Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 15 September, 2015 - Pan-Orthodox Youth Gathering in Chicago, IL http://uocofusa.org/news_150827_2.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150827_2.html AID TO UKRAINE RELIEF FUND http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150824_1.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: justify;">We remain in solidarity with our Orthodox, Catholic and other Faith leaders in Ukraine who have proved their devotion to their flocks in their steadfast prayer and ministry to those who sat on the cold cobble-stoned Maidan, and care for the wounded soldiers on the front-line in Eastern Ukraine and at the same time care for the refugees.&nbsp;</p> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150824_1.html 24 October, 2015 - "Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Fall 2015 Conference https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=22 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=22 5-7 November, 2015 - OCAMPR 2015 Conference Speakers /files/PDF files_news/2015/OCAMPR-2015-Conference-Speakers.pdf Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2015/OCAMPR-2015-Conference-Speakers.pdf Register for Clergy Conference 2015 http://www.uocofusa.org/clergy2015.html Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/clergy2015.html Благодійна допомога з-за океану (Івано-Франківськ Новини) news_150706_1.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:45:16 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA news_150706_1.html 4-16 October, 2015 – Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople http://uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html ASC Summer Raffle http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150618_2.html Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150618_2.html 19-20 September, 2015 - Washington Annual Ukrainian Festival http://festival.standrewuoc.org/ Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://festival.standrewuoc.org/ 7-8 November, 2015 — Holodomor Memorial Dedication – Відкриття пам'ятника жертвам Голодомору /files/PDF files_news/2015/Dedication-Flyer-July-2015.pdf Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2015/Dedication-Flyer-July-2015.pdf All Saints Camp Needs Your Help! /news_141008_2.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:45:16 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_141008_2.html IOCC Race to Respond - Are You a Runner? http://www.iocc.org/getinvolved_race-to-respond-main.aspx Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Team-IOCC.jpg&archive=0&final_h=52&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="body">Are you a runner, cyclist, or triathlete? Are you participating in an athletic event and want to <strong>RACE TO RESPOND</strong> to the needs of those in need around the world? By fundraising while competing in an event, you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by manmade and natural disasters. Join TEAM IOCC now! </span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.iocc.org/getinvolved_race-to-respond-main.aspx IOCC - Assemble a CWS School Kit to Help Needy Children Worlwide http://www.iocc.org/kidspage/schoolkit1.aspx Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/IOCC-kits.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" tabindex="0" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><span class="hasCaption">Pencils, paper, crayons, ruler. For a few dollars and a few minutes of your time, you can make learning possible for a child in need. Assembling a school kit is easy: <a href="http://www.iocc.org/schoolkits" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">www.iocc.org/schoolkits</a></span></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.iocc.org/kidspage/schoolkit1.aspx Chicago, IL site of Assembly of Bishops’ Sixth Annual Meeting - September 15-17, 2015 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150904_1.html Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/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 will hold its sixth annual meeting at the Hilton Chicago O&rsquo;Hare Airport Hotel here September 15-17, 2015.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150904_1.html UPDATED: Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in Synaxis of Hierarchs of The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150901_1.html Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/09-01-2015-New-Year-Constantinople/IMG_7019.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">For five days <em>(29 August - September 2, 2015),</em> His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA along with Orthodox hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from all over the world gathered in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) in order to participate in a Synaxis <em>(Assembly)</em> of the Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate convened upon the invitation and under the Presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150901_1.html Patriarchal Message for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of the Natural Environment http://uocofusa.org/news_150831_1.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Sunday-of-Orthodoxy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=73&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As everyone knows, September 1st of each year has been dedicated at the initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate &ndash; and recently also by the Roman Catholic Church &ndash; as a day of prayer for the protection of the natural environment. On this day, we especially beseech the supreme God to gladden His creation so that human life therein may be joyful and fruitful. This prayer includes of course the petition that the inevitable natural climate changes may occur and be permitted within tolerable levels both for human survival and for the planet&rsquo;s sustainability.