Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 2015 Paschal Epistle – Пасхальне Послання http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150330_1.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150330_1.html 2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Camping Ministry! http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html 18-19 April – St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage - Фомина Провідна Неділя http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150301_2.html Sun, 01 Mar 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/Saint-Thomas-Sunday/St.ThomasSunday-banner-2015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Come and share in the light, grace and Gospel of the Risen Lord with others!&nbsp;Прийдіть розділити світло, радість і благовість ВОСКРЕСЛОГО ХРИСТА!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150301_2.html ATTENTION STUDENTS of the UOC of the USA: The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Scholarships Available http://kulisfoundation.org/college-christian-scholarships/ Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://kulisfoundation.org/college-christian-scholarships/ 24-26 April, 2015 - All Saints Camp Work Weekend! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-All-Saints-Camp-Work-Weekend.pdf Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-All-Saints-Camp-Work-Weekend.pdf All Saints Camp Needs Your Help! /news_141008_2.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:48:57 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_141008_2.html UOC of the USA Participates in IOCC Syrian Relief Fund Raising in Pittsburgh, PA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150331_1.html Tue, 31 Mar 2015 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/2015/03-31-2015-IOCC/14.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, March 29, 2015 the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee held a Vespers prayer service and fund raising dinner benefitting Syrian brothers and sisters in Christ. This Syrian Relief gathering of about 500 people was held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150331_1.html Bishop Daniel Visits St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Chicago, IL - Відвідини Владикою Даниїлом Свято-Володимирського Кафедрального Собору http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150324_1.html Mon, 23 Mar 2015 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/2015/03-23-2015-Chicago/6.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Неділя 22 березня, 2015 р. була незвичайною для громади Українського Православного Кафедрального Собору св. кн. Володимира у Чикаго. У цей день Преосвященніший Єпископ Даниїл завітав до своєї боголюбивої пастви. І хоч після тижневого потепління наші сподівання на скорий прихід весни начебто розвіялися, настрій присутніх у нашому храмі був піднесений та по-весняному бадьорий.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150324_1.html Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Meet With the Ecumenical Patriarch http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150320_1.html Sun, 22 Mar 2015 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/2015/03-20-2015-EP/EP_MA-BD.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Following the conclusion of the plenary sessions of the annual meeting of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine, the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA traveled to the ancient city of Constantinople in order to hold an audience with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on March 16-18, 2015.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150320_1.html "Nashi Predky" 2015 Genealogy Workshop a Resounding Success http://www.ukrhec.org/news/nashi-predky-2015-genealogy-workshop-resounding-success Sat, 21 Mar 2015 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/2015/03-21-2015-Genealogy/Genealogy-2015.JPG&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The participants in the Center's Family History Group "Nashi Predky - Our Ancestors" 2015 spring workshop that took place on March 21 received information and research tools to help answer some of those questions. Nearly 40 people took part in this truly international event, with attendees and speakers from Canada, Poland, and Ukraine, as well distant US locations such as central Pennsylvania, Ohio, Chicago, and Minneapolis.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ukrhec.org/news/nashi-predky-2015-genealogy-workshop-resounding-success Seminarians of St. Sophia Seminary Learn How to Make Traditional Ukrainian Pysanky http://stsuots.org/news_150320_1.html Wed, 18 Mar 2015 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/2015/03-18-2015-Seminary-Pysanky/1.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><a name="OLE_LINK8"></a><a name="OLE_LINK7"></a>Every year before Pascha (Easter), the Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ attend a workshop on creating traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs, called <em>pysanky. </em></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_150320_1.html Georgian Orthodox Bishop Sava Visits Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150309_1.html Mon, 09 Mar 2015 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/2015/03-09-2015-Georgia/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On the third Monday of Great Lent, the feast day of Venerable Erasmus of the monastery of Kyiv Caves - March 9, 2015, His Grace Bishop Daniel, President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA received in the spiritual center of the Church His Grace Bishop Sava, a Ruling Hierarch of the Georgian Orthodox Diocese of North America.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150309_1.html Fraternal Encounter of the Hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches of North America http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150305_2.html Thu, 05 Mar 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/2015/03-05-2015/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">A fraternal encounter of the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of North America was held from March 3-5, 2015 in Clearwater, FL... Братерська зустріч ієрархів Української Католицької та Української Православної Церков Північної Америки відбувалася 3-5 березня цього року у місті Клеарвотер, Флорида (Clearwater, FL).&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150305_2.html Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine Meets http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150305_1.html Thu, 05 Mar 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/2015/03-03-2015/2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Following the week long trip to Ukraine, marking the First Anniversary of the Repose of the Heavenly Hundred during the tragic events of February 18-20, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine and still being moved by the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and throughout the world, the hierarchs of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine convened their annual meeting on 2-4 March, 2015 in Clearwater, FL.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150305_1.html 2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Camping Programs http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Wed, 04 Mar 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/OYM/promo-graphic-uoccp-2015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Season at All Saints Camp - "I Am. " Applications for campers and staff are now available.