Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 Assembly of Bishops Issues Statement on Middle East http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/StatementonMiddleEast%2CFinal.pdf Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/StatementonMiddleEast%2CFinal.pdf Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf 27-30 December, 2014 - Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Conference! http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ 20 September, 2014 - Ukrainian Orthodox Stewardship Seminar http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2014/Stewardship-Seminar.pdf Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2014/Stewardship-Seminar.pdf 19-28 December, 2014 - Winter Mission Trip to Znamianka Orphanage! http://uocofusa.org/news_140908_5.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140908_5.html 25 October, 2014 - Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors Fall Conference https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=17 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=17 Clergy Conference Registration - Реєстрація на конференцію духовенства https://secure.uocofusa.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://secure.uocofusa.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1 10-13 October, 2014 – Follow Me Pilgrimage /files/PDF files_news/2014/follow_me_poster_2_.pdf Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/follow_me_poster_2_.pdf Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf Thu, 18 Sep 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/2014/ACOB-2014/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Assembly issued a message to the faithful:</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Visited Washington, DC http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140919_1.html Fri, 19 Sep 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/2014/UA-President/2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On September 18, 2014, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko concluded his working visit to the United States of America. During his visit to the nation&rsquo;s capital, the President of Ukraine met with President Barack Obama.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140919_1.html OCF College Conference! http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ Sun, 14 Sep 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/2014/FBCoverPhotoEASTWESTFinal.jpg&archive=0&final_h=33&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Each year during Christmas Break, OCF&rsquo;s College Conferences host hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, prayer, and exposure to reputable Orthodox speakers.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ Annual Assembly Meeting Progresses with Constructive Dialogue http://assemblyofbishops.org/news/2014/annual-meeting-progresses-with-constructive-dialogue Wed, 17 Sep 2014 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/2014/ACOB-2014/liturgy-1.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=62&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">More than 35 members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America joined in celebrating the Divine Liturgy Tuesday morning, September 16, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas, Texas. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, the bishops offered a memorial service for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. The bishops are gathered in Dallas for the fifth annual meeting of the Assembly of Bishops.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://assemblyofbishops.org/news/2014/annual-meeting-progresses-with-constructive-dialogue Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, TX http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140916_1.html Tue, 16 Sep 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/2014/ACOB-2014/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America commenced its fifth annual meeting Monday, September 15, with a Pan-Orthodox Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, Texas. Some two hundred people attended, including more than 30 bishops representing the member jurisdictions of the Assembly.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140916_1.html Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine Meets http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140913_2.html Sat, 13 Sep 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/2014/PCB-1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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 9-11 September, 2014 in Clearwater, FL.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140913_2.html Follow Me Pilgrimage http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140912_1.html Fri, 12 Sep 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/2014/OYM/FollowMe-header.jpg&archive=0&final_h=47&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Consistory Office of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry is excited to announce the first Follow Me Pilgrimage for high school and college students to be held Columbus Day Weekend (October 10-13, 2014) at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140912_1.html 20 September, 2014 - Ukrainian Orthodox Stewardship Seminar http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2014/Stewardship-Seminar.pdf Mon, 08 Sep 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/icons/Stewardship_Icon.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=112&percent=80"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, and His Grace, Bishop Daniel and their full spiritual support and encouragement, I am pleased to inform you of an critical series of Ukrainian Orthodox Stewardship Seminars to be held regionally across the country, beginning in September. These seminars represent a commitment of our Consistory to help our faithful experience the ways that Orthodox Stewardship can be a dynamic force for positive change and spiritual growth in our Ukrainian Orthodox parishes and across the Metropolia.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2014/Stewardship-Seminar.pdf 2014 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanage! