Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 Nativity Epistle http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141219_1.html Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141219_1.html 7 February, 2015 - REUNION of the Missionaries of the Church at our Metropolia’s Spiritual Center in South Bound Brook, NJ http://uocofusa.org/news_141212_1.html Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141212_1.html 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 Epistle оn the 81st Anniversary of the 1932-33 Famine-Genocide in Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141121_1.html Fri, 21 Nov 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/holodomor_web.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>At present, when our native homeland of Ukraine is enduring perhaps its greatest trials since achieving independence, we Ukrainians in the Diaspora and in Ukraine remember the Holodomor of 1932-33, this most sorrowful and tragic event in our Ukrainian history. Together, we prayerfully honour the memory of millions of innocent people who were martyred by hunger in Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141121_1.html You Shop... Amazon Gives! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1549753 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:37:09 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1549753 ATTENTION PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS - 10 January, 2015 - Caroling for Christ! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf 27 February, 2015 – Pan-Orthodox College Retreat /files/PDF files_news/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.pdf Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.pdf All Saints Camp Needs Your Help! /news_141008_2.html Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:37:09 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_141008_2.html 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/ Children of Znamynka Orphanage Treated to a Special Gift http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141220_1.html Sat, 20 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/2014/12-20-2014---Orphanage-Winter-Trip/cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Every year around the celebration of the feast of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas, the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA offer a special seasonal gift to those for whom the Lord Himself directed to care and pray.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141220_1.html UOC of the USA Delivers Aid to the Wounded Soldiers and Refugees of Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141219_2.html Fri, 19 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/2014/12-19-2014-UA-Aid/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Once again, fulfilling the mandate of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who answered the Archpastoral Appeal of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory of the Church sent additional $20,000 to the Military Medical Clinical Centers of Ukraine as well as the refugee Camps of displaced persons from Donbas region of Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141219_2.html Fall Semester Concludes at St. Sophia Seminary http://www.stsuots.org/news_141218_1.html Thu, 18 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/2014/12-18-2014-Seminary/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Immersing themselves into the lives of Holy Great-martyr Barbara and Venerable John of Damascus, the distance-learning class of seminarians of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary gathered on Wednesday morning, December 17, 2014 for the Divine Liturgy celebrated at Three Holy Hierarchs chapel of the Seminary. With blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Daniel, who was assisted by the Provost and Academic Dean of the Seminary Very Rev. Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha as well as the faculty of the academic institution of the Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.stsuots.org/news_141218_1.html Patron Feast Day at St. Andrew Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141215_1.html Mon, 15 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/2014/12-15-2014-SBB-Memorial-Church/2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">It was a special day of thanksgiving at Holy Apostle Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South bound Brook, NJ, Sunday, December 14, 2014, as the entire Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA celebrated the feast of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle, Founder of Christ&rsquo;s Church in Kyiv Rus-Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141215_1.html Charitable Benefit Banquet – Touching the Lives of Ukrainian Orphans http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141212_1.html Fri, 12 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/2014/2015-REUNION/5.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>7 February, 2015</strong> </em>- REUNION of the Missionaries of the Church at our Metropolia&rsquo;s Spiritual Center in South Bound Brook, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141212_1.html Cookie Walk and Christmas Bazaar at the St Andrew Church Hall at our Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, NJ http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141208_4.html Sat, 06 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/2014/12-6-2014-UOL-Maplewood/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Ukrainian Orthodox League Chapters of Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Maplewood, New Jersey kicked off the Holiday Season by hosting a Cookie Walk and Christmas Bazaar at the St Andrew Church Hall at our Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, NJ on Saturday, December 6, 2014.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141208_4.html All Saints Camp Work Weekend! