|Ukrainian Orthodox Community Gathers in Washington, DC - 03/07/14|
Over two thousand Ukrainian Americans gathered on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in front of the White House at the nation’s capital in Washington, DC for a peaceful and prayerful demonstration, sharing with the greater American community the conditions under which the Ukrainian society functions following the bloodshed events of the last month in Kyiv. Almost three thousand people, holding Ukrainian and American flags prayed, sang and listened to Ukrainian-American leaders reflecting on the most recent events in Crimea, Ukraine and the political and military aggression of the Russian Federation.
|Get Ready for Camping Season! - 03/06/14|
Tired of winter? Then plan some HOT camping this year!
|Great Lent Giveaway 2014 - 03/06/14|
Focus on Giving
Benefiting FOCUS North America — Back to School Initiative
|Lenten Epistle - Постове Послання - 03/02/14|
“Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?’Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (Jn 14:6)
|Members of Local Ukrainian Communities Providing Aid to Those in the Ukraine - 03/01/14|
Members of local Ukrainian communities are coming to the aid of Ukraine in its time of need.
|Statement of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA! - 03/01/14|
We remain in solidarity with our Orthodox, Catholic and other Faith leaders in Ukraine who have proved their devotion to their flocks in their steadfast prayer and ministry to those who sat on the cold cobble-stoned Maidan.
|УПЦ США Надає Негайну Допомогу Україні - 03/01/14|
Слухаючи заклики до негайних дій з України, і, бачачи зображення виїзних лікарень в церквах і громадських центрах по всьому Києві, з благословення Високопреосвященнішого Митрополита Антонія, єпископ Даниїл - голова Консисторії Української Православної Церкви побував у Києві, надавши перші $10,000 для потребуючих.
|2014 Lenten Homily from Patriarch Bartholomew - 02/28/14|
“Behold, now is the favorable time,
now is the time of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6.2)
|UOC of the USA Delivers Financial Aid to Ukraine - 02/25/14|
Listening to the urgent appeals from Ukraine, and seeing the images of portable hospitals being established in churches and community centers throughout Kyiv, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel – President of the Consistory of the Church traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine delivering the first $10,000 to those in need.
|AN URGENT APPEAL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS! - 02/25/14|
As the news agencies around the world have informed, the situation in Ukraine has become worse, almost beyond comprehension, to the point that the government is deliberately firing into crowds of demonstrators in Independence Square in Kyiv with horrific results in the deaths of now over one hundred people.
|2014 Camp and Youth Workers Conference – “Writing Icons of the Kingdom” - 02/24/14|
The 12th Annual Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Workers Conference took place at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA from January 23-25, 2014. Over 80 youth workers from across the United States and Canada gathered together for this year’s Conference. The Conference is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Camps Association (orthodoxcamps.org) and all Jurisdictional Youth Departments, however a different sponsoring member takes on the responsibility of hosting the event each year. This year’s Conference was co-hosted by the Youth and Camping Ministries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. Our archdiocese was well represented with several staff from our camping ministry and parish youth workers. The theme of the Conference was “Writing Icons of the Kingdom: Understanding our Youth as Icons we are Helping to Write.”
|The Video Message of His All-Holiness on the tragic situation in Ukraine - 02/24/14|
|His All-Holiness Holds Memorial Service for Ukrainian Victims - 02/23/14|
On Sunday, February 23, 2014, following the Divine Liturgy, His All-Holiness held a Memorial Service (Trisagion) for those who lost their lives during the recent ongoing protests in Ukraine.
|Bishop Leads an Emotional Prayer Service at the Consistory - 02/19/14|
Leading a group of faithful in prayer for peace in Ukraine, His Grace Bishop Daniel, President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA said that the present armed conflict in the ancestral homeland of so many faithful of the UOC of the USA is ultimately caused by selfishness and can be overcome only through expressions of love and fraternity and never with violence.
|Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Tragic Situation in Ukraine - 02/18/14|
Beloved children and friends in Ukraine and abroad,
It is with heavy heart that we have been following the ongoing and, indeed, only escalating tragic circumstances in Ukraine over the last weeks. We feel that our brothers and sisters in Ukraine are our own flesh and blood. “We endure the same sufferings that you suffer and we work with you for your joy,” as St. Paul says.
