Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 Nativity Epistle 2017-18 Різдвяне Послання https://uocofusa.org/news_171206_1.html Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/NativityEpistleMainbanner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://uocofusa.org/news_171206_1.html Praying Our Way Together Through Nativity Lent 2017 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171124_1.html Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/UOL-Nativity-Lent-Flyer-2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=240&final_w=185&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171124_1.html St. Philip's Nativity Fast: Pastoral Letter of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171123_1.html Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/IMG_7360.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Simply put, our goal during this Pre-Nativity Fast is to mature in Christ, to attain to spiritual quality and excellence in our profession of the Orthodox Christian Faith, to invite Christ Jesus into our very being, to proclaim to an increasingly nominal and apathetic Christian society that, which it would rather not hear:&nbsp; &ldquo;I bring you tidings of great joy&hellip;a Savior is born&hellip;He is Christ the Lord!&rdquo; and He can be found in the hearts and homes of those who proclaim Him by their willingness to &ldquo;let our light so shine before men, that they might see our good works and give glory to our Father Who is in Heaven&rdquo; [Matthew 5:16].</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171123_1.html Christmas Ornaments for the Consistory Office http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171122_1.html Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/UOCofUSA-Christmas-Ornaments-Poster.jpg&archive=0&final_h=1280&final_w=828&percent=80"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171122_1.html 4-19 June, 2018 - College Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Calendar 2018 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:58:07 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/pictures%20for%20bookstore/new%20store/calendar/2018cover_w.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=78&percent=100"><p>Orthodox Daily Planner 2018 is in print and will be available early December for shipping.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Archpastoral Visitation to the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy in Great Britain http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171211_2.html Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/12-11-2017-Rochdale/IMG_3511.JPG&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Following the trip to Constantinople, the spiritual centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel arrived in Manchester, England to be greeted by Fr. Bohdan Matwijczuk, Fr. Vitalij Derewianka and Ivan Moshkun to commence their first official parish visitations to the North West and Yorkshire.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171211_2.html Los Angeles Ukrainian Orthodox Community Welcomes Archbishop Daniel http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171211_1.html Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/12-11-2017-LA/IMG_2730.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Over the weekend of December 8-10, 2017 St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles, CA was blessed to welcome His Eminence Archbishop Daniel for the archpastoral visit of the parish family as well as to celebrate the feast day of the parish community and the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Holy Priesthood of Very Rev. Fr. Vasyl Shtelen, pastor of St. Andrew&rsquo;s.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171211_1.html Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Meet with His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171206_3.html Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/12-6-2017/1-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=53&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">During the first week of December, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel met with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey), residence of Patriarchs of Constantinople.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171206_3.html Nativity Epistle 2017-18 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171206_1.html Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/NativityEpistleMainbanner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=143&final_w=290&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">By the grace of God, again this year we can celebrate the great mystery of our faith &ndash; the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who &ldquo;for us and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man.&rdquo; (the Nicene Creed). All creation was waiting for the arrival of the Saviour to redeem the human race from sin and death and to reconcile man with God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171206_1.html Archpastoral Reflection: St. Philip's Nativity Fast http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171123_1.html Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/IMG_7360.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">This is a period, which is often not the focus of contemporary Orthodox and non-Orthodox Christians, secularized and smothered in the over-commercialization of the &ldquo;Xmas&rdquo; season.&nbsp; The fast is, according to the Church Fathers, a time of mercy, kindness, compassion, self-examination &ndash; a time, which challenges us to personal renewal in the Light of Christ&rsquo;s Gospel.