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Great and Holy Friday at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH! - 04/18/14

On Great and Holy Friday, the most somber day of the liturgical year, about 200 parishioners, relatives and members of the community at large gathered in Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, OH, in solemn witness of the sacrifice of the Lord in order to participate in the Vespers service, at which the Holy Shroud is brought out of the sanctuary and placed in the midst of the faithful for veneration.

Holy Thursday Liturgical Services at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH! - 04/17/14

Those, in attendance at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH, had an opportunity to once again participate in the prayers and the historical sequence of the events, as related in the Gospels and hymns, providing a vivid foundation for the great events yet to come.

Holy Unction Service in Penn-Ohio Deanery! - 04/16/14

This year, the clergy of Penn-Ohio Deanery of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, along with their spiritual father and hierarch His Grace Bishop Daniel, gathered for this Holy Mystery at Holy Wonderworker Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox pro-Cathedral in Lakewood, OH. At about 6:30PM, the parish church temple was filled with parishioners and visitors to the parish family to take part in the Holy Unction Mystery.

April 26-27, 2014 - Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage! - 04/15/14

Vocations Retreat at St. Sophia Seminary! - 04/15/14

Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary is one of the jewels of our Metropolitan Center. It has trained generations of clergy to serve the people and parishes of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church. But vocations are about more than training clergy and our parishes need more than priests.

College Mission Trip to Orphanages in Ukraine 2014 - 04/15/14

NEW DATES: August 11 - 18, 2014

UOC High School Mission Trip - 04/15/14

The High School Student Mission Trip is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort tothose in need through out our country. It is easy to turn a blindeye to those reaching out a hand for help in our local communities. By our actions, we hope to show the face of Christ to these people in need and all we come in contact with and by doing so reaffirm the Holy Orthodox Faith in an Orthodox Service Community. We pray that by offering daily prayer services, as well as our love and works, that we will bring not only ourselves but all involved closer to Christ our God.

Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: Call for Peace Amid Escalating Violence! - 04/14/14

Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ: greetings in His Holy Name, as we journey through the sacred days of this year’s Holy Week! It is with the heavy hearts that we write this note to the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Christian community throughout the world. The situation in our ancestral homeland Ukraine is of increasing concern.

Palm Sunday at St. Panteleimon Parish in Brooklyn, NY - 04/13/14

Metropolitan Antony has visited St. Panteleimon parish on Palm Sunday for many years and talks about the visit for weeks after each year’s visit. He speaks of the personal joy at witnessing so many of the faithful present with the hope that the willow branches they receive from him will remind them throughout Holy Week and the entire year following the Feast of Feasts – the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – that theirs is a sacred responsibility to live virtuous lives and to live in the Love of the One who gave Himself as a ransom for their salvation.  

Palm Sunday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 04/13/14


Message of the Ecumenical Patriarch to the Devout Ukrainian People - 04/12/14

Message By His All-Holiness to the Devout Ukrainian People on the Occasion of the Triumphal Entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into the Holy City of Jerusalem

UKRAINE – A WOUNDED NATION: UOC of the USA Delivers Humanitarian Aid - 04/12/14

УКРАЇНА – ПОРАНЕНА НАЦІЯ: УПЦ США Доставляє Гуманітарну Допомогу... With the blessing of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the President of the Consistory and the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Church, His Grace Bishop Daniel, traveled to the various parts of Ukraine during the first week of April. 

67th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention - 04/10/14

July 23 – 27, 2014     South Bound Brook, NJ
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” Matthew 5:6

Annual Pysanka Workshop at Saint Sophia Seminary! - 04/10/14

As Great Lent was coming to a close and Pascha quickly approaching, local young adults met at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary on Monday evening to continue the Ukrainian springtime tradition of creating beautiful pysanky.  

Ukrainians in U.S. Warn: ‘Mr. Putin, Heroes Do Not Die’ - 04/05/14

New Jersey’s defiant Ukrainian population marked the death of the fallen in Maidan square with a stark warning for the Russian president.

