Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 Epistle оn the 81st anniversary of the 1932-33 Famine-Genocide in Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141121_1.html Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/holodomor_web.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>At present, when our native homeland of Ukraine is enduring perhaps its greatest trials since achieving independence, we Ukrainians in the Diaspora and in Ukraine remember the Holodomor of 1932-33, this most sorrowful and tragic event in our Ukrainian history. Together, we prayerfully honour the memory of millions of innocent people who were martyred by hunger in Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141121_1.html You Shop. Amazon gives. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1549753 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:10:07 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1549753 ATTENTION PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS - 10 January, 2015 - Caroling for Christ! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf 27 February, 2015 – Pan-Orthodox College Retreat /files/PDF files_news/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.pdf Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.pdf Where is Ukraine? http://youtu.be/Gk6ePrP0B6E Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:10:07 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://youtu.be/Gk6ePrP0B6E All Saints Camp needs your help! /news_141008_2.html Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:10:07 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_141008_2.html Assembly of Bishops Issues Statement on Middle East http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/StatementonMiddleEast%2CFinal.pdf Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/StatementonMiddleEast%2CFinal.pdf Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf 27-30 December, 2014 - Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Conference! http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ THANKSGIVING 2014 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_4.html Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Blessed-Thanksgiving.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As 2014 year of our Lord draws to a close, and the sacred Season of St. Philip&rsquo;s (Pre-Nativity) Fast begins, we in the U.S. come again to a peculiar weekend. Our national day of Thanksgiving is perhaps the only remaining civic holiday with an overtly religious purpose: the entire nation is meant to pause and thank God for the blessings bestowed upon it. Of course, many will spend this day without any thought of God whatsoever; since they don't think of God at other times, why should this day be any different? This is a day for the people of God to delight in, however. We are a Eucharistic people; thanksgiving is our way of life. We are never more truly ourselves than when we are conscious of our dependence upon God, and God's loving providence at work in our lives.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_4.html AXIOS! Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 42nd Anniversary of the Holy Priesthood! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141126_1.html Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 &ndash; the feast day of St. John Chrysostom, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA marks the 42nd anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USDA through the laying on of hands of His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine (of blessed memory).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141126_1.html Victims of Genocidal Famine in Ukraine Remembered! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_1.html Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/11-22-2014-Famine-NY/11.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the Ukrainian community, under the leadership of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) held its now annual requiem service to commemorate the 81st Anniversary of Ukraine&rsquo;s Genocide of 1932-1933, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_1.html UOC of the USA Pilgrims Meet With the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141123_2.html Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <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-CONSTANTINOPLE/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 the group of pilgrims under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Daniel arrived in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey). The itinerary of this year&rsquo;s pilgrimage placed the faithful of the Church at the ancient homeland of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141123_2.html Epistle for the Nativity Fast http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141123_1.html Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/nativity_fast_web.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In forty days&rsquo; time the Holy Orthodox Church will be rejoicing in the appearance of God in the flesh on the feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Before this wondrous feast day, starting on November 28, the Mother Church will lead its faithful through 40 days of preparation called the Nativity Fast. This period is also known as St. Philip&rsquo;s Fast because it begins on the day following the Feast Day of St. Philip.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141123_1.html Elevation of Deacon Michael Sawarynski to the rank of Protodeacon http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141118_2.html Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/11-16-2014-Northampton-PA/IMG_2187.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, 16 November, 2014 was a day of grace for the parish family of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Northampton, Pennsylvania. His Eminence Antony, Metropolitan of the U.O.C. of U.S.A., visited his spiritual children and bestowed upon them the blessings of Christ Himself through the celebration of the Eucharistic Banquet at the Holy Altar of the Lord.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141118_2.html Pilgrims of the Church Visit the Church of Nativity of our Lord in Bethlehem! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141118_1.html Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/HOLY-LAND-2014-Bethlehem/11.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On November 18, 2014, His Grace Bishop Daniel and a group of pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who are in Holy Land on their annual pilgrimage, participated in a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Nativity of our Lord in Bethlehem.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141118_1.html Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Pilgrims Pray at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141116_1.html Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/HOLY-LAND-3-Holy-Sepulcher/17.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In lighting of candles we remember and truly live the words of Our Lord: "I am the Light of the World." The Light of Christ was truly experience by the pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 16, 2014, when surrounded by several thousands of pilgrims from around the world, three bishops led a procession to the grave of the Savior for the celebration of the Holy Mystery of Eucharist.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141116_1.html 2015 Summer College Age Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141105_1.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2015-MT-cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce the dates for the College Age Mission Trip to Ukraine 2015. The 2015 trip will take place May 28 - June 13th, which includes a training day in South Bound Brook, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141105_1.html ATTENTION PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS - January 10, 2015 - Caroling for Christ! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Caroling-cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=41&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf Pilgrims of the UOC of the USA Visit Patriarchate of Jerusalem http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141115_1.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <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-Patriarchate-of-Jerusalem/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Reflecting upon the answer to the daily question of the pilgrimage: &ldquo;What does it mean to be an Orthodox Christian in Jerusalem?&rdquo; the pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA visited the Ancient Patriarchate of Jerusalem.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141115_1.html Sacred Holy Land Pilgrimage 2014 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141112_1.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/HOLY-LAND-2/82.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, 25 pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA under the spiritual leadership of His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to Nazareth (Israel) to begin a spiritual journey of the UOC of the USA to Holy Land.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141112_1.html 80th Anniversary of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141114_1.html Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/11-08-2014-80-South-Plainfield/IMG_1958.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On November 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM, the bell at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in South Plainfield was joyfully ringing, welcoming the ruling bishop of the Eastern Eparchy His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to the parish. Metropolitan Antony was coming for an Archpastoral visit to his spiritual children&mdash;the flock entrusted into his hands by Christ Himself&mdash;who were celebrating the 80th anniversary of their parish.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141114_1.html Parish Feast Day in Minneapolis, MN! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141109_1.html Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/11-02-2014-MN/3.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">В суботу, 1 Листопада 2014 р. Б. парафія святих Архистратигів Михаїла та Юрія в Мініаполісі штат Мінессота, була благословенна візитом свого правлячого архиєрея Єпископа Даниїла. В аеропорту Владику, котрий прибув на парафію у супроводі іподиякона Володимира Суканця, зустрічали члени парафіяльної управи громади.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141109_1.html Use AmazonSmile as amazon.com https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1549753 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/smile.amazon.com.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>You Shop. Amazon gives.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1549753 Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Trenton, NJ – 95! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141105_4.html Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/11-02-2014-Trenton/22.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, November 2, 2014 the parish family of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Trenton, NJ celebrated their 95th Anniversary. On that blessed day His Eminence Metropolitan Antony led the clergy and the faithful in the Divine Liturgy, giving thanks and glory to God for His mercy and love. Also that day, the parish community prayed for all of those who established the parish and for the current parishioners.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141105_4.html Pan-Orthodox College Retreat http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.pdf Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Antiochian Village Camp is sponsoring a pan-Orthodox retreat for college students, the weekend of Orthodoxy Sunday. In addition to the activities that you see here, we will be having Liturgy and subsequent services for Orthodoxy Sunday as a pan-Orthodox college student community.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.pdf 90th Anniversary Celebration at St. Vladimir Cathedral in Parma, Ohio http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141031_2.html Fri, 31 Oct 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/2014/10-26-2014-Parma/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">A memorable weekend was celebrated in Parma, Ohio on the last weekend in October. The cathedral parish community of St. Vladimir in Parma is ninety years old. It was time to celebrate this momentous occasion. The 90th Anniversary Committee led by Committee Chairman Serhij Peter Nahornyj, planned the celebration activities.