Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 June - LUBA Feature: All Saints Awareness Month http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/events/2016/LUBA/luba-june-2016-v2.1.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html 6-14 August – High School Mission Trip http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160505_1.html Thu, 05 May 2016 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/2016/HSMT/Banner-2016-HS-Mission-Trip.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160505_1.html Pascha in our Parishes http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160503_1.html Tue, 03 May 2016 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/2016/Pascha/Troy-NY/DSC_2818.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160503_1.html Paschalion – Пасхалія http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160429_3.html Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160429_3.html Patriarchal Pascha Epistle - Пасхальне Послання Патріарха http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160427_3.html Wed, 27 Apr 2016 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/2016/Pascha-Patriarch.jpg&archive=0&final_h=21&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160427_3.html The Paschal Epistle – Великоднє Послання http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160418_2.html Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160418_2.html 4-5 November, 2016 - Third Annual Ukrainian Genealogy Conference http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/Ukrainian-Genealogy-November-2016.pdf Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/Ukrainian-Genealogy-November-2016.pdf 17 July - August 20, 2016 - Ukrainian Summer Immersion, Cultural & Leadership Camp - University of Saskatchewan, Canada http://www.mohylainstitute.ca/summerschool.html Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.mohylainstitute.ca/summerschool.html Perogies! Stuffed Cabbage! – ASC http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_6.html Tue, 15 Mar 2016 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/2016/asc/Food-Flyer-2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_6.html 2-5 September, 2016 – ASC FAMILY FEST 2016 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_5.html Tue, 15 Mar 2016 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/2016/asc/Family-Fest-2016---A.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_5.html PDF file Calendar 2016 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_151231_1.html Sat, 14 May 2016 23:28:29 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_151231_1.html 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 Sat, 14 May 2016 23:28:29 -0400 <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 St. Mary, Nativity of the Mother of God, New Britain, Welcomes Metropolitan Antony http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160524_2.html Tue, 24 May 2016 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/2016/5-22-2016-New-Britain/08.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">One of the first warm May days this year set the scene for Metropolitan Antony&rsquo;s visit to New Britain, Connecticut, on May 22, 2016. His Eminence led the congregation of St. Mary, the Nativity of the Mother of God, in celebrating Divine Liturgy alongside our pastor Very Rev. Father Andrii Pokotylo and Protodeacon Anthony Szwez.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160524_2.html Pascha in Philadelphia http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160524_1.html Tue, 03 May 2016 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/2016/5-1-2016-Phila/2016-05-23-13.36.05.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>At daybreak on Pascha, the faithful of St. Vladimir Cathedral parish welcomed his Eminence Metropolitan Antony for celebration of the Feast of Feasts. Despite the light rain, the faithful of the parish participated in a holy procession on the church grounds, remembering the myrrh-bearing women who came to Christ&rsquo;s tomb, only to learn the glorious news of His holy resurrection. A decorative banner was placed on the outside of the church, designed by Vitality Hrytsay, proclaiming &ldquo;Christ is Risen! Христос Воскрес!&rdquo;, sharing the message with the wider community.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160524_1.html St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Portland, OR Welcomes His Grace Bishop Daniel http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160518_1.html Wed, 18 May 2016 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/2016/5-18-2016-Portland/IMG_8386.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Великдень (Пасха) - Світле Христове Воскресіння, найбільша і найвеличніша радість, Свято над Святами. Пасхальний період продовжується на протязі Світлої Сідниці і впродовж, аж до Вознесіння Господнього.&nbsp;Це величне свято Пасхи святкуємо кожного року, і кожний рік отримуємо повноту радості і благодаті.&nbsp;Саме у часі цього святкового торжества, на третю неділю Святих Жінок- Мироносиць, з Архіпастирським візитом Преосвященніший Владика Даниїл завітав до міста Портленд в штаті Орегон на парафію Святого Івана Хрестителя, що є на західному узбережжі Америки.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160518_1.html Two-fold celebration at St. George Parish, Yardville, NJ http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160516_1.html Mon, 16 May 2016 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/2016/5-15-2016-yardville/008.jpg&archive=0&final_h=74&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday May 15, 2016 important historic date in the life of the parish family of St. George in Yardville, NJ. On this Warm Spring Sunday, the parish community was celebrating two occasions. The parish Feast Day of St. George and anniversary of priesthood of their pastor Very Rev. Peter Levko.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160516_1.html Metropolitan Antony Visits St. Mary’s Parish, Chester, PA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160514_1.html Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/4-17-2016-Chester/IMG_0041.