Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 24-26 April — All Saints Camp Work Weekend http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150203_1.html Tue, 03 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/2015/ASCApril2015_Two.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150203_1.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/ 28 March, 2015 - UOL Lenten Retreat in Bethlehem, PA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-UOL-Lenten-Retreat-Bethlehem.pdf Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-UOL-Lenten-Retreat-Bethlehem.pdf 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 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:54:47 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_141008_2.html Sunday of Orthodoxy 2015 http://assemblyofbishops.org/news/2015/sunday-of-orthodoxy Sat, 28 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/2015-Orthodoxy.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">At the onset of our journey to Holy Pascha, the Church designates the first Sunday of Holy and Great Lent as the Sunday of Orthodoxy...&nbsp;Beloved brothers and sisters, perhaps now more than ever before, it is important to declare our Orthodox Christian Faith, for the world is suffering and desperately searching for peace and reconciliation. As the world produces distorted images of the truth, we must share the beauty of the Gospel. As the world resorts to violence and hatred, we must respond with love and forgiveness. And as the world falls deeper into despair, let us ask God to grant us courage to endure and to allow us to serve as icons of hope for our neighbor.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://assemblyofbishops.org/news/2015/sunday-of-orthodoxy Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Visit Wounded Soldiers of Ukrainian Army at the Military Hospital in Lviv, Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150222_1.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/events/2015/02-22-2015-Wounded-Soldiers/cover.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&ldquo;Please, stay with us for another moment and offer us a blessing&hellip;&rdquo;</em> These were the words of one of the wounded soldiers at Lviv Regional Military Hospital which was visited by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel on Sunday, February 22, 2015 following their arrival to Lviv.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150222_1.html The UOC of the USA Delegation Meets with the Church Leaders of Ukraine and the Ambassador of the United Sates of America in Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150221_1.html Sat, 21 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/2015/02-21-2015-UA-Trip/27.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The third day &ndash; Thursday, 19 February, 2015 &ndash; of the current visit of our UOC of USA delegation to Ukraine as part of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops beyond the Borders of Ukraine (PCB) to the various ecclesiastical jurisdictions in Ukraine was an extremely busy one with very important discussions and prayerful homage to important Ukrainian memorials.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150221_1.html Delegation of the UOC of the USA Visits "Heavenly Hundred" memorial as well as LOGOS Center and Homeless Shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150218_1.html Wed, 18 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/2015/02-18-2015-UA-Homeless/15.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Following the formal meeting with the President of Ukraine and the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA spent the first full day in Ukraine &ndash; February 18, 2015, visiting the site of a year long tragedy &ndash; a place of slaughter of innocent protestors, people of good will of HEAVENLY HUNDRED.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150218_1.html President of Ukraine Held a Meeting with the Members of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine and the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150217_1.html Tue, 17 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/2015/02-17-2015-UA-Meeting/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations of Ukraine at the Presidential Administration in Kyiv, Ukraine. Upon the invitation of President of Ukraine, the hierarchs of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine participated in the meeting.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150217_1.html St. Sophia Seminary Chapel Feast Day Celebration with Bishop Daniel! http://stsuots.org/news_150214_1.html Sat, 14 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/2015/22.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Three Holy Hierarchs &ndash; St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom and Gregory the Theologian &ndash; Chapel of St. Sophia Seminary was filled with incense and chanting of festal verses as local clergy and faithful joined the faculty and student body of the Seminary to celebrate the Chapel&rsquo;s Patron Feast Day.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_150214_1.html Statement of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150214_1.html Sat, 14 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/Flag-UA.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Commemorating the First Anniversary of the Repose of the Heavenly Hundred during the tragic events of February 18-20, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine -<strong> &nbsp;Звернення&nbsp;Собору Єпископів Української Православної Церкви США&nbsp;з приводу першої річниці масового вбивства в Києві 18-20-го лютого, 2014 р.</strong></em></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150214_1.html Council of the Metropolia Completes Annual Meeting http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150210_1.html Tue, 10 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/2015/02-10-2015-Council-of-Metropolia/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His Eminence Metropolitan Antony called the Annual Council of the Metropolia meeting to order on Thursday, 5 February in the HEC Exhibit Annex of the Ukrainian Cultural Center and led the members in prayer for all the clergy and faithful of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Following the invocation, His Eminence offered a meditation for consideration by the Council members, which was meant to guide the decision making process of the meeting. The theme of the meditation was &ldquo;Trust in God&rdquo; &ndash; under all circumstances &ndash; positive or negative. Such trust has always been expressed and exhibited by the leadership and faithful of our Church throughout its history from the Baptism of the Ukrainian nation in 988. Even when confronted with threats, catastrophes, suppression, oppression, genocide, secularism &ndash; all similar to the faithful Job of the Old Testament &ndash; faith and trust in God&rsquo;s love for all mankind has resulted in the continued existence of the Church in Ukraine and here beyond her borders.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150210_1.html Two Orthodox Communities Offer Prayers for the People of Ukraine and Georgia http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150209_4.html Mon, 09 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/2015/02-09-2015-Georgian-Visit/9.