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171123_1.html MESSAGE by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the 84th Anniversary of Ukrainian Holodomor http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171125_1.html Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-18-2017-NY-Holodomor/Holodomor-Web-Banner2-LoRes.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">It is with a heavy heart that we call to recollection one of the greatest atrocities of the 20th century, namely, the tragic events in Ukraine during the years 1932-1933. Today, our Ecumenical Patriarchate joins Ukrainians across the globe in prayerful commemoration on the 84th anniversary of the Holodomor. Surrounded by the members of our local Ukrainian Orthodox Community and representatives of various nations serving in our City, we will preside over the celebration of the Divine Liturgy as well as personally offer a memorial service for the millions of people who inhumanely lost their lives during the orchestrated man-imposed famine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171125_1.html Holy Archangel Michael & St. George Ukrainian Orhtodox Parish in Minneapolis, MN Celebrated Parish Feast Day http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171120_1.html Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-19-2017-Minneapolis/IMG_2890.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">21 листопада Православна Церква вшановує свято Архістратига Михаїла. Християни вважають його одним із семи архангелів, архістратигом небесного воїнства, покровителем людського роду. В Його честь і славу, багато людей носять Його ім&rsquo;я та присвячують храми. Одним з прикладів таких храмів є храм Української Правослоавної Церкви США св. Михаїла та Юрія в Мінеаполісі шт. Міннесота.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171120_1.html Ukrainian-American Community of NY Metropolitan Area Remembers Victims of Genocidal Famine in Ukraine of 1932-1933 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171119_1.html Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-18-2017-NY-Holodomor/IMG_2927.JPG&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The 2017 Annual National Holodomor Commemoration took place on the eve of the 85th anniversary of this human tragedy at St. Patrick Cathedral, New York City on 18 November 2017 with 2,000 people participating.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171119_1.html Sacred Pilgrimage to the Myrrh-streaming icon - the Kardiotissa, “The Tender Heart” with Archbishop Daniel http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171116_1.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-15-2017-Taylor-Icon/IMG_2692.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Wednesday evening, November 15, 2017 His Eminence Archbishop Daniel led the Pilgrimage of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians from All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in New York City, NY (Very Rev. Fr. Vitaliy Pawlykivsky &ndash; pastor) to Taylor, PA, where the icon is permanently located at St. George the Great-Martyr Orthodox parish. In addition to the pilgrims from NY City, several Ukrainian Orthodox clergy with their parishioners from NY/PA/NJ area traveled to Taylor, PA as well.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171116_1.html 4-19 June, 2017 - College Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/IMG_6808.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Glorious Day at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Palos Park, IL http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171114_1.html Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-13-2017-Palos-Park/IMG_4931.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday November 12, 2017, the Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Sts Peter and Paul in Palos Park, IL was honored to welcome His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171114_1.html Veterans Day Prayers Offered at the National UAV Monument http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171113_1.html Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-11-2017-UAV/IMG_2442.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, November 11, 2017 several dozens of Ukrainian-American Veterans were joined by a group of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians at the site of the National Ukrainian-American Veterans Memorial at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ. His Eminence Archbishop Daniel led a Prayer Service at the monument for the wellbeing of numerous veterans of the US Armed forces, especially those of Ukrainian descent.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171113_1.html New Exhibit: Shepherding Ukrainian Orthodoxy in a New Land: The Metropolitans of the Church http://www.ukrhec.org/exhibits/shepherding-ukrainian-orthodoxy-new-land-metropolitans-church Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=PNG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Museum/Capture.PNG&archive=0&final_h=285&final_w=633&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In preparation for the 2018 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian Orthodoxy in the United States, the UHEC presents an exhibition documenting the lives of the Church&rsquo;s prime hierarchs, the historical and cultural contexts in which they lived and worked, and their legacies through photographs, museum items, archival documents, and audio recordings.