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His Eminence Metropolitan Antony visited St. Mary&rsquo;s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Chester, Pennsylvania. Greeting the Metropolitan in Ukrainian with the traditional bread and salt was Mrs. Halyna Cichanowsky. &nbsp;Jenna Ludlow, granddaughter of Father Jerry and Pani Matka Mary Ann presented the Metropolitan red roses. Christine Kurman, welcomed His Eminence on behalf of the Parish Council and the parishioners. &nbsp;Finally, Father Jerry greeted the Metropolitan with holy water and cross in the entrance of the church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160514_1.html Eighth Anniversary of Bishop Daniel's Consecration http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160511_1.html Tue, 10 May 2016 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/2016/Consecration-of-Bishop-Daniel_.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Восьма річниця хіротонії Владики Даниїла</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160511_1.html Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage a Success Despite the Rain and Cold http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160508_2.html Fri, 13 May 2016 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/2016/5-8-2016-Pilgrimage-SBB/IMG_8027.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Braving rain and a cold wind on the Saturday of St. Thomas Sunday, the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA made their annual pilgrimage to the Spiritual Center &ndash; Metropolia of the UOC of the USA, especially St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in South Bound Brook, NJ. Despite the chilly Saturday weather a sizeable group of 2500 took part in the two-day pilgrimage.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160508_2.html Bright Saturday of St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage at the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160508_1.html Sat, 07 May 2016 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/2016/5-7-2016-Bright-Saturday-SBB/IMG_7918.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The rainy morning of Bright Saturday of 2016 Annual St. Thomas Sunday Weekend Pilgrimage started with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ.&nbsp;As the prayerful chanting of CHRIS is RISEN penetrated the hearts of those in attendance, the walls of the Memorial Church once again felt the historical presence of traditional prayers on the weekend following Glorious Pascha celebration...&nbsp;As the rain stopped for the afternoon hours, more and more visitors began to arrive to the spiritual headquarters of the UOC of the USA. Over 1200 people walked through the gates of St. Andrew Cemetery and Metropolia Center in order to share in Paschal joy with the loved ones who found eternal rest at St. Andrew Cemetery.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160508_1.html Sincere Prayers Offered for the People of Canada in Time of Tragedy http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160506_2.html Fri, 06 May 2016 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/2016/5-7-2016-Canada-FIRE/IMG_7852.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><em>Statement of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orhtodox Church of the USA and Eparchy of South America</em></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160506_2.html UOC of the USA Continues to Deliver Aid to Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160506_1.html Thu, 12 May 2016 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/2016/5-6-2016-AID-to-UA/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As this year&rsquo;s Lenten journey came to conclusion and we all have entered into the glorious Pascha celebrations, the joy of peace and comfort is not truly felt in the hearts of so many people of Donetsk and Mariupol regions of Ukraine... Prior to the beginning of this year&rsquo;s Lenten journey, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society and the Consistory Office of Christian Charity collected and delivered the necessary aid to the numerous refugees, wounded soldiers and displaced families with children.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160506_1.html 9-19 November, 2016 - Holy Land Pilgrimage http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/UkrainianOrthodoxHolyLand2016.pdf Fri, 13 May 2016 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/2016/2016-Holy-Land-Trip-flyer.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Join His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Spiritual Father and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on the Trip to HOLY LAND during the month of November of 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/UkrainianOrthodoxHolyLand2016.pdf Bright and Holy Monday in Detroit, MI http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160505_5.html Mon, 02 May 2016 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/2016/5-2-2016-Bright-Monday/13086946_10208385858340750_6600822209502253219_o.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Today, Bright Monday, the experience continued. His Grace Bishop Daniel served Divine Liturgy, assisted by three seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) Mykola Zomchak, Ihor Protsak and Mykhaylo Bokalo... Hours later...we are all still smiling...still glowing...still feeling embraced, glowing from the inside out...wondering how are we supposed to come down off Cloud 9, and return to reality...back to work tomorrow.