UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
THE MINISTRY OF SAINT ANDREW UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX SOCIETY
St. Andrew’s Society is a philanthropic and charitable organization of faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
The Society was organized in 1990 to support the spiritual rebirth of the people of Ukraine by providing for humanitarian assistance to the needy, aiding theological institutions and seminarians, and publishing religious educational materials. With the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and the Declaration of Ukrainian Independence, faithful in the US have generously supported the projects promoted by Saint Andrew’s Society.
The Society has raised and funded over $830,000 in various philanthropic and church related projects. The major efforts supported by St. Andrew’s Society have been:
Soup kitchens for needy elderly and orphanage support ($314,300)
Theological Seminaries and Scholarships including the Rev. Lewytzkyj Fund ($236,200)
Restoration of St. Michael’s in Kyiv
Rebuilding of the historic Cathedral which was destroyed by the communist state under Josef Stalin ($115,500)
Various church restorations, publications, medical projects ($147,000)
Present ongoing outreach projects include soup kitchens, seminary scholarships and orphanage support.