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Great Lent Giveaway 2015 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150301_1.html Sun, 01 Mar 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/glg-2015-banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=38&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of our Hierarchs, the GLG of 2015 will benefit the refugees of the Ukraine Conflict through the Ukrainian Aid Fund of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. The Ukrainian Aid Fund was established by the Hierarchs of our archdiocese following the tragic events in February 2014 when one hundred individuals lost their lives. This year we are asking that all youth of our church support this effort by helping to raise funds for and awareness through the Great Lent Giveaway about those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Our financial goal is to raise $3,000 for this program.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150301_1.html 2015 Malta Scholarship - Undergraduate and 2015 Paleologos Scholarship - Graduate Levels Available http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/administration/chancellor/2015/ Mon, 02 Feb 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/2014/Scholarships-.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;" align="left">Applications for scholarships administered by the Office of the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is&nbsp;<em>April 27, 2015.</em></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/administration/chancellor/2015/ OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Thu, 29 Jan 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;">Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church&rsquo;s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Holy Land Pilgrimage 2015 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html Thu, 29 Jan 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/HolyLand-2015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND and CONSTANTINOPLE With Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel 4 &ndash; 16 October, 2015.&nbsp; $3,695.00 per person from JFK airport.&nbsp; </p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html EXCITING NEW PROGRAM OF PAN-ORTHODOX “BE THE BEE” THEMED EVENTS http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150122_3.html Wed, 21 Jan 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/2015/01-22-2015-youth/ab_youth_consultants_2015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Youth workers, representing Orthodox jurisdictions from across the country, met at Antiochian Village today, and are excited to announce a new series of unprecedented, inter-jurisdictional "Be the Bee" themed events.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150122_3.html ATTENTION STUDENTS of the UOC of the USA: The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Scholarships Available http://kulisfoundation.org/college-christian-scholarships/ Sat, 31 Jan 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/Kulis-Scholarships.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation, commonly known as the Kulis Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting religious, humanitarian, and educational initiatives benefiting Orthodox Christian communities worldwide. The Foundation hopes that its philanthropic efforts will help to strengthen these communities and welcomes any requests that align with this mission.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://kulisfoundation.org/college-christian-scholarships/ All Saints Camp Work Weekend! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-All-Saints-Camp-Work-Weekend.pdf Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/ASC-WorkNeeded.jpg&archive=0&final_h=55&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>24-26 April, 2015</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-All-Saints-Camp-Work-Weekend.pdf OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/OCMC-Love.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church&rsquo;s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Lessons for the “Righteous” from St. Mary of Egypt and Abba Zosima http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150327_1.html Wed, 25 Mar 2015 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>Organized religion is often the target of heavy criticism and censure in our modern world. In my own lifetime, I have seen a world where clergy and religious organizations have gone from being acceptable and respected parts of society to being treated on a spectrum that ranges from irrelevant to unspeakable and perhaps even contemptible or evil. For example, if one was to open the internal website of one&rsquo;s place of employment, one might see the following prohibition on topics which one may not post or blog.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150327_1.html Сиропусна неділя http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150222_3.html Mon, 16 Feb 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/king.jpg&archive=0&final_h=156&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Свята Церква пропонує повчання Господа Ісуса Христа, яке може налаштувати нас на правильне проведення Великого посту: таке, при якому піст принесе нам користь і допоможе повернути даровану в Таїнстві Хрещення благодать, яку ми необдумано втратили, подібно до того як позбулися райського проживання наші прабатьки.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150222_3.html The Sunday of Orthodoxy 2015 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150222_2.html Sun, 22 Feb 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/11T07.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We have begun the Great Fast in preparation for the journey to Holy Pascha by asking everyone for forgiveness. We have prepared by eliminating meat and meat products, then eggs, milk, and other dairy products&hellip;and so it begins. The Church gives us help along the pathway of preparation&mdash;services of Saint Andrew of Crete, Akathists to the Most Holy Theotokos, Memorial Saturdays, and Presanctified Liturgies are all tools to sustain us as we travel the road to Resurrection Sunday.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150222_2.html Last Judgment http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150215_1.html Sun, 15 Feb 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/Last_Judgement.jpg&archive=0&final_h=135&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In his homily on the Last Judgment, St. Gregory of Nyssa asks &ldquo;why would God set standards of charity for entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven?&rdquo; We need to know the answer. Why have conditions at all? Isn&rsquo;t God&rsquo;s love for us unconditional? Hasn&rsquo;t He taught us that forgiveness and mercy are expressions of His will? How can there be a Judgment at all if it really is God&rsquo;s will that &ldquo;all men be saved&rdquo; (1 Timothy 2:4)?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150215_1.html Стрітення http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150213_2.html Fri, 13 Feb 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/Presentation_sm.JPG&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Стрітення святкують на 40-й день після народження Ісуса Христа. Ще в Старому Заповіті закон постановляв принести дитину для очищення в Храм хлопчика до 40 днів, а дівчинку до 80 днів. Дати в знак подяки Богові ягня чи горлицю.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150213_2.html