Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 UOW: Our January-February 2016 Issue! http://www.uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2016/1-2-2016-UOW-web.pdf Thu, 04 Feb 2016 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/publications/UOW/2016/1-2-2016-UOW.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=69&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2016/1-2-2016-UOW-web.pdf March 19 – Lenten Retreat http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160130_5.html Sat, 30 Jan 2016 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/2016/3-19-2016-Lenten-Retreat/Final-Poster1.29.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160130_5.html PDF file Calendar 2016 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_151231_1.html Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:43:28 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_151231_1.html Give a Christmas Gift to Attend All Saints Camp Encampments http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccpdonate.html Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccpdonate.html 19 March, 2016 - Growing in Orthodoxy ... Growing in Ministry http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2016-Lenten-Retreat-OH.pdf Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2016-Lenten-Retreat-OH.pdf 2 April, 2016 — Lenten Retreat for Adults and Adolescents, Bethlehem, PA http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/UOL-Lenten-Retreat-2016.pdf Thu, 12 Nov 2015 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/2015/UOL-Lenten-Retreat-2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=68&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/UOL-Lenten-Retreat-2016.pdf 27 May – 5 June, 2016 — Make ASC Sparkle http://www.uocofusa.org/news_151105_1.html Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_151105_1.html Get Calendar 2016 Календар http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:43:28 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/pictures%20for%20bookstore/new%20store/calendar/2016calendar_cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=78&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Bishop Daniel Visits Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Palos Park, IL as the Parish Sponsors UOL Souper Bowl Sunday http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160208_1.html Sun, 07 Feb 2016 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/2016/2-7-2016-Palos-Park/IMG_3672.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The day has started with the Divine Liturgy led by His Grace Bishop Daniel, president of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The cold, windy and gloomy day of winter in February all of a sudden turned into a day filled with Triumphant light of Christ that overcomes darkness and fills each heart with love and tranquility. As my pews were filling up with people and kids chatter was bouncing of the walls my spirits were lifted up.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160208_1.html On the Great Council of the Orthodox Church http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2016/02/on-the-great-council-of-the-orthodox-church Wed, 03 Feb 2016 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/2016/Pan-Orth-Sobor/article_56b216314f5a9.jpg&archive=0&final_h=37&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Already there is much talk about the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. Between now and June 19, 2016, when the council officially opens on the island of Crete, there will be many rumors and much spin. Some will be justified; like other patriarchal institutions, Orthodox Churches are not normally known for their transparency. However, other chatter will be less than helpful. What follow are some brief clarifications on basic questions surrounding the council.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2016/02/on-the-great-council-of-the-orthodox-church ATTENTION STUDENTS of the UOC of the USA: The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Scholarships Available! http://kulisfoundation.org/college-christian-scholarships/ Fri, 29 Jan 2016 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/2015/Kulis-Scholarships.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We are committed to supporting the scholastic future of all eligible students. We encourage students to honor Dr. Kulis&rsquo; legacy by considering pursuing a career in the field of science or medicine and our scholarship committee is particularly interested in rewarding students with exemplary community or church service records. We offer a variety of different types of scholarships. We invite you to learn more about which scholarship might be the right for you and to apply if you meet the eligibility requirements.”</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://kulisfoundation.org/college-christian-scholarships/ 2016 OCF REAL BREAK Opportunities http://www.ocf.net/real-break-2016/ Wed, 27 Jan 2016 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/2016/Tanya-1-1024x495.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">OCF&rsquo;s Real Break aims to prepare college students to be socially informed Orthodox Christian citizens of this world, while directing their focus on the world to come, the kingdom of heaven. Built on a foundation of fellowship, education, worship, and service, Real Break provides students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in the other &ndash; traveling to all parts of the world deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/real-break-2016/ March 19 - "Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Spring 2016 Genealogy Workshop https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=23 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 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/2016/OST.JPG&archive=0&final_h=74&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring staff members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, who will give presentations on documenting the experiences of Ukrainians and other ethnic groups during and after World War II, and how to make use of the research resources at the USHMM and the International Tracing Service.