“NEBESNA SOTNYA” – 40th Day Memorial - 03/31/14

The Ukrainian Cultural Center at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA was the site on Sunday evening 30 March (already 31 March in Kyiv, Ukraine – the actual 40th day after repose) of an ecumenical memorial service for the “Nebesna Sotnya”. 

Hierarchs of the Church Participate in the Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Ukrainian Poet Taras Shevchenko! - 03/27/14

It was exactly a month ago, on the International Mother Language Day, February 27, 2014, the United Nations Organization was supposed to honor the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko - the renowned Ukrainian poet, artist and political prisoner, who significantly contributed to the treasury of world culture. However, the tragic political events in Ukraine made it impossible for the Ukrainian-American community to gather in order to observe the anniversary. However, on Thursday, March 27, 2014 some 400 people gathered at the United Nations building to honor the poet of Ukraine.

Archpastoral Visit to Woonsocket, RI - 03/26/14

When I arrived at Seminary a few Mondays ago to teach, I noticed several young men clearing snow. They spoke perfect Ukrainian, so I thought that perhaps His Grace, Bishop Daniel had smuggled them in luggage during his most recent trip to Ukraine. At Vespers that evening, I learned the truth: they were a men choir from Ivan-Frankivsk. After serving Lenten Vespers with them that evening, I immediately got in touch with His Grace and asked if they could come and serve Presanctified Liturgy with us in Woonsocket. Bishop Daniel agreed and offered to bring them on March 26th.

Відзначення 200-ліття Т. Г. Шевченка в осередку митрополії УПЦ США - 03/23/14

23 березня 2014 року річниця з дня народження українського поета, художника, громадського діяча та великого патріота Тараса Григоровича Шевченка об'єднала українців у Культурному центрі, в осередку Митрополії Української Православної Церкви США в м. Саут-Баунд-Брук, Нью-Джерсі. Концерт, присвячений цій події, відбувся за сприяння Консисторії УПЦ США та ініціативою Історико-Наукового центру Нью-Джерсі. 

Sunday of the Cross at St. Andrew Memorial Church! - 03/23/14

The doors of St. Andrew the First Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ opened its doors to welcome hundreds of faithful of the local community, giving them a place of a warm environment (considering the strong wind of the day) for prayer and reflection on a Sunday that the entire Holy Orthodox Church venerates the Most Precious Cross of the Lord.

Get Ready for Camping Season! - 03/06/14

Tired of winter? Then plan some HOT camping this year!

Great Lent Giveaway 2014 - 03/06/14

Focus on Giving

Benefiting FOCUS North America — Back to School Initiative

Members of Local Ukrainian Communities Providing Aid to Those in the Ukraine - 03/01/14

Members of local Ukrainian communities are coming to the aid of Ukraine in its time of need.

UOC of the USA Delivers Financial Aid to Ukraine - 02/25/14

Listening to the urgent appeals from Ukraine, and seeing the images of portable hospitals being established in churches and community centers throughout Kyiv, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel – President of the Consistory of the Church traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine delivering the first $10,000 to those in need.

2014 Camp and Youth Workers Conference – “Writing Icons of the Kingdom” - 02/24/14

The 12th Annual Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Workers Conference took place at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA from January 23-25, 2014. Over 80 youth workers from across the United States and Canada gathered together for this year’s Conference. The Conference is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Camps Association ( and all Jurisdictional Youth Departments, however a different sponsoring member takes on the responsibility of hosting the event each year. This year’s Conference was co-hosted by the Youth and Camping Ministries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. Our archdiocese was well represented with several staff from our camping ministry and parish youth workers. The theme of the Conference was “Writing Icons of the Kingdom: Understanding our Youth as Icons we are Helping to Write.”