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-All-Saints-Camp-Work-Weekend.pdf Fri, 05 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 Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Meet with Patriarch of Antioch John X http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141208_1.html Mon, 08 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/2014/12-8-2014-Patriarch-John-X/cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Patriarch of Antioch, His Beatitude John X, (who is the head of one of the oldest Christian Churches in the world) traveled from Damascus, Syria to the United States of America for the enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph as the new spiritual father of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141208_1.html Epistle for the Nativity Fast http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141123_1.html Fri, 28 Nov 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/nativity_fast_web.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In forty days&rsquo; time the Holy Orthodox Church will be rejoicing in the appearance of God in the flesh on the feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Before this wondrous feast day, starting on November 28, the Mother Church will lead its faithful through 40 days of preparation called the Nativity Fast. This period is also known as St. Philip&rsquo;s Fast because it begins on the day following the Feast Day of St. Philip.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141123_1.html ATTENTION PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS - January 10, 2015 - Caroling for Christ! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf Sun, 07 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/Caroling-cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=41&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-Caroling-for-Christ.pdf 2015 Summer College Age Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141105_1.html Sat, 06 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/2014/2015-MT-cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce the dates for the College Age Mission Trip to Ukraine 2015. The 2015 trip will take place May 28 - June 13th, which includes a training day in South Bound Brook, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141105_1.html I AM - OYM 2014 - 2015 Theme http://www.uocyouth.org/iam.html Mon, 01 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/i-am-logo-2014-color.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="textstyle3">We would like to introduce the Office of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry programming theme for the 2014/2015 year:</span><span class="textstyle7"> I AM. </span><span class="textstyle3">Through this theme we hope our youth gain a better understanding of who Jesus Christ is and who he is in their life.</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/iam.html Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Sign Joint Declaration http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141130_1.html Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=PNG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/11-30-2014-POPE-AND-PATRIARCH/P-1-1.PNG&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Спільна декларація, підписана Папою Франциском та Вселенським Патріархом Вартоломеєм І у Стамбулі 30 листопада 2014 року</span></em></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141130_1.html Victims of Genocidal Famine in Ukraine Remembered! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_1.html Mon, 24 Nov 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/2014/11-22-2014-Famine-NY/11.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the Ukrainian community, under the leadership of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) held its now annual requiem service to commemorate the 81st Anniversary of Ukraine&rsquo;s Genocide of 1932-1933, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_1.html His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Visits St. Nicholas Mission Parish in Dover, Delaware http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141129_1.html Sun, 23 Nov 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/2014/11-29-2014-Dover/3.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, November 23, 2014, His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Ruling Hierarch of the Eastern Eparchy, made his third Archpastoral visitation as Ruling Hierarch and first Archpastoral visit as Metropolitan to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Mission Parish in Dover, Delaware.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141129_1.html Use AmazonSmile as amazon.com https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1549753 Wed, 19 Nov 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/smile.amazon.com.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>You Shop. Amazon gives.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1549753 UOC of the USA Pilgrims Meet With the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141123_2.html Sun, 23 Nov 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/2014/2014-CONSTANTINOPLE/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 the group of pilgrims under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Daniel arrived in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey). The itinerary of this year&rsquo;s pilgrimage placed the faithful of the Church at the ancient homeland of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141123_2.html Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Pilgrims Pray at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141116_1.html Sun, 16 Nov 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/HOLY-LAND-3-Holy-Sepulcher/17.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In lighting of candles we remember and truly live the words of Our Lord: "I am the Light of the World." The Light of Christ was truly experience by the pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 16, 2014, when surrounded by several thousands of pilgrims from around the world, three bishops led a procession to the grave of the Savior for the celebration of the Holy Mystery of Eucharist.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141116_1.html Pilgrims of the Church Visit the Church of Nativity of our Lord in Bethlehem! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141118_1.html Tue, 18 Nov 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/HOLY-LAND-2014-Bethlehem/11.