Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 Paschalion – Пасхалія 2014 – 2024 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140420_1.html Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140420_1.html Holy Week and Pascha Pictures from parishes http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140418_1.html Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140418_1.html Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140416_1.html Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: justify;">Resurrection and life are the gifts and the light of Jesus Christ which &ldquo;shines upon all.&rdquo; Let us all honor this gift. Let us all thank the Giver, Who by His flesh, shone in the world like in a mirror and has presented the light of the resurrection to the world. Let us then receive the light from the unwaning Light of Life. Let us receive and welcome the gift of the resurrection and cry out from the bottom of our hearts: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling over death by death, and to those in the grave bestowing Life! Rejoice nations and be happy!</p> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140416_1.html May 10, 2014 - Vocations Retreat at St. Sophia Seminary! http://stsuots.org/news_140415_1.html Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_140415_1.html Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America: Pascha 2014 http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Assembly-Pascha-2014.pdf Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Assembly-Pascha-2014.pdf 23-27 July – 67th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention in South Bound Brook NJ http://uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html Paschal Epistle - Пасхальне Послання 2014 /files/Archpastoral/Paschal-Epistle-UKR-ENG.pdf Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/Archpastoral/Paschal-Epistle-UKR-ENG.pdf Meet the Seminarians Picnic http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140331_2.html Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140331_2.html John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunity For the Youth of the Church http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140327_2.html Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140327_2.html Ukrainian Orthodox Church Summer Camp Staff needed! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140303_1.html Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140303_1.html 2014 Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Available Through the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America http://uocofusa.org/news_140205_1.html Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140205_1.html St. Thomas Sunday - Провідна неділя - 26-27 April, 2014 /files/PDF files_news/2014/St.ThomasSunday-flyer-2014-copy.pdf Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/St.ThomasSunday-flyer-2014-copy.pdf PATRIARCHAL ENCYCLICAL FOR HOLY PASCHA http://uocofusa.org/news_140416_1.html Fri, 18 Apr 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.jpg&archive=0&final_h=63&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The emotional state of the Lord&rsquo;s disciples was grim after His Crucifixion because, by the Lord&rsquo;s death on the Cross, the hopes of His disciples were dispersed that He and they would one day prevail as a political power. They had perceived the triumphant entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, following the resurrection of Lazarus and the miraculous feeding of five thousand men, with additional women and children, by five loaves of bread and two fish, as a prelude of their conquering of secular authority. The mother of two of them, moreover, requested that her two sons sit by each side of the Lord when He came to power. All these, however, dissipated as childish imaginations on account of the awful execution of Jesus Christ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140416_1.html The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Assembly-Pascha-2014.pdf Fri, 18 Apr 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/Empty_Tomb.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Together, as one family, we have completed the spiritual journey of Great Lent. Standing on Golgotha with the Most-blessed Theotokos and John the Evangelist, we have witnessed the Author of creation nailed to the Cross. With boldness and profound faith, together with Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, we have dared to touch the life-giving Body of our Lord. And with&nbsp;the Myrrh-bearing Women, we have received the eternal peace and experienced the deafening silence of the Cenotaph of Jesus Christ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Assembly-Pascha-2014.pdf Paschal Epistle - Пасхальне Послання 2014 http://uocofusa.org/files/Archpastoral/Paschal-Epistle-UKR-ENG.pdf Sat, 19 Apr 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/1-pascha.jpg&archive=0&final_h=70&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox&nbsp;Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine for 2014 in the&nbsp;Year of Our Lord</p> <p>Постійної Конференції&nbsp;Українських Православних Єпископів&nbsp;поза межами України у 2014 році Божому</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/Archpastoral/Paschal-Epistle-UKR-ENG.pdf Great and Holy Friday at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140419_1.html Fri, 18 Apr 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/2014/04-18-2014%20Holy%20Friday/24.