Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 7 May, 2016 - Support the Seminarians of St. Sophia Seminary http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160430_5.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/Support-Seminarians.JPG&archive=0&final_h=478&final_w=717&percent=70"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160430_5.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 27 May, 2016 - Preparing for the Great and Holy Council: Theological Reflections by (OTSA) Orthodox Theological Society in America https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-for-the-great-and-holy-council-theological-reflections-tickets-24323995726 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-for-the-great-and-holy-council-theological-reflections-tickets-24323995726 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 May 18 Due Date – UOL ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160321_2.html Mon, 21 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=png&relativeimage=images/publications/UOL/uol-logo-bold.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>&ldquo;Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.&rdquo; James 1:19</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160321_2.html 7-8 May, 2016 - Saint Thomas Sunday http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_8.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/2016/5-8-2016-St-Thomas/St.ThomasSunday-banner-2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=58&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_8.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, 30 Apr 2016 19:16:18 -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, 30 Apr 2016 19:16:18 -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 Paschal Hours – Пасхальні Часи http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Paschal-Hours-1.pdf Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/Paschal-Hours-1.pdf 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 Bishop Daniel Celebrates Holy Thursday Divine Services in Southfield, MI http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160429_2.html Thu, 28 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/2016/4-28-2016-Holy-Thursday-Detroit/IMG_7157.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His Grace Bishop Daniel, the spiritual father of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA marked the beginning of last three days of Holy Week on Thursday morning, April 28, with Holy Thursday Vesperal Divine Liturgy of the Lord&rsquo;s Supper at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Protection of the Birth-Giver of God in Southfield, MI (Very Rev. Fr. Pavlo Bodnarchuk &ndash; pastor), commemorating the Last Supper that Jesus shared with His disciples.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160429_2.html Holy Unction Service at Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Detroit, MI Served by His Grace Bishop Daniel - the Spiritual Father of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160428_1.html Thu, 28 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/2016/4-27-2016-Unction-Detroit/IMG_6937.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><a name="OLE_LINK2"></a><a name="OLE_LINK1"></a>The faithful of the Pokrova of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, MI, had an opportunity to receive so much needed spiritual healing in the evening on Holy Wednesday (27 April, 2016).&nbsp; Mystery of Holy Unction or Anointing unto Healing with Holy Oil was served by the local clergy under the leadership of the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, His Grace Bishop Daniel.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160428_1.html Victims of Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster Remembered at Metropolia Center http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160426_3.html Mon, 25 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/2016/4-26-2016-SBB/IMG_4423.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Faithful members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA gathered together with other Ukrainian community members at St. Andrew Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ &ndash; part of the Church&rsquo;s Metropolia Center &ndash; to commemorate the 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster the world has known &ndash; the explosion of the Soviet era power plant located in Chornobyl, Ukraine.&nbsp; His Eminence Metropolitan Antony conducted a solemn memorial service along with clergy from the Center and neighboring parishes.&nbsp; Visiting clergy, St. Sophia Seminary students and members of the Memorial Church Choir graciously and beautifully sang the responses for the service.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160426_3.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 Vladyka Daniel Leads the Prayers of Holy Monday at the Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Lorain, OH http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160426_1.html Mon, 25 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/2016/4-25-2016-Lorain-OH/IMG_6667.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As the celebration of this year&rsquo;s Palm Sunday (Entrance of our Lord in Jerusalem) concluded, the sacred time of Holy Week started in parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.&nbsp; Full liturgical schedule is carefully offered and crafted for the faithful of the Church so that they may re-live the sacred moments of our Lord&rsquo;s journey from the gates of Jerusalem to the place of crucifixion and burial.&nbsp;On Holy Monday (April 25, 2016) the faithful of the Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Lorain, OH celebrated the first day of Holy and Sacred Week with their spiritual father and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA &ndash; His Grace Bishop Daniel.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160426_1.html Cleveland Ukrainian American Community Commemorates Chornobyl Tragedy http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160425_2.html Tue, 26 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/2016/4-25-2016-Chornobyl-Parma/IMG_6637.