Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 Гімн України мовами світу - Anthem of Ukraine in different languages http://youtu.be/Qfji2h3RUcg Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://youtu.be/Qfji2h3RUcg 25 October, 2014 - Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors Fall Conference https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=17 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=17 Clergy Conference Registration - Реєстрація на конференцію духовенства http://uocofusa.vm-host.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.vm-host.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1 13-14 September, 2014 - Washington Ukrainian Festival in Silver Spring, MD http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/FESTIVALFLYER2014.pdf Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/FESTIVALFLYER2014.pdf Check out St. Sophia Seminary’s NEW PROGRAM for LATE VOCATIONS! http://stsuots.org/news_140612_1.html Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_140612_1.html October 10-13 – Follow Me Pilgrimage /files/PDF files_news/2014/follow_me_poster_2_.pdf Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/follow_me_poster_2_.pdf Patriarchal Encyclical on Preservation of God's Creation http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Patriarchal-Encyclical-1108-2014.pdf Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/2013-Thanksgiving.jpg&archive=0&final_h=56&final_w=90&percent=100"><p></p> <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial;">Having &ldquo;within ourselves the inviolable memory of the Lord&rsquo;s judgment,&rdquo; we give witness from this Sacred Centre of all Orthodoxy to the truth of the Word and draw the attention of all to the dangers that lie before us, which God&rsquo;s grace will surely avoid in its loving providence. And we invite everyone to work for the preservation and return of our world to the Source of Life, through the intercessions of our All-holy and Ever-blessed Theotokos, of St. Symeon the Stylite, and of all the Saints. Amen. </span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Patriarchal-Encyclical-1108-2014.pdf Mommy and Me Daddy and Me 2014 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_3.html Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/MMDM-2014/Parade1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me 2014 participants enjoyed a wonderful, if somewhat chilly encampment this year. Families traveled from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana to spend a week at the beautiful All Saints Camp facility in Emlenton, PA learning more about the week&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;I Am&hellip;&rdquo;. The week provided exciting activities for the children, a relaxing setting for parents, and spiritually edifying programming for all.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_3.html 23rd Ukrainian Independence Day Observance at the Metropolia Center http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140823_1.html Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/08-23-2014-SBB/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Various Ukrainian-American religious and secular community centers throughout the country are marking the 23<sup>rd</sup> Independence Day of Ukraine during the weekend of August 22-24, 2014. Such celebration took place at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ on Friday, August 22nd. The Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of New Jersey in cooperation with the Consistory Offices of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA organized the event.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140823_1.html Parish Feast Day in New York City http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140820_1.html Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/08-10-2014-NY-City/2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">10 серпня, парафія Святого Пантелеймона-Цілителя Української Православної Церкви в Брукліні, де настоятелем отець Микола Филик, відзначала храмове свято.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140820_1.html Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Reaches Out to Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140815_2.html Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/08-15-2014%20-%20UA-VA/10.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">For many Americans, the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine seems like a distant event that rarely reaches into their lives. But at the parish communities of the UOC of the USA, every single Sunday, the congregations come face to face with stories of people wounded in that war and offer prayers, conversations, concern, and a bit of healing for the souls at the places of worship.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140815_2.html Despite Daily Dangers, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Assists Eastern Ukraine’s Refugees http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140814_1.html Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/08-14-2014%20UA%20Aid/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">When Ukrainian citizens took to the streets in November of 2013 to protest the ruling government, they could not have imagined the wave of political and economic events that would soon follow. Yet, the free spirit of Ukrainian citizens welcomed the days of suffering and the sacrifice of human life for the sake of God-given freedom of Ukrainian people throughout the world, and especially in their own homeland.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140814_1.html Archpastoral Mission Visit to Znamianka Orphanage in Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140813_1.html Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-Orphanages-BD/56.