AXIOS! Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 43rd Anniversary of the Holy Priesthood!
On Thursday, November 26, 2015 – the feast day of St. John Chrysostom, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA marks the 43rd anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA through the laying on of hands of His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine (of blessed memory).
Students of St. Sophia Seminary Tour the St. Sophia Seminary Library at the Metropolia Center
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 the current full-time student body of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary visited and toured the Seminary Library. Saint Sophia Seminary Library is located at the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, New Jersey. A presentation of the library, its holdings and most importantly how to check out a library book was presented to the gathered students by librarian, Pani Laryssa Bulya.
Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Visit Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Community of Baltimore, MD
On November 22nd, 2015 the parish family of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Baltimore, MD celebrated its Feast Day with His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel and clergy from other parishes with their families, the parishioners, and guests.
Ukrainian-American Community of NY Metropolitan Area Remembers Victims of Genocidal Famine in Ukraine of 1932-1933
As millions of Ukrainians throughout the world marked the 82nd 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 thousands of 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.
Annual Fall Retreat in Wilmington, DE
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Ukrainian Orthodox League Sponsors Their Annual Fall Retreat
On Saturday, November 14, Parishioners from Churches in Wilmington, DE, Dover, DE and Trenton, NJ gathered together at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Wilmington, DE to participate in our UOL sponsored Fall Retreat. Thirty-five people came in anticipation of hearing our Spiritual Father and Shepherd, His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, deliver the opening address.
Metropolitan Antony Visits Wilmington, Delaware
On a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning, November 15, 2015, His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Ruling Bishop of the Eastern Eparchy visited Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. His Eminence was greeted at the door with roses by Grace Duncan who represented the youth of the Parish.
Our Prayers are with the People of FRANCE - Нарід Франції в Наших Молитвах
As terrorists continue their evil and barbaric attacks in France, we are once again forced to witness the resulting death on our television screens. It is difficult to believe that once again the actions of evil people force us to relive the moments of the terrorist attack upon our own people in the United States of America, with the loss in 2001 of nearly 3,000 human beings in the World Trade Center attack.
Veterans Day Moleben Prayer Service
On November 11th, 2015 – the nation’s Veterans Day, at 11 o'clock in the morning upon the request of Ukrainian-American Veterans, Moleben service was held for all the Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces.
THE FUTURE OF OUR UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: Strategic Plan Process is under way!
The Mission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is to offer healing, comfort, wholeness, spiritual fulfillment and joy as we work together to reveal the beauty of God’s creation by proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The First Lady of Ukraine Visits St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Silver Spring, MD
On Sunday, November 8, 2015, the entire Ukrainian Orthodox community of Metropolitan DC area was treated to a rare opportunity to welcome in their midst a special guest of honor. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Mrs. Maryna Poroshenko entered through the doors of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox cathedral in Silver Spring, MD in order to share in a prayer service for the fallen victims of Ukrainian Genocide.
Ukrainian-American Community Dedicates Great Famine of 1932-1933 Memorial in US capital
A historic monument commemorating the millions of Ukrainians who died during a Soviet-era famine was unveiled on November 7, 2015 in the US capital, in a ceremony that brought back horrific memories for survivors.
11-й Звичайний Собор Українських Православних Громад в Діаспорі відбувся в Мюнхені, Німеччина
Духовенство та віруючі з різних Українських Православних парафіяльних громад Франції, Німеччини, Австрії, Бельгії, Великобританії, Австралії та Нової Зеландії зібралися у Мюнхені, Німеччина для 11-го Звичайного Собору Української Православної Церкви в Діаспорі за участі духовенства та мирян з 30 жовтня – по 1 листопада 2015 року.
"Молитва гоїть рани минулого" - у США молилися за жертв Голодомору. Відео
"Prayer Heals the wounds of the past"
65th Anniversary Celebration St. Mary Protectress - Pokrova Parish, Rochester, NY
On a gray, chilly, misty morning of Sunday, October 25, 2015, the children of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Rochester, New York, welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Antony with flowers, Parish Council President Lydia Dzus & Sisterhood President Zina Dzus-DeBole greeted him with the traditional bread & salt, welcoming him to the parish on the monumental occasion of the 65th Parish Jubilee. Then, Metropolitan Antony was greeted by parish rector, Rev. Ihor Krekhovetsky, along with visiting clergy from the Western New York Deanery, Rev. Yuri Kasyanov of Holy Trinity Parish, Cheektowaga; Rev. Mykola Andrushkiw of St. Luke’s, Warners; Rev. Vasyl Dovgan of St. Nicholas, Troy.
