Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 18 March, 2017 - OH/Western PA - UOL Lenten Retreat http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2016/2017-Retreat-Poster-UOL_OH-PA.pdf Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2016/2017-Retreat-Poster-UOL_OH-PA.pdf 21-30 December, 2016 - Winter Mission Trip to Znamyanka Orphanage http://uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html July - LUBA Feature: Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul, Independence Day http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html Fri, 24 Jun 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-July-2016-v2.2.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 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 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 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 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:51:43 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_151231_1.html Get Calendar 2016 Календар http://www.uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:51:43 -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 2016 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanage http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html Tue, 21 Jun 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-Poster.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Office of Christian Charity in cooperation with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce the date for the winter missionary trip to Znamyanka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church. This trip will take place 21-30 December, 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html Ecumenical Patriarch, Primates and Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church Begin Deliberations of the Holy and Great Council in Crete http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160620_2.html Mon, 20 Jun 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/2016/6-20-2016-HOLY-COUNCIL/5.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>CHANIA, Crete (Greece) &ndash;</strong> The people, the island and the Church of Crete welcomed warmly His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and hierarchs of various Orthodox Church communities, who arrived in Chania International Airport to convene the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which will take place June 19-26, 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160620_2.html Celebration of the Glorious Feast of Pentecost and the 65th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Cheektowaga, NY http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160620_1.html Sun, 19 Jun 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/2016/6-20-2016-Cheektowaga/IMG_9470.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Свято Пятидесятниці і відзначення 65 річниці заснування громади Святої Тройці в м. Чіктовага, Нью-Йорк</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160620_1.html Metropolia Commemoration: Twenty-Third Anniversary of Patriarch Mstyslav's Falling Asleep in the Lord http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160614_2.html Sun, 12 Jun 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/2016/6-12-2016-Mstyslav/2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On 11 June, the 23rd anniversary of the repose of Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora and first Patriarch of the Reborn Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Metropolitan/Patriarch Mstyslav, the Consistory staff and a few dozen faithful gathered in Holy Resurrection Mausoleum around the crypt where the Partriarch rests.&nbsp;Members of the Consistory, friends, clergy and faithful of our church gathered to recall the incredible leadership and contributions the Patriarch made in the life of our Church, especially with the establishment of St. Andrew Memorial Center and Church Headquarters located in South Bound Brook &ndash; Somerset, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160614_2.html UOC of the USA 2016 Mission Team Visits Two Orphanages in Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160614_1.html Tue, 14 Jun 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/Mission-Trip-UA/IMG_9269.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The feeling of being loved was overwhelming &ndash; brought tears to many eyes that morning - the day we departed for home. The team felt blessed to have had the opportunity to support and represent the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on this journey of fellowship, love and hope.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160614_1.html Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA: Amidst Devastation a Call to Prayer and Action http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160613_1.html Mon, 13 Jun 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/Candle-Orlango-Tragedy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The tragic events in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning saddened and shocked many people throughout the world. Often when we hear of tragic events such at the one that occurred on June 12, 2016 our immediate reaction is one of shock and disbelief. We are unable to comprehend and process all that has occurred. We are on overload. We simply cannot take it all in that that many people were shot and killed or injured. We are stunned by the magnitude of the devastation.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160613_1.html His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Selected As Member of Ecumenical Patriarchate's Delegation At The Holy And Great Council http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160602_2.html Thu, 02 Jun 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/Pan-Orth-Sobor/great-council-slide.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His Eminence Metropolitan Antony has been informed that he has been invited to serve as a member the Ecumenical Patriarchate's official delegation at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, to be held from June 16-27 in Crete. For the first time in 1200 years, the primates of all 14 Orthodox autocephalous (or self-governed) Churches, along with more than 300 bishops and others, will meet to pray and discuss issues of common concern.