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Memory Erternal - 05/27/15

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 - Pani-Matka Anna Hankevych, of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH.


From Horrific Tragedy to Multiple Blessings - 05/23/15

It was on Sunday afternoon, 25 August 2013, at St. Mary Protectress (Pokrova) parish, Philadelphia, PA – just a few hours after Divine Liturgy had been celebrated and the faithful members had departed to their homes – that TRAGEDY struck in the form of a fire caused by aging electrical wiring.  The fire grew rapidly and spread to encompass the whole Church building and the parish social center and school.  Parishioners, along with their priest, Fr. Volodymyr Khanas, began to gather to witness the horror. Fr. Taras Naumenko, of St. Vladimir Cathedral just a few miles away was also present and had informed Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel about what was happening and by the time our hierarchs arrive an hour later to comfort the parish family, it was a five-alarm fire, meaning that five fire companies were working diligently to put an end to the fire. Unfortunately, the buildings were completely destroyed.


UOC of the USA and UNWLA Joint Charitable Outreach in Ukraine - 05/22/15

On Monday, May 18, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel met with Mrs. Marianna Zajac, President of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) at the Consistory Offices of the Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.


Єпископ Даниїл відвідав поранених солдатів Української Армії в Військовому Госпіталі міста Львова - 05/14/15

Коли ми чуємо про жертв війни, ми схильні думати про тих, хто не повернувся додому. Ми не задумуємося над тим, що багато з тих, хто служить в армії повертається додому з пораненнями різних видів та ступенів... Для духовенства, для вірних Української Православної Церкви США та особливо для Єпископа Даниїла, який служив капеланом на військовій базі Армії США, робота з пораненими солдатами, допомагаючи чоловікам і жінкам Збройних Сил знову повернутися до нормального способу життя, є ціллю, яка вийшла поза рамки просто фінансової допомоги – і стала індивідуальним та особистим підходом любові та турботи, чому не має ціни.


Bishop Daniel Visits Wounded Soldiers of Ukrainian Army at the Military Hospital in Lviv, Ukraine - 05/12/15

When we hear about casualties of war, we tend to think about those who don’t return home. But many in the military do return home with wounds of various types and degree…For the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and especially His Grace Bishop Daniel, who served as a chaplain at the US Army Military Base, working with the wounded soldiers, helping the men and women of the Armed Forces to re-adjust back to normal life settings, has been a task that goes beyond monetary donations – but takes a personal approach of love and care that very often is priceless. 


Bishop Daniel Visits Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA - 05/07/15

For many weeks parishioners of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA, have been looking forward to His Grace Bishop Daniel’s visit to the parish for the Founders Day Celebration of the parish family...  Finally the long awaited weekend arrived – Vladyka Daniel and Subdeacon Volodymyr Yavorskyi of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary arrived from the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ and directly at the airport they were greeted by the members of the parish community. 


Seminarians of the Church Fulfill the Mandate of the Faithful to Aid the Needy of Ukraine - 05/06/15

Six seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ gathered together at the main dining hall of the Seminary in the evening hours of May 6th, 2015 in order to accomplish the task of packing over 600 lb. of clothing and toys for the children Ukrainian orphanages that are sponsored by the UOC of the USA as well as clothing for the refugees from Eastern Ukraine.  


Храмове свято в церкві Святого Юрія Переможця в Ярдвілі - 05/06/15

Третьoгo травня Бог дарував Храмове свято і чудову погоду для парафіян i гостей церкви Святого Юрія Переможця в Ярдвілі. До парафії завітав Митрополит Антоній у супроводі п'яти семінаристів. Разом з парафіянами поважного гостя зустрічали учні школи Українознавства. Діти встелили дорогу Владиці запашними трояндовими пелюстками, а хлопці прислужники чекали на нього в церкві. Вони одяглися в стихарі і виглядали дуже щасливими від почуття виявленого до них довір’я і честі допомагати в святковому Богослужінні.