11th Regular Sobor of Ukrainian Orthodox Communities in Diaspora Took Place in Munich, Germany
Clergy and faithful from various Ukrainian Orthodox parish communities from across France, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand gathered in Munich, Germany for the 11th Regular Clergy-Laity Gathering- Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora during the weekend of October 30 – November 1, 2015.
Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Meet with the Ecumenical Patriarch
On Thursday, October 30, 2015 His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and His Grace Bishop Daniel, President of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA met with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey).
Prayers for the Cancer Patients Offered at St. Andrew Memorial Church
It was mostly silent inside St. Andrew the First Called Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church on Monday evening (October 26, 2015) as roughly 100 parishioners stood in reflection of the spiritual and physical journey of many cancer patients for whom a healing prayer service – Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God – Healer of Caner was served by Bishop Daniel and chanted by the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ.
2016 College Student Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages
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. By our actions, we hope to show the face of Christ to these children, their caregivers, their administrators, our host families and all we come in contact with and by doing so reaffirm the Holy Orthodox Faith amongst the people of Ukraine.
Join Us for the First Annual CHRISTMAS AT THE SEMINARY
The Faculty and seminarians of our St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary are grateful for your financial support throughout the year and we hope that you join us for the inaugural “Christmas at the Seminary”. This event is open for the whole family on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Sophia Seminary (1950 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ). There will be drop-in Christmas-themed activities, ornament making and cookie decorating for the entire family. Light refreshments will also be served.
All Saints Camp Manager – Position Available
The Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA opens an active search for a Manager position of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camp in Emlenton, PA
Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s Real Break 2015
Announcing Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s Real Break 2015 - during spring break! Real Break provides college students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in others - traveling to all parts of the world deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers.
2016 OCMC Mission Trip Opportunities
2016 Orthodox Mission Teams are now available! Please prayerfully consider joining one of the teams that will be serving in Alaska, Albania, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda. Spend two weeks volunteering at a youth camp, teaching the faith, empowering Orthodox women, restoring a church, or providing healthcare. All are needed, and anyone over 18 can serve!
Orthodox Christian Fellowship - 2015/2016 College Conference
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official college ministry of the Assembly of Bishops and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. In addition to the on-campus ministry, they provide college students several national programs designed to bring our young people together in different capacities. College Conference is just such a program. Four days to meet fellow Orthodox students, deepen their faith, and create new and lasting friendships.
2015 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 20-27 December, 2015... The cost of the Mission Trip, which includes the flight, in country travel, lodging and food, is $2,500 (travel to and from New Jersey is NOT included).
|Observing Veterans Day with Thanksgiving and Prayer - 11/10/15|
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 is Veterans Day. On this day we remember all those who have served our great nation – the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to defend our way of life and the values we hold dear, along with the freedom which guarantees that life and those values. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those killed in the line of duty, those suffering from the effects of their time of service during war and otherwise and, of course, all those who have retired from active duty.
|Veteran's Day 2015 - 11/06/15|
11am on 11 November — Moleben Service to honor All our Veterans. Service will be held in front of the Veteran's Monument.
|Bishop Daniel Visits Venerable Job of Pochaiv Parish Community in Los Alamos, NM - 10/26/15|
On October 24th and 25th, 2015, His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America, made his first official visit to the parish of St. Job of Pochaiv parish family in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He presided over Great Vespers on Saturday evening and served the Divine Liturgy on the following morning, helping the parish family celebrate the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council.
|Akathist to the Mother of God Healer of Cancer - Акафіст до Божої Матері Цілительці від Захворювання на рак - 10/25/15|
Annually, the month of October is dedicated in our country to National Breast Cancer Awareness. On Monday October 26 at 7:00 p.m. come and join us for the celebration of the Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God “Healer of Cancer.” at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ... We invite all to come who are in need of the healing touch of the Mother of God. The hymns of this particular Akathist Service will console anyone who is suffering from cancer, or who has loved ones who are ill. Come and bring a friend for this Prayer Service that strengthens and gives hope during a time of suffering and pain.
|Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of New Jersey: Fall 2015 "Nashi Predky" Ukrainian Genealogy Conference - Great Success - 10/24/15|
|2015 Annual Clergy Conference - 10/24/15|
Our UOC of the USA is blessed in so many ways; one of those blessings is our committed and God-loving bishops, deacons, and priests. While it is hard to carve out the time and find the money for it, they enjoy getting together each year at the Clergy Conference to renew friendships, share joys and sorrows, worship, and learn from conference speakers. This year the conference took on greater depth as it included the funeral services for V. Rev. Anatoliy Dokhvat, the priest of Sts. Peter and Paul parish in Millville NJ.