|Закликаємо припинити насильство в Україні - Violence Must Stop Immediately - 02/18/14|
Українська Православна Церква США просить владу припинити насильство над Українським народом...
|Icon Workshops - 02/18/14|
June 9-14, 2014 – Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
June 23 - 28, 2014 – Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
|The Patron Feast Day at the Seminary - 02/13/14|
On February 12, 2014, St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary celebrated its patronal feast, commemorating the Three Holy Hierarchs Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. Although named in honor of the Holy Wisdom – St. Sophia, the seminary chapel is under the protection of these three great Hierarchs of the Eastern Church, noted for their great piety and wisdom.
|UOL Essay Contest - 02/07/14|
Entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2014
|2014 Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Available - 02/05/14|
The Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is pleased to offer the following information about the availability of Scholarship funds for Undergraduate and Graduate Students of the UOC of the USA.
|UOC of the USA Announces Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople - 02/03/14|
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.
|Silver Anniversary Celebration in Brazil - 01/26/14|
Over a thousand faithful from across Brazil and Paraguay gathered at the site of the soon to be constructed Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Papanduva, Parana province of Brazil for the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Holy Priesthood of the Ruling Hierarch of the Eparchy of South America – His Eminence Archbishop Jeremiah.
|Святкування 95-ї річниці Дня Соборності України - 01/22/14|
Кожного року 22 січня вся Україна та українці в Діаспорі святкують День Соборності. Яке ж значення має для нас, українців, це свято? Адже проголошений Акт злуки УНР та ЗУНР був політичним та юридичним, проте не відбувся на державному рівні, Україна продовжувала бути епіцентром загарбницьких війн. Це свято є дуже символічним і несе за собою ідею єдності українського народу. Цю єдність ми сьогодні можемо бачити у людях, які вийшли на майдани по цілій Україні, щоб відстоювати те, за що наші прадіди боролися, відстоювали та віддали свої життя і заповідали нам робити так. Саме тому ми так урочисто щороку піднімаємо прапор у супроводі гімну і віддаємо шану цьому дню.
|OCMC News - 2014 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! - 01/06/14|
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.
|Day of Remembrance in Parma, Ohio - 02/22/14|
As we know, there have been many tragic events in Ukraine. The worst of all of the happenings were last week, where many people have either been killed or heavily injured. All of these activists were fighting for their own Ukrainian freedom. In the memory of the deceased activists in Ukraine, on February 22nd, 2014 our St. Vladimir clergy and the staff and students of the Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies in Parma, Ohio held a memorial service with lit candles and sang “Memory Eternal.”
|Закликаємо до молитви - Asking for Prayers - 02/21/14|
The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Prayerfully Asks the Faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and every person of good will to join the parishes of the Church throughout the country for prayer services for peace and stability in Ukraine on Sunday, February 23, 2014.
|Metropolia Center - Winter Wonderland! - 02/12/14|
For us, at the offices of the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA today was one of those days. The spiritual center of the Church was truly a snow-covered winter wonderland.
|UN Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko - 02/02/14|
З нагоди 200 ліття від народження Т. Шевченка - 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko!
|Souper Bowl Sunday 2014 is TODAY! - 02/01/14|
Team up with Ukrainian Orthodox League of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in our Annual Souper Bowl of Caring. Rally your parish and church youth to champion this social service ministry by feeding the poor and caring for those in need around the world.
|Theophany Celebration in Western Deanery of the Church - 01/19/14|
“We hope that it will become a pious tradition for our Eparchial Bishop to celebrate the Great Feast of Theophany of our Lord with the faithful of the Western Deanery...” – with such words of welcome to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, Very Rev. Fr. Vasile Sauciur greeted His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, as the bishop entered the parish temple on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
|Музей імені Патріарха Мстислава історичного та Освітнього комплексу УПЦ США Отримав Різдвяні Подарунки - 01/15/14|
Відразу після суворих зимових заметіль в центрі та на сході Сполучених Штатів Америки відбулася довгоочікувана подорож голови Консисторії Української Православної Церкви США Преосвященного єпископа Даниїла до Міннеаполісу, Міннесота для виконання подвійної місії в житті Церкви.
|Nativity of our Lord Celebration at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church! - 01/07/14|
|2014 Summer College Age Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages! - 01/06/14|
The College Student Mission Trip to aid orphanages in Ukraine, is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort to special needs orphans and orphanages in a country that currently does not have the means to do so.