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday April 24, 2016, the greater Cleveland Ukrainian American Community commemorated a tragedy that befell Ukraine and the whole world when 30 years ago an explosion and release of radiation occurred at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The remembrance organized by the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and St. Vladimir Cathedral Parish, began with a Prayer Service for the living and deceased. The prayers were led by His Grace Bishop Daniel (UOC USA), His Grace Bishop Robert (retired bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church) and 10 local Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic clergy. Reposes were sung by the Cathedral Choir of St. Vladimir directed by Markian Komichak.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160425_2.html Ecumenical Patriarch: The Power of Memory - Chornobyl Thirty Years Later http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160425_1.html Tue, 26 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/Chornobyl2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Thirty years ago, in the early morning of April 26, 1986, even as the Orthodox Church was about to embark on its holiest of weeks leading to the joy of Easter, the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, creating the worst nuclear disaster that the world had seen up to that time. The consequences of the disaster were felt far and wide: in the extension of contaminating radioactive particles into Russia, Belarus, as well as countries to the North and West; in human desertion and ecological destruction of vast surrounding areas; in long-lasting and permanent damage to health and loss of human life estimated at one million premature deaths.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160425_1.html Archpastoral Palm Sunday Visit to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160424_1.html Sun, 24 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/2016/4-24-2016-Parma-Palm-Sunday/IMG_6397.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year. Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem following His glorious miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Having anticipated His arrival and having heard of the miracle, the people when out to meet the Lord and welcomed Him with displays of honor and shouts of praise. On this day, the Orthodox Christians receive and worship Christ in this same manner, acknowledging Him as our King and Lord. To celebrate this great feast of the Church year St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH was blessed to welcome among their midst their spiritual father and the ruling hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA &ndash; His Grace Bishop Daniel.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160424_1.html Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches Offer Common Prayer Service for the Release of Two Orthodox Hierarchs http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160422_1.html Fri, 22 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/2016/4-22-2016-Syriac-Prayer-Service/00000.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The hierarchs of the Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America and hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches gathered on Thursday evening &ndash; 21 April 2016 at St. Gabriel Syriac Orthodox Church in Haworth, NJ for the Prayer Service for the safe return of the two kidnapped hierarchs from Aleppo &ndash; Metropolitan Paul Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and Archbishop Mor Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim of the Syriac Orthodox Church and for all those suffering calamities in the Middle East.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160422_1.html 7 May, 2016 - St. Thomas Saturday - Picnic at St. Sophia Seminary - Sponsored by UOL http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160419_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/Seminary-Picnic-St-Thomas-Saturday/Seminary-2016-picnic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=41&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Join the Students and Vistors of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary for a PICNIC During the Annual St. Thomas Sunday Weekend in South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160419_2.html 2016 Scholarships Opportunities! http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/administration/chancellor/2016 Sun, 17 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/Scholarships-.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Attention Undergraduate and Graduate Students of the UOC of the USA: 2016 Malta Scholarship - Undergraduate and 2016 Paleologos Scholarship - Graduate Levels Available!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/administration/chancellor/2016 2016 Lenten Retreat at St. Andrew’s in Boston http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160418_3.html Mon, 18 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/2016/4-18-2016-Boston/IMG_6187.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On April 16 &amp; 17, 2016, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston held its annual Lenten Mission.&nbsp; The parish was extremely fortunate to have His Grace Bishop Daniel, as its guest for the weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160418_3.html 7-8 May, 2016 - Annual Saint Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage http://uocofusa.org/news_160315_8.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/2014/St_Thomas.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Please, Join Us at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA as We Share the Joy of PASCHA With Each Other During the Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160315_8.html A Weekend of Worship and Fellowship with Bishop Daniel in Carnegie, PA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160415_1.html Thu, 14 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/2016/4-10-2016-Carnegie/IMG_5978.