68th Annual UOL Convention Concludes – Celebrating the Life of Holy Equal-to-the-Apostle Prince Volodymyr the Great
The 68th Annual UOL Convention came to a formal conclusion on Sunday, July 26, 2015, as the delegates gathered at Holy Assumption Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Northampton, PA for Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel – formally marking the 1000 anniversary of repose of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr. Across the nation, numerous parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA will be celebrating the life of St. Volodymyr on July 28th – the calendar feast day; however, having gathered representatives from various UOL chapters and parishes from across the United States – the Council of Bishops of the Church designated the formal Church’s celebration on a Sunday prior to the feast day.
UPDATED: 68th Annual UOL Convention Continues – Day 2!
The second full day of the 68th Annual UOL Convention began with Morning Prayers at the hotel chapel. Upon the completion of the prayer service His Grace Bishop Daniel offered a short reflection on the importance of prayer and the utilization of the Convention’s prayer booklet by the missionaries of the Church and the impact of the prayers of the missionaries on the Orphanage Adoption program of the UOC of the USA.
68th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention Convenes in Northampton, PA
The Senior UOL Chapter of the Dormition (Assumption) of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Northampton, PA have worked tirelessly over the last two years preparing for this memorable week of faith, fellowship and most of all, fun. That preparation is evident as the events of the first few hours have been thoughtfully conceived and flawlessly executed, thus welcoming over 100 delegates from various chapters from across the country.
Metropolitan Council Meets At Metropolia Center
Our Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Board of Trustees – the Metropolitan Council – held its semi-annual meeting at the administrative office – Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in Somerset, NJ on 23 July, 2015 to reflect upon the life of the various ministries of the Church and to set new goals for the upcoming new ecclesiastical year in the life of the Church.
UOC of the USA Strategic Planning Meeting
On Wednesday July 22, 2015, a dedicated group of seven clergy and laity, initially appointed by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, representing various viewpoints were invited to meet for a day at the Consistory offices of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ, to discuss a vision of the Strategic Plan for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. The participants, led by Mr. Bill Marianes, brought with them a broad background of service to the Church, reflecting the diverse geography and perspectives of our Metropolia. The discussions were very positive, and all decisions were reached by consensus and with enthusiasm.
Holy Land Pilgrimage 2015
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.
Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Participate in the XXIII SOBOR of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada
The conferences of the 23rd SOBOR of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada commenced on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 and until July 19, 2015 with the clergy and faithful gathering in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Fort Garry Hotel in the La Verendrye Room to celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the Chapel for the XXIII SOBOR. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel participated in the proceedings of the XXIII Sobor, offering greetings and reflections throughout the sessions of the Sobor, thus expressing brotherly love of the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
Metropolitan Antony Received Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox College of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada
On the third day of the XXIII Sobor – Clergy/Laity Congress of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada - Friday, July 17, 2015, at 6:00 pm over 170 guests gathered on the premises of Ft. Garry hotel in Winnipeg, Canada for the Convocation, Inauguration and Awards Ceremony of St. Andrew’s College of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada.
St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society Receives $25,000.00 Donation
Members of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society participated in the unification celebrations of Pokrova and St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox parishes in Philadelphia... Члени Товариства Святого Андрія взяли участь у спільному святкуванні парафій Покрови Пресвятої Богородиці та катедри Св. Володимира в місті Філадельфія...
A Note of Gratitude from Ukraine - Кілька слів подяки з України
In Znamyanka orphanage (Kirovograd region) there live about 120 children with severe diseases and disabilities from childhood. 80 of the children are without parental care or are orphaned. For most of the children, the orphanage is a home and all the children and staff of the institution are one large family, with Bishop Daniel (ruling hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of USA) as their father. Workers of the orphanage together with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA put a lot of effort to create the necessary conditions to make the orphanage comfortable, warmth and hospitable.
100th Anniversary Celebration of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA
In the early 1900’s people from the Ukraine began to immigrate to the US to find for themselves a better way of life. This brought Ukrainian people to the Dixonville area of Western Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines. Because they yearned for their own church in which to pray, a group of Ukrainian men met and formed the first body of our church in 1915. After having services in a local home for four years, they built a temple that was used until 1988. Now a century later, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA is ready to embark on the next 100 years of their existence.
