Ukrainian Orthodox Community of Genk (Belgium) Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Consecration of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Over the weekend of September 25, 2016 – the Sunday before Exaltation of the Precious Cross of the Lord – Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Genk (Belgium) celebrated the 30th anniversary of consecration of parish temple. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora, His Grace Bishop Daniel traveled to Belgium to lead the prayerful celebration of the festivities.
Bishop Daniel Meets With Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium
On Friday, September 23, 2016 His Grace Bishop Daniel, following the arrival to the capital of European union – Brussels, for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Genk (Belgium) met with His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium, Exarch of Benelux at the offices of the Metropolis of Belgium. Participating in the meeting was Very Rev. Fr. Vitalij Derewianka, pastor of the Holy Archangel Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Genk.
All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of New York City Holds Retreat at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA
The beautiful gold-leafed hills of Western, PA and especially All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA welcomed a group of parishioners of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church from New York City, NY that traveled over 8 hours in order to spend time in prayer and reflection at the Church’s Camp. As a group of 30 pilgrims arrived to Holy Apostle Thomas Ukrainian Orthodox Camp Chapel, Mr. Larry Kopp, Camp Manager welcomed the group to the Church’s Camping facility. Vespers service and the entire retreat was served and led by His Grace Bishop Daniel, who traveled to Emlenton, PA following the prayerful celebration of the 85th anniversary of parish ministry of the Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH.
Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH Celebrates the 85th Anniversary of Parish Ministry
For many Orthodox Christians in the Northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish was a part of their growing up. Founded in 1931, the parish family worked tirelessly for the past 85 years nurturing the spirit of Holy Orthodox way of life, yet maintaining beautiful and rich Ukrainian culture, folklore and customs.
St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Begins New Academic Year - Початок нового навчального року в семінарії св. Софії
14 вересня 2016 року Божого, в каплиці Трьох Святителів Української Православної Богословської семінарії Святої Софії (Савт Бавнд Брук, Н. Дж.) відбулось святкове Богослужіння з нагоди “індикту”, тобто початку нового церковного року та паралельно нового навчального року в стінах семінарії. Високопреосвященніший Митрополит Антоній та преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл очолили сьогоднішнє богослужіння. Також близко двадцяти священослужителів співслужили з архиєреями, котрі прибули з навколишніх парафій, щоб розділити це свято.
Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Observance of Ukraine’s 25th Anniversary of Independence at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC - Ієрархи УПЦ США взяли участь у відзначенні 25-т
Для урочистого відзначення у м.Вашингтон 25-ї річниці незалежності нашої держави Посольством України в США було обрано місце із символічною назвою – Інститут миру, що розташований у самому центі американської столиці.
Bishop Daniel Leads 9/11 Memorial Prayers Service at Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL
With about 100 people in attendance, the parish family of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL prayed on Sunday – September 11, 2016 – marking the 15th anniversary of the most tragic event in the modern history of the United States of America – terrorist attack upon the US on 9/11/2001.
2nd Annual Faith and Photography Contest
Part of our mission, is to provide youth and college aged young adults the opportunity to become more involved with their faith, while showcasing the talented and creative youth we have within in our Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. We want our youth to realize that having fun and utilizing creativity can be manifested in a project that shows how they correlate their life with their faith.
Family Fest 2016 at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA
Family Fest at All Saints Camp Labor Day weekend this year was fantastic! Families and friends attended from near and far for a weekend full of fellowship, fun and relaxation! It was great to see old friends and meet many new friends during the weekend!
Ukrainian Orthodox League Has Raised Over $60,000 to the Soup Kitchen Project of St. Andrew’s Society
The Ukrainian Orthodox League (UOL) has actively participated in the “Soup-er” Bowl Project of Saint Andrew’s Society, which feeds the needy elderly in Ukraine. Since the founding of Saint Andrew’s Society in 1990, humanitarian support to the needy and disenfranchised has been an integral part of the mission of the Society. After the collapse of communism in the former Soviet Union, the faithful here in the United States have supported efforts in Ukraine in providing meals for the elderly poor. Presently, centers supported by the Society are in Kyiv (3), Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Chernihiv, Ternopil, Chernivtsi and the newest center for the elderly refugees in Mariupol near the conflict zone in the Donbas region.