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, August 13, 2014 was a spiritually uplifting day for everyone at Znamianka Children orphanage of Kirovohrad region. Children, administration staff and volunteers gathered at the main auditorium of the orphanage to welcome a long awaited visitor - His Grace Bishop Daniel, the President of the Consistory of the UOC &nbsp;of the USA, who was accompanied by Very Rev. John Haluszczak of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox parish of Pittsburgh, PA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140813_1.html My Faith... My Church... My Generation... http://www.uocyouth.org/myfaithmygeneration.html Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/myfaithlogocopy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span class="textstyle0">Have you ever wanted to let people know what it is like to be a young adult attempting to live their faith in the 21st Century? The Consistory Offices of Young Adult Ministry and Public Relations are hoping to give you a chance to do just that. </span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/myfaithmygeneration.html High School Mission Team 2014 Kicks-off in Cleveland http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140806_1.html Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-High%20School/29.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The team arrived in Cleveland, OH on Monday evening to be greeted by Very Rev. Fr. Dennis Kristof, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Lakewood, OH.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140806_1.html 67th Annual Convention – Ukrainian Orthodox League of the UOC of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140801_1.html Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/UOL%20Convention/0.JPG&archive=0&final_h=53&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>67 щорічна конвенція Української Православної Ліги Української Православної Церкви США</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140801_1.html UOC Mission to Southwest Virginia http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140726_1.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Appalachia%20SW%20VA/BathroomReconstruction.jpg&archive=0&final_h=53&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">From Sunday, July 5 to Friday, July 10, a team of 9 adults from our UOC parishes journeyed again to Grundy, in far Southwest Virginia, to provide support to local Christian ministries active in the Buchanan County area in their work to serve those in need. The primary focus was reconstruction work on two homes in poor condition that required substantial renovation, particularly in their bathroom facilities. This year, Joe Truchan of St. Mary's parish in Allentown joined parishioners from St. Nicholas parish in Charlottesville, Virginia: including Karl and Karen Bowman, David Murphy, Tim Stratos, Brian Siebeking, Bill Black, Debbie Hutson and pastor, Fr. Robert Holet, for the 6 hour trek to the mountains of Appalachia.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140726_1.html Archpastoral Visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Saints Peter & Paul, Wilmington, DE http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140723_2.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/07-20-2014%20Wilmington%20DE/15.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, July 20th was a day of great joy and spiritual fulfillment as our Father Bishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, arrived at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate the Divine Liturgy commemorating our Parish Feast Day. His Eminence was greeted at the door of the Church first by our youth with a presentation of a bouquet of flowers by Anastasia Hutnick. The Vice-President of the Parish Board, Mr. Alexander Czernik, greeted the Metropolitan on behalf of the Board and the Parish Family with the traditional bread and salt. The korovai was baked and beautifully decorated by Linda Hnatow.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140723_2.html Святкування Празнику Святих Апостолів Петра і Павла у м. Міллвілл штату Н.Дж. http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140717_1.html Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/07-13-2014%20Millville/036-.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Недільного ранку 13 липня парафіяни Церкви Святих Апостолів Петра і Павла у місті Міллвілл, разом з настоятелем о. Анатолієм Дохват, з нетерпінням очікували на приїзд дорогих і високоповажних гостей: Високопреосвященнішого Митрополита Антонія &ndash; Предстоятеля УПЦ США та Преосвященнішого Єпископа Даниїла &ndash; Голови Консисторії УПЦ США.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140717_1.html New Publication: Small Prayer Book! http://uocofusa.org/prayer_books.html Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Small-Prayer-Book-webstore.jpg&archive=0&final_h=73&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #008000;"><strong>Available for shipment in August. PREORDER NOW!</strong></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/prayer_books.html UOC of the USA Announces Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140203_1.html Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Holy-Land-BD-Trip-2014.png&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140203_1.html OCMC News - 2014 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! http://www.ocmc.org/resources/view_article.aspx?ArticleId=1009 Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/OCMC-Love.