РУХ ЗА ВИЖИВАННЯ УКРАЇНИ: Якщо не ми, тоді хто? Якщо не зараз, тоді коли? - 05/04/15

Мільйони невинних українців страждають через конфлікт з Росією. Іноземне вторгнення зруйнувало безліч життів. Рік тому сім’ї, які жили мирно, мали роботу і працювали 40 годин на тиждень, возили своїх дітей на футбол та балет, сьогодні залишилися бездомними, бідними, каліками, овдовілими та сиротами. Їхнє життя зруйновано і тепер вони мусять покидати свої міста, які колись були повні життя, залишаючи позаду все, що вони нажили, беручи з собою тільки те, що можна помістити у валізку, та вирушати у невідоме та небезпечне майбутнє.


St. Sophia Seminary Fundraiser During the Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage - 05/04/15

During the annual St. Thomas Sunday pilgrimage to the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, New Jersey, the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (also located on the grounds of the Metropolia Center) embarked on a fundraising effort in order to raise funds towards the recent, and needed, renovations of the Seminary.


His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Visits Boston, MA - 05/01/15

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston was honored to have a visit from His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. The Metropolitan was greeted with flowers by the children of the parish, bread and salt by Parish Board President, Jane Yavarow and the holy cross by Fr. Roman Tarnavsky. With the intoning of “Christ is Risen” he began the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Responses were offered by the dedicated members of the parish choir. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Metropolitan Antony invited everyone outside for a group photo.  


Save Ukraine Now CAMPAIGN - 04/29/15

Christ taught us to love our neighbor, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, take in the stranger. Today we have the perfect opportunity to heed His words and help Christ, by helping those in need. On April 29, 2015, His Grace Bishop Daniel, Consistory President and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. joined a distinguished panel of guests among which were General Wesley K. Clark (retired), Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and former presidential candidate to launch the “Ukraine Survival Campaign”.


A Joyous Return! - 04/28/15

The Consecration of Saint Michael’s in Woonsocket, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, and the Ordination of Deacon Michael Abrahamson


Єпископ Даниїл відвідав місійну громаду Св. Тройці, міста Сіетл - Bishop Daniel Visits the Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Seattle, WA - 04/27/15

Минулих вихідних, в суботу 25 та неділю 26 квітня, Його Преосвященство, Єпископ Даниїл виконуючи свій Архіпастирський обов’язок відвідав місійну громаду Св. Тройці, міста Сіетл, штат Вашингтон, яку від доручив в опіку отцю Андрію Матлак. Візит Архієрея завжди є радісною подією для громади. В цьому випадку радість була подвійною, як для громади так і для сім’ї отця Андрія: для отця Андрія та добродійки Надії – тому, що сам Владика приїхав щоб Охрестити та Миропомазати їхню новонароджену донечку Єлизавету; для парафіян – тому, що вони мали можливість помолитися та поспілкуватися з Владикою на протязі двох днів і тому, що їхня громада поповнилася ще однією Православною Християнкою (Новохрещеною Єлизаветою).


2015 High School Mission Trip - 04/24/15

With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry and Christian Charity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce its missionary trip for High School aged teenagers to the St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, RI. The High School Mission Trip will take place August 1 - 9, 2015. As you know, St. Michael's experienced a devastating fire to their church building in November 2014.


2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Camping Programs - 04/23/15

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Season at All Saints Camp - "I Am. " Applications for campers and staff are now available. 


OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! - 04/10/15

Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church’s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.


Metropolitan Antony Visits St. Nicholas UOC Parish in Charlottesville (Greenwood), Virginia - 04/03/15

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Charlottesville received a special blessing during this last week of Great Lent, when we welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, accompanied by sub-deacons Ivan Chopko and Volodymyr Yavorskyi from St. Sophia Theological Seminary. Their weekend visit, even with the long drive from South Bound Brook, allowed them to avoid a threatening spring snow approaching the northern states! While in our midst, His Eminence not only spent time with parish priest Fr. Robert Holet, presiding over Saturday evening Vespers and a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, but he fully immersed himself in the life of the parish.


OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! - 10/28/14

Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church’s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.