|October 25th is College Student Sunday! - 10/22/15|
The Assembly of Bishops has designated the fourth Sunday of October, in conjunction with OCF’sOrthodox Awareness Month, as the date for College Student Sunday. For 2015, this falls on Sunday, October 25th.
|Memory Eternal: Priest Anatoliy Dokhvat of blessed memory... - 10/20/15|
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA about the falling asleep of a servant of God Very Rev. Fr. Anatoliy Dokhvat, pastor of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Millville, NJ.
|Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Trenton, NJ Celebrates 96th Anniversary with Bishop Daniel - 10/19/15|
In the basement of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Sunday morning – October 18, 2015 - 8 women paused from cutting up bread, carrots and cantaloupe, stirring corn and mopping the floor to reflect on the celebration for which they were working so hard to prepare.
|Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Award Ceremony for Vice President Joe Biden as the Recipient of the 2015 Athenagoras Human Rights Award - 10/17/15|
Upon the invitation of the Archons of the Order of St. Andrew, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel participated in the award ceremony in New York City on October 17, 2015, honoring the Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden.
|Молитва в день свята Покрова Пресвятої Богородиці - 10/15/15|
14 вересня 2015р. у день свята Покрови Пресвятої Богородиці на цвинтарі Св. Андрія Первозванного в духовному осередку митрополії УПЦ США в Савт Бавнд Бруці, Н. Дж. була проведена панахида за загиблими воїнами УПА, які відстоювали волю і незалежність України.
|Memory Eternal: Pani Matka Carole Hotrovich of Blessed Memory - 10/14/15|
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA about the falling asleep of a servant of God Pani Matka Carole Hotrovich, wife of Fr. Peter Hotrovich of blessed memory.
|Bishop Daniel Visits the Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Sharon, PA - 10/12/15|
On Sunday, October 11, 2015, His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America, made a pastoral visit to St John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was accompanied by four seminarians from St. Sophia Seminary in South Bound Brook, New Jersey – Subdeacon Ivan Chopko, seminarians Mykola Zomchak, Mykhailo Bokalo and Ihor Protsak. The congregation was excited to have the honor of hosting their hierarch, but it was also the day for two of its faithful to be recognized.
|AXIOS – Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 30 Years of Archpastoral Service - 10/05/15|
Thirty years ago, October 6, 1985, His Eminence Metropolitan ANTONY was consecrated at St. Andrew the First Called Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ as bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
|Bishop Daniel Ordains Subdeacon Vasyl Shak to Deaconate - 10/04/15|
“I felt like I was in heaven, watching and participating in the Divine Liturgy with the ordination of a new Deacon,” Pavlo Symonchuk, a recent immigrant from Ukraine to Somerset/Bridgewater, NJ, was talking about the ordination to the Holy Deaconate on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Andrew the First Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ.
|Ukrainian American Veterans National Monument Dedicated at the Spiritual Headquarters of the UOC of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ - 10/04/15|
For decades there has been a strong desire among the membership of the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) to construct a national monument that would pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Americans of Ukrainian ancestry who gave so much – in far too many cases their very lives – in service to the United States.
|Bізит єпископа Даниїла запам'ятається малечі школи св. Трійці надовго - His Grace Bishop Daniel Visits Cathedral Parish School in New York City - 10/03/15|
Ще минулого роки трьохрічна дітвора вивчала з книжечок, що “священник у високій золотій шапці” - це єпископ. А у суботу, 3 жовтня 2015 року, до Школи св. Трійці що у знаходиться у Манхетені при церкві св. Трійці, завітав єпископ Даниїл.
|3 October, 2015 - Ukrainian American Veterans to Bless National Monument-Memorial to Honor Ukrainian Americans Who Served in the United States Armed Forces - 10/02/15|
|Faith and Photography Contest - Faith, Hope and Love - 09/30/15|
With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce a new opportunity for the youth of our church to express their faith.
The Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry wants to encourage youth and young adults to explore their creative talents and to glorify God through art, with the 1st Annual Ukrainian Orthodox Church Faith and Photography Contest. Faith and Photography Contest - Faith, Hope and Love – submit by October 31, 2015.
|Bishop Daniel Attends a Meeting with the President of Ukraine - 09/28/15|
On Saturday, September 26, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel, representing His Eminence Metropolitan Antony took part in a formal meeting with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna, who began the journey to the United States of America for the opening of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City.
|Bishop Daniel Attends Inter-Faith Papal Gathering at NYC’s 9/11 Memorial - 09/25/15|
On Friday, September 25, 2015 with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Bishop Daniel represented the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA at the gathering of some 700 people at the site of Ground Zero, led by the Bishop of Rome – Pope Francis, who paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims and those who responded to the worst attacks on US soil that killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001.
|Bishop Daniel and St. Sophia Seminary Students Give a GIFT of LIFE – Donate Blood! - 09/23/15|
On Wednesday morning, September 23, 2015 several seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) following their regular calls schedule and being moved by the discussion in PPM301 Class- Filed Education Ministry Practicum (His Grace Bishop Daniel – Instructor) traveled to Robert Woods Johnson Medical Center in Somerset, NJ in order to respond to the appeal for Blood Donation.
|St. Mary’s in New Britain Celebrates 105th Anniversary with Metropolitan Antony - 09/23/15|
Beautiful autumn weather set the scene for Metropolitan Antony’s visit to New Britain, Connecticut, on September 20th, 2015. His Eminence led the congregation of St. Mary, the Nativity of the Mother of God, in celebrating our parish’s name day and its amazing 105th anniversary, alongside our pastor Very Rev. Father Andrii Pokotylo and Very Rev. Stephen Masliuk of St. Mary’s in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
|New Web Site of the Consistory Office of Religious Education - 09/23/15|
Welcome to the website of the Office of Religious Education of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Offering free resources to all individuals, families and parishes resources to understand the Faith delivered by Christ for the life of the world, and share it with their children, loved ones, and complete strangers for their salvation, which is our calling by baptism, chrismation and communtion.
|Calling All Young Adults - 09/23/15|
With the blessing of our hierarchs, we are excited to announce the formation of a New Young Adult Movement sponsored by the Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
|IOCC Race to Respond - Are You a Runner? - 09/23/15|
Are you a runner, cyclist, or triathlete? Are you participating in an athletic event and want to RACE TO RESPOND to the needs of those in need around the world? By fundraising while competing in an event, you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by manmade and natural disasters. Join TEAM IOCC now!
|Prayers Offered at Crypt of Patriarch Mstyslav - 09/22/15|
His Eminence Metropolitan Antony represented His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, in response to the Ukrainian government’s invitation to participate in the official commemoration in Kyiv of the 1000th anniversary of the repose of the Baptizer of Ukraine, St. Volodymyr the Great at the end of July this year. During this visit to the Ukrainian capital, the Metropolitan had the opportunity to meet briefly with Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP).
|13th Annual Washington, DC Ukrainian Festival - 09/21/15|
For the last thirteen years, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral has hosted the Washington Ukrainian Festival. With the support of the Ukrainian Embassy and local organizations, this is a wonderful two-day celebration of Ukrainian culture. The reputation of the Festival has grown, and it is now established as one of the most popular traditional events in the metropolitan Washington DC area. This year the Festival took place September 19-20, and the weather was picture-perfect, with blue skies and temperatures in the 80’s.
|2015 Family Fest at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp - 09/20/15|
Family Fest at All Saints Camp this past Labor Day weekend was AMAZING! There were families and friends from near and far for a weekend full of fellowship, fun and relaxation! We had close to 100 people join us throughout the weekend for the various activities or just to say “Hello!” It was great to see old faces and new faces during the weekend!
|The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Issued a Message to the Faithful - 09/19/15|
Microsoft Word - Assembly Message, 2015 Final.doc
Forty-five bishops assembled in order to recognize and affirm our unity in the Orthodox faith, to celebrate our communion in the Holy Eucharist, to recall what has been achieved in fraternal collaboration over the past year and reflect on the challenging work that lies ahead of us.
|Assembly Convenes Sixth Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL - 09/16/15|
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened its sixth annual meeting Tuesday, September 15-17, 2015 in Chicago, IL with 45 hierarchs in attendance. The first day of the Assembly - 15 September, 2015 began with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, IL.
|2015-2016 New Academic Year at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary - 09/14/15|
Early morning sun of September 14, 2015 streamed through glass windows bathing the Three Holy Hierarchs Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel in warm shades of gold as His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA and Consistory President entered the chapel and was welcomed by the faculty and students, seminarians and non-seminarians, as well as numerous visitors to the Seminary at the beginning of yet another year of study at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ.
|100th Anniversary of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Troy, NY - 09/13/15|
On September13, 2015, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Troy, NY celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its church building. This long awaited momentous milestone, for which parishioners all worked together tirelessly, began with voices raised in prayer. At the entrance of the church, all the children from the youngest to the oldest -- gathered with flowers in hand and smiles on their faces to greet His Eminence Metropolitan Antony.
