Great and Holy Saturday!
On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. It is the day between the Crucifixion of our Lord and His glorious Resurrection. The Matins of Holy Saturday is conducted on Friday evening, and while many elements of the service represent mourning at the death and burial of Christ, the service itself is one of watchful expectation.
Holy and Great Friday Services at the Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Detroit, MI Metropolitan Area
Over 200 parishioners, relatives and members of the community at large gathered in the Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield, MI, 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.
Bishop Daniel Celebrates Holy Thursday Divine Services in Southfield, MI
His Grace Bishop Daniel, the spiritual father of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA marked the beginning of last three days of Holy Week on Thursday morning, April 28, with Holy Thursday Vesperal Divine Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Protection of the Birth-Giver of God in Southfield, MI (Very Rev. Fr. Pavlo Bodnarchuk – pastor), commemorating the Last Supper that Jesus shared with His disciples.
Holy Unction Service at Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Detroit, MI Served by His Grace Bishop Daniel - the Spiritual Father of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA
The faithful of the Pokrova of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, MI, had an opportunity to receive so much needed spiritual healing in the evening on Holy Wednesday (27 April, 2016). Mystery of Holy Unction or Anointing unto Healing with Holy Oil was served by the local clergy under the leadership of the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, His Grace Bishop Daniel.
7-8 May, 2016 - Annual Saint Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage
Please, Join Us at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA as We Share the Joy of PASCHA With Each Other During the Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage!
Cleveland Ukrainian American Community Commemorates Chornobyl Tragedy
On Sunday April 24, 2016, the greater Cleveland Ukrainian American Community commemorated a tragedy that befell Ukraine and the whole world when 30 years ago an explosion and release of radiation occurred at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The remembrance organized by the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and St. Vladimir Cathedral Parish, began with a Prayer Service for the living and deceased. The prayers were led by His Grace Bishop Daniel (UOC USA), His Grace Bishop Robert (retired bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church) and 10 local Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic clergy. Reposes were sung by the Cathedral Choir of St. Vladimir directed by Markian Komichak.
Ecumenical Patriarch: The Power of Memory - Chornobyl Thirty Years Later
Thirty years ago, in the early morning of April 26, 1986, even as the Orthodox Church was about to embark on its holiest of weeks leading to the joy of Easter, the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, creating the worst nuclear disaster that the world had seen up to that time. The consequences of the disaster were felt far and wide: in the extension of contaminating radioactive particles into Russia, Belarus, as well as countries to the North and West; in human desertion and ecological destruction of vast surrounding areas; in long-lasting and permanent damage to health and loss of human life estimated at one million premature deaths.
7 May, 2016 - St. Thomas Saturday - Picnic at St. Sophia Seminary - Sponsored by UOL
Join the Students and Vistors of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary for a PICNIC During the Annual St. Thomas Sunday Weekend in South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ
Victims of Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster Remembered at Metropolia Center
Faithful members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA gathered together with other Ukrainian community members at St. Andrew Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ – part of the Church’s Metropolia Center – to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster the world has known – the explosion of the Soviet era power plant located in Chornobyl, Ukraine. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony conducted a solemn memorial service along with clergy from the Center and neighboring parishes. Visiting clergy, St. Sophia Seminary students and members of the Memorial Church Choir graciously and beautifully sang the responses for the service.
Vladyka Daniel Leads the Prayers of Holy Monday at the Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Lorain, OH
As the celebration of this year’s Palm Sunday (Entrance of our Lord in Jerusalem) concluded, the sacred time of Holy Week started in parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Full liturgical schedule is carefully offered and crafted for the faithful of the Church so that they may re-live the sacred moments of our Lord’s journey from the gates of Jerusalem to the place of crucifixion and burial. On Holy Monday (April 25, 2016) the faithful of the Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Lorain, OH celebrated the first day of Holy and Sacred Week with their spiritual father and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA – His Grace Bishop Daniel.