|A Visit of Love: 2013 Winter Mission Team to Znamianka Orphanage Returns from Ukraine! - 01/05/14|
For the past three years the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA make prayerful efforts to share the great feast of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas with the children of Znaminaka orphanage in Kirovohrad region of Ukraine. This particular orphanage provides daily care for severely handicapped children with mental and physical disabilities.
|Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine: Feast of the Nativity of our Lord! - 01/04/14|
|Patriarchal Encyclical for Nativity of our Savior - 01/02/14|
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given." (Isaiah 9.5)
|Ordination of Subdeacon Paul to the Holy Deaconate - 12/29/13|
by Metropolitan Antony at St. Michael Parish, Woonsocket, RI
|Metropolitan Antony Visits Los Angeles, CA! - 12/25/13|
Over the weekend of December 21-22, 2013 the parishioners of St. Andrew the First Called Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Los Angeles, California welcomed to the parish the Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. This was the first visit of our Metropolitan to southern California since his enthronement in January of this year at another parish of St Andrew - in Silver Springs, MD. The Metropolitan visited with Father Vasyl Shtelen and Pani Matka of St Andrew and Father Vasile Sauciur of the sister parish of St Vladimir in Los Angeles to learn first hand of their pastoral duties and successes.
|Carnegie Parish Welcomes Bishop Daniel and Seminarians - 12/22/13|
On the weekend of December 13-15, 2013, Bishop Daniel and three Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ (Ivan Chopko, Volodymyr Sukanets Sr., and Volodymyr Sukanets Jr.) honored the St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Carnegie, Pennsylvania with a visit.
|Parishes of the UOC of the USA Participate in Coats and Shoes Drive for Orphans! - 12/19/13|
With the Blessing of the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the faithful of our Church embarked this fall on a nationwide warm clothes drive for needy children in Ukraine.
|Holodomor Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony in Washington, DC! - 12/16/13|
The year of our 2013 marks 80th anniversary of Holodomor-Genocide 1932-1933, and there is no better way to show how much the Ukrainian-American community of the United States of America thinks of all the victims of Genocidal Famine than to set a foundation for a monument in their memory.
|Свято cв. Миколая у Школі Українознавства при Українському Катедральному Соборі Св. Кн.Володимира у Чикаго! - 12/15/13|
День Святого Миколая - свято, на яке з нетерпінням чекають і діти і дорослі. Цього року Школа Українознавства при Українському Православному Катедральному Соборі Св. Кн. Володимира святкувала його у неділю, 15 грудня. У цей нелегкий для нашої Батьківщини час учителі та вихованці Школи присвятили його Євромайдану - як самій ідеї боротьби за європейське майбутнє України, так і його учасникам - цвітові української нації, що не бажає стояти осторонь, а,незважаючи на заборони та силовий спротив теперішньої злочинної влади, прагнуть вибороти гідне життя для усієї країни.
|Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Offer Prayers for Ukrainian Nation! - 12/11/13|
В середу 11 грудня 2013 року Божого в каплиці семінарії св. Софії, що у м. Саут-Баунд-Брук, штату Нью-Джерсі Преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл разом з ієреєм Василем Довганом, ієреєм Василем Пасакасом, та всіма семінаристами відслужили акафіст до Пресвятої Богородиці Діви Марії як до Заступниці та Покровительки всіх вірних християн, щоб випросила в Господа Бога терпіння, мужності, миру та любові для всіх українців, які переживають зараз важкий час становлення своєї демократичної держави, шляхом волевиявлення.
|His Grace Bishop Daniel Makes an Archpastoral Visit to Arden Hills, MN! - 12/08/13|
Over the weekend of December 6-8, 2013 the parishioners of Holy Great-Martyr Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Arden Hills, MN welcomed to the parish family their Eparchial hierarch – His Grace Bishop Daniel. Almost immediately following the arrival to Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport, the bishop was greeted by the pastor of the parish family- Very Rev. Petro Siwko, and escorted Bishop Daniel to a local nursing home in order to pay a visit to Very Rev. Michael Kudanovich, a long term priest of the UOC of the USA who also served the Ukrainian Orthodox communities in Minneapolis Metropolitan area. Visiting with Fr. Kudanovich, the bishop had an opportunity to express personal greetings of the Prime Hierarch of the Church His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Fr. Michael and also to learn a bit more about Fr. Michael’s pastoral path.
|Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Prays for Ukraine - 12/05/13|
In our historical and paternal love for our beloved people of Ukraine, especially after their recent joyous celebrations of the 1025th anniversary since the baptism of the Kievan Rus, we cannot but express our heartfelt sorrow as well as our compassionate concern at the unfortunate and painful events unfolding over the last days in Kiev. It is deeply heartbreaking for us to witness through the media how the festive joy that only months ago assembled the crowds in religious processions has been eclipsed by the shocking violence encountered today in the very same streets.
|Звернення Собору Єпископів Української Православної Церкви США - 12/04/13|
Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: Will Democracy in Ukraine Survive in the Face of Government Aggression?
|Archpastoral Visit to Boston, MA! - 12/03/13|
On Sunday, December 1, 2013, the Parish of Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Church welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel to Boston. They were invited by the parish to celebrate our Patron Saint’s Day and to bless the renovated and restored interior of our 60-year-old edifice. Our Hierarchs were presented with flowers by the children of the parish and greeted with the traditional bread and salt by the president of the parish board of administration, Jane Yavarow. Very Reverend Roman Tarnavsky, pastor of the parish family, offered the hierarchs the cross. Thus began a many faceted morning.
|Statement of the Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA - 12/01/13|
Використання сили, боротьби та насильства не допоможуть у вирішенні політичних проблем.
The use of force, confrontation and violence will fail to resolve political issues!
|Join the Giving Tuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With A Purpose - 11/29/13|
Giving Tuesday is a national movement to harness the collective power of individuals, families, organizations and businesses to transform how we think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Giving Tuesday will take place on December 3, 2013 - immediately after the materially-motivated cultural events "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" - and should remind us that the spirit of the holiday season should be about community and not just consumerism.
|1 December, 2013 - UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX LEAGUE SUNDAY - 11/28/13|
The first Sunday of December has been set aside as "UOL SUNDAY" for the past thirty some years in the life of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. This is a day when both Senior and Junior local chapters in parishes around the nation invite their parish members to join in a celebration of the UOL'S accomplishments and vision in living up to its motto: "Dedicated to our Church - Devoted to her Youth". It is also a day when those chapters invite parishioners to join this, one of the Central Organizations of the Church, to become part of the UOL'S mission of service and love and a day to reach out to sister parishes of our Church with encouragement to establish new UPL chapters where none exists.
|Archpastoral Message for 2013 Thanksgiving Day: We Offer Praise and Thanksgiving - 11/27/13|
Once again, our nation pauses to celebrate Thanksgiving. Our tables will be spilling over with food and our homes will resonate with laughter and conversation as we gather to celebrate this special day. Thanksgiving is a quintessentially North American holiday. It is a day when we remember the hardships faced by the first immigrants to this great land, and the gracious kindness with which the native people greeted them. The familiar traditions that surround the origins of Thanksgiving Day when the Native Americans and the settlers of the Plymouth colony came together indicate that gratitude to God was the focus of that first thanksgiving feast. Gratitude to God expressed by those two very different peoples sharing with one another at the same table.
|Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial in Washington, DC - 80th Anniversary of Famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine: 1932 - 1933 - 11/27/13|
Крайовий Комітет США для Визнання Голодомору Ґеноцидом 1932-1933рр. у співпраці з Посольством України в США запрошує усіх нас взяти участь в урочистій церемонії початку будівництва Меморіялу Голодомору у столиці США, місті Вашингтон. Також, до Вашої уваги, у цьому листі ми висилаємо Вам кілька оголошень з детальнішою інформацією щодо цього запрошення. Обидва іерархи та численне духовенство нашої Святої Церкви будуть присутні на урочистій церемонії початку будівницва цього пам’ятника 4 грудня 2013, в столиці США, місті Вашингтон - ми також запрошуємо Вас приєднатися до нас у молитві!