|Ukrainian Orthodox Community Prays for the Lost of 9/11/2001 Terrorist Attack - 09/12/15|
Fourteen years have passed since the day that every person throughout the world, and in the United States of America in particular, felt the loss of human life from the hands of terrorists that hijacked several commercial airplanes and attacked the most sacred gift of God – the life of His creation.
|New 2015-2016 Academic Year at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orhtodox Theological Seminary - 09/10/15|
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, it is our pleasure and privilege to invite the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA to join the student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary for the opening of New 2015-2016 Academic Year.
|15 September, 2015 - Pan-Orthodox Youth Gathering in Chicago, IL - 09/09/15|
|2015-2016 Youth Ministry Certification Course - 09/08/15|
St. Sophia Theological Seminary and our own Office of Youth + Young Adult Ministry announce that enrollment for the 2015-2016 Youth Ministry Certification Course is now open! More information here: http://www.uocyouth.org/ymcertification.html
|Patriarchal Message for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of the Natural Environment - 09/07/15|
As everyone knows, September 1st of each year has been dedicated at the initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – and recently also by the Roman Catholic Church – as a day of prayer for the protection of the natural environment. On this day, we especially beseech the supreme God to gladden His creation so that human life therein may be joyful and fruitful. This prayer includes of course the petition that the inevitable natural climate changes may occur and be permitted within tolerable levels both for human survival and for the planet’s sustainability.
|UOC of the USA Delivers Assistance to Donetsk Region of Ukraine - 09/06/15|
A small village in Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine became a recipient of a generous donation of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – 30 tons of coal was purchased in order to provide warm winter season environment for about 111 residents of a charitable elderly assistant living facility that provides residence for people that range in between 60-90 years of age.
|Communiqué of the Synaxis of the Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne - 09/05/15|
From August 29th to September 3rd, 2015, at the invitation and under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the venerable Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne, together with Hierarchs under its canonical charge, including the Autonomous Churches of Finland and Estonia as well as the Ukrainians and Carpatho-Russians under its protection, convened in Synaxis at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stavrodromion, Istanbul.
|Chicago, IL site of Assembly of Bishops’ Sixth Annual Meeting - September 15-17, 2015 - 09/04/15|
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its sixth annual meeting at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel here September 15-17, 2015.
|IOCC - Assemble a CWS School Kit to Help Needy Children Worlwide - 09/03/15|
Pencils, paper, crayons, ruler. For a few dollars and a few minutes of your time, you can make learning possible for a child in need. Assembling a school kit is easy: www.iocc.org/schoolkits
|Patron Saint for the Youth of the Church - 09/03/15|
With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry would like to announce choosing a patron saint for the youth of our Metropolia. This program is 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.
|Holy Land Pilgrimage 2015 - 09/03/15|
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.
|UPDATED: Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in Synaxis of Hierarchs of The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople - 09/02/15|
For five days (29 August - September 2, 2015), His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA along with Orthodox hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from all over the world gathered in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) in order to participate in a Synaxis (Assembly) of the Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate convened upon the invitation and under the Presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
|Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Presents Awards to St. Sophia Seminary Instructors - 08/29/15|
Recognizing the generosity of time, talents and most importantly volunteer spirit of Anna and Francis Diamante, the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA presented both sisters with the newly established award in honor of Saint Petro Mohyla. The orden of Venerable Petro Mohyla – for outstanding service on the cultural or academic level – was awarded to Diamante sisters on Sunday, August 23rd 2015, as the local St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, prayerfully in the parish temple, and joyfully with the expressions of Ukrainian ethnic traditions and cuisine, honored the observance of the 24th Independence Day celebration of Ukraine.
|Ukrainian Orthodox League Executive Boards Hold First Quarterly Meeting - 08/26/15|
The newly elected Senior and Junior National Executive Boards of the Ukrainian Orthodox League held their first quarterly meeting on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, New Jersey hosted by the St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Chapter of the Ukrainian Orthodox League.
|Annual Celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day a Family Affair at Metropolia Center - 08/24/15|
The celebration of the 24th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence Day at our Metropolia Center was an event filled with joy and fellowship. Throughout the day cars full of people continued to arrive and join those already present. It was estimated that considering the 240 balloons sent up to “announce” the celebration, between the liturgical services and the family celebration over three hundred people participated. Especially noteworthy was the number of children present and participating in the concert – either the official concert – or the “non-official” dance concert presented by all the young children who “performed” on stage throughout the afternoon. These children were very happy to receive the ice cream and candy bars distributed by the Metropolitan and Bishop following the concert.