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150831_1.html 2015 Labor Day Weekend - All Saints Camp Family Fest http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/FFest-Flyer-1.pdf Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/2015-FamilyFest.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/FFest-Flyer-1.pdf Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Presents Awards to St. Sophia Seminary Instructors http://stsuots.org/news_150829_1.html Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-23-2015-Seminary-Award/IMG_6848.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Recognizing the generosity of time, talents and most importantly volunteer spirit of Anna and Francis Diamante, the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA presented both sisters with the newly established award in honor of Saint Petro Mohyla. The orden of Venerable Petro Mohyla &ndash; for outstanding service on the cultural or academic level &ndash; was awarded to Diamante sisters on Sunday, August 23<sup>rd</sup> 2015, as the local St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, prayerfully in the parish temple, and joyfully with the expressions of Ukrainian ethnic traditions and cuisine, honored the observance of the 24<sup>th</sup> Independence Day celebration of Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_150829_1.html 15 September, 2015 - Pan-Orthodox Youth Gathering in Chicago, IL http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150827_2.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Pan-Orthodox-Youth.jpg&archive=0&final_h=53&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150827_2.html Ukrainian Orthodox League Executive Boards Hold First Quarterly Meeting http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150827_1.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-22-2015-UOL-SBB/IMG_6584.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The newly elected Senior and Junior National Executive Boards of the Ukrainian Orthodox League held their first quarterly meeting on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, New Jersey hosted by the St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Chapter of the Ukrainian Orthodox League.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150827_1.html Annual Celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day a Family Affair at Metropolia Center http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150824_2.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-23-2015-Independence-Day-UA/IMG_6766.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The celebration of the 24th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence Day at our Metropolia Center was an event filled with joy and fellowship. Throughout the day cars full of people continued to arrive and join those already present. It was estimated that considering the 240 balloons sent up to &ldquo;announce&rdquo; the celebration, between the liturgical services and the family celebration over three hundred people participated. Especially noteworthy was the number of children present and participating in the concert &ndash; either the official concert &ndash; or the &ldquo;non-official&rdquo; dance concert presented by all the young children who &ldquo;performed&rdquo; on stage throughout the afternoon. These children were very happy to receive the ice cream and candy bars distributed by the Metropolitan and Bishop following the concert.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150824_2.html "Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Fall 2015 Conference https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=22 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/HEC-geneology-2015-cropped.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=22 20th Anniversary of Priestly Service – a Priest’s Son Reflection http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150820_1.html Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-16-2015-Siwko-20/IMG_6442.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, August 16, 2015 the entire parish family of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ gathered for a prayer service &ndash; Divine Liturgy &ndash; The Holy Eucharist &ndash; The Thanksgiving service for the years of pastoral service of Very Rev. Fr. Yuriy Siwko.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150820_1.html 2015 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanage! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150812_1.html Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-12-2015-Winter-Mission-Trip/2015-December-Winter-Mission-Trip.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.&nbsp;This trip will take place 20-27 December, 2015... The cost of the Mission Trip, which includes the flight, in country travel, lodging and food, is $2,500 <em>(travel to and from New Jersey is NOT included).</em></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150812_1.html Шлях.Істина. Життя: ЗЦІЛИ НАС, ВЕЛЕЛЮБНИЙ ЛІКАРЮ! http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150813_2.html Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-13-2015-BROOKLYN-NY/IMG_6138.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">9 серпня парафія Святого Пантелеймона-цілителя Української Православної Церкви США в Брукліні, де настоятелем отець Микола Филик, відзначала храмове свято. Храмовий празник розпочався опівдні урочистою Архиєрейською службою, яку провели глава Української Православної Церкви США Митрополит Антоній, голова Консисторії УПЦ США Єпископ Даниїл, парох храму Св. Пантелеймона-цілителя отець Микола Филик разом зі священництвом інших американських українських православних церков та за участі семінаристів.