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">OCMC&rsquo;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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/resources/view_article.aspx?ArticleId=1009 Reflection on Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_2.html Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/dormition.jpg&archive=0&final_h=112&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Why the Holy Church gives such unprecedented attention to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary? But it is not only Dormition church always glorifying her in a way as no other righteous person or saint. Without any doubt it is because she is Mother of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. This is why throughout the life of the Theotokos we are witnessing constant heavenly presence; her earthly life was directed to heavenly life. As a child she went to the temple, heaven on earth, she also was visited by Angel. Her knowledge of God and His Kingdom made it possible for her to accept words of an Angel and act according to God&rsquo;s will. And as she was carrying in her womb Son of God she herself became part of Heaven and Heavenly Kingdom. And from that time on all her thoughts and all her existence was surrounded only by Heavenly presence. She knew her Son only as she could, and no one else. It was given to her to be Living Altar of the Son of God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_2.html Багатий юнак http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_1.html Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/11T07.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Сьогоднішнє Євангельське читання має справу з одним з найбільш чутливих, делікатних і в той самий час, з одним з найважливіших питань пов'язаних з духовним життям кожної віручої людини. Це питання - є питанням нашого ставлення до земних багатств. Правильне розуміння та належне відношення до земних багатств має настільки важливе духовне значення, що одна шоста всіх Христових повчань, та третина всіх Його притч пов'язана з цим питанням.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_1.html Do you have pride? http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140828_1.html Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/XPeuch.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>In the gospel today of saint Matthew we read about a young man who approaches our Lord and says &ldquo;what must I do in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?" Our Savior says to the young man that he must keep the Ten Commandments and the man said that he is faithful to the Law of Moses. This man is kind of proud about keeping up with the spiritual precepts, and then he goes on and ask &ldquo;what else must be done in order to enter the Kingdom and have eternal life.&rdquo; At this point our Lord says something very powerful &ldquo;go sell everything you have, give the money to the poor and come follow me.&rdquo; (Mt. 19:21-22)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140828_1.html A Merciless Servant http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140826_2.html Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=gif&relativeimage=images/icons/icon_ChristTeacher.gif&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson we heard the parable about the merciful king and a merciless servant. Jesus Christ told this parable when Apostle Peter asked the Savior: &ldquo;Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?&rdquo; I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.&rdquo; (Mt. 18:21).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140826_2.html Безжалісний слуга http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140826_1.html Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/king.jpg&archive=0&final_h=156&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Сьогодні із Євангелія ми чули притчу про милосердного царя і безжалісного слугу. Цю притчу Христос сказав у відповідь на питання апостола Петра: скільки разів маємо прощати, коли прогрішить брат мій супроти мене? Може до семи разів? Христос йому відповів: Не кажу тобі до семи, але до сімдесяти разів по семи (Матв. 18 21-22).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140826_1.html Patriarchal Encyclical on Preservation of God's Creation http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Patriarchal-Encyclical-1108-2014.pdf Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Thanksgiving_icon.jpg&archive=0&final_h=160&final_w=160&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The common Mother of all Orthodox, the Church of Christ, the Body of our eternal Lord and divine-human Jesus Christ, compassionately ministers through all of its activities, but especially through the Divine Eucharist, by offering its holy gifts to their Creator in the mystery of salvation. It does this with proven boundless and indiscriminate love toward all of its members to the degree also demonstrated by our heavenly Father.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In its prayerful memory, the Church always bears in mind the presence of its children, maintaining a vivid interest and concern for all that relates to and influences their lives. This is why it does not remain unmoved or indifferent by the on-going and daily destruction of the natural environment resulting from human greed and vain profit, which in turn implies an essential turning of the Lord&rsquo;s face and results in consequential turbulence in nature and fracture in its crown, namely human existence, whose very survival is threatened.