Archpastoral Palm Sunday Visit to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH!
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 when out to meet the Lord and welcomed Him with displays of honor and shouts of praise. On this day, the Orthodox Christians receive and worship Christ in this same manner, acknowledging Him as our King and Lord. To celebrate this great feast of the Church year St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH was blessed to welcome among their midst their spiritual father and the ruling hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – His Grace Bishop Daniel.
LUBA - May 2016 Projects and Ideas!
The word attentive has many meanings; observant, aware, vigilant, kind, conscientious, thoughtful and the list goes on. All of these adjectives describe the life of an Orthodox Christian - how we are called to live our daily life. It is no coincidence that during the Divine Liturgy we are called to "Be Attentive". In a way, being attentive is sacramental - being vigilant to Christ and His sacraments. But we are not only called to be attentive in our divine services, we are called to be attentive in our lives and to our brothers and sister in Christ. Be considerate. Be caring. Be understanding. Be sympathetic. It is interesting that the acronym for Let us be Attentive is LUBA, which is a derivative of the Ukrainian word lubov or love. In a way, when we are called to Be Attentive, we are also being called to LOVE! This new program of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is a call to be attentive to your neighbor, to your community, to your parish family and to Christ! On the 20th of each month, the Consistory will highlight one of the nationally commemorated events on the LUBA calendar providing you with resources for your parish. Focus on the highlighted event or choose one of your own and be creative in how you may BE CHRIST. We ask that you send photos and articles of your LUBA efforts to be shared with all of our faithful. You may utilize your LUBA calendar as a parish, as small groups, as families and as personal ministry.
Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches Offer Common Prayer Service for the Release of Two Orthodox Hierarchs
The hierarchs of the Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America and hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches gathered on Thursday evening – 21 April 2016 at St. Gabriel Syriac Orthodox Church in Haworth, NJ for the Prayer Service for the safe return of the two kidnapped hierarchs from Aleppo – Metropolitan Paul Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and Archbishop Mor Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim of the Syriac Orthodox Church and for all those suffering calamities in the Middle East.
2016 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry
Visit the Web Page of the Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in Order to Plan Your Summer Camping Activities!
2016 Lenten Retreat at St. Andrew’s in Boston
On April 16 & 17, 2016, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston held its annual Lenten Mission. The parish was extremely fortunate to have His Grace Bishop Daniel, as its guest for the weekend.
St. Nicholas Program for Children with Disabilities - 17-20 June, 2016
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.
2016 Scholarships Opportunities!
Attention Undergraduate and Graduate Students of the UOC of the USA: 2016 Malta Scholarship - Undergraduate and 2016 Paleologos Scholarship - Graduate Levels Available!
New Blog – Office of Stewardship
Great Lent Giveaway 2016 - The Miracle of Healing
With the blessing of our Hierarchs, the GREAT LENT GIVEAWAY of 2016 will benefit the ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude cares for children with cancer and other life threatening conditions at no cost to their families. This year we are asking that all youth of our church support this effort by helping to raise funds for and awareness through the Great Lent Giveaway about the work and patients at St. Jude. Our financial goal is to raise $1,500 for this program.
A Weekend of Worship and Fellowship with Bishop Daniel in Carnegie, PA
His Grace Bishop Daniel honored the parish of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Carnegie Pa. with a pastoral visit the weekend of April 9th and 10th. Among the many highlights of the weekend was a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. As Bishop Daniel entered the church he was greeted by our pastor the V. Rev. Father Steve Repa, our Board of Directors President, Howard West, and Vice President Shelly Trondle. They presented to our bishop the traditional greeting of bread and salt and the children of the parish welcomed him with a bouquet of flowers.
St. Christina and St. Julian - Patron Saints of the Youth of the UOC of USA
With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry offered the youth of the UOC of the USA the opportunity to prayerfully choose a patron saint for the youth of our church. The program was designed to give our youth the opportunity to learn about teenage saints of the church and use their voice in selecting one of them to intercede on their behalf with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry: Summer Internship Applications Being Accepted!
