59th Year of Teenage Conference Encampments!
The second session of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry, Teenage Conference, convened at All Saints Camp from July 6 –19, 2014 forging into their 56th year! Campers and staff joined together in the spirit of "Faith, Fellowship and Fun", the TC motto, while exploring the 2014 theme, I AM.
Institute for Orthodox Christian Thought and Culture at Eastern University
Eastern University and a group of Orthodox clergy, laity, and academics propose an Institute for Orthodox Thought and Culture. The Institute will serve as an intellectual and spiritual home for Orthodox students and scholars, exploring the Greek, Arabic, Ukrainian and Slavic Orthodox traditions through their literature, thought, philosophy, theology, history, art, and music.
UOC Mission to Southwest Virginia
From Sunday, July 5 to Friday, July 10, a team of 9 adults from our UOC parishes journeyed again to Grundy, in far Southwest Virginia, to provide support to local Christian ministries active in the Buchanan County area in their work to serve those in need. The primary focus was reconstruction work on two homes in poor condition that required substantial renovation, particularly in their bathroom facilities. This year, Joe Truchan of St. Mary's parish in Allentown joined parishioners from St. Nicholas parish in Charlottesville, Virginia: including Karl and Karen Bowman, David Murphy, Tim Stratos, Brian Siebeking, Bill Black, Debbie Hutson and pastor, Fr. Robert Holet, for the 6 hour trek to the mountains of Appalachia.
Archpastoral Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family in Seattle, WA
В суботу, 19 липня 2014 року Божого, парафія Святої Трійці в м. Сієтлі, штату Вашингтон, зустрічала Преосвященнішого Владику Даниїла, правлячого Архієрея Західної Єпархії, Голову консисторії УПЦ в США.
Archpastoral Visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Saints Peter & Paul, Wilmington, DE
Sunday, July 20th was a day of great joy and spiritual fulfillment as our Father Bishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, arrived at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate the Divine Liturgy commemorating our Parish Feast Day. His Eminence was greeted at the door of the Church first by our youth with a presentation of a bouquet of flowers by Anastasia Hutnick. The Vice-President of the Parish Board, Mr. Alexander Czernik, greeted the Metropolitan on behalf of the Board and the Parish Family with the traditional bread and salt. The korovai was baked and beautifully decorated by Linda Hnatow.
Celebrate Ukrainian Independence at the Center!
Join us for a concert celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day on Friday August 22, 2104 at 7:30 pm
Святкування Празнику Святих Апостолів Петра і Павла у м. Міллвілл штату Н.Дж.
Недільного ранку 13 липня парафіяни Церкви Святих Апостолів Петра і Павла у місті Міллвілл, разом з настоятелем о. Анатолієм Дохват, з нетерпінням очікували на приїзд дорогих і високоповажних гостей: Високопреосвященнішого Митрополита Антонія – Предстоятеля УПЦ США та Преосвященнішого Єпископа Даниїла – Голови Консисторії УПЦ США.
Parishioners Donate Second Diaper Shipment to Znamianka, Ukraine
Recently during a visit to the Cleveland area, His Grace Bishop Daniel, the President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, joined Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay, director of the Consistory Office of Christian Charity to see the stored containers as they are repackaged for shipment at the parish School Building and then spent several hours with the benefactors expressing gratitude on behalf of the Church and the orphans in Ukraine.
New Publication: Small Prayer Book!
Available for shipment in August. PREORDER NOW!
Sts Peter and Paul Feast Day Kerhonkson, NY
На вигляд, це, можливо, не стільки церква, скільки церковця, навіть не церковця, а каплиця, яка загубилася посеред лісу в Кетскільських горах.
Diocesan Church School Camp 2014 Concludes with Banner Year!
Over 85 campers and staff assembled at our peaceful and beautiful All Saints Camp to kick-off the 2014 camping season. It was an amazing two-weeks discovering the Great I Am's of Christ. Campers gathered daily in prayer at St. Thomas Chapel. The days that followed included interactive church school classes based on the theme, singing/music, games, crafts and various activities.
Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Calls Upon the Faithful of the Church to Assist the Refugees from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine
Check out St. Sophia Seminary’s NEW PROGRAM for LATE VOCATIONS!
We are accepting applications NOW for Fall Enrollment!
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Priestly Studies is designed for candidates to Holy Orders and others interested in advanced theological training who, due to personal circumstances, cannot commit to full-time residency at St. Sophia Seminary.
Help - DIAPERS PROJECT for Znamianka Orphanage
Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan by Holy Synod of Antioch
Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Sends a Letter of Congratulations to the Newly Elected Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Archpastoral Visit Of His Grace Bishop Daniel To Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lyndora, PA
On Saturday and Sunday, June 28/29, Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Lyndora, PA was blessed and pleased to welcome their Archpastor and Spiritual Father His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA into their midst. His Grace made this trip to our corner of God’s world to be with us as we celebrated the Patronal Feast of our Parish and honored our heavenly intercessors- the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.
Family Fest 2014
Hope everyone is having a good start to their summer! It’s not too early to start planning to attend Family Fest at All Saints Camp this coming Labor Day Weekend! A flyer and registration form are attached. Please feel free to post at your church and forward onto family and friends. Young adults and singles are welcome to join our “Family Fest Family”!
THREE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - Apply Today
KOBZARSKA SICH - BANDURA CAMP
Sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
Emlenton, Pennsylvania - All Saints Camp
August 2 - 16, 2014
UOC High School Mission Trip
The High School Student Mission Trip is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort tothose in need through out our country. It is easy to turn a blindeye to those reaching out a hand for help in our local communities. By our actions, we hope to show the face of Christ to these people in need and all we come in contact with and by doing so reaffirm the Holy Orthodox Faith in an Orthodox Service Community. We pray that by offering daily prayer services, as well as our love and works, that we will bring not only ourselves but all involved closer to Christ our God.
Get Ready for Camping Season!
Tired of winter? Then plan some HOT camping this year!
UOC of the USA Announces Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople
Jerusalem, the Holy City! Since the earliest days of Christianity, pilgrims have made their way to this place. In 2014, we will follow in the ancient and venerated footsteps of these faithful Christians.
OCMC News - 2014 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available!
OCMC’s 2014 Short-Term Mission Team opportunities are now available! All Orthodox Christians seeking to share in a journey of faith and fulfill the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ are invited to participate on OCMC Orthodox Mission Teams.
|67th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention - 07/24/14|
July 23 – 27, 2014 South Bound Brook, NJ
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” Matthew 5:6
|4-7 August, 2014 - Annual Altar Servers Conference in Palos Park, IL! - 07/02/14|
|Protopresbyter Wsewolod Shemetylo of Blessed Memory! - 06/23/14|
It is with a profound depth of sadness that we hereby inform you of the repose, in the morning hours of 23 June, 2014 of Protopresbyter Wsewolod Shemetylo, a long-term pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Jamaica, NY.
|Hierarchical Visit to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Dearborn, Michigan - 06/22/14|
The usually quiet Dearborn, Michigan neighborhood awoke on the morning of June 21, 2014, to excited voices echoing off the old ranch style homes. Surpassing the birdsong, were the elated voices of the parishioners of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, who were gathering up and down the street awaiting the arrival of His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. It was a special day in the history of the parish, for today marked their 75th anniversary. Three quarters of a century of prayer, fellowship, and service.
|UOC of the USA Participates in the Meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago - 06/20/14|
The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC) presented the Interreligious Leadership Award to three distinguished individuals - His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, Rabbi Herman Schaalman, and Mrs. Ilene Shaw - in recognition of their unique contributions to interreligious relations in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
|Archangel Icons — Icon Workshop - 06/18/14|
In St. Michael Parish, Woonsocket, RI
|His Grace Bishop Daniel Visits Jones, Oklahoma Parish - 06/17/14|
Sunday of All Saints was a hot, sunny, and humid day in the Central Oklahoma community of Jones, OK, where parishioners of the Dormiton of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox parish family gathered for a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by His Grace Bishop Daniel.