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Great and Holy Friday, the most somber day of the liturgical year, about 200 parishioners, relatives and members of the community at large gathered in Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, OH, in solemn witness of the sacrifice of the Lord in order to participate in the Vespers service, at which the Holy Shroud is brought out of the sanctuary and placed in the midst of the faithful for veneration.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140419_1.html Holy Thursday Liturgical Services at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140417_3.html Thu, 17 Apr 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/2014/04-17-2014%20Holy%20Thursday/26.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Those, in attendance at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH, had an opportunity to once again participate in the prayers and the historical sequence of the events, as related in the Gospels and hymns, providing a vivid foundation for the great events yet to come.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140417_3.html Holy Unction Service in Penn-Ohio Deanery! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140417_2.html Wed, 16 Apr 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/2014/04-16-2014%20Holy%20Wednesday/Bishop-Daniel-with-people.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">This year, the clergy of Penn-Ohio Deanery of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, along with their spiritual father and hierarch His Grace Bishop Daniel, gathered for this Holy Mystery at Holy Wonderworker Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox pro-Cathedral in Lakewood, OH. At about 6:30PM, the parish church temple was filled with parishioners and visitors to the parish family to take part in the Holy Unction Mystery.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140417_2.html Palm Sunday at St. Panteleimon Parish in Brooklyn, NY http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140417_1.html Sun, 13 Apr 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/2014/04-13-2014%20Brooklyn/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Metropolitan Antony has visited St. Panteleimon parish on Palm Sunday for many years and talks about the visit for weeks after each year&rsquo;s visit. He speaks of the personal joy at witnessing so many of the faithful present with the hope that the willow branches they receive from him will remind them throughout Holy Week and the entire year following the Feast of Feasts &ndash; the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ &ndash; that theirs is a sacred responsibility to live virtuous lives and to live in the Love of the One who gave Himself as a ransom for their salvation. &nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140417_1.html April 26-27, 2014 - Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/St.ThomasSunday-flyer-2014-copy.pdf Fri, 18 Apr 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/St-Thomas-Sunday.jpg&archive=0&final_h=57&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/St.ThomasSunday-flyer-2014-copy.pdf Vocations Retreat at St. Sophia Seminary! http://stsuots.org/news_140415_1.html Tue, 15 Apr 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/IOCC-concern.jpg&archive=0&final_h=61&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary is one of the jewels of our Metropolitan Center. It has trained generations of clergy to serve the people and parishes of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church. <em>But vocations are about more than training clergy and our parishes need more than priests.</em></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_140415_1.html Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: Call for Peace Amid Escalating Violence! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140414_2.html Mon, 14 Apr 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/Flag-UA.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ: greetings in His Holy Name, as we journey through the sacred days of this year&rsquo;s Holy Week! It is with the heavy hearts that we write this note to the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Christian community throughout the world. The situation in our ancestral homeland Ukraine is of increasing concern.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140414_2.html Palm Sunday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140414_1.html Sun, 13 Apr 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/2014/04-13-2014%20Palm%20Sunday/36.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>КВІТНА НЕДІЛЯ В УКРАЇНСЬКІЙ ПРАВОСЛАВНІЙ КАТЕДРІ СВЯТОГО КНЯЗЯ ВОЛОДИМИРА</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140414_1.html Message of the Ecumenical Patriarch to the Devout Ukrainian People http://www.patriarchate.org/documents/patriarchal-message-palmsunday-2014 Sat, 12 Apr 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/Patriarch.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Message By His All-Holiness to the Devout Ukrainian People on the Occasion of the Triumphal Entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into the Holy City of Jerusalem</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.patriarchate.org/documents/patriarchal-message-palmsunday-2014 67th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention http://uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html Thu, 10 Apr 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_sbb_convention.