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On November 18, 2014, His Grace Bishop Daniel and a group of pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who are in Holy Land on their annual pilgrimage, participated in a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Nativity of our Lord in Bethlehem.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141118_1.html Sacred Holy Land Pilgrimage 2014 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141112_1.html Sat, 15 Nov 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/HOLY-LAND-2/82.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, 25 pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA under the spiritual leadership of His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to Nazareth (Israel) to begin a spiritual journey of the UOC of the USA to Holy Land.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141112_1.html 80th Anniversary of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141114_1.html Fri, 14 Nov 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/2014/11-08-2014-80-South-Plainfield/IMG_1958.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On November 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM, the bell at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in South Plainfield was joyfully ringing, welcoming the ruling bishop of the Eastern Eparchy His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to the parish. Metropolitan Antony was coming for an Archpastoral visit to his spiritual children&mdash;the flock entrusted into his hands by Christ Himself&mdash;who were celebrating the 80th anniversary of their parish.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141114_1.html Pan-Orthodox College Retreat http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.pdf Sun, 30 Nov 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/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Antiochian Village Camp is sponsoring a pan-Orthodox retreat for college students, the weekend of Orthodoxy Sunday. In addition to the activities that you see here, we will be having Liturgy and subsequent services for Orthodoxy Sunday as a pan-Orthodox college student community.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/CRAVE-2015-Flyer.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 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/ 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 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 Хто є моїм ближнім? http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_3.html Mon, 24 Nov 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/icons/good_samaritan.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Безмежна любов Господа Нашого Ісуса Христа до людини, створеної по образу і подобі Божому, виявлена у кожному слові написаному у Святій Євангелії. Тому, що євангельська благовість є невичерпним джерелом милосердя до кожного з нас, хто взиває Ім'я Господнє , і приймає Святу Євангелію за дороговказ єдиний правильний і істинний орієнтир у свому житті.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_3.html Entrance of the Most-Holy Birthgiver-of-God into the Temple http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_2.html Mon, 24 Nov 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/icons/Presentation.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On this third day of the feast of the Entrance of the Most-Holy Birthgiver-of-God into the Temple, let&rsquo;s review the details of this commemoration: Firstly, this feast is not present in the sacred scriptures, but has been preserved and revered by the Holy Church in the liturgy, iconography, and Holy Tradition. Secondly, the entire story is contained in an apocryphal book known as the Proto-Gospel of James, a book which contains this and many other stories about Christ and other biblical characters and saints, yet was never accepted in its totality as an inspired text by the Orthodox Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141124_2.html The Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers of Heaven http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141115_2.html Sat, 15 Nov 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/icons/Archangels-IMG_3129.jpg&archive=0&final_h=36&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We live in a society whose basic premise is that reality is only that which can be seen, touched and quantifiably measured. Since we have exalted our human intellect to supremacy, even as people of Faith we are sometimes too quick to discount things which our own reasoning cannot fathom.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141115_2.html The Rich and Lazarus http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141106_3.html Sat, 01 Nov 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/Rich-Man-and-Lazarus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=131&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson gives us instruction for our current everyday lives, as well as for our eternal life with God. It shows us that appearances can be deceiving. Rich people would often justify themselves by saying that God was rewarding them for their life of good deeds. Thus when some misfortune or evil occurred in other peoples&rsquo; lives, it was believed that they must have done something wrong before God, in order to deserve such punishment from Him. Thus the rich were God&rsquo;s favorites, and everyone else got what they deserved. This understanding of things served well to make leaders and rulers pleased with their lot in life.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141106_3.html Багач і Лазар http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141028_1.html 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/icons/rich-and-Lazarus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">У притчі про багача і Лазаря Ісус Христос коротко передає тимчасову і вічну долю двох осіб: вбогого Лазаря і безтурботного багача. Як виглядало життя цих двох людей на землі? Багач одягався в одежі з дорогих тканин і &laquo;бенкетував щодня розкішно&raquo; зі своїми приятелями. Він не думав про Бога, про безсмертну душу, про відповідь на Божому суді, про вічне життя. Він безтурботно насолоджувався благами цього світу.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_141028_1.html