|ПІД ПОКРОВОЮ ВСІХ СВЯТИХ - 06/15/14|
15 червня в Українській Православній церкві Всіх Святих, що на 11-й вулиці в Мангетені, відбулося храмове свято
|Recent Shipments to Needy Children in Ukraine - 06/14/14|
Nicholas Spak, a Pittsburgh resident, active in scouting and frequent participant of the camping program at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Emlenton, PA recently completed his Eagle Project. Nick is a Boy Scout with Troop 28 from Bower Hill Community Church in Mount Lebanon Pittsburgh.
|Liturgical Commission of the Church Meets! - 06/12/14|
Following the glorious celebration of Pentecost, the members of Liturgical Commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA gathered via Teleconference for its 2014 quarterly meeting on June 12, 2014.
|Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States Committee Chairmen Meet in New York City, NY - 06/11/14|
A historic face-to-face meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was organized by the Secretariat’s Coordinator for Committees, Bishop Maxim (Serbian Orthodox Church of North America), and was held on June 10 at the Archdiosecan Center of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and was hosted by Archbishop Demetrios. Since much of the work of the Assembly of Bishops falls within the purview of its thirteen committees, the success of these committees is essential for the success of the Assembly as a whole.
|Dual Celebration in Bensenville, IL! - 06/11/14|
Подвійний ювілей парафії Святої Тройці в Бенсенвіл
|Graduation at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary! - 06/07/14|
On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the faculty and student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of South Bound Brook, NJ gathered at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, NY for the Commencement ceremony. Following the completion of a three-year program of study, including many church services and at least four years of field work, Subdeacon Adrian Mazur received his Master of Divinity Degree.
|Congratulatory Letter to Ukraine’s President! - 06/06/14|
Як ієрархи Української Православної Церкви США, а також від імені духовенства та вірних Церкви, ми хотіли б висловити Вам щирі вітання з нагоди обрання Вас на посаду президента України.
|Archpastoral Visit to Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Palos Park, IL - 06/04/14|
On the morning of June 1, the joyous sun gently was warming up the south suburbs of Chicago Metropolitan area, as Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family was preparing to share in the joy of eight children: Nicholas McEvilly, Antony Sendeha, Clare Rolando, Jacob Drewno, Mallory Zvonek, Mikey Supilowski, Nathan Larson and Nina Kulchytsky, who were about to receive for the very first time the Holy Mystery of Confession.
|All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp Committee Meets - 05/31/14|
The All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp Committee gathered for its annual regular meeting of the 2014 Summer Camp season on Saturday, May 31st at All Saints Camp in Emlenton, PA.
|Icon Workshops - 05/29/14|
June 9-14, 2014 – Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
June 23 - 28, 2014 – Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
|Deacon Theophan Mackey Ordained to the Holy Priesthood - 05/28/14|
Graduating seminarian Deacon Theophan Mackey was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox of the USA at a Divine Liturgy on the feast day of the Ascension of our Lord at St. Andrew Ukrainian Memorial Orthodox Church in South Bound Brook, NJ on Thursday May 29, 2014.
|Regarding the Presidential Election in Ukraine - 05/28/14|
Statement of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine Regarding the Presidential Election in Ukraine
|Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Participate in the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Archpastoral Service of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada - 05/28/14|
|May 22, 2014 — For Orthodox Parents & Teens UNDERAGE ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE PREVENTION - 05/21/14|
May 22, 2014 — For Orthodox Parents & Teens UNDERAGE ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE PREVENTION
|Metropolitan Constantine of Blessed Memory: 1936-2012 - 05/19/14|
Marking Second Anniversary of Metropolitan Constantine's Anniversary
|Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem — Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew - 05/19/14|
May 24-26, 2014
|Bishop Daniel Visits St Anthony of the Desert Mission, Las Cruces - 05/12/14|
This year His Grace Bishop DANIEL, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA visited our mission in Las Cruces during the Paschal season. He arrived on Friday, May 9th with seminarian Subdeacon Adrian Mazur of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary.