Закликаємо припинити насильство в Україні - Violence Must Stop Immediately - 02/18/14

Українська Православна Церква США просить владу припинити насильство над Українським народом...

Icon Workshops - 02/18/14

June 9-14, 2014 – Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA

June 23 - 28, 2014 – Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA

UOL Essay Contest - 02/07/14

Entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2014

2014 Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Available - 02/05/14

The Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is pleased to offer the following information about the availability of Scholarship funds for Undergraduate and Graduate Students of the UOC of the USA.

UOC of the USA Announces Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople - 02/03/14

Jerusalem, the Holy City! Since the earliest days of Christianity, pilgrims have made their way to this place. In 2014, we will follow in the ancient and venerated footsteps of these faithful Christians.

OCMC News - 2014 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! - 01/06/14

OCMC’s 2014 Short-Term Mission Team opportunities are now available! All Orthodox Christians seeking to share in a journey of faith and fulfill the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ are invited to participate on OCMC Orthodox Mission Teams.

Archived News
Come and Join Us in Prayer for Those Who Lost Their Lives! - 03/28/14

Молитовно вшануймо пам'ять Героїв НЕБЕСНОЇ СОТНІ - Let us remember the fallen Heroes of Ukraine - "НЕБЕСНА СОТНЯ"

Memorial Service for Metropolitan Philip! - 03/27/14

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 – His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel, accompanied by Very Rev. Todor Mazur, pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, Very Rev. Mykola Filyk of St. Panteleimon Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Brooklyn, NY; Rev. Vasyl Pasakas of Nativity of the Theotokos Ukrainian Orthodox Church in South Plainfield, NJ; Rev. Vasyl Dovgan and Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH traveled to St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY in order to serve a Memorial Panakhyda for the newly reposed servant of God Metropolitan Philip, the spiritual father of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

Passing of Metropolitan Philip - 03/20/14

On behalf of the clergymen, monastics, and laymen of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA we express deep and heartfelt condolences at the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, the Primate of the brotherly Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine in Philadelphia, PA - 03/16/14

A Special Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine was held Sunday, March 16 at 5 pm in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA concelebrated the Prayer Service with Archbishop Stefan Soroka, of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy (Archdiocese) of Philadelphia, and Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. of the Latin Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

His Grace Bishop Daniel Visits Dixonville, PA - 03/09/14

In his stirring sermon, His Grace reminded us that we have icons in the church to help us picture in our minds those that we are asking to pray for us. The Bishop said, “…The icons help me see the divine reality of the God I believe in.” He continued saying that especially during Lent we really need to ask ourselves if we fit into the story of the Saints around us. Like all of us, everyday he is faced with choices of how he should preach, believe, and depict his responsibilities to God. So it comes down to knowing how to make the right choices. Bishop Daniel went on to say that memorizing scriptures does not make you a Christian, but being a Christian involves knowing what is right and wrong. His sermon was well received by all the faithful who listened intently to his message.

Відзначення 200-ліття від дня народження Тараса Григоровича Шевченка - 03/08/14

8-го березня у приміщенні Зали Сестрицства Святої Покрови Школа Українознавства при церкві-пам’ятнику святого Андрія разом з Його Високопреосвященством Митрополитом Антонієм,Його Преосвященством Єпископом Даниїлом, отцями Юрієм Сівком і Василем Пасакасом та усіма присутніми віддали шану Кобзареві. До ювілею школа підготувала концерт, на який також завітали родичі і знайомі учнів, парафіяни, студенти Семінарії Св. Софії, члени Сестрицтва Святої Покрови, голова Шкільної Ради д-р Євген Федоренко, представники Української Національної Федеральної Кредитівки та компанії «Міст».

Ukrainian Orthodox Community Gathers in Washington, DC - 03/07/14

Over two thousand Ukrainian Americans gathered on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in front of the White House at the nation’s capital in Washington, DC for a peaceful and prayerful demonstration, sharing with the greater American community the conditions under which the Ukrainian society functions following the bloodshed events of the last month in Kyiv. Almost three thousand people, holding Ukrainian and American flags prayed, sang and listened to Ukrainian-American leaders reflecting on the most recent events in Crimea, Ukraine and the political and military aggression of the Russian Federation.