XIV's Regular Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy of South America Convened in Curitiba, Brazil
About a hundred delegates from Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina gathered for the 14th Triennial SOBOR of the South American Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is under spiritual omophorion of the Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony the Sobor was convened during the weekend of 2-4 September 2016. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel traveled to Curitiba, Brazil, in order to preside over and participate in the proceedings of the Sobor.
The Newly Elected National Executive Board of the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA Held Their First Full Meeting of the Year Hosted by the St. Sophia Seminary Chapter of the UOL
The ideas and motions of the 69th UOL Convention held in July were discussed and assigned for future action. The most significant vote was in support of the 69th UOL Convention delegates' unanimous resolution to repay the $16,000 loan that was taken by the Seminary to support the purchase of a 12-passenger van to be used as transportation for the seminarians of St. Sophia's. The Board decided to pay off the loan immediately using UOL general funds so as not to incur any additional interest charges, and to also immediately launch a National Fund Drive to replenish the UOL accounts. Funds received beyond the $16,000 will be forwarded to the Seminary to offset future insurance and maintenance expenses.
Looking to the Future: A Story of Faith, Family and Fulfillment
The last Sunday of August, on its patronal feast day, the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel to the commemoration of its 110th year as a parish community. Protopresbyter William Diakiw and Pani-matka Sonia Diakiw, Very Rev. Steve Repa, Very Rev. Roman Yatskiv, and Rev. Paisius McGrath joined our Hierarchs and Very Rev. Tim Tomson and Pani-matka Svitlana Tomson and the faithful of this Holy Church.
Parma’s Ukrainian Community Celebrates Ukrainian Independence Day
On Saturday, August 27, 2016 – a bright and sunny day - the Ukrainian community in Parma, Ohio celebrated the 25th Silver Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence with a parade down State Road, through the heart of Ukrainian Village, as designated by the City of Parma.
Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Participate in the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence in Kyiv, Ukraine
Thousands of people arrived to the capital of Ukraine - Kyiv on August 24, 2016 to take part in the historic observance of the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence. With the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and upon the invitation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Daniel, represented the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora during the formal festivities of the silver jubilee.
High School Students Complete Their Missionary Trip
On Sunday, August 14th, the 2016 high school mission team completed its 9-day missionary trip. The 2016 team of students consisted of Charles Ames (Sts. Peter & Paul, Youngstown, OH), Stephanie Chubenko (St. Demetrius, Carteret, NJ), and Anna Swindle (Holy Virgin, Arnold, PA). Former team member Andrea Linck (of Philadelphia, PA) also participated in the trip in South Bound Brook. This year’s trip was organized by Fr. Taras and Dobrodijka Laura Naumenko (St. Vladimir, Philadelphia, PA) and Fr. Vasyl & Dobrodijka Oksana Pasakas (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, South Plainfield, NJ). The missionary trip this year unfolded with a three-part purpose and goal—to help in the restoration of the Heindrick Fisher Cemetery Plot located at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in South Bound Brook, to assist the unified St. Vladimir & Pokrova parish community of Philadelphia after the devastating fire which completely destroyed the church building in August 2013, and to provide a ministry to the needy communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
2016 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanage
With the blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Office of Christian Charity in cooperation with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce the date for the winter missionary trip to Znamyanka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church. This trip will take place 21-30 December, 2016.