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160505_5.html Living the FAITH on Pascha http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160505_4.html Mon, 02 May 2016 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/2016/5-2-2016-AID-Detroit/13103404_10153383739442142_10376403723163786_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">During one of his many sermons over the last few days at the Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, MI, His Grace Daniel, the spiritual father of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, mentioned that our salvation extends beyond ourselves... On Pascha &ndash; May 1, 2016, His Grace, assisted by seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) Ihor Protsak, Mykhaylo Bokalo and Mykola Zomchak took to the streets of the Detroit area to do just what he had instructed us to do...to bring a smile, a hug, a kind word to someone...to share the joy of the Resurrected Christ with the world...to take that light that lit up the sanctuary this morning, out into the dim world, and dispel the darkness.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160505_4.html Pascha Night at Pokrova of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, MI http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160505_3.html Mon, 02 May 2016 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/2016/5-1-2016-Pascha-Detroit/IMG_7427.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">...Any other day a heavy downpour would have dampened spirits...but, when death has lost its grip, when Christ is Resurrected, when all things are made new again...nothing can stop the human spirit from rejoicing and celebrating.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160505_3.html High School Mission Trip - 6-14 August http://www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html Sat, 14 May 2016 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/2016/HSMT/Banner-2016-HS-Mission-Trip.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><!--StartFragment--><span class="textstyle1">The High School Student Mission Trip is a ministry of the UkrainianOrthodox 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.</span><!--EndFragment--></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html The Paschal Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine in the Year of our Lord 2016 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160418_2.html Sat, 30 Apr 2016 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/2016-Pascha.jpg&archive=0&final_h=61&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">There is no event and no greater news that is more joyful in the life of the Christian than the news of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ for the Orthodox Church is the Feast of Feasts and the Festival of Festivals because the Resurrection of our Lord is the victory of life over death, of love over hatred, of truth over falsehood, of good over evil, of humility over pride, of faith over hopelessness, and of holiness over sin.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160418_2.html Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2016 http://uocofusa.org/news_160427_3.html Sat, 30 Apr 2016 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-14.jpg&archive=0&final_h=63&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We wholeheartedly address you from the See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the joyous greeting &ldquo;Christ is risen!&rdquo; The resurrection of Christ is the center of our Orthodox faith. Without the resurrection, our faith is &ldquo;in vain&rdquo; (1 Cor. 15:14). Through His resurrection, the divine Word rendered humanity &ndash; created in the image of God but wounded and stained by sin &ndash; incorrupt and deified, granting us once again the possibility of achieving divine likeness, of which we were deprived through disobedience.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160427_3.html Statement by the President of the United States of America on the Occasion of Orthodox Pascha (Easter) http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160430_2.html Sat, 30 Apr 2016 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/2016/4-30-2016-White-House-Pascha-Statement/white_house.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Michelle and I extend our best wishes to members of the Orthodox Christian community here in America and around the world as they observe Holy Friday and the Feast of the Resurrection... For Orthodox Christians, this is a time to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, to rejoice in the victory of the Resurrection and to be transformed by the renewing of our minds in accordance with God's will.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160430_2.html Holy and Great Friday Services at the Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Detroit, MI Metropolitan Area http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160430_1.html Fri, 29 Apr 2016 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/2016/4-29-2016-Holy-Friday-Detroit/IMG_7269.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Over 200 parishioners, relatives and members of the community at large gathered in the Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield, MI, 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_160430_1.html LUBA - May 2016 Projects and Ideas! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html Fri, 29 Apr 2016 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/2016/LUBA/Luba-May-cropped.jpg&archive=0&final_h=41&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The word attentive has many meanings; observant, aware, vigilant, kind, conscientious, thoughtful and the list goes on. All of these adjectives describe the life of an Orthodox Christian - how we are called to live our daily life. It is no coincidence that during the Divine Liturgy we are called to "Be Attentive". In a way, being attentive is sacramental - being vigilant to Christ and His sacraments. But we are not only called to be attentive in our divine services, we are called to be attentive in our lives and to our brothers and sister in Christ. Be considerate. Be caring. Be understanding. Be sympathetic. It is interesting that the acronym for Let us be Attentive is LUBA, which is a derivative of the Ukrainian word lubov or love. In a way, when we are called to Be Attentive, we are also being called to LOVE! This new program of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is a call to be attentive to your neighbor, to your community, to your parish family and to Christ! On the 20th of each month, the Consistory will highlight one of the nationally commemorated events on the LUBA calendar providing you with resources for your parish. Focus on the highlighted event or choose one of your own and be creative in how you may BE CHRIST. We ask that you send photos and articles of your LUBA efforts to be shared with all of our faithful. You may utilize your LUBA calendar as a parish, as small groups, as families and as personal ministry.