Lenten Epistle - Постове Послання - 03/02/14

“Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?’Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (Jn 14:6)

Statement of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA! - 03/01/14

We remain in solidarity with our Orthodox, Catholic and other Faith leaders in Ukraine who have proved their devotion to their flocks in their steadfast prayer and ministry to those who sat on the cold cobble-stoned Maidan.

УПЦ США Надає Негайну Допомогу Україні - 03/01/14

Слухаючи заклики до негайних дій з України, і, бачачи зображення виїзних лікарень в церквах і громадських центрах по всьому Києві, з благословення Високопреосвященнішого Митрополита Антонія, єпископ Даниїл - голова Консисторії Української Православної Церкви побував у Києві, надавши перші $10,000 для потребуючих.

2014 Lenten Homily from Patriarch Bartholomew - 02/28/14

“Behold, now is the favorable time,
now is the time of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6.2)


As the news agencies around the world have informed, the situation in Ukraine has become worse, almost beyond comprehension, to the point that the government is deliberately firing into crowds of demonstrators in Independence Square in Kyiv with horrific results in the deaths of now over one hundred people.

The Video Message of His All-Holiness on the tragic situation in Ukraine - 02/24/14

His All-Holiness Holds Memorial Service for Ukrainian Victims - 02/23/14

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, following the Divine Liturgy, His All-Holiness held a Memorial Service (Trisagion) for those who lost their lives during the recent ongoing protests in Ukraine.

Day of Remembrance in Parma, Ohio - 02/22/14

As we know, there have been many tragic events in Ukraine. The worst of all of the happenings were last week, where many people have either been killed or heavily injured. All of these activists were fighting for their own Ukrainian freedom. In the memory of the deceased activists in Ukraine, on February 22nd, 2014 our St. Vladimir clergy and the staff and students of the Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies in Parma, Ohio held a memorial service with lit candles and sang “Memory Eternal.”

Закликаємо до молитви - Asking for Prayers - 02/21/14

The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Prayerfully Asks the Faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and every person of good will to join the parishes of the Church throughout the country for prayer services for peace and stability in Ukraine on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

Bishop Leads an Emotional Prayer Service at the Consistory - 02/19/14

Leading a group of faithful in prayer for peace in Ukraine, His Grace Bishop Daniel, President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA said that the present armed conflict in the ancestral homeland of so many faithful of the UOC of the USA is ultimately caused by selfishness and can be overcome only through expressions of love and fraternity and never with violence.

Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Tragic Situation in Ukraine - 02/18/14

Beloved children and friends in Ukraine and abroad,
It is with heavy heart that we have been following the ongoing and, indeed, only escalating tragic circumstances in Ukraine over the last weeks. We feel that our brothers and sisters in Ukraine are our own flesh and blood. “We endure the same sufferings that you suffer and we work with you for your joy,” as St. Paul says.

The Patron Feast Day at the Seminary - 02/13/14

On February 12, 2014, St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary celebrated its patronal feast, commemorating the Three Holy Hierarchs Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. Although named in honor of the Holy Wisdom – St. Sophia, the seminary chapel is under the protection of these three great Hierarchs of the Eastern Church, noted for their great piety and wisdom.

Metropolia Center - Winter Wonderland! - 02/12/14

For us, at the offices of the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA today was one of those days. The spiritual center of the Church was truly a snow-covered winter wonderland. 

UN Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko - 02/02/14

З нагоди 200 ліття від народження Т. Шевченка - 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko!

Souper Bowl Sunday 2014 is TODAY! - 02/01/14

Team up with Ukrainian Orthodox League of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in our Annual Souper Bowl of Caring. Rally your parish and church youth to champion this social service ministry by feeding the poor and caring for those in need around the world.

