Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - Current News http://www.uocofusa.org/ 60 Forgiveness Sunday Vespers in NJ/NY Deanery http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180221_1.html Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-21-2018-SPF-Forgiveness/IMG_3660.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>In the evening of Cheese-Fare Sunday, February 18, 2018, clergy and faithful of the NJ/NY Deanery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA gathered in prayer at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in South Plainfield, New Jersey for Sunday of Forgiveness Vespers.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180221_1.html First Days of Holy and Great Lent: The Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180220_2.html Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-20-2018-Canon-SBB/IMG_7310.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>For the first four days of Holy and Great Lent, the Holy Orthodox Church conducts the Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete at the Orthodox parishes across the country and throughout the world. It is one of the most spiritually uplifting and inspiring in the Holy Tradition of our Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180220_2.html Great Lent Giveaway 2018: Champions of the Faith! http://www.uocyouth.org/uocglg.html Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_8722.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Great Lent Giveaway was designed as a way for our youth to learn about the beauty of Great Lent and instill in them that Great Lent is not only a time of fasting but a time to do good works and of contemplation, while preparing for the death and Glorious Resurrection of our <br />Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uocglg.html The Great Lent (2018) Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180215_2.html Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_8699.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Let us begin the all-holy season of fasting with joy; let us shine with the bright radiance of the holy commandments of Christ our God: with the brightness of love and the splendor of prayer, the strength of good courage and the purity of holiness! So, clothed in garments of light, let us hasten to the holy resurrection on the third day, that shines on the world with the glory of eternal life!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180215_2.html Ecumenical Patriarch's Catechetical Homily on the Opening of Holy and Great Lent (2018) https://www.uocofusa.org/news_180217_1.html Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_7198.JPG&archive=0&final_h=54&final_w=89&percent=100"><p>In a world averse to asceticism, in the presence of contemporary de-sanctification of life and domination of self-centered and self-indulgent ideals, the Orthodox Church insists on a Lenten period of spiritual struggle and &ldquo;venerable abstinence&rdquo; for its children in preparation for Holy Week, the Passion and Cross of Christ, so that we may become witnesses and partakers of His glorious Resurrection.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.uocofusa.org/news_180217_1.html Archbishop Daniel Leads Liturgical Services for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180215_1.html Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-15-2018-Carnegie/IMG_7148.JPG&archive=0&final_h=52&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Thursday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, spiritual father of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, led the liturgical services of the feast day at Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie, PA. His Eminence was co-served by pastor Very Rev. Fr. Steven Repa and Deacon Evan O&rsquo;Neil with the assistance of Reader Michael Kapeluck.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180215_1.html Saint Sophia Seminary Celebrates Patronal Feast of the Three Hierarchs https://stsuots.org/news_180212_1.html Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-12-2018-Seminary-Feast-Day/IMG_7064.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Monday 12th of February, 2018, the faculty and students of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary, along with the clergy and faithful of NY/NJ/PA/CT surrounding parishes, celebrated the feast of their heavenly intercessors and stalwarts of theological study, the Holy Three Universal Teachers and Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://stsuots.org/news_180212_1.html Meatfare Sunday Liturgical Services at the Metropolia Center - У М’ясопусну Неділю Архієпископ Даниїл очолив Божественну літургію в Духовному осередку УПЦ США http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180211_1.html Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-11-2018-SBB-Meatfare/IMG_4496.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>11 лютого, у м&rsquo;ясопусну неділю, наша Свята Українська Православна Церква згадує та роздумує над Євангельким уривком про Страшний Суд.&nbsp;Високопреосвященний Владика Даниїл, архієпископ Західної Єпархії УПЦ США прибув до храму &ndash; церкви-памятника на честь Святого Апостола Андрія Первозванного та очолив уставні богослужіння. Його Високопреосвященству співслужили протоієрей Юрій Сівко, протоієрей Іван Лишик, ієрей Мирон Коростіль та диякон Іван Чопко.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180211_1.html Remembering the Archpastor: 25th Anniversary of Repose of Patriarch Mstyslav https://uocofusa.org/news_180209_1.html Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_6681.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA has designated Saturday, 2 June 2018, as a Day of Prayer in memory of Patriarch Mstyslav. On that day, a Memorial Service will be served at 11 a.m. in his Holy Resurrection Mausoleum Crypt of St. Andrew Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ. Following the service, a Luncheon and Memorial &ldquo;Academia&rdquo; will take place in Pokrova Sisterhood Community Social Center, with the presentations of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Dr. Oleksander Sahan (National Academy of Science of Ukraine) and Dr. Andriy Smyrnov (Ostroh University). Throughout the day, the Ukrainian History and Education Center will offer tours of the Patriarch&rsquo;s resting place and of memorial exhibit surrounding it, honoring his life and ministry.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://uocofusa.org/news_180209_1.html Archpastoral Visit to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Troy, NY http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180205_1.html Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-05-2018-Troy-NY/IMG_6139.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p>Нещодавно, архієпископ Західної Єпархії Української Православної Церкви США Даниїл, очолив Літургію у храмі Святого Миколая Чудотворця міста Трой, Нью Йорк.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180205_1.html The Youth of the Church in the United States of America Prayerfully Remembers the Heroes of Ukraine http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180204_4.html Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-05-2018-Kryty/IMG_6088.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Over a hundred students from St. Andrew School of Ukrainian Language and Religion (South Bound Brook, NJ), came to the very heart of the historic spiritual center of the UOC of the USA, marking a sad event of Ukrainian history&nbsp; - the ultimate sacrifice of young students in the service of the Ancestral Homeland Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180204_4.html Souper Bowl Sunday - Charitable Deeds in Action at the Metropolia Center for the Church https://stsuots.org/news_180204_1.html Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-04-2018-Souper-Bowl/IMG_3291.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>It truly was a super Sunday, on the 4th of February at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, in South Bound Brook, NJ.&nbsp; As the bells of the St. Andrew Memorial Church chimed, the faithful ascended the steps to the church rushing to participate in the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Daniel.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://stsuots.org/news_180204_1.html Caroling for Christ - Another Successful Event at the Metropolia Center of the Church http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180204_2.html Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-03-2018-Caroling/IMG_7427.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>From near and far, people once again began to congregate at the Metropolia Center on a bright Saturday afternoon.&nbsp; &ldquo;Caroling for Christ&rdquo; has become an annual event, eagerly anticipated by the local parishes and faithful.&nbsp; Each year people gather at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located on the grounds of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180204_2.html Council of Metropolia Meeting Takes Place at the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180204_1.html Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/02-02-2018-Council-of-Metropolia/IMG_6263.JPG&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The meeting began with a Moleben celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Eminence Archbishop Daniel.&nbsp; Present also for the service were the Seminarians of the St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary along with Fr. Vasyl Pasakas.&nbsp; Having prayed for God&rsquo;s guidance and asked for discernment, the members of the Council settled down for the first of many sessions to be held.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180204_1.html Axios! Celebrations Honoring the Metropolitan of the Church http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180131_1.html Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/01-31-2018-MA-71-5/IMG_6431.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Tuesday, the 30th of January dawned cool and crisp, with gentle snowflakes floating through the air, as the Metropolia Center awoke to a day of celebration.&nbsp; Today, the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA honored their Spiritual Leader, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony who was celebrating his birthday, along with the 5th anniversary of being enthroned as the Metropolitan of the Church, as well as his Name&rsquo;s day.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180131_1.html Icon Workshop for Seminarians and Clergy March 12-16 http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180130_1.html Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IconWorkshopbanner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>For Seminarians, Clergy and their spouses</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180130_1.html