9-19 November, 2016 - Holy Land Pilgrimage
Join His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Spiritual Father and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on the Trip to HOLY LAND during the month of November of 2016.
|14 September, 2016 – Opening of the New Seminary Academic Ecclesiastical Year - 09/12/16|
Please join the faculty and students of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orhtodox Theological Seminary for the official opening of the New Acaemic Year.
|Annual Celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day - a Family Affair at Metropolia Center, South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ - 08/23/16|
Parishioners and visitors of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, joined by hundreds of visitors to the Spiritual Center - Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, prayerfully marked the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence (24 August, 1991) on Sunday, August 21, 2016.
|Transfiguration of our Lord Celebration in South Bound Brook, NJ with Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel - 08/20/16|
19 серпня 2016 року Божого, в церкві-пам'ятнику св. Андрія Первозванного відбулося святкування свята Преображення Господнього. Святкове богослужіння очолив, предстоятель УПЦ США високопреосвященніший митрополит Антоній та преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл. Також співслужили з архиєреями настоятель храму о. Юрій Сівко, о. Іван Лишик, о. Орест Пугальський та о. Василь Шак.
|ЗВЕРНЕННЯ СОБОРУ ЄПИСКОПІВ з нагоди святкування 25-ої річниці Незалежності України - 08/11/16|
В цей День Незалежності ми молимося, щоб Бог поглибив наше розуміння волі і свободи у всій їх величині, щоб наша любов до Нього і один до одного також укріплялася. Нехай же Милість Господня і Його Благословення буде зі всіма вами назавжди.
|STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS on the Celebration of 25th Ukrainian Independence Day - 08/11/16|
On this Day of Independence, we pray that God may deepen our understanding of freedom and liberty in all their dimensions, that our love for Him and for one another may be also intensified. May His peace and abundant blessings abide in your hearts forever.
|High School Mission Team Completes Visit to the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ - 08/10/16|
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 marked a busy fifth day for the 2016 High School Mission Team (members: Anna Swindle, Stephanie Chubenko, Charles Ames and Andrea Linck) to the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ.
|Parishioners of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church from New York, NY Embark on a Pilgrimage of the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA with Bishop Daniel - 08/09/16|
Одним із скарбів духовності, української культури та історії в Америці є Осередок Митрополії Української Православної Церкви (Саут Бавнд Брук, Н.Дж.) Саме сюди здійснили свою першу в історії Храму " Всіх Святих"( Ню-Йорк) прощу 35 прочан.
|Triple Celebration at St. Panteleimon Mission in Brooklyn, NY with Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel - 08/07/16|
7 серпня 2016 р. Божого, в Українській Православній місії св. Пантелеймона в місті Нью Йорк відбулося святкове богослужіння з нагоди храмового свята. Урочисте богослужіння очолили предстоятель УПЦ США високопреосвященніший митрополит Антоній та преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл.
|Seminarians of St. Sophia Seminary and Bishop Daniel Give a Gift of Life – Donate Blood - 08/06/16|
Understanding the Church’s teaching on a value of human life and the need to offer unconditionally in saving lives of others, the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) Subdeacon Volodymyr Yavorskyy, Mykola Zomchak, Hryhorii Matviiv, Mykhaylo Bokalo, Vasyl Hrytskiv and Vladyslav Huk accompanied His Grace Bishop Daniel on a trip to a local Somerset, NJ area medical institution – Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center – in order to donate blood as an act of charity, fraternal love and self sacrifice.
|Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me Program Celebrates 15 Years - 08/05/16|
This summer marks the 15th anniversary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me program (MMDM). The director of Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Natalie Kapeluck and the then Office of Family Director Debra Burgan founded MMDM. The hope was to provide a place for parents and children to spend time together in an Orthodox Family Environment. The children would be introduced to camp life at All Saints Camp and the parents given the opportunity to meet fellow Orthodox parents who are tackling the same challenges in today’s world. Fifteen years later, the program has far exceeded the expectations of its founders and become so much more than anticipated.
|UOC Camping Ministry Offers Programs with Faith, Fellowship, and Fun - 08/05/16|
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church finishes its fourth camping session of the summer today as families leave after a week of the Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me (MMDM) program. The St. Nicholas program, which ran for the first time this June, was dedicated to families of children with disabilities. The other two programs, Teenage Conference and Diocesan Church School Camp (DCSC), were both two weeks long and ran back to back from June to July. Over 130 campers participated between the four programs, and children came from over 20 different parishes from America, Canada, and Ukraine.