Silver Anniversary Celebration in Brazil - 01/26/14

Over a thousand faithful from across Brazil and Paraguay gathered at the site of the soon to be constructed Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Papanduva, Parana province of Brazil for the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Holy Priesthood of the Ruling Hierarch of the Eparchy of South America – His Eminence Archbishop Jeremiah.

Святкування 95-ї річниці Дня Соборності України - 01/22/14

Кожного року 22 січня вся Україна та українці в Діаспорі святкують День Соборності. Яке ж значення має для нас, українців, це свято? Адже проголошений Акт злуки УНР та ЗУНР був політичним та юридичним, проте не відбувся на державному рівні, Україна продовжувала бути епіцентром загарбницьких війн. Це свято є дуже символічним і несе за собою ідею єдності українського народу. Цю єдність ми сьогодні можемо бачити у людях, які вийшли на майдани по цілій Україні, щоб відстоювати те, за що наші прадіди боролися, відстоювали та віддали свої життя і заповідали нам робити так. Саме тому ми так урочисто щороку піднімаємо прапор у супроводі гімну і віддаємо шану цьому дню.

Theophany Celebration in Western Deanery of the Church - 01/19/14

“We hope that it will become a pious tradition for our Eparchial Bishop to celebrate the Great Feast of Theophany of our Lord with the faithful of the Western Deanery...” – with such words of welcome to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, Very Rev. Fr. Vasile Sauciur greeted His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, as the bishop entered the parish temple on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Музей імені Патріарха Мстислава історичного та Освітнього комплексу УПЦ США Отримав Різдвяні Подарунки - 01/15/14

Відразу після суворих зимових заметіль в центрі та на сході Сполучених Штатів Америки відбулася довгоочікувана подорож голови Консисторії Української Православної Церкви США Преосвященного єпископа Даниїла до Міннеаполісу, Міннесота для виконання подвійної місії в житті Церкви.

Nativity of our Lord Celebration at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church! - 01/07/14

2014 Summer College Age Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages! - 01/06/14

The College Student Mission Trip to aid orphanages in Ukraine, is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort to special needs orphans and orphanages in a country that currently does not have the means to do so.

A Visit of Love: 2013 Winter Mission Team to Znamianka Orphanage Returns from Ukraine! - 01/05/14

For the past three years the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA make prayerful efforts to share the great feast of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas with the children of Znaminaka orphanage in Kirovohrad region of Ukraine. This particular orphanage provides daily care for severely handicapped children with mental and physical disabilities.

Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine: Feast of the Nativity of our Lord! - 01/04/14


Patriarchal Encyclical for Nativity of our Savior - 01/02/14

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given." (Isaiah 9.5)

Ordination of Subdeacon Paul to the Holy Deaconate - 12/29/13

by Metropolitan Antony at St. Michael Parish, Woonsocket, RI

Metropolitan Antony Visits Los Angeles, CA! - 12/25/13

Over the weekend of December 21-22, 2013 the parishioners of St. Andrew the First Called Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Los Angeles, California welcomed to the parish the Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. This was the first visit of our Metropolitan to southern California since his enthronement in January of this year at another parish of St Andrew - in Silver Springs, MD. The Metropolitan visited with Father Vasyl Shtelen and Pani Matka of St Andrew and Father Vasile Sauciur of the sister parish of St Vladimir in Los Angeles to learn first hand of their pastoral duties and successes.

Carnegie Parish Welcomes Bishop Daniel and Seminarians - 12/22/13

On the weekend of December 13-15, 2013, Bishop Daniel and three Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ (Ivan Chopko, Volodymyr Sukanets Sr., and Volodymyr Sukanets Jr.) honored the St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Carnegie, Pennsylvania with a visit.