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>July 23 &ndash; 27, 2014 &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;South Bound Brook, NJ <br />Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied&rdquo; Matthew 5:6</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html Annual Pysanka Workshop at Saint Sophia Seminary! http://stsuots.org/news_140410_1.html Thu, 10 Apr 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/2014/7.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As Great Lent was coming to a close and Pascha quickly approaching, local young adults met at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary on Monday evening to continue the Ukrainian springtime tradition of creating beautiful pysanky. &nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_140410_1.html UKRAINE – A WOUNDED NATION: UOC of the USA Delivers Humanitarian Aid http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140408_1.html Sat, 12 Apr 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/2014/04-08-2014%20UA/0.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">УКРАЇНА &ndash; ПОРАНЕНА НАЦІЯ: УПЦ США Доставляє Гуманітарну Допомогу... With the blessing of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA &ndash; His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the President of the Consistory and the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Church, His Grace Bishop Daniel, traveled to the various parts of Ukraine during the first week of April.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140408_1.html Ukrainians in U.S. Warn: ‘Mr. Putin, Heroes Do Not Die’ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/01/ukrainians-in-u-s-warn-mr-putin-heroes-do-not-die.html Sat, 05 Apr 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/2014/04-05-2014_ukr1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>New Jersey&rsquo;s defiant Ukrainian population marked the death of the fallen in Maidan square with a stark warning for the Russian president.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/01/ukrainians-in-u-s-warn-mr-putin-heroes-do-not-die.html College Mission Trip to Orphanages in Ukraine 2014 http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Tue, 15 Apr 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/ukr-mission-flyer-2014-aug11_18.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>NEW DATES: August 11 - 18, 2014</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html “NEBESNA SOTNYA” – 40th Day Memorial http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140331_3.html Mon, 31 Mar 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/2014/03-30-2014%20NSotnia/16.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="line-height: 140%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;">The Ukrainian Cultural Center at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA was the site on Sunday evening 30 March (already 31 March in Kyiv, Ukraine &ndash; the actual 40<sup>th</sup> day after repose) of an ecumenical memorial service for the &ldquo;Nebesna Sotnya&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140331_3.html UOC High School Mission Trip http://www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html Tue, 15 Apr 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/hs-mission-2014-slide.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The High School Student Mission Trip is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort tothose in need through out our country. It is easy to turn a blindeye to those reaching out a hand for help in our local communities. By our actions, we hope to show the face of Christ to these people in need and all we come in contact with and by doing so reaffirm the Holy Orthodox Faith in an Orthodox Service Community. We pray that by offering daily prayer services, as well as our love and works, that we will bring not only ourselves but all involved closer to Christ our God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html Archpastoral Visit to Woonsocket, RI http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140328_3.html Wed, 26 Mar 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/2014/03-26-2014%20RI/6.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">When I arrived at Seminary a few Mondays ago to teach, I noticed several young men clearing snow. They spoke perfect Ukrainian, so I thought that perhaps His Grace, Bishop Daniel had smuggled them in luggage during his most recent trip to Ukraine. At Vespers that evening, I learned the truth: they were a men choir from Ivan-Frankivsk. After serving Lenten Vespers with them that evening, I immediately got in touch with His Grace and asked if they could come and serve Presanctified Liturgy with us in Woonsocket. Bishop Daniel agreed and offered to bring them on March 26th.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140328_3.html Hierarchs of the Church Participate in the Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Ukrainian Poet Taras Shevchenko! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140328_2.html Thu, 27 Mar 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/2014/03-27-2014%20UN/Bishop-Daniel-and-Metropolitan.jpg&archive=0&final_h=70&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">It was exactly a month ago, on the International Mother Language Day, February 27, 2014, the United Nations Organization was supposed to honor the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko - the renowned Ukrainian poet, artist and political prisoner, who significantly contributed to the treasury of world culture. However, the tragic political events in Ukraine made it impossible for the Ukrainian-American community to gather in order to observe the anniversary. However, on Thursday, March 27, 2014 some 400 people gathered at the United Nations building to honor the poet of Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140328_2.html Відзначення 200-ліття Т. Г. Шевченка в осередку митрополії УПЦ США http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140327_1.html Sun, 23 Mar 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/2014/03-23-2014%20SBB-Shevchenko/15.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">23 березня 2014 року річниця з дня народження українського поета, художника, громадського діяча та великого патріота Тараса Григоровича Шевченка об'єднала українців у Культурному центрі, в осередку Митрополії Української Православної Церкви США в м. Саут-Баунд-Брук, Нью-Джерсі. Концерт, присвячений цій події, відбувся за сприяння Консисторії УПЦ США та ініціативою Історико-Наукового центру Нью-Джерсі.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140327_1.html Get Ready for Camping Season! http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Thu, 06 Mar 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/camp2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Tired of winter? Then plan some HOT camping this year!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Great Lent Giveaway 2014 http://www.uocyouth.org/uocglg.html Thu, 06 Mar 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/glg-2014-simple-logo-v1a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Focus on Giving</p> <p>Benefiting FOCUS North America &mdash; Back to School Initiative</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uocglg.html 2014 Camp and Youth Workers Conference – “Writing Icons of the Kingdom” http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140307_2.html Mon, 24 Feb 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/2014/01-25-2014%20OYM/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The 12th Annual Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Workers Conference took place at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA from January 23-25, 2014. Over 80 youth workers from across the United States and Canada gathered together for this year&rsquo;s Conference. The Conference is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Camps Association (orthodoxcamps.org) and all Jurisdictional Youth Departments, however a different sponsoring member takes on the responsibility of hosting the event each year. This year&rsquo;s Conference was co-hosted by the Youth and Camping Ministries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. Our archdiocese was well represented with several staff from our camping ministry and parish youth workers. The theme of the Conference was &ldquo;Writing Icons of the Kingdom: Understanding our Youth as Icons we are Helping to Write.&rdquo;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140307_2.html Members of Local Ukrainian Communities Providing Aid to Those in the Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140303_2.html Sat, 01 Mar 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/2014/02-25-2014%20UA/Bishop-Daniel-and-wounded-hero.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Members of local Ukrainian communities are coming to the aid of Ukraine in its time of need.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140303_2.html UOC of the USA Delivers Financial Aid to Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140225_1.html Tue, 25 Feb 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/2014/02-25-2014%20UA/Bishop-Daniel-at-the-grave-site.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Listening to the urgent appeals from Ukraine, and seeing the images of portable hospitals being established in churches and community centers throughout Kyiv, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel &ndash; President of the Consistory of the Church traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine delivering the first $10,000 to those in need.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140225_1.html Закликаємо припинити насильство в Україні - Violence Must Stop Immediately http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140218_2.html Tue, 18 Feb 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/save_maydan.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Українська Православна Церква США просить владу припинити насильство над Українським народом...</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140218_2.html Icon Workshops http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140218_1.html Tue, 18 Feb 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_icon_workshop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>June 9-14, 2014 &ndash; Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA</p> <p>June 23 - 28, 2014 &ndash; Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140218_1.html UOL Essay Contest /files/PDF files_news/2014/2014-Essay-Contest.pdf Fri, 07 Feb 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/clipart/a_writing.jpg&archive=0&final_h=47&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2014</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/2014-Essay-Contest.pdf 2014 Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Available http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140205_1.html Wed, 05 Feb 