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160602_2.html Triple Prayerful Observance at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Troy, NY) Over Memorial Day Weekend http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160602_1.html Sun, 29 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/2016/5-29-2016-Troy/IMG_8562.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=55&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The doors of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Troy, NY were widely opened early in the morning hours of Sunday, May 29, 2016 as numerous visitors of the parish family arrived prior to the beginning of the Divine Liturgy in order to observe a triple celebration with His Grace Bishop Daniel leading the liturgical celebrations of the day.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160602_1.html Memorial Day Observed at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160530_2.html Mon, 30 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/2016/5-30-2016-Memorial-Day/IMG_8613.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the chiming of church bells of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ began this year&rsquo;s prayerful observance of Memorial Day at the spiritual center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on May 30, 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160530_2.html Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops Meets in New Hampshire http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160530_1.html Sun, 29 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/2016/5-29-2016-Boston/IMG_8519.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On May 22-24, 2016 gathered at St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Catocook, New Hampshire 15 Orthodox and Catholic bishops gathered for the annual meeting, addressing and reviewing joint pastoral initiatives of both Orthodox and Catholic Churches in the United States of America and throughout the world.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160530_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 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 9-19 November, 2016 - Holy Land Pilgrimage http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/UkrainianOrthodoxHolyLand2016.pdf Sat, 18 Jun 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 2016 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Fri, 03 Jun 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 Homily for the Sunday after Ascension http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160610_1.html Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=gif&relativeimage=images/icons/refl_icon_holyfathers1.gif&archive=0&final_h=148&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>In Between Time</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This (&ldquo;in between time&rdquo;) term summarizes so much for us. We all seem to be living in the time between one thing and another.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>For youth. </strong>For our youth, this is the time between when our youth have been granted adult bodies and a certain knowledge of how the world works - and the time when they can put those bodies and their talents to good use. And no longer does such a description simply apply to the challenges of being a teenager; our culture has extended this time of waiting past its natural breaking point, well into adulthood. This creates tremendous dissonance and tension between what their biology and morality tell them to be natural and correct and what the world tells them is the right way they should live. It is also a time of great anticipation as they wait for their chance to &ldquo;make a difference&rdquo;, but this anticipation can be incredibly stressful and brings strong temptations for nihilism, hedonism, self-absorption, superficiality, and despondency.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160610_1.html День Святої Тройці. П’ятидесятниця. http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160617_1.html Fri, 17 Jun 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/zislannya.jpg&archive=0&final_h=125&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Після Вознесіння Господа нашого Ісуса Христа, Його учні згідно настанови свого учителя залишилися у Єрусалимі чекати 10 днів, на що, - вони самі не знали. Ці 10 днів Апостоли провели не марнуючи, вони прожили їх у молитві і пості, як воно і належеться перед тим, коли щось важливе повинно статися у нашому житті. І ось цей день настав: <em>&rdquo;</em><em>Нагло зчинився шум із неба, ніби буря раптова зірвалася, і переповнила ввесь той дім, де сиділи вони. І з&rsquo;явилися їм язики поділені, немов би огненні, та й на кожному з них по одному осів. Усі ж вони сповнились Духом Святим, і почали говорити іншими мовами, як їм Дух промовляти давав&rdquo;</em> (Дії 2:2-4).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160617_1.html Sunday of the Man Born Blind http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160519_1.html Mon, 30 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/blindman.jpg&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him&rdquo; (John9:3). These words were heard during the reading of the Gospel for this Sunday. It would seem that a great misfortune had afflicted this man: he was born blind, and he never saw the beauty of God&rsquo;s world. When people saw this man blind from birth, they immediately thought that God had sent him this misfortune as a severe punishment for his sins, or those of his parents, because children are often punished for their parents&rsquo; sins.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160519_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 The Feast of Pentecost http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110704_2.html Fri, 17 Jun 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/Trinity_b.jpg&archive=0&final_h=110&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in;" align="justify">The Feast of Pentecost is traditionally considered the birth of what is today known as the Christian Church. The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles assembled in the upper room and their subsequent address to those who had gathered outside begins the international and intercultural spread of Christianity.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110704_2.html