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140908_5.html Tue, 09 Sep 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/2014/WinterMT-2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=33&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 Znamianka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140908_5.html OCAMPR to Hold Annual Conference - 6-8 November, 2014 http://ocampr.org/ Sun, 07 Sep 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/2014/OCAMPR-2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion</strong></em> - OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among healing professionals in medicine, psychology and religion. Members pursue an understanding of the whole person which integrates the basic assumptions of medicine, psychology and religion within the Orthodox Christian faith in educating and serving Church and community.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ocampr.org/ September-November 2014 Issue of the Consistory Circular http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Ukr.pdf Sun, 07 Sep 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/publications/Consistory-Circular/Memorial-Church.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=76&percent=100"><p>In Ukrainian Language</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Ukr.pdf UOC of USA Sends Two Representatives to the IOCC Serve-Xtreme Youth Conference http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140908_2.html Fri, 05 Sep 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/2014/IOCC-Youth-Conf/iocc-youth-group-pic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Consistory Office of Youth and Ypung Adult Ministry was pleased to send two representatives to the International Orthodox Christian Charities(IOCC) Youth Conference in Minneapolis, MN from August 3 - 9, 2014.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140908_2.html Consistory Circular Posted Online http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Eng.pdf Mon, 08 Sep 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/publications/Consistory-Circular/Consistory.jpg&archive=0&final_h=34&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>English Language September-November 2014 Issue</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Eng.pdf Mommy and Me Daddy and Me 2014 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_3.html Thu, 28 Aug 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/2014/MMDM-2014/Parade1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me 2014 participants enjoyed a wonderful, if somewhat chilly encampment this year. Families traveled from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana to spend a week at the beautiful All Saints Camp facility in Emlenton, PA learning more about the week&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;I Am&hellip;&rdquo;. The week provided exciting activities for the children, a relaxing setting for parents, and spiritually edifying programming for all.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_3.html Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Reaches Out to Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140815_2.html Mon, 18 Aug 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/2014/08-15-2014%20-%20UA-VA/10.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">For many Americans, the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine seems like a distant event that rarely reaches into their lives. But at the parish communities of the UOC of the USA, every single Sunday, the congregations come face to face with stories of people wounded in that war and offer prayers, conversations, concern, and a bit of healing for the souls at the places of worship.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140815_2.html Despite Daily Dangers, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Assists Eastern Ukraine’s Refugees http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140814_1.html Thu, 14 Aug 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/2014/08-14-2014%20UA%20Aid/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">When Ukrainian citizens took to the streets in November of 2013 to protest the ruling government, they could not have imagined the wave of political and economic events that would soon follow. Yet, the free spirit of Ukrainian citizens welcomed the days of suffering and the sacrifice of human life for the sake of God-given freedom of Ukrainian people throughout the world, and especially in their own homeland.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140814_1.html Archpastoral Mission Visit to Znamianka Orphanage in Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140813_1.html Wed, 13 Aug 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/2014/2014-Orphanages-BD/56.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, August 13, 2014 was a spiritually uplifting day for everyone at Znamianka Children orphanage of Kirovohrad region. Children, administration staff and volunteers gathered at the main auditorium of the orphanage to welcome a long awaited visitor - His Grace Bishop Daniel, the President of the Consistory of the UOC &nbsp;of the USA, who was accompanied by Very Rev. John Haluszczak of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox parish of Pittsburgh, PA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140813_1.html My Faith... My Church... My Generation... http://www.uocyouth.org/myfaithmygeneration.html Tue, 12 Aug 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/2014/myfaithlogocopy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span class="textstyle0">Have you ever wanted to let people know what it is like to be a young adult attempting to live their faith in the 21st Century? The Consistory Offices of Young Adult Ministry and Public Relations are hoping to give you a chance to do just that. </span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/myfaithmygeneration.html UOC Mission to Southwest Virginia http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140726_1.html Fri, 25 Jul 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/2014/Appalachia%20SW%20VA/BathroomReconstruction.jpg&archive=0&final_h=53&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">From Sunday, July 5 to Friday, July 10, a team of 9 adults from our UOC parishes journeyed again to Grundy, in far Southwest Virginia, to provide support to local Christian ministries active in the Buchanan County area in their work to serve those in need. The primary focus was reconstruction work on two homes in poor condition that required substantial renovation, particularly in their bathroom facilities. This year, Joe Truchan of St. Mary's parish in Allentown joined parishioners from St. Nicholas parish in Charlottesville, Virginia: including Karl and Karen Bowman, David Murphy, Tim Stratos, Brian Siebeking, Bill Black, Debbie Hutson and pastor, Fr. Robert Holet, for the 6 hour trek to the mountains of Appalachia.