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150813_2.html New 2015-2016 Academic Year at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orhtodox Theological Seminary http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-2016-Academic-Year.pdf Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/2015-Seminary-Feast-Day.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, it is our pleasure and privilege to invite the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA&nbsp; to join the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary for the opening of New 2015-2016 Academic Year.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/2015-2016-Academic-Year.pdf 2015-2016 Youth Ministry Certification Course http://www.uocyouth.org/ymcertification.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/OYM-STS-2015s.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">St. Sophia Theological Seminary and our own Office of Youth + Young Adult Ministry announce that enrollment for the 2015-2016 Youth Ministry Certification Course is now open! More information here: <a href="http://www.uocyouth.org/ymcertification.html" target="_blank">http://www.uocyouth.org/ymcertification.html</a></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/ymcertification.html Family Fest Memory Slides /files/PDF files_news/2015/Family-Fest-Slides-2.pdf Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Family-Fest-Slides-2-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Family Fest Memory Slides 2014, application, great news</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2015/Family-Fest-Slides-2.pdf UOC of the USA Stewardship Advisory Committee Meets to Develop New Stewardship Program http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150810_1.html Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-08-2015-Stewardship/6.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, August 8th, the hierarchs called forth the newly-established Stewardship Advisory Committee of the UOC of USA, to formally launch this work. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony opened the meeting with a prayer commending to the Lord the work of the Committee and our broader stewardship efforts as a Church, and offered thoughtful remarks about the need to grow our understanding and practice of stewardship in the Church today, and the great potential that it holds for the entire Church. His Grace Bishop Daniel, as President of the Consistory, also committed his personal support and the resources of Consistory to the work of the Committee. Participants in the meeting also included Fr. Robert Holet, Director of the Consistory Office of Stewardship, Steve Revucky of St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Cathedral in Philadelphia, Pa., Stephanie Romedio of the Ss Peter and Paul parish in Youngstown, Ohio, Charles Sanderson of Four Evangelists mission in Bel Air, Maryland, and Lisa Ryan, of Ss Peter and Paul in Carnegie, Pa. Mark Host of St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Cathedral in Parma, Ohio participated in the meeting by phone.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150810_1.html Храмове свято в Українському Православному Соборі св. кн. Володимира http://www.chasipodii.net/article/15601/ Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-02-2015-Chicago/_54A7984.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Неділя 2 серпня видалась особливим днем для української православної парафії собору св. кн. Володимира і багатьох прихильників і друзів нашої громади. Як уже здавна повелося, храмовий празник &ndash; це не тільки святкування, але і вияв активного громадського і культурного життя парафії... Розділити радість парафіян, прихожан та гостей до нас прибув Преосвященніший владика Даниїл &ndash; єпископ Західної Єпархії Української Православної Церкви в Сполучених Штатах Америки та Предстоятель собору, який щойно у суботу ввечері прилетів до Чикаго прямо з України... Владика Даниїл поділився враженнями про ці події на проповіді під час Божественної Літургії та у приватних бесідах з парафіянами та гостями.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.chasipodii.net/article/15601/ Exploring Faith, Hope, and Love as Christian Families http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150804_1.html Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2015/MMDM_2015/DCamp-Pictures-009.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Families from as far away as Ukraine and as close to home as Pennsylvania came together in Christian community at All Saints Camp, located in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. 2015 was a year of fellowship; children who would never otherwise meet were given the opportunity to make friends with the same beliefs, parents could socialize with others who shared the great joy and responsibility of raising a child in the faith, and the Big Brother/Big Sister staff members could form ties with children and parents alike as they worked closely with families to make their experience at camp more enjoyable. Orthodox and Catholic, American and Ukrainian, the families brought their diverse backgrounds together and learned about living lives of Faith, Hope, and Love in the modern, secular world of the 2010s.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150804_1.html 100th Anniversary Celebration of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150714_4.html Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/07-11-2015-Dixonville-PA/IMG_1608.