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/2014/02-05-2014%20Education/education.jpg&archive=0&final_h=65&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is pleased to offer the following information about the availability of Scholarship funds for Undergraduate and Graduate Students of the UOC of the USA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140205_1.html UOC of the USA Announces Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140203_1.html Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <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 Mon, 06 Jan 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/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 Урочистий в'їзд Ісуса до Єрусалиму http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140413_1.html Sun, 13 Apr 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/Palm_Sunday_2012.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Місія перебування Христа на землі наближається до кінця. Проголошена Нагірна проповідь, нагодовано тисячі людей, розказано притчі, пояснено Писання. Господь наш Ісус Христос завершує свою земну мандрівку до Єрусалиму &ndash; до свого Розп&rsquo;яття і Воскресіння, двома великими подіями: воскресінням Лазаря та тріумфальним в&rsquo;їздом до Єрусалиму.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140413_1.html Hosanna in the Highest—or Hypocracy in the Highest? http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140407_1.html Mon, 07 Apr 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/Palm_Sunday.jpg&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Two millennia ago, the residents of Jerusalem welcomed Christ as the savior of the Jewish people&mdash;a worldly ruler who would free them from the yoke of the Roman empire. Their Messiah would be a king in the conventional sense&mdash;with royal purple robes, a crown encrusted with precious stones, a scepter to show his earthly position, and a sword to lead his armies into battle and victory over all who would oppress his people.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140407_1.html Homily on the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140330_1.html Sat, 29 Mar 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/The_Ladder_of_Divine_Ascent.jpg&archive=0&final_h=129&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Saint John of the Ladder: challenges us to take the Gospel seriously. As such, it continues last week&rsquo;s message: Deny Yourself, pick up your cross, and follow Christ. Why? Because the world has fallen, and we have fallen with it; and it takes energy to restore things to their proper state. It takes a lot of effort to fix something that has been broken. When we refuse that challenge, we are really saying that we prefer things the way they are; that we are comfortable with the mess we have made of this world and of the mess we have made of our lives. More importantly, we are saying that it is not worth the bother to help others recover from all their pain and suffering. That we prefer sitting in our own warm filth too much to get up and lend a hand to people in desperate need of help. Because that is what it means to follow Christ: it means to put the needs of others before our own. What else is love than the denial of the self in service to another? This is the love God has for all His children, and it is the same love He expects us to have for one another. And He expects this of us 24/7.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140330_1.html Хресту Твоєму поклоняємося, Владико! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140318_1.html Tue, 18 Mar 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/CrucifixSmall.jpg&archive=0&final_h=146&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">В третю неділю святого великого посту Церква вшановує святий Хрест, на якому був розп'ятий Господь наш Ісус Христос. Від цього дійства та від євангельського читання цієї неділі походить і назва цієї неділі серед неділь великого посту - неділя Хрестопоклонна. Власне, ця неділя є серединою посту і Святий Животворчий Хрест Господній вшановується в цей час середпістя щоб укріпити нас в нашій великопісній духовній мандрівці, щоб показати нашому духовному зору знаряддя перемоги життя над смертю... Євангельське читання цієї неділі нагадує нам про ще один важливий аспект нашого життя, про необхідність нести свій власний хрест всім тим, хто прагне йти вслід за Господом: "Коли хоче хто йти вслід за Мною, хай зречеться самого себе, і хай візьме свого хреста та й за Мною йде!" (Мр. 8,34)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140318_1.html The Second Sunday of Great and Holy Lent – St. Gregory Palamas http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140314_2.html Fri, 14 Mar 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/Grigoriy_Palama_ikona.jpg&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The procession of icons during Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers is one of the most memorable events of the entire Liturgical year, as the holy icons we normally gaze upon from afar are brought into our midst reaffirming the proclamation of the 7th Ecumenical Council. Like many of the Church's teachings, there is a significance to the timing of this commemoration and also different levels of understanding: on one hand we have the definitive historical context, but there is also practical reason that can benefit us every day during Lent. Last Sunday we venerated the likeness of the saints who are to be our models over the course of the Great Fast and beyond. Our re-dedication to a spiritual life and a more Godlike existence is made possible by embracing the lessons these saints taught.