|Happy Anniversary Metropolitan ANTONY! - 11/26/13|
His Grace Bishop Daniel along with the Council of Metropolia, members of the Consistory, clergy, faithful and the student body of St. Sophia Theological Seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA express their most sincerest greetings and assurance of prayers to His Eminence Metropolitan Antony – Prime Hierarch and Spiritual Father of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on the 41st Anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
|Archpastoral Visit to San Francisco, CA! - 11/24/13|
Holy Archangel Michael Parish in San Francisco celebrated the Feast Day of (Patron Saint) Holy Archangel Michael, together with its 55th Anniversary, on Sunday, November 24, 2013. The small yet active parish is the only Ukrainian Orthodox Church within 350 miles of San Francisco and has been serving the spiritual and cultural needs of the faithful since its humble beginnings in the private home of one of its founding trustees.
|Archpastoral Visit to Pinellas Park, FL - 11/24/13|
The parish temple of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL was filled to its capacity for the celebration of the community’s Name’s Day. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Ruling Hierarch of the Eastern Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to Tampa Metropolitan area in order to lead the celebration of the parish’s family. As in the past, considering a long history of relationship that exists between Bishop Daniel, who served the parish as a substitute priest, and the community – on Sunday, November 24, 2013, the bishop brought the larger Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA a bit closer to the local community with a visit to the parish.
|Ukrainian-American Community of NY Metropolitan Area Remembers Victims of Genocidal Famine in Ukraine of 1932-1933 - 11/23/13|
As millions of Ukrainians throughout the world marked the 80th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Genocidal Famine of 1932-1933, the walls of the 19th century St. Patrick Cathedral in New York, NY welcomed and were filled with about 5000 people and solemn chanting of a Memorial service, honoring the memory of about 10 million people, the victims of the artificially created Genocide-Famine in Ukraine.
|Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine: 80th Anniversary of the Holodomor - 11/23/13|
Once again we have come to the annual commemoration of the victims of one of, if not the worst, acts of genocide ever committed against mankind – the purposefully created and perpetrated 1932-33 artificial and genocidal famine in Ukraine, masterminded by Josef Stalin himself and managed by those who devoted their lives to him and carried out every command – regardless of what the consequences were for not only the seven to ten million Ukrainian men, women and children who succumbed to the famine, but also for the countless thousands or even more millions of Ukrainians and others who dared to challenge the “plan” of the day – all throughout the Stalin era. The famine was a part of the master plan to destroy the mind (intelligentsia), the soul (the church and her clergy) and the spirit (farmers and villagers, who embodied the national culture and ancient traditions) of the Ukrainian nation.
|Doctors and Medical Personnel Needed for OCMC Health Care Missions in 2014 - 11/22/13|
|Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the 80th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor - 11/22/13|
|2014 Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Worker Conference - 11/20/13|
As Youth Workers we are "writing" icons of the Kingdom - these icons are our youth - every relationship, every program activity is a "stroke of the brush". What do you want your icons to look like? What kinds of icons are helping God reveal to the world? Discover your path as the iconographer at the Orthodox Camp and Youth Worker Conference, January 23-25, 2014. Open to all Orthodox clergy, youth workers, camp staff and OCF Chaplains.
|Children Remember the Victims of Ukrainian Holodomor - 11/19/13|
Церемонія Запалення Cвічок Пам'яті: Надія Мірчук розповіла дітям про Голод
|Archpastoral Visit at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, MI - 11/18/13|
The parish was eagerly awaiting the arrival of their two hierarchs, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Metropolitan and Prime Hierarch, and His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, and Consistory President of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. As the adults watched and took photos, the children were eager to begin what would be the culmination of an already unforgettable weekend.
|November 11, 2013 - Nation's Annual Veterans Day! - 11/11/13|
As the nation pauses on November 11 to observe Veterans Day, let us all give thanks for our 25 million military veterans, thanking God for their sacrifice, dedication and service to country. Let us pray for those who struggle with disabilities and pain, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, asking God to bring powerful healing and renewal.
|Pray and Offer Help, as Super Typhoon Leaves Path of Destruction in the Philippines - 11/10/13|
The Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in cooperation with the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) kindly requests prayers for the victims of the devastating storm in the Philippines, where one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall has slammed into the Philippines, setting off landslides, cutting off power and communications across the country, and forcing nearly 720,000 people to evacuate from towns and villages in Typhoon Haiyan's path. International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is reaching out through partners to assess the emerging needs and appropriate response in the Philippines.
