MINISTRY of DELIVERY.... of the Love of God...
MINISTRY of DELIVERY.... of the Love of God...

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - in time of COVID-19 pandemic in the surrounding area of the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA, care packages of groceries were delivered to the residents of the Ukrainian Village in Somerset, NJ by the staff of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of the UOC of the USA.

В середу, 17 червня 2020 року, пакети продуктів харчування було роздано людям, котрим потрібна допомога в час карантину COVID-19. Благодійний вчинок любові зроблено спільною співпрацею працівників Консисторії Української Православної Церкви США та семінаристами Свято-Софіївської Української Православної Богословської Семінарії Митрополії УПЦ США в Савт Бавнд Бруці/Самерсет, Н. Дж.

 

Once again, we are truly grateful to the staff of the Ukrainian Cultural Center: Maureen Nevins - manager of the Cultural Center; Ihor Morozovsky and Mariys Morozovska; Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary: Fr. Vasyl Pasakas - Dean of Students; Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak and Seminarian Maksym Zhuravchyk.

His Emincence Archbishop Daniel, a hierarch of the UOC of the USA stated that the charitable efforts of the Church answer the call of the Lord and offer Ukrainian Orthodox Christians in particular, and the greater Christian community in general, an opportunity to understand their relationship to God’s creation as human dignity is suffering because of hunger, poverty, natural disasters and damage to the environment.

"The current situation can renew us in living out what I would call the virtue of neighborliness... At a time when people are feeling panic and are moving into a survival mode, thinking only of themselves first, it is critical that we as people of FAITH lead by example in thinking of others first. While observing the usual rules for safe hygiene, the current situation gives us added motivation to pay attention to those in need, helping one’s neighbors who are elderly or especially vulnerable and cannot, for example, venture out to obtain groceries for themselves, or who have any kind of special need."

 

MINISTRY of DELIVERY.... of the Love of God...

Photos by Fr. Vasyl Pasakas and Maureen Nevins

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