Parishes of the UOC of the USA Participate in Coats and Shoes Drive for Orphans! - 12/19/13

With the Blessing of the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the faithful of our Church embarked this fall on a nationwide warm clothes drive for needy children in Ukraine.

Holodomor Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony in Washington, DC! - 12/16/13

The year of our 2013 marks 80th anniversary of Holodomor-Genocide 1932-1933, and there is no better way to show how much the Ukrainian-American community of the United States of America thinks of all the victims of Genocidal Famine than to set a foundation for a monument in their memory.

Свято cв. Миколая у Школі Українознавства при Українському Катедральному Соборі Св. Кн.Володимира у Чикаго! - 12/15/13

День Святого Миколая - свято, на яке з нетерпінням чекають і діти і дорослі. Цього року Школа Українознавства при Українському Православному Катедральному Соборі Св. Кн. Володимира святкувала його у неділю, 15 грудня. У цей нелегкий для нашої Батьківщини час учителі та вихованці Школи присвятили його Євромайдану - як самій ідеї боротьби за європейське майбутнє України, так і його учасникам - цвітові української нації, що не бажає стояти осторонь, а,незважаючи на заборони та силовий спротив теперішньої злочинної влади, прагнуть вибороти гідне життя для усієї країни.  

Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Offer Prayers for Ukrainian Nation! - 12/11/13

 В середу 11 грудня 2013 року Божого в каплиці семінарії св. Софії, що у м. Саут-Баунд-Брук, штату Нью-Джерсі Преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл разом з ієреєм Василем Довганом, ієреєм Василем Пасакасом, та всіма семінаристами відслужили акафіст до Пресвятої Богородиці Діви Марії як до Заступниці та Покровительки всіх вірних християн, щоб випросила в Господа Бога терпіння, мужності, миру та любові для всіх українців, які переживають зараз важкий час становлення своєї демократичної держави, шляхом волевиявлення.

His Grace Bishop Daniel Makes an Archpastoral Visit to Arden Hills, MN! - 12/08/13

Over the weekend of December 6-8, 2013 the parishioners of Holy Great-Martyr Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Arden Hills, MN welcomed to the parish family their Eparchial hierarch – His Grace Bishop Daniel. Almost immediately following the arrival to Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport, the bishop was greeted by the pastor of the parish family- Very Rev. Petro Siwko, and escorted Bishop Daniel to a local nursing home in order to pay a visit to Very Rev. Michael Kudanovich, a long term priest of the UOC of the USA who also served the Ukrainian Orthodox communities in Minneapolis Metropolitan area. Visiting with Fr. Kudanovich, the bishop had an opportunity to express personal greetings of the Prime Hierarch of the Church His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Fr. Michael and also to learn a bit more about Fr. Michael’s pastoral path.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Prays for Ukraine - 12/05/13

In our historical and paternal love for our beloved people of Ukraine, especially after their recent joyous celebrations of the 1025th anniversary since the baptism of the Kievan Rus, we cannot but express our heartfelt sorrow as well as our compassionate concern at the unfortunate and painful events unfolding over the last days in Kiev. It is deeply heartbreaking for us to witness through the media how the festive joy that only months ago assembled the crowds in religious processions has been eclipsed by the shocking violence encountered today in the very same streets.

Звернення Собору Єпископів Української Православної Церкви США - 12/04/13

Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: Will Democracy in Ukraine Survive in the Face of Government Aggression?

Archpastoral Visit to Boston, MA! - 12/03/13

On Sunday, December 1, 2013, the Parish of Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Church welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel to Boston.  They were invited by the parish to celebrate our Patron Saint’s Day and to bless the renovated and restored interior of our 60-year-old edifice. Our Hierarchs were presented with flowers by the children of the parish and greeted with the traditional bread and salt by the president of the parish board of administration, Jane Yavarow.  Very Reverend Roman Tarnavsky, pastor of the parish family, offered the hierarchs the cross.  Thus began a many faceted morning. 