Archived News
Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Farewell Reception in Honor of Ambassador of Ukraine - 04/25/15

On April 23, 2015, the Diplomatic Corps of Ukraine hosted a send off for one of its very own, the Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksander Motsyk. Ambassadors, government officials, representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic Churches, leaders of Ukrainian-American community and other distinguished guests gathered at the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America in Washington, DC in formal fashion to bid the guests of honor, Mr. Motsyk and his family, farewell. Mrs. Natalia Motsyk joined her husband in a meet and greet among guests, with the members of the Embassy’s staff by their side.

2015 St. Thomas Sunday-Provody: Weekend Pilgrimage to South Bound Brook, NJ – Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - 04/19/15

It was one of the most beautiful weekends we have seen for years in terms of weather that drew numerous visitors of Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic faithful to the Metropolia Center of the Church. This year’s event took place on 18-19 April and was inaugurated with the service of Divine Liturgy in St. Andrew Memorial Church on Saturday morning. During the Liturgy commemorations were made for all those buried in St. Andrew Cemetery.

18-19 April, 2015 - Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage - 04/16/15

The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the clergy and the Office of Youth Ministry encourage children and youth of our Holy Metropolia to enrich their lives by participating with their parents and family members in the various liturgical services, especially the Holy Mystery of Confession and the Holy Eucharist during this year’s Holy Pilgrimage.

2015 Malta Scholarship - Undergraduate and 2015 Paleologos Scholarship - Graduate Levels Available - 04/13/15

Applications for scholarships administered by the Office of the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is April 27, 2015.

St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Celebrates Pascha with the Archpastor of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - 04/12/15

The liturgical services began in total darkness, as His Grace Bishop Daniel chanted the announcement of Resurrection and carried out the flame from the tomb of the Savior, which was brought from Jerusalem to St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL!... This year, more than 500 men, women and children were welcomed to the cathedral’s temple during the Pascha Midnight service. The Boyan choir under the direction of Volodymyr Popowych led the chanting of the entire liturgical cycle of the services, thus spiritually uplifting those in attendance. Faithful from all over Chicago Metropolitan area arrived to the cathedral in order to share of joy of Pascha with people of various age groups and immigrations to the United States of America. Chanting the Gospel narrative at the Liturgy, the Word of God was proclaimed in 18 languages, thus offering a bit of Christ’s presence to the representatives of Ukrainian, Serbian, Belorysyn, German, Greek, Antiochian and other ethnic communities.

2015 Paschal Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine - 04/12/15

On this joyful and holy day of the Most-glorious and Divine Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ, we extend most heartfelt greetings to all you Orthodox Christians with the feast of the Lord’s Pascha! The magnificent feast of the Resurrection of Christ calls all of us to consider again the eternal treasures of Christian teaching and offers a golden opportunity to fill our hearts with goodness and love for God and neighbour. The Resurrection of Christ unites us all through faith in the victory of light over darkness, goodness over evil and life over death. The Holy Apostle James reminds usthat “as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (Jam 2:26)And so, on these joyful days of Pascha, we should endeavourwith especial diligenceto prayerfully alleviate the suffering of those oppressed by sorrow, encourage the downcast, perform acts of mercy, loveand compassion, and help those in need, who are waiting for us to offer our aid.

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015 - 04/11/15

ПАСХАЛЬНЕ ПОСЛАННЯ ВСЕЛЕНСЬКОГО ПАТРІАРХА ВАРФОЛОМІЯ

Great and Holy Saturday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 04/11/15

On Holy Saturday, His Grace Bishop Daniel once again presided over the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL, during which numerous faithful of Chicago Metropolitan area prayerfully gathered to reflect upon the great Mystery of salvation of the Crucified Savior. The pastor of the cathedral parish family Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Lymar assisted Vladyka Daniel.

Great and Holy Friday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 04/10/15

On Good 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 Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Chicago, IL, 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 with His Grace Bishop Daniel in Chicago Deanery - 04/09/15

There are four events commemorated on Thursday of Holy Week: the washing of the disciples' feet, the institution of the Holy Mystery of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Christ by Judas... The faithful of Chicago Deanery of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA were blessed to experience all four of these sacred commemorations, while attending the liturgical services of the day at Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Palos Park, IL.