We are pleased to announce that applications for paid and volunteer summer internships with the Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry are now being accepted. The internship program is now entering its 15th year of offering our young adults professional job experience, as well as serving Christ's church in a meaningful way.
April - Autism Awareness Month
The word attentive has many meanings; observant, aware, vigilant, kind, conscientious, thoughtful and the list goes on. All of these adjectives describe the life of an Orthodox Christian - how we are called to live our daily life. It is no coincidence that during the Divine Liturgy we are called to "Be Attentive"... It is interesting that the acronym for Let us be Attentive is LUBA, which is a derivative of the Ukrainian word lubov or love. In a way, when we are called to Be Attentive, we are also being called to LOVE! This new program of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is a call to be attentive to your neighbor, to your community, to your parish family and to Christ!
Summer Positions Available for UOC Camping Ministry at All Saints Camp
As our UOC Camping Ministry enters its 58th year, we are pleased to announce an array of paid and volunteer positions available for the summer of 2016. We are looking for individuals of all ages who are looking to serve the Lord in the beautiful setting of our very own All Saints Camp in Emlenton, PA.
Patriarchal and Synodical Encyclical on the Convocation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church
Today, we find ourselves in a position to officially announce from our ecumenical throne that, by the grace of God, and with the consent of all the Primates of the Holy Orthodox Churches, that we will realize a decision taken more than fifty years ago and convene the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church on the island of Crete on June 18-27, 2016.
New Program - Let us be Attentive! (LUBA)
On the 20th of each month, the Consistory will highlight one of the nationally commemorated events on the LUBA calendar providing you with resources for your parish. Focus on the highlighted event or choose one of your own and be creative in how you may BE CHRIST. We ask that you send photos and articles of your LUBA efforts to be shared with all of our faithful. Procedures of how, when and where to send your submission are included in this packet. You may utilize your LUBA calendar as a parish, as small groups, as families and as personal ministry.
2016 OCMC Mission Trip Opportunities
2016 Orthodox Mission Teams are now available! Please prayerfully consider joining one of the teams that will be serving in Alaska, Albania, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda. Spend two weeks volunteering at a youth camp, teaching the faith, empowering Orthodox women, restoring a church, or providing healthcare. All are needed, and anyone over 18 can serve!
|Great and Holy Friday - 04/29/16|
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 - 04/28/16|
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.
|Holy Wednesday and the Sacrament of Holy Unction - 04/27/16|
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.
|Holy Monday and Tuesday of the Holy Week - The Services of the Bridegroom - 04/24/16|
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. Each evening service is the Matins or Orthros service of the following day (e.g. the service held on Sunday evening is the Orthros service for Holy Monday). 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 - 04/23/16|
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 when 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.
|Parma, OH Community Plans to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Chornobyl Tragedy - 04/22/16|
We invite all of you to commemorate victims on the 30th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Explosion at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, Ohio, on April 24, 2016, at 3:00 PM. - Ми запрoшуємo всiх прийти дo Украïнськoгo Правoславнoгo кафедральнoгo сoбoру св. Вoлoдимира, Парма, Огio, у недiлю 24 квiтня в 3 гoдинi дня пoм'янути всiх жертв Чoрнoбильськoï катастрoфи.
|30th Anniversary of Chornobyl Tragedy - Commemorative Event at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - 04/20/16|
Join Us, as We Offer Prayers for the Fallen and Victims of the Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster on April 25, 2016 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ - Молімось разом за жертви трагедії 30-ти річної давності - трагедії в Чорнобилі
|The Sacralization of the Holodomor: The Role of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA and the Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ - 04/19/16|
|Pani-matka Tamara Kowal of Blessed Memory! - 04/16/16|
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Church about the falling asleep of Pani-matka Tamara Kowal of blessed memory, a wife of Protopresbyter Nestor Kowal.