|UOC Participation in International Youth Forum of the Ecumenical Patriarchate - 05/11/14|
His All Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Church, called together youth workers from around the world to participate in the International Youth Forum May 2-4, 2014. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA was represented by our director of Youth & Young Ministry, Natalie Kapeluck Nixon. The youth directors and coordinators present portrayed the diversity of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with representatives from such varying locations as Korea, New Zealand and Finland.
|2014 Appalachia Mission Trip to Southwest Virginia - 05/09/14|
A weeklong work-trip to assist in construction - July 5-11, 2014
Cost: $600/person (includes lodging, food, and funding of project) excluding transportation to Charlottesville, VA
For more information, contact (434) 244-2851 (David Murphy) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications due May 15, 2014
Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. (Luke 6:47-48)
Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Charlottesville Va. and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
|Свято у Ярдвілі - 05/07/14|
Цей травневий день був причинoю багатьoх святкувань, щo збагатили память людей, хтo пoспiшав на тoржественну недiльну Службу Бoжу. Булo вiдoмo, щo церква Святoгo Юрiя Перемoжця, недiльнoгo ранку oчiкує великих гoстей, Митрoпoлита Антoнiя, предстoятеля Украïнськoï Правoславнoï Церкви в Америцi та Владику Даниïла, Президента Кoнсистoрiï нашoï Церкви. З великим нетерпiнням дiти шкoли Украïнoзнавства oчiкували зустрiчi з Владиками та Благoслoвiння вiд них. Прикрашенi кoшики, напoвненi пелюстками свiжих трoянд, були пригoтавленi вчителями i учнями шкoли, щoб встелити дoрoгу для гoстей на ранкoву Службу дo Святoгo Храму. У супрoвoдi людей з Хрестoм i Хoругвами, дiтoчoк з квiтами, Владик на пoрoзi, з хлiбoм i сiллю на вишитoму рушнику, чекав гoлoва парафiяльнoï Управи Василь Дерека. У притвoрi церкви, з привiтальним слoвoм, зустрiв настoятель oтець Петрo. Храмoве святo цьoгo рoку oсoбливе, 60 РОКІВ назад була запoчаткoвана Грoмада церкви святoгo Юрiя Перемoжця.
|May 23-26, 2014 – Young Adult Memorial Day Weekend Retreat - 05/07/14|
Have fun and do it right!
|Vocations Retreat at St. Sophia Seminary! - 05/03/14|
Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary is one of the jewels of our Metropolitan Center. It has trained generations of clergy to serve the people and parishes of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church. But vocations are about more than training clergy and our parishes need more than priests.
|Memory Eternal: Deacon Dennis Lapushansky - 05/02/14|
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA about the falling asleep of a servant of God Deacon Dennis Lapushansky of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Carnegie, PA.
|Rain Flooding at the Metropolia Center - 05/01/14|
As you most assuredly have seen it the news, the Central and Northern New Jersey witnessed a significant amount of rain storms in the last few days. Earlier this morning, May 1, 2014 - at about 6:30AM the Emergency Vehicles of Franklin Township and South Bound Brook, NJ were summoned on the Main Street of South Bound Brook, NJ due to the extensive flooding that took place around the Metropolia Center’s property line.
|Thousands Participate in Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage - 04/30/14|
It has been a pious tradition among Ukrainians living in the USA, Canada and throughout Diaspora to visit the monumental St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Cemetery in South Bound Brook, NJ on the first weekend after Pascha (Easter). It has become known as the St. Thomas Sunday or Provody Pilgrimage during which we gather at the gravesites of our loved ones to share in prayerful unity with them the joy of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
|Paschal Epistle - Пасхальне Послання 2014 - 04/21/14|
Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine for 2014 in the Year of Our Lord
Постійної Конференції Українських Православних Єпископів поза межами України у 2014 році Божому
|The Assembly of Canonial Orthodox Bishops of the USA Remembers Abducted Bishops - 04/20/14|
|College Mission Trip to Orphanages in Ukraine 2014 - 04/18/14|
NEW DATES: August 11 - 18, 2014
|UOL Essay Contest - 04/18/14|
Entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2014
|Great and Holy Friday at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH! - 04/17/14|
On Great and Holy Friday, the most somber day of the liturgical year, about 200 parishioners, relatives and members of the community at large gathered in Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, OH, in solemn witness of the sacrifice of the Lord in order to participate in the Vespers service, at which the Holy Shroud is brought out of the sanctuary and placed in the midst of the faithful for veneration.