Holy Unction Service at Sts Peter and Paul UOC Served by the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, His Grace Bishop Daniel and the Clergy of Chicago Deanery - 04/08/15

There is no man on the earth, who would not benefit from receiving healing. We are all in a need of some type of healing, either physical or spiritual; especially after the strain of “not so happy events” that have shaken our country and shaken the whole world… We have fallen into a spiritual distress.  Pastors of various religious congregations have been encouraging laity to seek spiritual healing. One after the other has been reminding their faithful of the importance of wellbeing of one’s soul. Our Holy Orthodox Church, besides providing healing through the comforting words of its clergy provides spiritual healing through miracle working sacraments: Holy Confession, Holy Eucharist and in particular Holy Unction.

Great and Holy Monday, Tuesday, And Wednesday - 04/06/15

The first part of Great Week presents us with an array of themes based chiefly on the last days of Jesus' earthly life. The story of the Passion, as told and recorded by the Evangelists, is preceded by a series of incidents located in Jerusalem and a collection of parables, sayings and discourses centered on Jesus' divine sonship, the kingdom of God, the Parousia, and Jesus' castigation of the hypocrisy and dark motives of the religious leaders. The observances of the first three days of Great Week are rooted in these incidents and sayings. The three days constitute a single liturgical unit. They have the same cycle and system of daily prayer. The Scripture lessons, hymns, commemorations, and ceremonials that make up the festal elements in the respective services of the cycle highlight significant aspects of salvation history, by calling to mind the events that anticipated the Passion and by proclaiming the inevitability and significance of the Parousia.

Archpastoral Palm Sunday Visit to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH - 04/05/15

On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year. Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem following His glorious miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Having anticipated His arrival and having heard of the miracle, the people when out to meet the Lord and welcomed Him with displays of honor and shouts of praise. On this day, the Orthodox Christians receive and worship Christ in this same manner, acknowledging Him as our King and Lord. To celebrate this great feast of the Church year St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH was blessed to welcome among their midst their spiritual father and the ruling hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – His Grace Bishop Daniel. Very Rev. Fr. John Nakonachny, pastor, and Very Rev. Fr. Michael Hontaruk, assistant pastor, concelebrated along with Bishop Daniel. The choirs sang beautifully under the direction of Markian Komichak.

Archpastoral Visit of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA - 03/31/15

Sunday March 29th was a special day for the members of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. On that day His Grace Daniel, Ruling Bishop of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in USA visited our parish.

UOC of the USA Participates in IOCC Syrian Relief Fund Raising in Pittsburgh, PA - 03/31/15

On Sunday, March 29, 2015 the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee held a Vespers prayer service and fund raising dinner benefitting Syrian brothers and sisters in Christ. This Syrian Relief gathering of about 500 people was held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

Bishop Daniel Visits St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Chicago, IL - Відвідини Владикою Даниїлом Свято-Володимирського Кафедрального Собору - 03/23/15

Неділя 22 березня, 2015 р. була незвичайною для громади Українського Православного Кафедрального Собору св. кн. Володимира у Чикаго. У цей день Преосвященніший Єпископ Даниїл завітав до своєї боголюбивої пастви. І хоч після тижневого потепління наші сподівання на скорий прихід весни начебто розвіялися, настрій присутніх у нашому храмі був піднесений та по-весняному бадьорий.

Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Meet With the Ecumenical Patriarch - 03/22/15

Following the conclusion of the plenary sessions of the annual meeting of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine, the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA traveled to the ancient city of Constantinople in order to hold an audience with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on March 16-18, 2015.