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html St. Christina and St. Julian - Patron Saints of the Youth of the UOC of USA http://www.uocyouth.org/patronsaint.html Wed, 11 May 2016 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/2016/IMG_5745.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Offices of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry offered the youth of the UOC of the USA the opportunity to prayerfully choose a patron saint for the youth of our church. The program was designed to give our youth the opportunity to learn about teenage saints of the church and use their voice in selecting one of them to intercede on their behalf with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/patronsaint.html Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry: Summer Internship Applications Being Accepted! http://www.uocyouth.org/uocinternship.html Tue, 05 Apr 2016 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/2015/DCSC-2015-Bishop-Daniel/IMG_4975.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><style type="text/css"><!-- BODY,.aolmailheader {font-size:10pt; color:black; font-family:Arial;} a.aolmailheader:link {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:visited {color:magenta; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:active {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:hover {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} --></style> <div style="font-family: arial,helvetica; color: black; font-size: 10pt;"> <div id="AOLMsgPart_1.2.1_fbeef6ce-0291-45e8-953a-a9c20878759f"> <div class="aolReplacedBody"><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><!--StartFragment--></span></span> <div style="color: black; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">We are pleased to announce that applications for paid and volunteer summer internships with the Consistory Office of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry are now being accepted. &nbsp;The internship program is now entering its 15th year of offering our young adults professional job experience, as well as serving Christ's church in a meaningful way.</span></div> <span style="color: black; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><!--EndFragment--></span></div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uocinternship.html New Blog – Office of Stewardship http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160329_1.html Wed, 11 May 2016 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/2016/stewardship/banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160329_1.html Patriarchal and Synodical Encyclical on the Convocation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church https://www.patriarchate.org/-/patriarchike-kai-synodike-enkyklios-epi-tei-synklesei-tes-agias-kai-megales-synodou-tes-orthodoxou-ekklesias?inheritRedirect=true&redirect=%2Fhome Fri, 18 Mar 2016 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/2015/09-01-2015-New-Year-Constantinople/Synaxis-Formal.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Today, we find ourselves in a position to officially announce from our ecumenical throne that, by the grace of God, and with the consent of all the Primates of the Holy Orthodox Churches, that we will realize a decision taken more than fifty years ago and convene the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church on the island of Crete on June 18-27, 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.patriarchate.org/-/patriarchike-kai-synodike-enkyklios-epi-tei-synklesei-tes-agias-kai-megales-synodou-tes-orthodoxou-ekklesias?inheritRedirect=true&redirect=%2Fhome St. Nicholas Program for Children with Disabilities - 17-20 June, 2016 http://www.uocyouth.org/uocstnick.html Fri, 13 May 2016 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/2016/1909659_1004972402917882_5723362787629236677_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=89&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">SNP is designed for parents and their child with disabilities to spend time together in an Orthodox Family Environment. The campers are introduced to camp life at All Saints Camp and the parents are given the opportunity to meet fellow Orthodox parents who are tackling the same challenges in today&rsquo;s world.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uocstnick.html 2016 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Thu, 12 May 2016 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/2016/Camp-crop.jpg&archive=0&final_h=53&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Visit the Web Page of the Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in Order to Plan Your Summer Camping Activities!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.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 St. Mary of Egypt http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160409_1.html Fri, 08 Apr 2016 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/st-mary-of-egypt.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized;&rdquo; Christ admonishes His disciples. When in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prays, &ldquo;let this cup pass from me&hellip;&rdquo; Let me avoid this suffering. His human will is fearful of the pain which He will endure and this is the cup that the disciples will share. All but one of the disciples, all but the beloved Saint John, met their end in the death of martyrdom.