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140726_1.html Archpastoral Visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Saints Peter & Paul, Wilmington, DE http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140723_2.html Mon, 21 Jul 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/2014/07-20-2014%20Wilmington%20DE/15.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, July 20th was a day of great joy and spiritual fulfillment as our Father Bishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, arrived at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate the Divine Liturgy commemorating our Parish Feast Day. His Eminence was greeted at the door of the Church first by our youth with a presentation of a bouquet of flowers by Anastasia Hutnick. The Vice-President of the Parish Board, Mr. Alexander Czernik, greeted the Metropolitan on behalf of the Board and the Parish Family with the traditional bread and salt. The korovai was baked and beautifully decorated by Linda Hnatow.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140723_2.html UOC of the USA Announces Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140203_1.html Thu, 29 May 2014 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/2014/Holy-Land-BD-Trip-2014.png&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Jerusalem, the Holy City! Since the earliest days of Christianity, pilgrims have made their way to this place. In 2014, we will follow in the ancient and venerated footsteps of these faithful Christians.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140203_1.html OCMC News - 2014 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! http://www.ocmc.org/resources/view_article.aspx?ArticleId=1009 Tue, 13 May 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;">OCMC&rsquo;s 2014 Short-Term Mission Team opportunities are now available! All Orthodox Christians seeking to share in a journey of faith and fulfill the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ are invited to participate on OCMC Orthodox Mission Teams.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/resources/view_article.aspx?ArticleId=1009 Nativity of the Birth-giver of God http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140918_1.html Thu, 18 Sep 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/icons/Nativity_Mother_of_God.jpg&archive=0&final_h=112&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Today is the beginning of joy for all the world; today the winds that bring the tidings of salvation blow.&rdquo; &ldquo;The barrenness of our nature has been loosed.&rdquo; Such are the words with which the Church sings of the Birth of the Holy Theotokos. Eight days after we celebrated the New Year of the Church, we are now celebrating another New Year, a new beginning for the whole universe, Her Birth.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140918_1.html Herod’s Fear http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140913_1.html Wed, 10 Sep 2014 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/icons/John_the_Baptist.png&archive=0&final_h=111&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Today the Church commemorates the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner- one of very few Feasts in the course of the Liturgical Year upon which we fast (another, of course, being the Elevation of the Holy Cross in September). Now, the person known as Herod about whom we hear in today&rsquo;s Gospel Reading is actually one of the sons of Herod the Great, the king who murdered 14,000 male babies and young children in and around Palestine at the time of Jesus&rsquo; birth. However, as this was all inside the limits of the Roman Empire, any king, or ruler, was appointed by Rome- it was not a hereditary position. So, while his father had been king, this particular Herod was actually a governor, and not royalty, although he was raised as though he were. And, because his father, in his position as king, had accumulated vast wealth, Herod, now a grown man and having inherited a portion of his father&rsquo;s wealth, could afford to set himself up and live like a prince. He had multiple palaces, many servants, and a small army in his employ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140913_1.html Reflection on Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_2.html Thu, 28 Aug 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/icons/dormition.jpg&archive=0&final_h=112&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Why the Holy Church gives such unprecedented attention to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary? But it is not only Dormition church always glorifying her in a way as no other righteous person or saint. Without any doubt it is because she is Mother of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. This is why throughout the life of the Theotokos we are witnessing constant heavenly presence; her earthly life was directed to heavenly life. As a child she went to the temple, heaven on earth, she also was visited by Angel. Her knowledge of God and His Kingdom made it possible for her to accept words of an Angel and act according to God&rsquo;s will. And as she was carrying in her womb Son of God she herself became part of Heaven and Heavenly Kingdom. And from that time on all her thoughts and all her existence was surrounded only by Heavenly presence. She knew her Son only as she could, and no one else. It was given to her to be Living Altar of the Son of God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_2.html Багатий юнак http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_1.html Fri, 29 Aug 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/icons/11T07.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Сьогоднішнє Євангельське читання має справу з одним з найбільш чутливих, делікатних і в той самий час, з одним з найважливіших питань пов'язаних з духовним життям кожної віручої людини. Це питання - є питанням нашого ставлення до земних багатств. Правильне розуміння та належне відношення до земних багатств має настільки важливе духовне значення, що одна шоста всіх Христових повчань, та третина всіх Його притч пов'язана з цим питанням.