|69th Annual UOL Convention - 08/02/16|
The hosts for the convention, which took place on 27-31 July in Lancaster, PA, were the Junior and Senior UOL Chapters of Holy Ghost Parish, Coatesville, PA, along with their pastor, V. Rev. Anthony Ugolnik and the parish membership. UOL members from chapters all over the USA participated in the convention, which followed a new format with featured presentations and discussions as part of the daily plenary sessions.
|Parish Feast Day Celebration of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 08/01/16|
On the bright and sunny morning of July 24, the festivities had continued with a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Daniel. As His Grace walked into the Cathedral, he was greeted by children welcoming him with flowers and was presented a beautiful loaf of korovaj (bread) by the Sisterhood and Parish Board President. Next, the pastor of St.Volodymyr Ukrainian orthodox Cathedral, Fr.Ivan Lymar, had greeted Bishop Daniel, asking him to pray for our Parish and our Motherland Ukraine. Celebrating the liturgy with Bishop Daniel and Fr.Ivan were Deacon John Charest, seminarians Mykhaylo Bokalo, Mykola Zomchak, and many of the Cathedral's altar servers.
|Register for the 69th UOL Convention - July 27-31, 2016 - 07/26/16|
Remember to Register for the 69th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention Hosted by Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church and UOL Chapters of Coatesville, PA
|Teenage Conference Encampment – Spiritual Success Again - 07/21/16|
The second session of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry, Teenage Conference, convened at All Saints Camp from July 10-23, 2016 forging into yet another year of spiritual success! Campers and staff joined together in the spirit of "Faith, Hope and Love", the TC 2016 theme.
|18th Regular Council (SOBOR) of Australia and New Zealand Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Diaspora - 07/15/16|
The hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand gathered at Pokrova – Protection of the Mother of God – Parish in Flemington (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia on 9-10 July. The Sobor meeting itself was preceded by meetings of the Eparchial Council, the Consistory and a short clergy conference. The participants of the Sobor represented all the parishes of the Eparchy. Metropolitan Antony, prime hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora, opened the Sobor with prayer and asked the other two hierarchs – the Eparchial Ruling Hierarch, Archbishop Ioan and His Grace Bishop Daniel, member of the Council of Bishops of the Church in Diaspora – to join him in blessing the Sobor.
|Metropolitan Antony: “This Synod will be part of the history of the modern world” - 07/15/16|
Metropolitan Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora talks to Pemptousia and OCN and gives important information about the processes of the Holy Synod... Предстoятель Украïнськoï Правoславнoï церкви США i Дiаспoри, Митрoпoлит Антoнiй: "Цей Сoбoр стане iстoрiєю в цьoму мoдернoму свiтi."
|Stewardship and the Great Council - A Reflection by Very Rev. Fr. Robert Holet - 07/15/16|
The timing couldn’t be better – as the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church convened in Crete with the celebration of the Feast of Pentecost, concluding on the Sunday of All Saints. Much will be written by many with far more profound insights into the historical, spiritual and theological meaning of the Council – as well as the implications of the participation of the Churches and, more notably, the non-participation of others, for whatever reasons. From my perspective, what is so encouraging is the refreshing sight of the Fathers of the Church as they step up – prayerfully, visibly and publically – to act as the stewards of the Lord’s Church in our age. Quietly, the prayer of many Orthodox Christians was that, through the Council, the Lord would pour forth a wave of spiritual enthusiasm, renewed insight and where necessary, needed change, to the Orthodox Church’s life and witness in the world today.