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ukrhec.org/exhibits/shepherding-ukrainian-orthodoxy-new-land-metropolitans-church 100th Anniversary of the Cathedral Consecration http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171023_1.html Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-14-17-allentown/14.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, October 14th His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony led our God-loving and God-protected community of St. Mary Protection of the Theotokos (Pokrova) parish in the celebration of our patronal feast and the 100th anniversary of the consecration of our beautiful cathedral (glory to God!). He was greeted in the narthex by several of our youth (Autumn and Shiloh D., Claire, Helen, and Warren P., and Owen A.) who gave him flowers, by our parish president, Nikolai Fartuch, who gave him beautifully decorated bread (thank you, Stephanie Milan!) , and by our parish priest, Fr. Anthony Perkins, who offered words of thanks for his prayers and love for his parish of St. Mary's.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_171023_1.html Уздоровлення Одержимого Бісами http://www.uocofusa.org/news_161112_2.html Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/demon-possessed-man-212x300.jpg&archive=0&final_h=127&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Розповідь євангелиста Луки про чоловіка, який одержимий бісами може показатися нам далекою від нашого повсякденного життя. Проте не випадково, про це зцілення розповідається два рази в церковному колі недільних Євангелій, для того, щоб ще раз нам нагадати про роботу диявола і Господню силу, яка бореться проти всього злого. Апостол Петро застерігає нас, що диявол не спить: &ldquo;Будьте тверезi, пильнуйте, бо супротивник ваш диявол ходить, рикаючи, наче лев, i шукає, кого б пожерти&rdquo;. (1Петра 5:8)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_161112_2.html Введення у храм Пресвятої Діви Марії http://www.uocofusa.org/news_151130_1.html Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Entrance_Theotokos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=118&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Коли Діві Марії виповнилося три роки, Її благочестиві батьки приготувалися виконати свою обітницю. Вони скликали родичів, запросили ровесниць своєї дочки, одягнули Її якнайкраще і в супроводі народу, співаючи релігійних пісень, повели Її в храм Єрусалимський для посвячення Богові. Її подружки-ровесниці, як і Сама Марія, йшли із запаленими свічками у руках. Назустріч їм з піснями повиходили з храму священики на чолі з первосвящеником.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_151130_1.html The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple http://www.uocofusa.org/news_121203_2.html Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Entrance_Theotokos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=118&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We have come to the December of yet another fleeting year, and we greet the arrival of the Feast of the Presentation, a major feast day of the Church Year. This feast is also known as The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple and is observed November 21 Gregorian Calendar / December 4 Julian Calendar. The Presentation feast day provides us another opportunity to pause, to reflect and celebrate the revealed plan of God&rsquo;s salvation within the annual cycle of major feasts of the Orthodox Church. The Feast of the Presentation commemorates the bringing of the toddler child Mary, the future Birth-giver of God, to the Temple in Jerusalem where she would live and serve until her betrothal to Joseph.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_121203_2.html Хто є моїм ближнім? http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_3.html Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/good_samaritan.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Безмежна любов Господа Нашого Ісуса Христа до людини, створеної по образу і подобі Божому, виявлена у кожному слові написаному у Святій Євангелії. Тому, що євангельська благовість є невичерпним джерелом милосердя до кожного з нас, хто взиває Ім'я Господнє , і приймає Святу Євангелію за дороговказ єдиний правильний і істинний орієнтир у свому житті.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_3.html The Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers of Heaven http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141115_2.html Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Archangels-IMG_3129.jpg&archive=0&final_h=36&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We live in a society whose basic premise is that reality is only that which can be seen, touched and quantifiably measured. Since we have exalted our human intellect to supremacy, even as people of Faith we are sometimes too quick to discount things which our own reasoning cannot fathom.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141115_2.html The Good Samaritan http://www.uocofusa.org/news_131115_1.html Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/good_samaritan.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In today's Gospel, Jesus gives us the straightforward direction about how we may attain to eternal life. He sums it up in the quotation "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. The duty towards God is quite clearly set forth, but to be explicitly clear, who then is one's neighbor? The parable of the Good Samaritan is meant to be an eminent explication which no one could misconstrue. The priest and the Levite, who consciously evade any contact with the man who had been mugged and left for dead, were consciously chosen as types, who should have taken a positive action towards the victim.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_131115_1.html