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140829_1.html Do you have pride? http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140828_1.html Sun, 24 Aug 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/icons/XPeuch.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>In the gospel today of saint Matthew we read about a young man who approaches our Lord and says &ldquo;what must I do in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?" Our Savior says to the young man that he must keep the Ten Commandments and the man said that he is faithful to the Law of Moses. This man is kind of proud about keeping up with the spiritual precepts, and then he goes on and ask &ldquo;what else must be done in order to enter the Kingdom and have eternal life.&rdquo; At this point our Lord says something very powerful &ldquo;go sell everything you have, give the money to the poor and come follow me.&rdquo; (Mt. 19:21-22)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140828_1.html A Merciless Servant http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140826_2.html Sat, 23 Aug 2014 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/icon_ChristTeacher.gif&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson we heard the parable about the merciful king and a merciless servant. Jesus Christ told this parable when Apostle Peter asked the Savior: &ldquo;Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?&rdquo; I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.&rdquo; (Mt. 18:21).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140826_2.html Безжалісний слуга http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140826_1.html Sat, 23 Aug 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/icons/king.jpg&archive=0&final_h=156&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Сьогодні із Євангелія ми чули притчу про милосердного царя і безжалісного слугу. Цю притчу Христос сказав у відповідь на питання апостола Петра: скільки разів маємо прощати, коли прогрішить брат мій супроти мене? Може до семи разів? Христос йому відповів: Не кажу тобі до семи, але до сімдесяти разів по семи (Матв. 18 21-22).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_140826_1.html Ходження по воді http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110818_1.html Mon, 11 Aug 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/icons/jesuswalksonwatericon.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Христос тільки міг ходити по хвилях морських, бо Він є Владикою сотвореного світу.Але Ап. Петро ходив по воді також, а він є людина. Сьогоднішнє Євангеліє про це докладно оповідає нам. Коли Христос молився, апостоли були в човні і цілу ніч боролися з хвилями та вітром, який кидав їхній човен то в один, то в другий бік. Христос, одначе, не забув про них. Вранці Ісус прямував до них, йдучи по воді, як по сухому. Апостоли злякались, але Христос сказав їм: &ldquo;Це Я, не бійтесь!&rdquo; Вони не впізнали Його. Одним з християнських привітань є &ldquo;Христос посеред нас!&rdquo; Дійсно, Христос є серед нас, але ми часто проходимо через життєві незгоди, печалі, не зізнаючи Його присутності.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110818_1.html Нагодування 5 тисяч http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110816_1.html Fri, 01 Aug 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/icons/orthodoxy-icon-feeding-5000.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Євангельське повчаня, яке читається у восьму неділю по П&rsquo;ятидесятниці, своїм змістом вражає нас двояко, у двох аспектах. В 13-му вірші 14-го розділу Євангелії від Матвія згадано, що Ісус &ldquo;відчалив човном у місце пустинне і самотнє. І почувши народ із міст пішов пішки за Ним&rdquo;. Отже люди так прагнули чути Слово Боже з уст Спасителя, так прагнули отримати благодать Божу від нього на оздоровлення, що шукали за Ним і знайшли Його у місці &ldquo;пустинному&rdquo;, де Христос напевно шукав молитовного усамітнення після тяжкої вістки про відрубання голови Іванові Хрестителеві.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110816_1.html Send them away! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110809_1.html Fri, 08 Aug 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/icons/orthodoxy-icon-feeding-5000.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Send them away! This is what Christ&rsquo;s disciples said that He should do to the multitudes that had been following Him, in today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson- send them away. Let someone else feed them, see to their needs. And, on the surface, this seems to be a reasonable request, given their situation, their apparent inability to care for all of them. Send them away! But even if this request was made because the disciples thought it would be in the people&rsquo;s best interest, it was still, as we learn, the wrong attitude, the wrong response to that situation. Yet, knowing this, what we must ask ourselves, brothers and sisters, is how often do we say this very thing?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110809_1.html Holy Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Councils http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110728_2.html Mon, 28 Jul 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/icons/Sunday_of_Orthodoxy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=63&percent=100"><p align="justify">Today our church commemorates the Holy Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Councils, so it would be beneficial to consider why they are considered so important. On the great day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit fell upon the timid apostles, who then went forth throughout the whole known world preaching the Gospel boldly. Although uneducated, being mostly fishermen, it was the Holy Spirit who overshadowed and prompted them and gave them the eloquence to spread salvation across many lands. St. Paul warned us though that there will be wolves in sheep's clothing, who will pervert and twist Christ's true teaching. In every generation there have arisen both false pastors and people with ears itching for different and novel doctrines.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110728_2.html