|UOL Retreat 2016 (Bethlehem, PA) a Great Success! - 04/06/16|
This year the retreat was entitled “To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1 The retreat focused on the challenges we all face throughout life, looking at the psychological stages of life. The retreat was divided into three life stages, childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, and middle and late adulthood. Natalie Bilynsky, a licensed psychologist, provided an overview of the life stages and challenges faced within each stage. Father Anthony Perkins looked at each stage from an Orthodox perspective.
|Los Angeles, CA: Bishop Daniel Leads Services for Sunday of the Cross in St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral - 04/04/16|
On Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of April, His Grace Bishop Daniel, the 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. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.
|UOL Lenten Retreat in Western PA and Ohio - 03/24/16|
On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA welcomed His Grace, Bishop Daniel, President of the Consistory, Christal Chaney, Ph.D., Professor of Education (Point Park College), Rev. Fathers John Harvey, Andrew Gall, Dan Rohan, and Gregory Becker, Seminarians Tadei Surak and Vladyslav Huk, Michael Komichak, President of the UOL, Taylor Gladys, Junior UOL Advisor, and over 60 participants from parishes in Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Sharon, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Carnegie and Lyndora to the 2016 UOL Lenten Retreat (West).
|Council Of The Metropolia Annual Meeting - 03/23/16|
Following the Strategic Planning Retreat earlier in the week, those elected at the 20th Regular Sobor of our Holy Church, the members of the Council of the Metropolia (Metropolitan Council), remained at the Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook-Somerset, NJ for their annual meeting to hear reports from Consistory members, offices of ministry and to set the budget for the current fiscal year of 2016. The meeting took place in the Ukrainian Cultural Center conference room on 9-10 March. Members present at the meeting were: His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel; V Rev. Myron Oryhon V. Rev. Taras Chubenko, V. Rev. Bazyl Zawierucha, V. Rev. Robert Holet , V. Rev. Anthony Ugolnik, V. Rev. Timothy Tomson, V. Rev. Anthony Perkins, Dr. Gayle Woloschak, Helen Boyko-Greenleaf, Michael Kapeluck, Elizabeth Symonenko, Olga Coffey, Lydia Dzus; Michael Komichak (UOL), Deacon Dr. Ihor Mahlay (St. Andrew’s Society). V. Rev. Stephen Hutnick also participated fully as Treasurer of the Consistory. Dr. Paul Micevych was present for the Strategic Planning Retreat earlier in the week, but was unable to remain for the council meeting.
|Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Offers Prayers Following the Terrorist Attack in Brussels - 03/23/16|
Following the most horrific, deplorable, and senseless acts of violence and terror in Brussels, the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA expresses its solidarity with the people of Belgium and extends heartfelt prayers to the families of our brothers and sisters who were killed or injured as a result of the attack. Our hearts and minds are prayerfully also with the emergency responders, law enforcement agents, and security officers.
|Archpastoral Visit of His Grace Bishop Daniel to Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Slickville, PA - 03/21/16|
On Sunday, March 20, 2016, His Grace Bishop Daniel visited Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Slickville, PA, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on the first Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy. His Grace was greeted in the vestibule by church president Andy Torick and vice president Harry Batch with the traditional gifts of bread and salt, welcoming him to our humble parish. Bishop Daniel jokingly asked if Harry had baked the bread himself. His Grace explained that while Holy Ghost may be a small, humble parish, by celebrating Liturgy with a bishop representing the Western Eparchy, Holy Ghost is concelebrating with the entirety of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on its journey through the Great Fast.
|Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Issues 2016 Sunday of Orthodoxy Message - 03/19/16|
As we celebrate the great feast of Sunday of Orthodoxy and mark the restoration of the holy icons in the Church, we join our own family and friends in our parishes not only to bear holy icons in our hands, but to also become living icons of Christ and, by God’s grace, to proclaim our common Orthodox faith in the world.
|Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts Served by His Grace Bishop Daniel at Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Youngstown, OH - 03/18/16|
On March 18, 2016 the Friday of the First Week of Great Lent, His Grace Bishop Daniel served the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, OH. The Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA was warmly welcomed at the door to the parish’s temple by the President of the Parish’s Board of Administration Joseph and his wife Betty Ewanish. The pastor of the local Ukrainian Orthodox parish family - Fr. John Harvey, assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Andrew Gall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Sharon, PA likewise welcomed the bishop and presented the holy water and cross.
|Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete at St. Andrew Memorial Church at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA! - 03/15/16|
During the first four days of Lent (March 14, 15, 16, 17) the penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is celebrated (7PM) at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, the spiritual center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
|ATTENTION STUDENTS of the UOC of the USA: The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Scholarships Available! - 03/15/16|
We are committed to supporting the scholastic future of all eligible students. We encourage students to honor Dr. Kulis’ legacy by considering pursuing a career in the field of science or medicine and our scholarship committee is particularly interested in rewarding students with exemplary community or church service records. We offer a variety of different types of scholarships. We invite you to learn more about which scholarship might be the right for you and to apply if you meet the eligibility requirements.
|Forgiveness Sunday Archpastoral Services at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 03/13/16|
His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA joined Fr. Ivan Lymar, Protodeacon Andriy Fronchak, parishioners and guests of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL, for the beginning of Great and Holy Lent with the celebration of Cheese-fare, or more commonly know as Forgiveness Sunday.
|AXIOS! Worthy! ГІДНИЙ!- Deacon Vasyl Shak Ordained as a Priest by Bishop Daniel - 03/12/16|
12 березня, у м'ясопусну суботу, у місті Савт Бавнд Брук, Н. Дж. в церкві-пам’тнику святого Андрія Первозванного відбулась архиєрейська літургія з нагоди хіротонії диякона Шака Василя в сан Пресвітера, котру очолили преосвященніший владика Даниїл у присутності первоієрарха УПЦ США митрополита Антонія, настоятеля храму Андрія Первозванного отця Юрія Сівка і священників з ближніх і дальніх околиць, котрі завітали до нас у цей святковий день, а також хор у складі семінаристів Свято-Софіївської Семнарії.
|Protopresbyter Nestor Kowal Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Holy Priesthood - 03/10/16|
On Saturday of February 27, 2016 His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, Ruling Hierarch of the Eastern Eparchy, visited St. Michael's Parish in Scranton on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Priesthood and of the 50th anniversary as a pastor of St. Michael Church, Protopresbyter Nestor Kowal. It was also the day that Fr. Nestor entered into a well-deserved retirement. Unfortunately, Fr. Nestor was not able to attend the Liturgy and the reception, due to his unexpected admission to hospital that very morning.
|March - LUBA Feature: Women's History Month - 03/10/16|
The life of women in the Church is rich and vast. There are many ways in which we, as Orthodox Christians may honor women during Women's History Month.
|President: We are grateful to Ecumenical Patriarch for constantly supporting Ukraine - 03/09/16|
|Президент: Ми вдячні Вселенському Патріарху за постійну підтримку України - 03/09/16|
|Ordination to Deaconate of Subdeacon Adrian Mazur at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City! - 03/07/16|
On Meatfare Sunday - March 6, 2016 - a wonderful event took place in the life of the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ. Faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA gathered together at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, NY to witness the ordination of a recent graduate of St. Sophia Seminary Subdeacon Adrian Mazur to Deaconate.
|Bishop Daniel Participates in the Blessing of a New ZOE for LIFE House in Parma, OH - 03/05/16|
With almost 200 people in attendance, five Orthodox Christian bishops blessed the new ZOE House of ZOE for Life in Parma’s original post office at 5454 State Road during its open house on Friday, March 4, 2016.