"Nashi Predky" 2015 Genealogy Workshop a Resounding Success - 03/21/15

The participants in the Center's Family History Group "Nashi Predky - Our Ancestors" 2015 spring workshop that took place on March 21 received information and research tools to help answer some of those questions. Nearly 40 people took part in this truly international event, with attendees and speakers from Canada, Poland, and Ukraine, as well distant US locations such as central Pennsylvania, Ohio, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

"Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" Spring 2015 Genealogy Workshop - 21 March, 2015! - 03/19/15

Join the Historical and Educational Center for its annual half-day Family History Group workshop... Join expert speakers Aleksandra Kacprzak and Michael Buryk on an exploration of Ukrainian-American history for genealogists and the history and archival resources for ethnic Ukrainians in Poland.

Seminarians of St. Sophia Seminary Learn How to Make Traditional Ukrainian Pysanky - 03/18/15

Every year before Pascha (Easter), the Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ attend a workshop on creating traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs, called pysanky.

Georgian Orthodox Bishop Sava Visits Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - 03/09/15

On the third Monday of Great Lent, the feast day of Venerable Erasmus of the monastery of Kyiv Caves - March 9, 2015, His Grace Bishop Daniel, President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA received in the spiritual center of the Church His Grace Bishop Sava, a Ruling Hierarch of the Georgian Orthodox Diocese of North America.

Fraternal Encounter of the Hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches of North America - 03/05/15

A fraternal encounter of the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of North America was held from March 3-5, 2015 in Clearwater, FL... Братерська зустріч ієрархів Української Католицької та Української Православної Церков Північної Америки відбувалася 3-5 березня цього року у місті Клеарвотер, Флорида (Clearwater, FL). 

Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine Meets - 03/05/15

Following the week long trip to Ukraine, marking the First Anniversary of the Repose of the Heavenly Hundred during the tragic events of February 18-20, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine and still being moved by the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and throughout the world, the hierarchs of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine convened their annual meeting on 2-4 March, 2015 in Clearwater, FL.

Protopresbyter Michael Kudanovych of Blessed Memory! - 03/02/15

It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that the Consistory Office of Public Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA prayerfully announces that the servant of God, Protopresbyter Michael Kudanovych has reposed in Christ - born to eternal life - after a lengthy illness on 28 February, 2015.

Great Lent Giveaway 2015 - 03/01/15

With the blessing of our Hierarchs, the GLG of 2015 will benefit the refugees of the Ukraine Conflict through the Ukrainian Aid Fund of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. The Ukrainian Aid Fund was established by the Hierarchs of our archdiocese following the tragic events in February 2014 when one hundred individuals lost their lives. This year we are asking that all youth of our church support this effort by helping to raise funds for and awareness through the Great Lent Giveaway about those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Our financial goal is to raise $3,000 for this program.

Sunday of Orthodoxy 2015 - 02/28/15

At the onset of our journey to Holy Pascha, the Church designates the first Sunday of Holy and Great Lent as the Sunday of Orthodoxy... Beloved brothers and sisters, perhaps now more than ever before, it is important to declare our Orthodox Christian Faith, for the world is suffering and desperately searching for peace and reconciliation. As the world produces distorted images of the truth, we must share the beauty of the Gospel. As the world resorts to violence and hatred, we must respond with love and forgiveness. And as the world falls deeper into despair, let us ask God to grant us courage to endure and to allow us to serve as icons of hope for our neighbor.

Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Visit Wounded Soldiers of Ukrainian Army at the Military Hospital in Lviv, Ukraine - 02/22/15

“Please, stay with us for another moment and offer us a blessing…” These were the words of one of the wounded soldiers at Lviv Regional Military Hospital which was visited by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel on Sunday, February 22, 2015 following their arrival to Lviv.

The UOC of the USA Delegation Meets with the Church Leaders of Ukraine and the Ambassador of the United Sates of America in Ukraine - 02/21/15

The third day – Thursday, 19 February, 2015 – of the current visit of our UOC of USA delegation to Ukraine as part of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops beyond the Borders of Ukraine (PCB) to the various ecclesiastical jurisdictions in Ukraine was an extremely busy one with very important discussions and prayerful homage to important Ukrainian memorials.