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=23 Theophany of our Lord Celebration with Bishop Daniel in Jones, Oklahoma http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160120_1.html Wed, 20 Jan 2016 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/2016/1-20-2016-Oklahoma/cropped.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday 17 January 2016, His Grace Bishop DANIEL assisted by three subdeacons and seven altar servers&nbsp;presided over a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at his parish of St Mary Dormition Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Jones, Oklahoma.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160120_1.html Caroling for Christ: Bethlehem Story Alive at the Metropolia http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160119_2.html Mon, 18 Jan 2016 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/2016/1-16-2016-Caroling-for-Christ/IMG_3101-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=39&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With about 200 participants in the second annual &ldquo;Caroling for Christ&rdquo; concert sponsored by the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, some 350 people witnessed a powerful and spiritually uplifting event at the Ukrainian Cultural Center of the UOC of the USA on Saturday, January 16, 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160119_2.html Nativity Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_151218_1.html Wed, 06 Jan 2016 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/Christmas-2011.jpg&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The light of Christ&rsquo;s birth shines upon all of us once again. The Star beckons us to follow through the forty days of fasting and preparation of our bodies and souls. Let us glorify Him not just by words, but with our whole lives. As we gather with our families for the Nativity feast day, we pray that we will see the Light of the World, like the shepherds and Magi on that Bethlehem night and become &ldquo;heralds of grace.&rdquo; This is the Light of God&rsquo;s Truth and Love.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_151218_1.html A Sacred Journey Through Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/2016-UOChurch.pdf Sat, 02 Jan 2016 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/2016/2016-UOChurch-web.jpg&archive=0&final_h=48&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>June 17 &ndash; 30, 2016<br />14 Day All Inclusive Tour with His Grace Bishop Daniel <br />Kyiv &bull; Chernihiv &bull;&nbsp; Baturyn &bull; Kaniv &bull; Pereiaslav Khmelnytsky &bull;&nbsp; Kamianets Podilsky &bull; Dnister Riverboat Cruise &bull; <br />Bakota Monastery &bull; Kytajhorod &bull; Zarvanytsia &bull; Ternopil &bull; <br />Pochaiiv &bull; Lviv &bull; Ivano Frankivsk &bull; Maniavsky Skyt</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/2016-UOChurch.pdf Give the Gift of Camp! http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccpdonate.html Tue, 22 Dec 2015 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/2015/giftofcampheader.jpg&archive=0&final_h=38&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span class="textstyle3">Looking for the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations or Christmas? Look no further! You can give the gift of camp by gifting an entire or portion of a camper's registration... A certificate in the amount of the gift and with your personal message will be sent to you or directly to the recipient! </span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccpdonate.html 2016 College Student Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages http://uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Mon, 01 Feb 2016 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/2015/MT-2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=39&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="textstyle3">The College Student Mission Trip to aid orphanages in Ukraine, is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort to special needs orphans and orphanages in a country that currently does not have the means to do so. By our actions, we hope to show the face of Christ to these children, their caregivers, their administrators, our host families and all we come in contact with and by doing so reaffirm the Holy Orthodox Faith amongst the people of Ukraine. <br /></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html 2016 OCMC Mission Trip Opportunities http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Mon, 21 Dec 2015 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/2015/OCMC-Love.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">2016 Orthodox Mission Teams are now available! Please prayerfully consider joining one of the teams that will be serving in Alaska, Albania, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda. Spend two weeks volunteering at a youth camp, teaching the faith, empowering Orthodox women, restoring a church, or providing healthcare. All are needed, and anyone over 18 can serve!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s Real Break 2015 http://www.ocf.net/real-break-2016/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 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/2015/Real-Break-2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=33&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Announcing Orthodox Christian Fellowship&rsquo;s Real Break 2015 - <a class="_58cn" href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/liveorthodoxy?source=feed_text&amp;story_id=920283328053457" type="" data-ft="{"><span class="_58cl">‪</span></a>during spring break! Real Break provides college students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in others - traveling to all parts of the world deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/real-break-2016/ The Light That Shines http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160123_3.html Sat, 23 Jan 2016 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/Theophany_1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=134&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Argo, a merchant ship sailing off the New England coast, ran aground and lost its cargo. It was traveling at night and in dense fog. The captain later explained that the ship was only three degrees off course. Those three degrees eventually meant a difference of ten miles at the point the ship hit ground. The ship's instruments had malfunctioned and in the darkness the captain could not see that he was approaching land.