|Archpastoral Visit to St. Anthony of the Desert Mission - 03/01/16|
His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to St. Anthony of the Desert Mission, Las Cruces New Mexico, for his annual Episcopal visitation on the weekend of the 26-28 February, 2016. His Grace was accompanied by a seminarian of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) Ivan Hlakhuniak.
|Bishop Daniel is Among Five Orthodox Hierarchs to Bless New ZOE for LIFE House on March 4th, 2016 - 02/28/16|
Five Orthodox Christian bishops will bless the new ZOE House of ZOE for Life in Parma’s original post office at 5454 State Road during its open house on Friday, March 4, 2016. The open house will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the blessing scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m.
|Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Pray With the Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) - 02/21/16|
On Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, February 21, 2016, - with the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel, joined by the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian and Greek Orthodox communities in Istanbul (Turkey) lead a Eucharistic Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.
|Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Meet With the Ecumenical Patriarch - 02/20/16|
Following the recent Pre-Conciliar meeting of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, which took place in Geneva a few weeks ago, much information began to appear on the Internet about discussions and decisions that took place during the gathering. The source of this information was the press office of the Patriarchate of Moscow. Much of the information was extremely critical in reference to the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Churches in the USA and Canada. Most of that criticism was completely false as was the quoted response of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the criticism, which had been stated during the Geneva meeting.
|Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: Remembering the Sacrifices of Many for the Benefit of Those Who Live On… - 02/20/16|
Two years ago the world in awe witnessed the redefining events in the life of 25-year-old independent Ukraine – a redefinition, which had great impact on history books and our lives as the profound expression of democracy exploded on the streets of the nation’s capital – the city of Kyiv. The parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA once again were bathed in candlelight as vigils and prayers were offered for the ancestral homeland by so many of the faithful of the UOC of the USA and throughout the world.
|“Heavenly Hundred” Commemoration Event at the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, DC - 02/19/16|
The Heavenly Hundred Fallen Heroes were commemorated by the Embassy of Ukraine jointly with the defenders of Ukraine who are currently on medical rehabilitation in Washington, DC, US Ukrainian community and Americans who care about the developments in Ukraine – the Revolution of Dignity and counteracting Russian aggression...
Пам'ять загиблих Героїв Небесної Сотні Посольство України у США вшанувало спільно із захисниками України, які проходять медичну реабілітацію у Вашингтоні, місцевою українською громадою та американцями, які щиро переймаються трагічними подіями в Україні періоду Революції Гідності та послідуючої російської агресії.
|Archpastoral Visit of His Grace Bishop Daniel to Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 02/15/16|
Sunday, February 14, 2016 was viewed as Valentine’s Day for most of America. While this wasn’t the point of His Grace Bishop Daniel’s visit to St. Mary Protectress parish, the visitation was filled with love. From the moment His Grace was greeted by Fr. Walter Hvostik and the president of the parish’s board of administration Volodymyr Herasynych, there was a warmth in the church that made those in attendance forget about the plummeting temperatures they braved to get there. The church was filled to near capacity as the faithful participated in a full hierarchal Divine Liturgy. Noteworthy events from the Liturgy were the beautiful triple litanies sung by the choir and the sermon delivered by His Grace Bishop Daniel.
|On the Great Council of the Orthodox Church - 02/15/16|
Already there is much talk about the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. Between now and June 19, 2016, when the council officially opens on the island of Crete, there will be many rumors and much spin. Some will be justified; like other patriarchal institutions, Orthodox Churches are not normally known for their transparency. However, other chatter will be less than helpful. What follow are some brief clarifications on basic questions surrounding the council.