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160409_1.html ХРЕСТОПОКЛОННА НЕДІЛЯ http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160401_1.html Fri, 01 Apr 2016 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/crucifixion-0001.jpg&archive=0&final_h=123&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Ось ми знаходимося в середині Великого посту. Кожна людина зазвичай дуже ревно розпочинає піст. Перші два тижні ми наполегливо змагаємося зі своїми пристрастями, але коли проминає час, ми знесилюємося. Дещо про такі людські немочі знає і Церква, тому в цю неділю вона ставить нам за взірець Ісуса Христа, Який був розп'ятий на хресті.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160401_1.html Проповідь на неділю про самарянку http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140517_2.html Fri, 27 May 2016 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/Samaryanka_s.jpg&archive=0&final_h=136&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">У сьогоднішньому Євангелії ми слухаємо цікаву і глибоку розмову між Ісусом Христом і жінкою-самарянкою. Ця розмова відбувається за містом біля криниці. Ісус Христос, як дійсна криниця, яка має у собі джерело живої води, приходить, сідає біляї криниці Якова і чекає на спраглу людину. Розмова відбувається якраз опівдні, коли сонце стоїть в зеніті, коли людина почувається спраглою. І ось Христос сам прийшов до спраглої людини і робить перший крок назустріч їй.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140517_2.html The Samaritan Woman http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140517_1.html Thu, 19 May 2016 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/Samaryanka_s.jpg&archive=0&final_h=136&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">It was the sixth-hour of the day, the hottest part of the day with the sun at its zenith. It was perhaps the worst time of the day to visit Jacob&rsquo;s well. But water was the life blood of any Samaritan village and the community well had to be visited daily. There would be no avoiding it even though this particular Samaritan woman, whom tradition calls Photini, had little desire to have any kind of chance meetings with fellow Samaritans. Her life, with its multiple marriages and taint of fornication, had made her an outcast among the other good women of this town. In order to avoid the shame and displeasure of being shunned, she came late that day. The resulting meeting with the man who waited at the well, despite the initial social awkwardness of this seemingly chance encounter, would change everything.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140517_1.html Недiля 4-та пiсля Пасхи, про розслабленого http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120505_1.html Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/sunday-of-the-paralytic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=65&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Сьогодні уже приходить четвертий тиждень після Світло Христoвoгo Вoскресiння, якoгo всi християни чекали з великим нетерпiнням, в якoму кoжний iз нас вiдчуває велику радiсть i має надiю на майбуття i життя вiчне. Ми вдячнi Всевишньoму Бoгу за Йoгo благoслoвiння i безмежну любoв дo нас. Гoспoдь, який дає нам життя i все, щo ми прoсимo у нього, вимагає від нас вiдкрити нашi серця у любoвi дo ближньoгo, у пoкаяннi, i дoдержаннi Йoгo запoвiдей.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120505_1.html The Healing of the Paralytic http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120505_2.html Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/sunday-of-the-paralytic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=65&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Today&rsquo;s Gospel is the usual reading for the &lsquo;Third Sunday After Pascha&rsquo;. This is the third in a series of six Sundays between the feast days of Pascha and Pentecost, which help to form the fifty-day period between the Resurrection of Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120505_2.html Неділя жінок – мироносиць http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120424_3.html Tue, 10 May 2016 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 align="justify">Вони рано-вранці, купивши пахощі, спішать до гробу, в якому спочив Ісус. Мироносиці добре знають, що гріб Ісуса охороняють воїни, що до гробу заборонено наближатися, але вони йдуть, наперекір усьому, з твердою вірою і надією, що здійснять свій намір. Вони йдуть за покликом сердець, в яких живе щира, самовіддана любов до Ісуса, а любов не знає страху, не боїться погроз, перепон &mdash; любов усе перемагає, бо де є любов, там є Бог.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120424_3.html SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARERS http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120424_2.html Tue, 10 May 2016 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/myrrhbearingwomen.jpg&archive=0&final_h=136&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">In today&rsquo;s Gospel we hear of three women who were approaching the tomb of their Master, their Teacher and their Friend. Their hearts were heavy and their steps labored. How could this have happened? It was only days before that they were with Him as He taught and preached. No person had ever preached as He did; no one performed the great miracles that He accomplished. Surely He was the One; the Son of God, the Messiah!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120424_2.html Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120415_1.html Fri, 29 Apr 2016 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=225&final_w=180&percent=100"><div 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. If any have delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near, fearing nothing. If any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honor, will accept the last even as the first; he gives rest unto him who comes at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who hath wrought from the first hour. And he shows mercy upon the last, and cares for the first; and to the one he gives, and upon the other he bestows gifts. And he both accepts the deeds, and welcomes the inten&shy;tion, and honors the acts and praises the offering.</div></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120415_1.html