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Patriarchal-Encyclical-1108-2014.pdf The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul: A Lesson for Healing the Divisions among Us http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120713_1.html Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Peter_Paul.jpg&archive=0&final_h=115&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">While we may be surprised to see such behavior among Christians, it is nothing new. In fact, Christians have even gone so far as to claim patrons from among the saints &ndash; and even Christ Himself - as proponents of their fallen notions. Let me give you an example from today's feast. One of the things that created divisions (and eventual schism) within the Church was an argument over who had the power to decide matters of faith and direction. The Romans, seeking to bolster the centrality and power of their pope, turned Saint Peter into the patron of their cause, reading into his life proof that their position on (Roman) Papal Primacy was the only correct and natural one. When we read such claims, we learn more about Roman Catholic doctrine and its defenders than we do about the actual life and ministry of St. Peter. He was clearly the &ldquo;first among equals&rdquo;, but the rock of his confession and the keys to the kingdom were not uniquely his, but the salvific witness and ministry of the Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120713_1.html Vacation from God? http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120711_2.html Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/header.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Ah, summertime! Each of us looks forward to the time of year where we get a break from our daily work and school routine.</p> <p align="justify">In the United States, we call it vacation. Other countries call it holiday. Irrelevant of the name, it brings images of leisure time, travel, friends, family, and sometimes adventure.</p> <p align="justify">Whether it is a trip to the shore, a cabin in the mountains, a tent in a park, a luxury hotel, or a cruise on the open seas, we all need a break from our normal routine to recharge our personal batteries. As each of us is different, we all have our own idea of what constitutes the best use of our time away from the office or the classroom.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120711_2.html Ходження по воді http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110818_1.html Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/jesuswalksonwatericon.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Христос тільки міг ходити по хвилях морських, бо Він є Владикою сотвореного світу.Але Ап. Петро ходив по воді також, а він є людина. Сьогоднішнє Євангеліє про це докладно оповідає нам. Коли Христос молився, апостоли були в човні і цілу ніч боролися з хвилями та вітром, який кидав їхній човен то в один, то в другий бік. Христос, одначе, не забув про них. Вранці Ісус прямував до них, йдучи по воді, як по сухому. Апостоли злякались, але Христос сказав їм: &ldquo;Це Я, не бійтесь!&rdquo; Вони не впізнали Його. Одним з християнських привітань є &ldquo;Христос посеред нас!&rdquo; Дійсно, Христос є серед нас, але ми часто проходимо через життєві незгоди, печалі, не зізнаючи Його присутності.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110818_1.html Нагодування 5 тисяч http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110816_1.html Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/orthodoxy-icon-feeding-5000.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Євангельське повчаня, яке читається у восьму неділю по П&rsquo;ятидесятниці, своїм змістом вражає нас двояко, у двох аспектах. В 13-му вірші 14-го розділу Євангелії від Матвія згадано, що Ісус &ldquo;відчалив човном у місце пустинне і самотнє. І почувши народ із міст пішов пішки за Ним&rdquo;. Отже люди так прагнули чути Слово Боже з уст Спасителя, так прагнули отримати благодать Божу від нього на оздоровлення, що шукали за Ним і знайшли Його у місці &ldquo;пустинному&rdquo;, де Христос напевно шукав молитовного усамітнення після тяжкої вістки про відрубання голови Іванові Хрестителеві.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110816_1.html Send them away! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110809_1.html Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/orthodoxy-icon-feeding-5000.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Send them away! This is what Christ&rsquo;s disciples said that He should do to the multitudes that had been following Him, in today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson- send them away. Let someone else feed them, see to their needs. And, on the surface, this seems to be a reasonable request, given their situation, their apparent inability to care for all of them. Send them away! But even if this request was made because the disciples thought it would be in the people&rsquo;s best interest, it was still, as we learn, the wrong attitude, the wrong response to that situation. Yet, knowing this, what we must ask ourselves, brothers and sisters, is how often do we say this very thing?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110809_1.html Holy Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Councils http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110728_2.html Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Sunday_of_Orthodoxy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=63&percent=100"><p align="justify">Today our church commemorates the Holy Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Councils, so it would be beneficial to consider why they are considered so important. On the great day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit fell upon the timid apostles, who then went forth throughout the whole known world preaching the Gospel boldly. Although uneducated, being mostly fishermen, it was the Holy Spirit who overshadowed and prompted them and gave them the eloquence to spread salvation across many lands. St. Paul warned us though that there will be wolves in sheep's clothing, who will pervert and twist Christ's true teaching. In every generation there have arisen both false pastors and people with ears itching for different and novel doctrines.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110728_2.html