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160123_3.html On the Baptism of Christ http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160119_1.html Tue, 19 Jan 2016 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/Bohoiavlennia.jpg&archive=0&final_h=126&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Christ, then, was born as it were a few days ago &mdash; He Whose generation was before all things, sensible and intellectual. Today He is baptized by John that He might cleanse him who was defiled, that He might bring the Spirit from above, and exalt man to heaven, that he who had fallen might be raised up and he who had cast him down might be put to shame. And marvel not if God showed so great earnestness in our cause: for it was with care on the part of him who did us wrong that the plot was laid against us; it is with forethought on the part of our Maker that we are saved. And he, that evil charmer, framing his new device of sin against our race, drew along his serpent train, a disguise worthy of his own intent, entering in his impurity into what was like himself&mdash;dwelling, earthly and mundane as he was in will, in that creeping thing. But Christ, the repairer of his evil-doing, assumes manhood in its fullness, and saves man, and becomes the type and figure of us all, to sanctify the first-fruits of every action, and leave to His servants no doubt in their zeal for the tradition.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160119_1.html Наближається Різдво... http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160103_2.html Sat, 02 Jan 2016 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/Nativity_Christ.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=63&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Різдво Господа нашого Ісуса Христа, або як ми ще називаємо &ndash; Різдвяні свята &ndash; знову наближається! Знову настала ця пора року, а з нею і радісні хвилини. Але насправді, що таке є Різдво? Чи це подарунки під ялинкою, різдвяні світла у вікнах, привітальні листівки, вечері з родиною та друзями, сніг на подвір&rsquo;ї, чи привітання &ldquo;Веселих свят&rdquo; тих, хто на вулиці проходить повз нас? Для багатьох людей Різдвяний Піст є часом смутку, тому що вони не мають необхідних коштів для того, щоб купити подарунки для своїх дітей, родичів та друзів. Багато з людей сумують у Різдвяний час коли вони згадують про своїх близьких, які не можуть приїхати додому та святкувати разом з ними. Вечеря на День Подяки для декого на жаль залишається тільки мрією, а не реальністю.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160103_2.html Understanding the Nativity Icon http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160103_1.html Sun, 03 Jan 2016 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/nativity-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=71&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Orthodox Christians do not celebrate the birth of baby Jesus, we celebrate the Incarnation. What?, you say. What is the Incarnation? This is an important word as it means God becomes Man. This is what we celebrate. The birth of Jesus was that moment in history when God sent His only begotten Son to become like us, taking on human flesh for our healing. This miracle of miracles took place though the ascent of Mary whom we call the Theotokos, Birth-giver of God. God with His divine will became man, taking on a human will in human flesh so Man could unite his human will with God&rsquo;s divine will. From the time of Adam and Eve, man was separated from God ,unable to follow God&rsquo;s law. The Incarnation is the beginning of the transformation of mankind so we can be reunited with God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160103_1.html The Healing of the Ten Lepers http://www.uocofusa.org/news_151217_1.html Thu, 17 Dec 2015 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/ten-lepers-icon.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">For behold, ten lepers met Jesus as He was about to enter a certain city. They met Him outside the city, for those who were considered unclean were not permitted to go into the city. They stood afar off, as if ashamed of their supposed uncleanness, and did not dare to draw near, thinking that Jesus abhorred them as did the others. They lifted up their voices and made supplication. By physical location they were standing afar off, but in their supplication they were near. For the Lord is nigh unto all that call upon Him in truth (Ps. 144:19). And they did not make supplication to Him as to a mere man, but as to One greater than a man. For they called Him Master, meaning Lord, Protector, and Guardian, which is not far from thinking of Him as God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_151217_1.html Неділя про Закхея http://www.uocofusa.org/news_130216_1.html Tue, 09 Feb 2016 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/zacchaeus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=124&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">У сьогоднішньому Євангелії ми чули про Ісуса що проходив через Єрихон по дорозі до Єрусалиму. Якщо б ідея цього уривку була застосована у якійсь історії чи поемі то вона б не привернула нашу увагу. Але в Біблії кожне слово має своє значення і зв'язок. Я буду зосереджуватися на сьогоднішньому Євангелії і покажу вам глибше значення цього уривку з Біблії і як воно може служити нам за приклад.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_130216_1.html