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In the early 1900&rsquo;s people from the Ukraine began to immigrate to the US to find for themselves a better way of life. This brought Ukrainian people to the Dixonville area of Western Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines. Because they yearned for their own church in which to pray, a group of Ukrainian men met and formed the first body of our church in 1915. After having services in a local home for four years, they built a temple that was used until 1988. Now a century later, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA is ready to embark on the next 100 years of their existence.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150714_4.html Patron Saint for the Youth of the Church http://www.uocyouth.org/patronsaint.html Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/OYM/Praying-OYM-Saint.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Offices of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry would like to announce choosing a patron saint for the youth of our Metropolia. This program is designed to give our youth the opportunity to learn about teenage saints of the church and use their voice in selecting one of them to intercede on their behalf with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/patronsaint.html Holy Land Pilgrimage 2015 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/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 Patriarchal Message for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of the Natural Environment http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150831_1.html Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Last_Judgement.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=60&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As everyone knows, September 1st of each year has been dedicated at the initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate &ndash; and recently also by the Roman Catholic Church &ndash; as a day of prayer for the protection of the natural environment. On this day, we especially beseech the supreme God to gladden His creation so that human life therein may be joyful and fruitful. This prayer includes of course the petition that the inevitable natural climate changes may occur and be permitted within tolerable levels both for human survival and for the planet&rsquo;s sustainability.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150831_1.html Мир і благодать http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150813_1.html Thu, 13 Aug 2015 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;">Мир і благодать- це є Господь, любов і довершеність- це є Господь, світло для світу, Пастир добрий, що покладе голову за овець своїх, Трисвяте світло, яке освітлює і є захистом для тих, хто взиває Ім&rsquo;я Боже,- це і є невичерпне джерело. Від Нього одержуємо все, що потрібно для життя і спасіння.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150813_1.html Forgiving Others http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150812_3.html Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/11T07.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>C. E. Macartney, a Christian writer, has pointed out that when Leonardo da Vinci was about to paint his &ldquo;Last Supper,&rdquo; he had a quarrel with a fellow artist. He became so enraged that he decided to take his revenge by painting the face of his enemy into the face of Judas. He had determined to make the man go down in infamy. But when he came to paint the face of Christ, da Vinci could make no progress. Something was holding him back &ndash; his vengeful spirit. When he realized it, he painted out the face of Judas and began anew on the face of Christ which he finished with the success which the ages have acclaimed. Macartney comments: &ldquo;You cannot at one and the same time be painting the features of Christ into your own life, and painting another face with the colors of enmity and hatred.&rdquo;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150812_3.html Про важливість тіла людини http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150714_2.html Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/demon-possessed-man-212x300.jpg&archive=0&final_h=127&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Коли ми читаємо євангельські уривки про те, як Христос воскресив мертвого або зцілив тіло людини, ми рідко замислюємося про те, що людське тіло означає для Самого Бога, Який створив його з любов'ю для вічного життя, і що воно мало б означати для нас самих. Якщо б наше тіло не було б Богові дороге, так само цінне і ніжно любиме Ним, як і наша вічна душа, Бог не став би зціляти тіло або піклуватися про його вічне життя після воскресіння мертвих.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150714_2.html We have met the enemy.... http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150714_1.html Tue, 14 Jul 2015 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 Reading, we hear of another example of the Pharisee&rsquo;s malice toward Jesus- their response to His healing of a demon-possessed mute man. &ldquo;He casts out demons by the ruler of demons!&rdquo; In other words, they claim that Christ derives His authority over the demons from Satan. And they say this, even in light of the fact that Christ is &ldquo;preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.&rdquo; Now, they obviously can&rsquo;t find fault with the actions that He is taking, or their results- curing the blind, healing the sick, and the rest, so what is it, exactly, about Jesus that so makes them want to attack Him? Don&rsquo;t they get it? How can they not see Him for Who He is? How can they possibly be so far off the mark? How can these Pharisees possibly be so&hellip;evil?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_150714_1.html