|Introducing New “Orthodoxy in America” App - Available at No Charge - 07/14/16|
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is pleased to introduce to the users of our web site a new app, created by Orthodox Web Solutions (Rev. Fr. John Parcells) - the host company of the web resources of the UOC of the USA
|Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Offers Prayers Following the Police Officer Shootings in Downtown Dallas, TX - 07/08/16|
Once again, the news media confronts us with the sad reality to inhumane distraction of the most sacred God-given human life. Following the most horrific, deplorable, and senseless acts of Police shooting in Dallas, TX, the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA expresses its solidarity with the people of Dallas, TX, whose residents were shaken by violence and extends heartfelt prayers to the families of those who were killed or injured as a result of the attack.
|Hierarchs of the Church Meet with the Archbishop of Australia - 07/07/16|
On Thursday - July 7, 2016 – the feast day of Nativity of Holy Prophet John the Baptist, following the Liturgical services at St. Afanasiy Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Granville, (Australia) His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Michael Solomko (St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Canberra) traveled to Sydney for a meeting with His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
|Statement of the Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA on the 240th Anniversary of US Independence - 07/04/16|
This weekend we celebrate Independence Day as one nation under God. Whether you call it the Fourth of July or Independence Day, the tradition goes back to the American Revolution. As students of history we know about the representatives of the 13 colonies gathering in June 1776, to consider a resolution that would declare that independence from Great Britain. First, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence on July 2nd and then just two days later, its delegates adopted the document drafted by Thomas Jefferson - Declaration of Independence.
|Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Arrived to Australia to Participate in the 18th Regular Sobor Activities of Australia and New Zealand Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora - 07/03/16|
Ієрархи УПЦ США прибули до Сіднею, Австралії, для прийняття участі в 18-му Соборі Єпархії Австралії та Нової Зеландії Української Православної Церкви Діаспори.
|Cleveland Community Donates $6,000 to the Church’s Orphanage Project - 07/01/16|
Клівлендська Громада Жертвує $6,000 на Церковний Фонд Сиротинців
|Bishop Daniel Visits Diocesan Church School Camp at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA - 06/29/16|
The Camping Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA began on Sunday. June 26, 2016. The first session, Diocesan Church School Camp - offers an amazing program for children between the ages of 9 and 13. Over 90 campers and staff are enjoying fun-filled and faithful days. On June 27, 2016, the feast day of Holy Prophet Elisha, His Grace Bishop Daniel, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Vasyl Pasakas (Nativity of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox parish in South Plainfield, NJ) traveled to Emlenton, PA to visit the campers of the Diocesan Church School Camp at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp.
|Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Offers Prayers Following the Terrorist Attack at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport - 06/28/16|
The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, speaking on behalf of the entire plentitude of the Church condemns the blind violence that causes so much suffering and implores God for the gift of peace. Sadly, this murderous attack is only the latest in a series of attacks aimed at killing of innocent civilians. Such attacks must reinforce the determination of the worldwide community to work closely with each other to counter the scourge of terrorism and support all those across the planet who are working to promote peace and reconciliation.
|IOCC Responds To Communities Drenched By Deadly West Virginia Floods - 06/27/16|
Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — In the aftermath of record-breaking rains and destructive flooding in West Virginia that have left least 23 people dead and hundreds of families homeless from storm damage, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has been in contact with Orthodox Church parishes in the most impacted areas of West Virginia, and with local ecumenical partners to determine the best emergency response for families in distress. Members of the IOCC Emergency Response Network, known as Frontliners, living in the affected area have been called on for possible deployment as the needs emerge.
|Message of the Holy Council - 06/27/16|
Message of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church
|Bishop Daniel Visits Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family of Goshen, IN - 06/26/16|
On the weekend of June 25-26, Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Goshen, Indiana received an archpastoral visit from His Grace Bishop Daniel for the commemoration of All the Saints. At the Saturday evening Vespers, His Grace spoke about the saints who came before us, and what it took them to perfect their lives and to be recognized as saints. He reminded those present that for many saints, it took a lifetime of the Holy Spirit working through them before being considered as saints. In the same way, he explained, we should be mindful of every aspect of our lives and how we interact with this world, the world beyond the doors of the church temple proper. After vespers, Vladyka Daniel met informally with many of the parishioners in a relaxed manner during dinner. He pointed out his pleasant surprise at the beauty of the Goshen countryside, as he had an opportunity to explore the area a little before vespers.