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141031_2.html I AM - OYM 2014 - 2015 Theme http://www.uocyouth.org/iam.html Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/i-am-logo-2014-color.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="textstyle3">We would like to introduce the Office of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry programming theme for the 2014/2015 year:</span><span class="textstyle7"> I AM. </span><span class="textstyle3">Through this theme we hope our youth gain a better understanding of who Jesus Christ is and who he is in their life.</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/iam.html 16 Seminarians Admitted to Various Programs of St. Sophia Seminary http://stsuots.org/news_141029_1.html Wed, 29 Oct 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/2014/10-29-2014-Seminarians/4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">16 Seminarians of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (South Bound Brook, NJ) began their theological studies this fall.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_141029_1.html Inaugural Follow Me Pilgrimage Concludes! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141016_1.html Tue, 14 Oct 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/Follow-Me-Pilgrimage/pilgrimage-group-2014-61-of-68.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Over Columbus Day Weekend, high school and college students from across the country made a pilgrimage to the Metropolitan Center in South Bound Brook, NJ. The weekend was designed to guide the participants through a journey or pilgrimage that was not only physical but spiritual. &nbsp;The Pilgrimage was conceived following the success of the High School Mission to the Metropolitan Center in 2013. &nbsp;Members of that mission team really enjoyed the experience and thought it would be wonderful for more youth to experience life at St. Sophia Seminary and the Consistory Office as well as being able to give back to the church in a meaningful way... the Follow Me Pilgrimage was the answer to this call.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141016_1.html All Saints Camp needs your help! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141008_2.html Mon, 06 Oct 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-All-Saints-Camp/Help-A.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The All Saints Camp Maintenance Committee is looking for men, women and teenagers to help with various projects and tasks requiring upkeep or completion at the camp.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141008_2.html Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf Thu, 18 Sep 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/ACOB-2014/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Assembly issued a message to the faithful:</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf OCF College Conference! http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ Sun, 14 Sep 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/FBCoverPhotoEASTWESTFinal.jpg&archive=0&final_h=33&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Each year during Christmas Break, OCF&rsquo;s College Conferences host hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, prayer, and exposure to reputable Orthodox speakers.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ September-November 2014 Issue of the Consistory Circular http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Ukr.pdf Sun, 07 Sep 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/publications/Consistory-Circular/Memorial-Church.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=76&percent=100"><p>In Ukrainian Language</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Ukr.pdf Consistory Circular Posted Online http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Eng.pdf Mon, 08 Sep 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/publications/Consistory-Circular/Consistory.jpg&archive=0&final_h=34&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>English Language September-November 2014 Issue</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Eng.pdf 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 OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Tue, 28 Oct 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;">Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church&rsquo;s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Хто є моїм ближнім? http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_3.html Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://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 Entrance of the Most-Holy Birthgiver-of-God into the Temple http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_2.html Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Presentation.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On this third day of the feast of the Entrance of the Most-Holy Birthgiver-of-God into the Temple, let&rsquo;s review the details of this commemoration: Firstly, this feast is not present in the sacred scriptures, but has been preserved and revered by the Holy Church in the liturgy, iconography, and Holy Tradition. Secondly, the entire story is contained in an apocryphal book known as the Proto-Gospel of James, a book which contains this and many other stories about Christ and other biblical characters and saints, yet was never accepted in its totality as an inspired text by the Orthodox Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_2.html The Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers of Heaven http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141115_2.