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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.


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 - 04/11/15

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.


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.


2015 High School Mission Trip - 04/04/15

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.


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.


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.


2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Camping Programs - 03/04/15

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. 


2015 Malta Scholarship - Undergraduate and 2015 Paleologos Scholarship - Graduate Levels Available - 02/02/15

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.


OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! - 01/29/15

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.


Holy Land Pilgrimage 2015 - 01/29/15

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND and CONSTANTINOPLE With Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel 4 – 16 October, 2015.  $3,695.00 per person from JFK airport. 


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.


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
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.

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.

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.

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

Caroling for Christ: Bethlehem Story Alive at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - 01/10/15

With over 150 participants of the first annual “Caroling for Christ” concert sponsored by the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, some 250 people witnessed a powerful and spiritually uplifting event at the Ukrainian Cultural Center of the UOC of the USA on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Joyous Celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior with His Grace Bishop Daniel, in Southfield, Michigan - 01/09/15

While the temperature outside hovered around 0o F, it was warm and welcoming inside the parish of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, in Southfield, Michigan.  As the setting sun darkened the church interior, the Christmas lights shimmered and sparkled, reflecting the twinkle in everyone’s eyes, as they gathered, eagerly anticipating the proclamation that “Christ is born!”

Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine: Feast of the Nativity of our Lord! - 01/05/15

CHRIST IS BORN!  ХРИСТОС НАРОДЖУЄТЬСЯ!

Patriarchal Proclamation for the Feast of Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! - 01/04/15

God has appeared on earth and, at the same time, we have seen the perfect man together with the inconceivable value of the human person. Today especially, we experience the condition of humanity after the fall, as we daily affirm with the Psalmist that "all have gone stray, they are all alike corrupt; there is none that does good – no, not one!" (Psalm 13.3; Rom. 3.12-13)

ATTENTION PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS - January 10, 2015 - Caroling for Christ! - 01/03/15

UOC of the USA Delivers Aid to the Wounded Soldiers and Refugees of Ukraine - 01/03/15

Once again, fulfilling the mandate of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who answered the Archpastoral Appeal of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory of the Church sent additional $20,000 to the Military Medical Clinical Centers of Ukraine as well as the refugee Camps of displaced persons from Donbas region of Ukraine.

Charitable Benefit Banquet – Touching the Lives of Ukrainian Orphans - 01/02/15

7 February, 2015 - REUNION of the Missionaries of the Church at our Metropolia’s Spiritual Center in South Bound Brook, NJ.

2015 Summer College Age Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages! - 01/01/15

With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce the dates for the College Age Mission Trip to Ukraine 2015. The 2015 trip will take place May 28 - June 13th, which includes a training day in South Bound Brook, NJ.

All Saints Camp Work Weekend! - 12/31/14

24-26 April, 2015

Свято дітей Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату - 12/27/14

Свято для дітей Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату розпочалось з перших кроків , які вони зробили у місті Києві, куди їх запросив Владика Даниїл єпископ Української Православної церкви США. Мар’яна Воронович організувала екскурсію до дельфінарію, на якій діти побачили Різдвяне шоу дельфінів. Було багато позитивних емоцій, захвату, щастя, сміху.

Children of Znamynka Orphanage Treated to a Special Gift - 12/25/14

Every year around the celebration of the feast of Holy Wonderworker Nicholas, the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA offer a special seasonal gift to those for whom the Lord Himself directed to care and pray.

Missionary Appointment – Evangelization in Africa: Parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Commissioned as Missionary to Kenya - 12/22/14

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) has appointed Dr. William Black as an Orthodox Christian missionary to Kenya. Dr. Black’s dual assignment will include teaching missionaries at the Patriarchal Orthodox Seminary in Nairobi and serving as Senior Lecturer in History and Theology at St. Paul’s University in Nairobi, under the Omophorion of His Eminence Makarios, Archbishop of Kenya.

OCF Board of Directors Holds Its Annual Meeting - 12/19/14

The OCF Board of Directors held its annual meeting December 4-5, 2014 at Hellenic College & Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA.

Fall Semester Concludes at St. Sophia Seminary - 12/18/14

Immersing themselves into the lives of Holy Great-martyr Barbara and Venerable John of Damascus, the distance-learning class of seminarians of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary gathered on Wednesday morning, December 17, 2014 for the Divine Liturgy celebrated at Three Holy Hierarchs chapel of the Seminary. With blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Daniel, who was assisted by the Provost and Academic Dean of the Seminary Very Rev. Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha as well as the faculty of the academic institution of the Church.

Patron Feast Day at St. Andrew Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ - 12/15/14

It was a special day of thanksgiving at Holy Apostle Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South bound Brook, NJ, Sunday, December 14, 2014, as the entire Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA celebrated the feast of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle, Founder of Christ’s Church in Kyiv Rus-Ukraine.

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