|Call for Youth and Youth Workers to Pray for the Holy Council - 06/22/16|
At this crucial moment in the history of our Holy Orthodox Church, the youth and youth workers of the North American continent ask everyone to fervently pray for the Pan-Orthodox Council beginning during the week of Pentecost that the Church as a whole, may discern that the work of the Council is of the Holy Spirit. We pray, as the youth of the Church, for the many challenges this Council will and will not address. As the youth and youth workers of the Holy Orthodox Church here in North America, we ask all Orthodox young people and youth workers to increase their prayers and supplications for the leaders of our Orthodox Churches around the world, that they preserve and proclaim the teachings and unity of the Apostles, in this current age.
|Ecumenical Patriarch, Primates and Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church Begin Deliberations of the Holy and Great Council in Crete - 06/20/16|
CHANIA, Crete (Greece) – The people, the island and the Church of Crete welcomed warmly His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and hierarchs of various Orthodox Church communities, who arrived in Chania International Airport to convene the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which will take place June 19-26, 2016.
|Celebration of the Glorious Feast of Pentecost and the 65th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Cheektowaga, NY - 06/19/16|
Свято Пятидесятниці і відзначення 65 річниці заснування громади Святої Тройці в м. Чіктовага, Нью-Йорк
|UOC of the USA 2016 Mission Team Visits Two Orphanages in Ukraine - 06/14/16|
The feeling of being loved was overwhelming – brought tears to many eyes that morning - the day we departed for home. The team felt blessed to have had the opportunity to support and represent the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on this journey of fellowship, love and hope.
|Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA: Amidst Devastation a Call to Prayer and Action - 06/13/16|
The tragic events in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning saddened and shocked many people throughout the world. Often when we hear of tragic events such at the one that occurred on June 12, 2016 our immediate reaction is one of shock and disbelief. We are unable to comprehend and process all that has occurred. We are on overload. We simply cannot take it all in that that many people were shot and killed or injured. We are stunned by the magnitude of the devastation.
|Metropolia Commemoration: Twenty-Third Anniversary of Patriarch Mstyslav's Falling Asleep in the Lord - 06/12/16|
On 11 June, the 23rd anniversary of the repose of Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora and first Patriarch of the Reborn Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Metropolitan/Patriarch Mstyslav, the Consistory staff and a few dozen faithful gathered in Holy Resurrection Mausoleum around the crypt where the Partriarch rests. Members of the Consistory, friends, clergy and faithful of our church gathered to recall the incredible leadership and contributions the Patriarch made in the life of our Church, especially with the establishment of St. Andrew Memorial Center and Church Headquarters located in South Bound Brook – Somerset, NJ.
|2016 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry - 06/03/16|
Visit the Web Page of the Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in Order to Plan Your Summer Camping Activities!
|His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Selected As Member of Ecumenical Patriarchate's Delegation At The Holy And Great Council - 06/02/16|
His Eminence Metropolitan Antony has been informed that he has been invited to serve as a member the Ecumenical Patriarchate's official delegation at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, to be held from June 16-27 in Crete. For the first time in 1200 years, the primates of all 14 Orthodox autocephalous (or self-governed) Churches, along with more than 300 bishops and others, will meet to pray and discuss issues of common concern.
|College Age Mission Team Departs for Annual Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages! - 05/31/16|
Reflecting upon the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: “'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”, the college age students of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA prayerfully responded to our Lord’s call and offered themselves to serve as Mission Team Members of the UOC of the USA to the Ukrainian Orphanages during May 31-June 11, 2016.
|Memorial Day Observed at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - 05/30/16|
With the chiming of church bells of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ began this year’s prayerful observance of Memorial Day at the spiritual center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on May 30, 2016.