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://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 Rich and Lazarus http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141106_3.html Sat, 01 Nov 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/Rich-Man-and-Lazarus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=131&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson gives us instruction for our current everyday lives, as well as for our eternal life with God. It shows us that appearances can be deceiving. Rich people would often justify themselves by saying that God was rewarding them for their life of good deeds. Thus when some misfortune or evil occurred in other peoples&rsquo; lives, it was believed that they must have done something wrong before God, in order to deserve such punishment from Him. Thus the rich were God&rsquo;s favorites, and everyone else got what they deserved. This understanding of things served well to make leaders and rulers pleased with their lot in life.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141106_3.html Багач і Лазар http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141028_1.html Tue, 28 Oct 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/rich-and-Lazarus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">У притчі про багача і Лазаря Ісус Христос коротко передає тимчасову і вічну долю двох осіб: вбогого Лазаря і безтурботного багача. Як виглядало життя цих двох людей на землі? Багач одягався в одежі з дорогих тканин і &laquo;бенкетував щодня розкішно&raquo; зі своїми приятелями. Він не думав про Бога, про безсмертну душу, про відповідь на Божому суді, про вічне життя. Він безтурботно насолоджувався благами цього світу.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141028_1.html We shine like pearles http://www.uocofusa.org/news_131010_2.html Thu, 02 Oct 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/Christ-walking-on-water1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Growing up all of us have known people who have had beautiful gardens, we like to lay back and look at the fruit&nbsp;of our labor; we love to see the formation of our children, we like to see ourselves grow in our work situations, and we especially like to see and watch ourselves grow spiritually. Today in the Gospel Saint Luke is telling us how to obtain growth in our spiritual lives; first it is important to enlighten and to feed ourselves with the word of&nbsp;God, by reading of the scriptures daily, and by fasting, and through the practice of prayer.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_131010_2.html The Widow from the City of Nain http://www.uocofusa.org/news_111031_1.html Thu, 16 Oct 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/Pascha-4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=72&percent=100"><p align="justify">In order to reestablish the moral principals of the entire creation and to bring it to its original beauty, a supreme sacrifice was indispensable. However, to accomplish that sacrifice no human being was capable to bring it to completion; therefore, God in His love and compassion toward us was willing to become incarnated for that purpose.</p> <p align="justify">Thus, the Gospel reading which is appointed for this Sunday bears the mark of that act, the act of mercy and compassion, for in the Gospel we read, &ldquo;&hellip;And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow&hellip;When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, &lsquo;Do not weep&rsquo;. Then He came and touched the open bier, and those that carried him stood still. And He said, &lsquo;Young man, I say to you, arise&rsquo;.&rdquo; (Lk. 7:11-16)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_111031_1.html Будьте ж милосердні http://www.uocofusa.org/news_111014_1.html Thu, 09 Oct 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=archive/Icons/Christ/02.jpg&archive=1&final_h=84&final_w=90&percent=100"><p lang="uk-UA" style="text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in;" align="justify">Із євангельських повчань ми знаємо, що потрібно служити Богові, а саме виконувати Його волю та заповіді. Також потрібно любити свого ближнього як самого себе, а саме поводитись з ближнім так, як ми б хотіли, щоб з нами так поводились. І ми повинні дбати про самих себе, про фізичне здоров'я та здоров'я душі.</p> <p lang="uk-UA" style="text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in;" align="justify">Якщо б хтось надумав описати про ці три вагомі обов'язки: як виконувати волю Божу та заповіді, як дбати про ближнього, та як дбати про свою душу і тіло, то йому б нехватило сили і терпіння про це писати.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_111014_1.html Покрова Пресвятої Богородиці http://www.uocofusa.org/news_111012_2.html Mon, 13 Oct 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/Pokrova-Protection.jpg&archive=0&final_h=87&final_w=90&percent=100"><p lang="uk-UA" style="margin-bottom: 0in;" align="justify">Вшановує Пресвяту Діву Марію й український народ. З того часу, як наш люд став навколішки перед Ісусом Христом, по всій нашій землі гомонить пісня слави й любові також і на честь Христової Матері Марії. Величаючи її, наш народ благає в неї опіки й заступництва в різних потребах цього земного життя. Ми так сердечно вшановуємо Пресвяту Богородицю, бо це зробив насамперед сам Бог. Ще світу не було, а вже Предвічний Господь вибрав Пресвяту Діву Марію на Матір Спасителя. Створив її чистою, обдарував надзвичайними ласками та підвищивши понад усіх людей і ангелів, щоб Вона була першою після Бога. А що Господь від віків постановив, те в свій час сповнилося. Коли ж Бог так прославив Марію, чи не повинні й люди йти за Його почином і прикладом? Коли Пресвята Марія є для Бога наймилішою дочкою, для Божого сина найдорожчою Матір&rsquo;ю, а для Святого Духа найкращою Святинею, чи ж не повинні й люди величати Пресвяту Діву та прославляти Її щирим серцем як першу після Бога?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_111012_2.html Protection of the Mother of God http://www.uocofusa.org/news_111007_4.html Mon, 13 Oct 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/panaghia15.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=73&percent=100"><p align="justify">Early one morning, two sisters were getting ready for school, as one sister walked out of her room with one pillow on her back and one pillow on her chest. Her sister asked, &ldquo;why do you have pillows on you?&rdquo; &ldquo;Well,&rdquo; she said, &ldquo;the pillow on my chest is to protect from all the boys that will break my heart. And the pillow on my back is to protect me from all the friends that will stab me in the back."</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_111007_4.html