2015, which was in response to Archbishop Justin’s first visit to the Phanar from January 13–14, 2014.
|UOC of the USA Plants a New Mission in Sacramento, CA - 02/14/17|
With a blessing of His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel and following a careful and lengthy assessment process, a group of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians of Sacramento, CA Metropolitan area formed a coordinating committee with a final goal of planting a mission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sacramento, CA.
|St. Sophia Seminary Celebrates Seminary’s Chapel Feast Day - 02/12/17|
Once again the Three Holy Hierarchs – St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom and Gregory the Theologian – Chapel of St. Sophia Seminary was filled with incense and chanting of festal verses as local clergy and faithful joined the faculty and student body of the Seminary to celebrate the Chapel’s Patron Feast Day. Even though the celebration of the feast day falls on Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Seminary’s celebration took place on Saturday morning (February 11, 2017) in order to provide an opportunity for the gathered local clergy and faithful to participate in the common prayer service led by His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel.
|Metropolitan Antony Met with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia Dr. Mykola Kulinich - Зустріч Митрополита Антонія із Послом України в Австралії Миколою Кулінічем - 02/10/17|
During the most recent visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Australia, a meeting took place between the Metropolitan of the Church and the Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia Dr. Mykola Kulinich.
|Winter Snowstorm at the Metropolia Center of the Church - 02/09/17|
As the early morning hours of Saturday February 9, 2017 brought a brand new day to the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA and the residents of South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ – the winter blizzard covered with over 25 inches of snow every aspect of the entire Metropolia Center.
|Metropolitan Antony Visits Western Australia - 02/08/17|
A warm summer day on Monday 6th February 2017 and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of WA had a very special guest from USA - His Eminence Metropolitan Antony.
|UOC of the USA Provides Emergency Aid to Ukraine - 02/08/17|
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in close cooperation with Ukraine’s Charitable Organization (located in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine) that provides care for Zaluchia Orphanage and upon the request of Mariupol House for Elderly as well for the purpose of caring for the Avdiivka (Eastern Ukraine), wounded and refugees, recently provided emergency monetary donation in the amount of about $10,000.
|Honoring the Memory of the Lost - Memorial Service and Film Screening - 02/06/17|
The month of February commemorates the 4th anniversary of the Euromaidan events that unfolded in Kyiv, Ukraine: remembering the memory of the “Heavenly Hundred” (“Nebesna Sotnya”) and reminding us of the current aggression taking place in Eastern Ukraine.
|February 11, 2017 - Three Holy Hierarchs Seminary Chapel Feast Day - 02/06/17|
Please Join the Students and Clergy of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary as They Celebrate the Patron Feast Day of the Seminary's Chapel
|Honoring the Memory of the Lost - Memorial Service and Film Screening - 02/03/17|
Join us for a commemoration of the "Heavenly Hundred" and all Ukrainian Heroes who have perished in Eastern Ukraine. Screening of Freedom and Death, a documentary film portrait of the Maidan Civil Uprising, will follow with talk by filmaker Damian Kolodiy.
|Metropolitan Antony Visits Ukrainian Orthodox Parishes in Australia - 02/02/17|
Being sixteen hours ahead of the East Coast of the United States of America, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, fulfilling his archpastoral service, traveled to Australia in order to visit parish communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand.
|The Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos "Tender Heart" at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - 02/02/17|
Join the Clergy and Faithful of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orhtodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ as They Welcome the Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos "Tender Heart" to the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - Запрошуємо Вас до молитовного вшанування та молитви перед чудотворною та мироточивою іконою Богородиці Ласкавої - Пом'якшення Сердець (із Тейлор, ПА) в суботу - 25 лютого, 2017 в Церкві-пам'ятнику св. Андрія Первозванного
|5 February, 2017 - Orthodox Scout Sunday - 02/01/17|
On Sunday, February 5, 2017, Scouts all over the United States will celebrate National Scout Sunday. Scout Sunday is an annual event among all faiths which recognize the good work that is done by Scouts in our religious communities. The observance of Scout Sunday tradition was started years ago to make people in the church aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out of what is pledged each week. The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith. That is why this Sunday is set aside to honor God and to remind us that we are all His Creatures and made in His Image or more precisely - to image (reflect) Him to the world.
|Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! - 01/30/17|
Happy 70th Birthday, Vladyko! Happy 4th Anniversary Your Eminence Metropolitan Antony!
|Ukrainian Orthodox Christians in the United States of America Prayerfully Remembered the Heroes of Kruty - 01/29/17|
On Sunday, January 29, 2017 – Archbishop-elect Daniel presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ marking two important events in the life of the Ukrainian Orthodox Christians.
|His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 70th Birthday, Name’s Day and the 4th Anniversary as a Prime Hierarch of the UOC of the USA - 01/28/17|
Surrounded by clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony marked his 70th birthday with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
|Historic Flooding In San Diego, California - 01/26/17|
San Diego, CA and our surrounding local community have been devastated as a result of widespread flooding from the unusual rain season, which occurred during the week of 16-23 January 2017. Our Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s sacred space, rectory and parish hall received flooding and damage.
|ATTENTION STUDENTS: John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunity For the Youth of the Church - 01/25/17|
The Consistory Offices of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA have been informed that the students of our Metropolia may be eligible for a $5,000 Undergraduate or a $5,000 Graduate Scholarship through the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation. A total of ten undergraduate and ten graduate scholarships will be awarded.
|Sunday After Theophany and Observance of Ukraine’s National Unity Day Marked at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in London, U.K. - 01/22/17|
With about 300 people in attendance, the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in London, Great Britain celebrated the Sunday after Theophany with His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, who presided over all Theophany liturgical services in the United Kingdom.
|Caroling for Christ: Bethlehem Story Alive at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - 01/21/17|
From the young to the old, singers and performers, young children and adults all dressed in embroidered Ukrainian shirts gathered at the Ukrainian Cultural Center of the Metropolia Center of the UOC of USA for one last celebration this Nativity Season. The annual “Caroling for Christ” concert took place on Saturday, January 17th with a total of 7 performing groups from local parishes.
|Vladyka Daniel Met with Bishop Hlib Lonchyna of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Great Britain at the Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London - 01/20/17|
Владика Даниїл провів зустріч із єпископом Глібом Лончиною Української Католицької Єпархії Великобританії в Українській Католицькій катедрі Пресвятої Родини в Лондоні
|Ambassador of Ukraine in the United Kingdom Natalia Galibarenko Held a Working Meeting with Archbishop-elect of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Great Britain and Western Europe Daniel and the representatives of the Church in Great Britain - 01/20/17|
Посол України у Великій Британії Наталі Галібаренко зустрілася з Архиєпископом-номінантом Української Православної Церкви Вселенського Патріархату у Великій Британії та Західній Європі Даниїлом та представниками Церкви у Великій Британії