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Two Orthodox communities that share much of modern day history gathered together over the weekend of the Sunday of Prodigal Son (February 7-8, 2015) for the prayerful celebration of the Holy Eucharist, as a sign of mutual love, respect in the midst of tension in their ancestral homelands.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150209_4.html Statement of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150209_3.html Sun, 08 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/2015/Chicago-Council.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, at which Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is represented by His grace Bishop Daniel, issued a formal statement addressing the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS in the recent beheading of two Japanese citizens and the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150209_3.html Students of St. Sophia Tour the Seminary Library http://stsuots.org/news_150209_2.html Sun, 08 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/2015/02-09-2015-Library/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Monday, February 2, 2015 the students of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary were beginning their day like any other school-day. They began their day with Divine Liturgy at 7:00 am in the Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel in the Seminary. After Liturgy they had breakfast and started their classes.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_150209_2.html St. Sophia Seminary Welcomes New Students from Ukraine! http://stsuots.org/news_150209_1.html Sat, 07 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/2015/01-29-2015-Kruty/4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On January 28, a big event happened at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary - four new students arrived from Ukraine. Before their arrival, the seminary as a whole was preparing for their arrival... On the 28th, His Grace Bishop Daniel returned to New Jersey with the four new students: Taras Kaluzny, Yurii Bobko, Tadey Surak, and Ihor Protsak.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_150209_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 Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving! http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2015/assembly-seeks-participants-for-new-survey 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=gif&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Orthodox_us.gif&archive=0&final_h=68&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study, "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." All Orthodox clergy and laity are invited to take part in this unique project.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2015/assembly-seeks-participants-for-new-survey 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 Свято Богоявлення з Преосвященнішим Владикою Даниїлом http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150121_1.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/2015/01-18-2015-Portland/IMG_0213.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Початок святкування Богоявлення відноситься до часів апостольських, бо в цей день було явлення Христового Божества, що засвідчувалось Богом Отцем при Хрещенні, і Утішителем Духом Святим, у вигляді голубинному, що показав присутнім засвітченного. Піснеспіви і канони до святкування складені дуже давно, але по сьогодні мають велику духовну силу, яка передається з покоління в покоління.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150121_1.html 2015 OCF Real Break http://www.ocf.net/real-break/ Mon, 19 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/Real-Break.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">OCF&rsquo;s Real Break<strong>&nbsp;</strong>aims to prepare college students to be socially informed Orthodox Christian citizens of this world, while directing their focus on the world to come, the kingdom of heaven. Built on a foundation of fellowship, education, worship, and service, Real Break provides students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in the other &ndash; traveling to all parts of the world deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/real-break/ 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 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 «Покайтеся, бо наблизилось Царство Небесне» http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150122_2.html Thu, 22 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/icons/11T07.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Після Святого Хрещення Ісус Христос, почав навчати і проповідувати у Галілеї, серед поган. Першими словами Його проповіді були: &laquo;Покайтеся, бо наблизилось Царство Небесне&raquo; (Мт. 4,17). Ісус звертається до нас. Коли ми в Нього охрестилися, то одягнулися в Нього, &laquo;зодягнулися у світло&raquo; (Гал. 3, 27), Його світло, разом з Отцем, Який є джерелом світла та Його Духом істини, що світить для нас.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150122_2.html Theophany http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150119_1.html Sun, 18 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/icons/Bohoiavlennia.jpg&archive=0&final_h=126&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Theophany is one of the most important feast days in the Orthodox Church along with Easter, Pentecost and Christmas. Theophany commemorates the event of Jesus&rsquo; baptism. According to the Gospels, when Jesus came to be baptized heaven opened, the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus in the form of a dove and God the Father by His heavenly voice gave witness that Jesus was His beloved Son. Jesus&rsquo; baptism signified not only His own divine identity as Son of God but also disclosed the glory of the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Thus, along with the themes of the sanctification of the waters, purification from sin and renewal, Theophany also celebrates the revelation of God to the world. &ldquo;Theophany&rdquo; means divine manifestation &ndash; the manifestation of God to the world as Trinity, the three great Lights of Father, Son and Spirit, one in essence and glory.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150119_1.html Іван Хреститель - Голос Вопіющого в Пустині http://www.uocofusa.org/news_130122_4.html Mon, 19 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/icons/Bohoiavlennia.jpg&archive=0&final_h=126&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Сьогодні наша свята Церква прославляє великого праведника-чесного, славного пророка, Предтечу і Хрестителя Господнього Івана, який був великим угодником Божим. Ще перед його народженням з&rsquo;явився Архангел Гавриїл його батькові Захарії в єрусалимському храмі і сказав , що в нього народиться син, який буде великий в очах Божих. I справді вже при народженні Іванa Хрестителя Господнього діялись чудеса, так що його знайомі і сусіди з великим подивом питали: "Ким буде дитя це?" На це питання дає відповідь сам Господь, коли устами пророка говорить, що Іван є "голос вопіющого в пyстині".</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_130122_4.html