|Triple Prayerful Observance at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Troy, NY) Over Memorial Day Weekend - 05/29/16|
The doors of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Troy, NY were widely opened early in the morning hours of Sunday, May 29, 2016 as numerous visitors of the parish family arrived prior to the beginning of the Divine Liturgy in order to observe a triple celebration with His Grace Bishop Daniel leading the liturgical celebrations of the day.
|Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops Meets in New Hampshire - 05/29/16|
On May 22-24, 2016 gathered at St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Catocook, New Hampshire 15 Orthodox and Catholic bishops gathered for the annual meeting, addressing and reviewing joint pastoral initiatives of both Orthodox and Catholic Churches in the United States of America and throughout the world.
|St. Mary, Nativity of the Mother of God, New Britain, Welcomes Metropolitan Antony - 05/24/16|
One of the first warm May days this year set the scene for Metropolitan Antony’s visit to New Britain, Connecticut, on May 22, 2016. His Eminence led the congregation of St. Mary, the Nativity of the Mother of God, in celebrating Divine Liturgy alongside our pastor Very Rev. Father Andrii Pokotylo and Protodeacon Anthony Szwez.
|St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Portland, OR Welcomes His Grace Bishop Daniel - 05/18/16|
Великдень (Пасха) - Світле Христове Воскресіння, найбільша і найвеличніша радість, Свято над Святами. Пасхальний період продовжується на протязі Світлої Сідниці і впродовж, аж до Вознесіння Господнього. Це величне свято Пасхи святкуємо кожного року, і кожний рік отримуємо повноту радості і благодаті. Саме у часі цього святкового торжества, на третю неділю Святих Жінок- Мироносиць, з Архіпастирським візитом Преосвященніший Владика Даниїл завітав до міста Портленд в штаті Орегон на парафію Святого Івана Хрестителя, що є на західному узбережжі Америки.
|Two-fold celebration at St. George Parish, Yardville, NJ - 05/16/16|
Sunday May 15, 2016 important historic date in the life of the parish family of St. George in Yardville, NJ. On this Warm Spring Sunday, the parish community was celebrating two occasions. The parish Feast Day of St. George and anniversary of priesthood of their pastor Very Rev. Peter Levko.
|High School Mission Trip - 6-14 August - 05/14/16|
The High School Student Mission Trip is a ministry of the UkrainianOrthodox 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.
|Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage a Success Despite the Rain and Cold - 05/13/16|
Braving rain and a cold wind on the Saturday of St. Thomas Sunday, the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA made their annual pilgrimage to the Spiritual Center – Metropolia of the UOC of the USA, especially St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in South Bound Brook, NJ. Despite the chilly Saturday weather a sizeable group of 2500 took part in the two-day pilgrimage.
|St. Nicholas Program for Children with Disabilities - 17-20 June, 2016 - 05/13/16|
SNP is designed for parents and their child with disabilities to spend time together in an Orthodox Family Environment. The campers are introduced to camp life at All Saints Camp and the parents are given the opportunity to meet fellow Orthodox parents who are tackling the same challenges in today’s world.
|UOC of the USA Continues to Deliver Aid to Ukraine - 05/12/16|
As this year’s Lenten journey came to conclusion and we all have entered into the glorious Pascha celebrations, the joy of peace and comfort is not truly felt in the hearts of so many people of Donetsk and Mariupol regions of Ukraine... Prior to the beginning of this year’s Lenten journey, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society and the Consistory Office of Christian Charity collected and delivered the necessary aid to the numerous refugees, wounded soldiers and displaced families with children.
|St. Christina and St. Julian - Patron Saints of the Youth of the UOC of USA - 05/11/16|
With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry offered the youth of the UOC of the USA the opportunity to prayerfully choose a patron saint for the youth of our church. The program was designed to give our youth the opportunity to learn about teenage saints of the church and use their voice in selecting one of them to intercede on their behalf with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.