|Three Holy Hierarchs Feast Day Observed in the Seminary’s Chapel - 02/14/16|
On February 12, 2015 – St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary celebrated its patronal feast, commemorating the Three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. In Eastern Christianity they are also known as the Three Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers. All Christians are indebted to these “Pillars of Faith” for their defense of the Divinity of Jesus Christ and their faithful articulation of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. They are held in honor by the Church as vessels of God’s grace who preserved the Christian Faith for us today. For they were not only bishops and theologians, but ascetics, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
|Bishop Daniel Visits Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Palos Park, IL as the Parish Sponsors UOL Souper Bowl Sunday - 02/07/16|
The day has started with the Divine Liturgy led by His Grace Bishop Daniel, president of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The cold, windy and gloomy day of winter in February all of a sudden turned into a day filled with Triumphant light of Christ that overcomes darkness and fills each heart with love and tranquility. As my pews were filling up with people and kids chatter was bouncing of the walls my spirits were lifted up.
|Souper Bowl Sunday 2016 is FEBRUARY 7, 2016! - 02/01/16|
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. It's easy! Your parish youth can collect donations on or near February 7, 2016 and direct the collected donations to UOL in order to benefit the ministry of St. Andrew Society of our Holy Church – benefitting the elderly and soup kitchens in Ukraine.
|2016 College Student Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages - 02/01/16|
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. By our actions, we hope to show the face of Christ to these children, their caregivers, their administrators, our host families and all we come in contact with and by doing so reaffirm the Holy Orthodox Faith amongst the people of Ukraine.
|Third Anniversary of Metropolitan Antony’s Enthronement - 01/30/16|
Three years ago His Eminence Metropolitan Antony was formally Enthroned as the 4th Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in St. Andrew the First Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Silver Spring, MD. On January 30th His Eminence Metropolitan Antony celebrates his Name's Day (St. Anthony the Great) and his birthday.
|7 February, 2016 – Orthodox Scout Sunday! - 01/28/16|
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has designated February 7, 2016 as Orthodox Scout Sunday. The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting is an official agency of the Assembly of Bishops.
|March 19 - "Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Spring 2016 Genealogy Workshop - 01/28/16|
Featuring staff members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, who will give presentations on documenting the experiences of Ukrainians and other ethnic groups during and after World War II, and how to make use of the research resources at the USHMM and the International Tracing Service.
|2016 OCF REAL BREAK Opportunities - 01/27/16|
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.
|Winter Wonderland at the Metropolia Center of the Church - 01/24/16|
As the early morning hours of Saturday January 23, 2016 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.
|Theophany of our Lord Celebration with Bishop Daniel in Jones, Oklahoma - 01/20/16|
On Sunday 17 January 2016, His Grace Bishop DANIEL assisted by three subdeacons and seven altar servers presided over a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at his parish of St Mary Dormition Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Jones, Oklahoma.
|Caroling for Christ: Bethlehem Story Alive at the Metropolia - 01/18/16|
With about 200 participants in the second annual “Caroling for Christ” concert sponsored by the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, some 350 people witnessed a powerful and spiritually uplifting event at the Ukrainian Cultural Center of the UOC of the USA on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
|NY City Archpastoral Visit of His Grace Bishop Daniel - Владика Даниїл відвідав парафію Пресвятої Тройці в Ню Йорку - 01/11/16|
10 січня 2016 року, у першу Неділю після Різдва Христового, Преосвященний Владика Даниїл відвідав парафію Пресвятої Трійці у місті Ню Йорку. Нашого Владику зустріли юні вихованці зі школи Святої Трійці, котрі привітали Архиєрея теплими словами і щирою колядою, побажавши міцного здоров'я. А разом із настоятелем храму Святої Трійці протоієреєм Тодором Мазуром та протоієреєм Степаном Чопком, просили у нашого Архиєрея молитов перед Господом та Божого Благословіння усім парафіянам цього святого храму.
|UOC of the USA Represented at Scholars’ Meeting at Ecumenical Patriarchate - 01/10/16|
Dr. Gayle Woloschak, member of the Council of Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA was among a group of 30 Orthodox Christian scholars who participated in a gathering at the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople here January 4-5, 2016 for the purpose of establishing connections with theologians and academics working in various disciplines and ministries throughout the world and to become better acquainted with their interests and aspirations for the Church, especially in light of the forthcoming Holy and Great Council.