|Holy Trinity Cathedral Welcomes Two Hierarchs - 11/10/13|
Sunday, November 10, 2013 was a wonderful morning in New York City, as the sun brightly enlightened everything around Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, which is conveniently located in the middle of Chinatown of NY City. There was clearly a feeling of excitement, and yet Peace, Prayer and Silence reigned around the cathedral. At that exact moment His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel were coming to visit cathedral’s family, and when they arrived – there was no disappointment. Spiritual inspiration filled the souls of those people who were present.
|Penn-Ohio Deanery Meeting in Youngstown, OH! - 11/07/13|
During the past decade, most of the deaneries of our church became dysfunctional and either would not meet with regularity or were ineffective. As in the body, the health of individual cells or groups of cells affects the whole, so too our church was affected by malaise from individual marginalized parishes or regions which had ceased to function through apathy. Our hierarchs have issued a wake-up call and recently called a meeting of the Deans to challenge them to be creative in revitalizing their areas, promoting fraternal ties and to be vigilant that parishes do not wither to the state in which they may be forced to close. Invoking the life-giving power of the Gospel, the hierarchs will visit each Deanery to propose ideas which may prove to alleviate local problems and revive apathetic situations.
|Archpastoral Visit of His Grace Bishop Daniel to Youngstown, OH - 11/07/13|
The weekend of November 2nd-3rd, 2013 saw His Grace, Bishop Daniel conduct an in-depth pastoral visitation at Sts. Peter and Paul parish in Youngstown, Ohio. Saturday morning saw the Liturgy with Deanery clergy for the All Souls Saturday commemoration to be followed by a meeting of the Penn-Ohio Deanery. Late afternoon saw Great Vespers, at which our choir gave the responses.
|Archpastoral Visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Cartert, NJ - 11/07/13|
On November 3, 2013, the prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony once again visited his beloved flock at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral for their annual celebration of St. Demetrius Day.
|Храмове свято в парафії Покрови Пресвятої Богородиці м. Рочестер - 11/02/13|
Parish Feast Day at Protection of the Mother of God Parish in Rochester, NY
|St John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family, Portland, Oregon Contributes to UOC of the USA Orphanage Fund! - 11/01/13|
During this season of Thanksgiving we are especially aware that we have much to be grateful for. In this spirit of gratitude to Almighty God, the children, young adults and parishioners of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox parish family in Portland, Oregon would like to present Bishop Daniel with a check to aid the children at Znamyanka Orphanage in Ukraine. Our young people at St. John’s are able to contribute through their ongoing help in our Varenyky (Perogie) production and sales.
|Orthodox Christian Fellowship: November 20, 2013 - Day of Light Program - 11/01/13|
On NOVEMBER 20th, join us in celebrating Day of Light with your chapter. Day of Light is an easy way for OCF chapters to table on their campuses, to take prayer requests from all students, and to offer them a chance to light a candle at a Paraklesis service. Our hope as OCF is to share the Light of Christ with our neighbors by doing something we do every Sunday, lighting candles for ourselves and for our loved ones!
|20th REGULAR SOBOR OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA - 10/17/13|
Just as about 6years ago, following the events of the 18th Regular Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, on the first day of the 20th Regular SOBOR of the UOC of the USA, the faithful of the Church were leaving plenary sessions, stating: “It was the Sobor I have waited for all my life – Christ centered and Spirit filled… The Sobor was witness to the presence of the Holy Spirit, vivifying, inspiring, embracing, clarifying, healing… I met so many gifted and devoted people who are ready to offer their services to God through our Holy Church… I actually feel that I am now part of a spontaneously created network of faithful people who fully comprehend that they have a ministry to fulfill.” Such were the comments received by various members and staff of the Consistory since the close of the first day of the Church’s Sobor that virtually all its participants did not want to end. This triennial event in the life of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – the gathering of faithful and clergy – to discuss in depth the progress of her various ministries and to set the course for the future direction of our ministry to save souls, is truly a spiritual and life-confirming moment for all of its participants, particularly under the theme: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”
|Pre-Sobor Activities at the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ! - 10/16/13|
The first two days of Pre-Sobor activities at the spiritual center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ were full of constructive work and reflection on the ministry of the Church in her service to the flock of the 21st century.
|Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Chester, PA Welcomes Bishop Daniel - 10/08/13|
For the first time, on a beautiful sunny and warm Sunday, September 29th, 2013, the faithful of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Chester, Pennsylvania, welcomed His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy and president of Consistory of UOC of the USA to their parish.