|Holy Thursday Liturgical Services at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH! - 04/17/14|
Those, in attendance at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH, had an opportunity to once again participate in the prayers and the historical sequence of the events, as related in the Gospels and hymns, providing a vivid foundation for the great events yet to come.
|PATRIARCHAL ENCYCLICAL FOR HOLY PASCHA - 04/16/14|
The emotional state of the Lord’s disciples was grim after His Crucifixion because, by the Lord’s death on the Cross, the hopes of His disciples were dispersed that He and they would one day prevail as a political power. They had perceived the triumphant entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, following the resurrection of Lazarus and the miraculous feeding of five thousand men, with additional women and children, by five loaves of bread and two fish, as a prelude of their conquering of secular authority. The mother of two of them, moreover, requested that her two sons sit by each side of the Lord when He came to power. All these, however, dissipated as childish imaginations on account of the awful execution of Jesus Christ.
|The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America - 04/16/14|
Together, as one family, we have completed the spiritual journey of Great Lent. Standing on Golgotha with the Most-blessed Theotokos and John the Evangelist, we have witnessed the Author of creation nailed to the Cross. With boldness and profound faith, together with Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, we have dared to touch the life-giving Body of our Lord. And with the Myrrh-bearing Women, we have received the eternal peace and experienced the deafening silence of the Cenotaph of Jesus Christ.
|Holy Unction Service in Penn-Ohio Deanery! - 04/16/14|
This year, the clergy of Penn-Ohio Deanery of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, along with their spiritual father and hierarch His Grace Bishop Daniel, gathered for this Holy Mystery at Holy Wonderworker Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox pro-Cathedral in Lakewood, OH. At about 6:30PM, the parish church temple was filled with parishioners and visitors to the parish family to take part in the Holy Unction Mystery.
|Palm Sunday at St. Panteleimon Parish in Brooklyn, NY - 04/13/14|
Metropolitan Antony has visited St. Panteleimon parish on Palm Sunday for many years and talks about the visit for weeks after each year’s visit. He speaks of the personal joy at witnessing so many of the faithful present with the hope that the willow branches they receive from him will remind them throughout Holy Week and the entire year following the Feast of Feasts – the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – that theirs is a sacred responsibility to live virtuous lives and to live in the Love of the One who gave Himself as a ransom for their salvation.
|Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: Call for Peace Amid Escalating Violence! - 04/13/14|
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ: greetings in His Holy Name, as we journey through the sacred days of this year’s Holy Week! It is with the heavy hearts that we write this note to the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Christian community throughout the world. The situation in our ancestral homeland Ukraine is of increasing concern.
|Palm Sunday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 04/13/14|
КВІТНА НЕДІЛЯ В УКРАЇНСЬКІЙ ПРАВОСЛАВНІЙ КАТЕДРІ СВЯТОГО КНЯЗЯ ВОЛОДИМИРА
|Message of the Ecumenical Patriarch to the Devout Ukrainian People - 04/12/14|
Message By His All-Holiness to the Devout Ukrainian People on the Occasion of the Triumphal Entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into the Holy City of Jerusalem
|UKRAINE – A WOUNDED NATION: UOC of the USA Delivers Humanitarian Aid - 04/12/14|
УКРАЇНА – ПОРАНЕНА НАЦІЯ: УПЦ США Доставляє Гуманітарну Допомогу... With the blessing of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the President of the Consistory and the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Church, His Grace Bishop Daniel, traveled to the various parts of Ukraine during the first week of April.
|Annual Pysanka Workshop at Saint Sophia Seminary! - 04/10/14|
As Great Lent was coming to a close and Pascha quickly approaching, local young adults met at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary on Monday evening to continue the Ukrainian springtime tradition of creating beautiful pysanky.