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His Grace Bishop Daniel honored the parish of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Carnegie Pa. with a pastoral visit the weekend of April 9<sup>th</sup> and 10<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;Among the many highlights of the weekend was a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. As Bishop Daniel entered the church he was greeted by our pastor the V. Rev. Father Steve Repa, our Board of Directors President, Howard West, and Vice President Shelly Trondle. They presented to our bishop the traditional greeting of bread and salt and the children of the parish welcomed him with a bouquet of flowers.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160415_1.html St. Christina and St. Julian - Patron Saints of the Youth of the UOC of USA http://www.uocyouth.org/patronsaint.html Mon, 11 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/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 Sun, 17 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/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 Sat, 16 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/2016/1909659_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 Tue, 19 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/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 New Program - Let us be Attentive! (LUBA) http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html Thu, 10 Mar 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/LUBA/LUBA-4a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=76&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>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. Procedures of how, when and where to send your submission are included in this packet. 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 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 Palm Sunday: Hosanna in the Highest http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160423_3.html Sat, 23 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/Palm_Sunday_2012.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&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_160423_3.html Урочистий в'їзд Ісуса до Єрусалиму http://uocofusa.org/news_140413_1.html Sat, 23 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/Palm_Sunday.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=66&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Цієї неділі, останньої неділі перед початком Страсного тижня ми, дорогі брати і сестри у Христі, святкуємо урочистий вхід Господа нашого Ісуса Христа в Єрусалим. Тож в чому полягає ця урочистість? І наскільки урочистим це свято є для кожного із нас в 21-му столітті? Яку ж роль покладаємо ми на себе, називаючи себе Христовим наслідником? 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://uocofusa.org/news_140413_1.html 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 The First Sunday of the Great Lent http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_2.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/icons/Sunday-of-Orthodoxy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=73&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The liturgical celebration of the First Sunday of the Great Fast, like all the other Sundays of the Great Fast, has gone through an evolution over the course of time. Originally it was a commemoration of the Old Testament prophets and their prophesies concerning our Lord based on the Gospel account wherein Philip tells Nathaniel, "We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the Law, and also the prophets,&rdquo; (John 1:45). The Apostolic Reading from Hebrews also speaks about the prophets and their sufferings and concludes, &ldquo;therefore, since we for our part are surrounded by this cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every encumbrance of sin which clings to us and persevere in running the race which lies ahead; let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.&rdquo; (Hebrews 12:1-2) Additionally the Alleluia verses also uphold this theme: Moses and Aaron were among His priests, and Samuel among those who called upon His Name. They called upon the Lord, and He answered them. (Psalm 98:6)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_2.html Неділя 1-ша Великого посту. Торжество Православ’я. http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_1.html Mon, 14 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/icons/2015-Orthodoxy.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Свята, Православна, Соборна і Апостольська Церква святкує сьогодні день свого торжества. Церква за весь період свого існування піддавалася великим гонінням, і ці гоніння тривають і до нині. Але, найбільші гоніння випали на перші століття християнства, на період розколів і єресей. На семи Вселенських Соборах святі отці і вчителі Церкви відстоювали святість і єдність Церкви. Весь цей період закінчився перемогою Православ&rsquo;я над єресями, і у 842 р. за візантійського імператора Михаїла і його матері Феодори, коли Константинопольським Патріархом був святитель Мефодій, встановлено свято &laquo;Торжества Православ&rsquo;я&raquo;.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160315_1.html Prepare yourselves for spiritual combat http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160307_2.html Mon, 07 Mar 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/garden_of_eden.jpg&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Once again, God, in His great mercy, has brought us to the threshold of another Great Lent. Once again, we hear the words &ldquo;<em>Let us set out with joy upon the season of the Fast, and prepare ourselves for spiritual combat. Let us purify our soul and cleanse our body. As we fast from food, let us abstain also from every passion.</em>&rdquo; How do we respond?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160307_2.html SUNDAY OF THE LAST JUDGMENT http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140223_1.html Wed, 02 Mar 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/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 Wed, 02 Mar 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/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 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