Statement of the Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA - 12/01/13

Використання сили, боротьби та насильства не допоможуть у вирішенні політичних проблем.
The use of force, confrontation and violence will fail to resolve political issues!

Join the Giving Tuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With A Purpose - 11/29/13

Giving Tuesday is a national movement to harness the collective power of individuals, families, organizations and businesses to transform how we think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Giving Tuesday will take place on December 3, 2013 - immediately after the materially-motivated cultural events "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" - and should remind us that the spirit of the holiday season should be about community and not just consumerism.

1 December, 2013 - UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX LEAGUE SUNDAY - 11/28/13

The first Sunday of December has been set aside as "UOL SUNDAY" for the past thirty some years in the life of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.  This is a day when both Senior and Junior local chapters in parishes around the nation invite their parish members to join in a celebration of the UOL'S accomplishments and vision in living up to its motto: "Dedicated to our Church - Devoted to her Youth".  It is also a day when those chapters invite parishioners to join this, one of the Central Organizations of the Church, to become part of the UOL'S mission of service and love and a day to reach out to sister parishes of our Church with encouragement to establish new UPL chapters where none exists.

Archpastoral Message for 2013 Thanksgiving Day: We Offer Praise and Thanksgiving - 11/27/13

Once again, our nation pauses to celebrate Thanksgiving. Our tables will be spilling over with food and our homes will resonate with laughter and conversation as we gather to celebrate this special day. Thanksgiving is a quintessentially North American holiday. It is a day when we remember the hardships faced by the first immigrants to this great land, and the gracious kindness with which the native people greeted them. The familiar traditions that surround the origins of Thanksgiving Day when the Native Americans and the settlers of the Plymouth colony came together indicate that gratitude to God was the focus of that first thanksgiving feast. Gratitude to God expressed by those two very different peoples sharing with one another at the same table.

Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial in Washington, DC - 80th Anniversary of Famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine: 1932 - 1933 - 11/27/13

Крайовий Комітет США для Визнання Голодомору Ґеноцидом 1932-1933рр. у співпраці з Посольством України в США запрошує усіх нас взяти участь в урочистій церемонії початку будівництва Меморіялу Голодомору у столиці США, місті Вашингтон. Також, до Вашої уваги, у цьому листі ми висилаємо Вам кілька оголошень з детальнішою інформацією щодо цього запрошення. Обидва іерархи та численне духовенство нашої Святої Церкви будуть присутні на  урочистій церемонії початку будівницва цього пам’ятника 4 грудня 2013, в столиці США, місті Вашингтон - ми також запрошуємо Вас приєднатися до нас у молитві!

Happy Anniversary Metropolitan ANTONY! - 11/26/13

His Grace Bishop Daniel along with the Council of Metropolia, members of the Consistory, clergy, faithful and the student body of St. Sophia Theological Seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA express their most sincerest greetings and assurance of prayers to His Eminence Metropolitan Antony – Prime Hierarch and Spiritual Father of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on the 41st Anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood.

Archpastoral Visit to San Francisco, CA! - 11/24/13

Holy Archangel Michael Parish in San Francisco celebrated the Feast Day of (Patron Saint) Holy Archangel Michael, together with its 55th Anniversary, on Sunday, November 24, 2013.  The small yet active parish is the only Ukrainian Orthodox Church within 350 miles of San Francisco and has been serving the spiritual and cultural needs of the faithful since its humble beginnings in the private home of one of its founding trustees.

Archpastoral Visit to Pinellas Park, FL - 11/24/13

The parish temple of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL was filled to its capacity for the celebration of the community’s Name’s Day. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Ruling Hierarch of the Eastern Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to Tampa Metropolitan area in order to lead the celebration of the parish’s family. As in the past, considering a long history of relationship that exists between Bishop Daniel, who served the parish as a substitute priest, and the community – on Sunday, November 24, 2013, the bishop brought the larger Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA a bit closer to the local community with a visit to the parish.

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