Delegation of the UOC of the USA Visits "Heavenly Hundred" memorial as well as LOGOS Center and Homeless Shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine - 02/18/15

Following the formal meeting with the President of Ukraine and the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA spent the first full day in Ukraine – February 18, 2015, visiting the site of a year long tragedy – a place of slaughter of innocent protestors, people of good will of HEAVENLY HUNDRED.

President of Ukraine Held a Meeting with the Members of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine and the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations - 02/17/15

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations of Ukraine at the Presidential Administration in Kyiv, Ukraine. Upon the invitation of President of Ukraine, the hierarchs of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine participated in the meeting.

St. Sophia Seminary Chapel Feast Day Celebration with Bishop Daniel! - 02/14/15

On Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Three Holy Hierarchs – St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom and Gregory the Theologian – Chapel of St. Sophia Seminary was filled with incense and chanting of festal verses as local clergy and faithful joined the faculty and student body of the Seminary to celebrate the Chapel’s Patron Feast Day.

Statement of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - 02/14/15

Commemorating the First Anniversary of the Repose of the Heavenly Hundred during the tragic events of February 18-20, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine -  Звернення Собору Єпископів Української Православної Церкви США з приводу першої річниці масового вбивства в Києві 18-20-го лютого, 2014 р.

Council of the Metropolia Completes Annual Meeting - 02/10/15

His Eminence Metropolitan Antony called the Annual Council of the Metropolia meeting to order on Thursday, 5 February in the HEC Exhibit Annex of the Ukrainian Cultural Center and led the members in prayer for all the clergy and faithful of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Following the invocation, His Eminence offered a meditation for consideration by the Council members, which was meant to guide the decision making process of the meeting. The theme of the meditation was “Trust in God” – under all circumstances – positive or negative. Such trust has always been expressed and exhibited by the leadership and faithful of our Church throughout its history from the Baptism of the Ukrainian nation in 988. Even when confronted with threats, catastrophes, suppression, oppression, genocide, secularism – all similar to the faithful Job of the Old Testament – faith and trust in God’s love for all mankind has resulted in the continued existence of the Church in Ukraine and here beyond her borders.

Two Orthodox Communities Offer Prayers for the People of Ukraine and Georgia - 02/09/15

Two Orthodox communities that share much of modern day history gathered together over the weekend of the Sunday of Prodigal Son (February 7-8, 2015) for the prayerful celebration of the Holy Eucharist, as a sign of mutual love, respect in the midst of tension in their ancestral homelands.

Statement of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago - 02/08/15

The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, at which Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is represented by His grace Bishop Daniel, issued a formal statement addressing the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS in the recent beheading of two Japanese citizens and the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot.

Students of St. Sophia Tour the Seminary Library - 02/08/15

On Monday, February 2, 2015 the students of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary were beginning their day like any other school-day. They began their day with Divine Liturgy at 7:00 am in the Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel in the Seminary. After Liturgy they had breakfast and started their classes.

St. Sophia Seminary Welcomes New Students from Ukraine! - 02/07/15

On January 28, a big event happened at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary - four new students arrived from Ukraine. Before their arrival, the seminary as a whole was preparing for their arrival... On the 28th, His Grace Bishop Daniel returned to New Jersey with the four new students: Taras Kaluzny, Yurii Bobko, Tadey Surak, and Ihor Protsak.

8 February, 2015 - Orthodox Scout Sunday - 02/03/15

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, Scouts all over the United States will celebrate National Scout Sunday. Scout Sunday is an annual event among all faiths which recognize the good work that is done by Scouts in our religious communities. The observance of Scout Sunday tradition was started years ago to make people in the church aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out of what is pledged each week. The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith. That is why this Sunday is set aside to honor God and to remind us that we are all His Creatures and made in His Image or more precisely - to image (reflect) Him to the world.

Souper Bowl Sunday 2015 is FEBRUARY 1, 2015! - 02/01/15

On Sunday, February 1st, numerous people across the country will gather to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. We are truly so fortunate to enjoy God’s blessings; this is the perfect opportunity to remember and to share with the less fortunate. Again this year, the Ukrainian Orthodox League requests that all UOL Chapters take a collection, and/or host a fundraising meal to support Saint Andrew’s Society’s Soup Kitchens in Ukraine. With the blessing of your pastor and in cooperation with the parish administration, we request you distribute the brochures, sharing them with the faithful.