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140314_2.html Друга неділя посту - Свт. Григорія Палами http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140314_1.html Thu, 13 Mar 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/Grigoriy_Palama_ikona.jpg&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Перебуваючи в часі великого посту, ідучи дорогою духовного подвигу, для всіх нас є невід'ємною частиною нашого життя очищення для того, щоб підготовити себе до великого свята - Воскресіння Господнього. Розуміючи піст - як стримання, достоїнство людини володіти собою, перемагати зло в самому собі, перемагати свої недобрі звички та пристрасті.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140314_1.html SUNDAY OF THE LAST JUDGMENT http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140223_1.html Sat, 22 Feb 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/Last_Judgement_300p.jpg&archive=0&final_h=109&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">This morning we continue with the Sundays of preparation for our beginning of the journey we all make during Great Lent. We began two Sundays ago with the time of preparation for the Great Fast with being reminded of the importance of humility for our journey as we heard the parable of the Publican and Pharisee. Then last Sunday with the parable of the Prodigal Son, we were reminded of how the Love of God is central to our making this journey. Now we come to the Sunday of the Last Judgment as we are now reminded the reason for this journey we soon will embark upon: that with humility and aware of the Love of God for us, we begin this journey of cleansing of soul and body not only to properly celebrate the coming Feast of Feasts but to prepare ourselves for the coming day of the Last Judgment. We prepare ourselves in this way so that on that terrible and awesome Day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns to judge the living and the dead, we may be found worthy to stand on the right hand with those who lived their lives responding to the Love of God by extending that Love to our fellow man.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140223_1.html Останній або Страшний Суд http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140221_1.html Fri, 21 Feb 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/Last_Judgement.jpg&archive=0&final_h=135&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Повчання про Страшний або Останній суд було сказано Ісусом Христом декілька днів до розп'яття. Бог створив наших прапредків Адама і Єву і вони жили в раю. &ldquo;І створив Бог Людину за образом Своїм, за образом Божим створив її; чоловіка і жінку створив їх&rdquo; (Буття 1, 27). Бог приходив до Адама і Єви і з ними говорив. Бог створив людей для вічного життя. По намові диявола, Адам і Єва з&rsquo;їли з дерева пізнання добра і зла, що було заборонено Богом. Вони згрішили, тобто порушили заповідь Божу. Адам і Єва пізнали зло і стали смертними людьми. Вони в собі знівечивши подобу Божу і за це були вигнані з раю.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140221_1.html Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom /news_120415_1.html Fri, 18 Apr 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-11.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">If any man be devout and loves God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord. If any have labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep the feast. If any have arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; because he shall in nowise be deprived therefore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Якщо хто благочестивий і любить Бога, нехай насолодиться цим світлим торжеством. Якщо хто раб благорозумний, нехай увійде, радіючи, у радість Господа свого. Якщо хто потрудився, постячися, нехай прийме нині винагороду. Якщо хто від першої години працював, нехай отримає нині справедливу заплату. Якщо хто після третьої години прийде, дякуючи, нехай святкує. Якщо хто після шостої години з'явився, нехай не засумнівається, тому що нічого не втратив.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_120415_1.html Благовіщення Пресвятої Богородиці http://www.uocofusa.org/news_130401_1.html Sun, 06 Apr 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/Annunciation-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=126&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Святе Передання та наші богослужбові тексти розповідають, що Пречиста Діва Марія в трьохрічному віці була віддана на служіння при єрусалимському храмі. Згідно іудейського закону, коли ці дівчата-служниці ставали повнолітніми і вже не мали права постійно находитись та прислуговувати у храмі, то вони могли вийти заміж та влаштовувати своє особисте життя. У випадку з Дівою Марією це питання полагоджували служителі єрусалимського храму, бо рідні батьки Її Йоаким та Анна давно вже померли. Бачачи побожність юної Марії та знаючи про Її прагнення до чистого та цнотливого життя, священики не видали юну Марію заміж в повному сенсі цього слова, але тільки заручили Її з пристарілим восьмидесятилітнім старцем Йосипом. Юна Діва Марія повинна була доглядати та допомагати старцю Йосипу в його старості. Треба теж нам пам'ятати, що в тогочасному суспільстві заручення було тільки першим юридичним кроком до одруження, декларацією наміру одружитися, але не одруженням в повному сенсі цього слова.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_130401_1.html