February 12, 2015 - St. Sophia Seminary Chapel Feast Day! - 02/01/15

Join the Student Body of St. Sophia Seminary for the celebration of the Feast Day of Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel

Pan-Orthodox College Retreat - 02/01/15

The Antiochian Village Camp is sponsoring a pan-Orthodox retreat for college students, the weekend of Orthodoxy Sunday. In addition to the activities that you see here, we will be having Liturgy and subsequent services for Orthodoxy Sunday as a pan-Orthodox college student community.

Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving! - 01/31/15

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study, "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." All Orthodox clergy and laity are invited to take part in this unique project.

ATTENTION STUDENTS of the UOC of the USA: The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Scholarships Available - 01/31/15

The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation, commonly known as the Kulis Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting religious, humanitarian, and educational initiatives benefiting Orthodox Christian communities worldwide. The Foundation hopes that its philanthropic efforts will help to strengthen these communities and welcomes any requests that align with this mission.

Metropolitan Antony Celebrates Patronal Feast Day - 01/30/15

His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Locum Tenens of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora celebrated his patronal feast day at St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ on Friday, January 30, 2015.

St. Sophia Seminary Students Commemorate the Battle of Kruty Heroes - 01/29/15

97 years ago - 29 January, 1918 - 300 Kyiv students, cadets and high school pupils fought in the Battle of Kruty defending their homeland, their independence and ultimately their future. The history of the exploits of the Heroes of Kruty has been passed from mouth to mouth for decades. The young patriots demonstrated that their love for their country was more powerful than any internal or external danger.

Відзначення Дня Соборності України в осередку Митрополії УПЦ США - Ukrainian Unity Day at the Metropolia Center - 01/22/15

Щорічно 22 січня вся Україна та українська діаспора святкує День Соборності. Не оминуло це свято і осередку нашої Митрополії у С. Баунд Бруку. Близько полудня, як і 96 років тому, у церкві-пам’ятнику св. Андрія зібралися парафіяни, працівники, члени Консисторії та гості, щоб відслужити молебень за мир та добробут України та її народу. Молебень відслужили первоієрарх УПЦ США Високопреосвященніший митрополит Антоній та Преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл - голова Консисторії Церкви у співслужінні місцевого духовенства. У духовній єдності з піднятим синьо-жовтим прапором об’єдналися українці різних поколінь, щоб помолитися за свій знівечений народ. Адже ж цього року, відзначення цієї події відчувається особливе, беручи до уваги події в Україні.

EXCITING NEW PROGRAM OF PAN-ORTHODOX “BE THE BEE” THEMED EVENTS - 01/21/15

Youth workers, representing Orthodox jurisdictions from across the country, met at Antiochian Village today, and are excited to announce a new series of unprecedented, inter-jurisdictional "Be the Bee" themed events.

Свято Богоявлення з Преосвященнішим Владикою Даниїлом - 01/21/15

Початок святкування Богоявлення відноситься до часів апостольських, бо в цей день було явлення Христового Божества, що засвідчувалось Богом Отцем при Хрещенні, і Утішителем Духом Святим, у вигляді голубинному, що показав присутнім засвітченного. Піснеспіви і канони до святкування складені дуже давно, але по сьогодні мають велику духовну силу, яка передається з покоління в покоління.

2015 OCF Real Break - 01/19/15

OCF’s Real Break aims to prepare college students to be socially informed Orthodox Christian citizens of this world, while directing their focus on the world to come, the kingdom of heaven. Built on a foundation of fellowship, education, worship, and service, Real Break provides students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in the other – traveling to all parts of the world deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers.

22 січня, 2015 - Відзначення Дня Соборності України в осередку Митрополії УПЦ США! - 01/14/15

22 January, 2015 - Ukrainian Day of Unity Celebration at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA

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