ASC Family Fest! Sept. 4-7, 2015 – FANTASTIC NEWS!
The cost to attend Family Fest is being changed to a “Free Will” offering.
UOC of the USA Offers yet Another Charitable Gift of Love
Fulfilling the mandate of the clergy and the faithful of the Ukrainian orthodox Church of the USA, and with the blessing of the primate of the UOC of the USA His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Vladyka Daniel, being in Ukraine on various assignments relating to the ministry outreach programs, visited Ivano-Frankivsk State Office building on July 4-5, 2015, meeting with the representatives of Ukrainian government as well as members of the families of the fallen and wounded soldiers of Ukraine.
Bishop Daniel Attends US Independence Day Celebration in Kyiv, Ukraine
At the invitation of the US Ambassador and with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy and President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA attended the celebration in Kyiv on July 2nd, 2015.
Response of Assembly of Bishops to Obergefell v. Hodges
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America strongly disagrees with the United States Supreme Court decision of June 26, Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court invents a constitutional right for two members of the same sex to marry, and imposes upon all States the responsibility to license and recognize such “marriages.”
Bishop Daniel Visits Diocesan Church School Camp
Over the weekend of June 26-28, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel, accompanied by the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) traveled to Emlenton, PA to visit the campers of the Diocesan Church School Camp at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp.
Assembly of Bishops Statement on Marriage and Sexuality
The Orthodox Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality, firmly grounded in Holy Scripture, 2000 years of church tradition, and canon law, holds that marriage consists in the conjugal union of a man and a woman, and that authentic marriage is blessed by God as a sacrament of the Church. Neither Scripture nor Holy Tradition blesses or sanctions such a union between persons of the same sex.
Patron Saint for the Youth of the Church
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.
→ Enter to Worship † Exit to Serve →
On June 7th, 2015 in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Parish, Johnson City NY – a fresh and sunny morning – many events took place that have enriched the Parish Family. During the sermon Metropolitan Antony shared what he read daily on signs on the driveway of one of the local churches of Hammond, IN where he served before his consecration: “Enter to worship” at the entrance and on the exit sign - “Exit to serve”. The Metropolitan compared the message there to the first Christians were very conscious of gathering together for prayerful service and then scattering for missionary work. This makes great imagery example for our parish as well.
ТРІЙЦЯ – ЦЕ ЛЮБОВ
Минулої неділі Українська православна катедра Святої Трійці в Нижньому Мангетені відзначила храмове свято
2015 High School Mission Trip
With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry and Christian Charity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce its missionary trip for High School aged teenagers to the St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, RI. The High School Mission Trip will take place August 1 - 9, 2015. As you know, St. Michael's experienced a devastating fire to their church building in November 2014.
2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Camping Programs
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.
|Bishop Daniel Visits St. Anthony of the Desert Mission, Las Cruces, New Mexico - 06/22/15|
His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, accompanied by Seminarian Ihor Protsak of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ), visited St. Anthony of the Desert Ukrainian Orthodox Mission in Las Cruces, New Mexico on the weekend of June 19-21, 2015.
|Візит до Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату - 06/19/15|
10 червня з візитом до Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату перебував Єписком Даниїл від Української Православної Церкви США з благословення предстоятеля УПЦ США Високопреосвященнішого Митрополита Антонія.
|Assembly Executive Committee Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople - 06/18/15|
Istanbul - On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew warmly received the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America at the Phanar in Constantinople.
|Bishop Daniel Pays a Visit to Znamianka Orphanage in Kirovohrad Region of Ukraine - 06/12/15|
With the blessing of the spiritual father of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Bishop Daniel traveled to the remote areas of Central and Eastern Ukraine, delivering humanitarian aid to the refugees and wounded soldiers of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Traveling through Znamianka region, Vladyka Daniel made a special effort to visit for a day the orphanage that has a special place in the heart of the charitable outreach ministry of the UOC of the USA.
|Twenty-Second Anniversary of Repose of Patriarch Mstyslav Remembered - 06/11/15|
Patriarch-Metropolitan Mstyslav (Skrypnyk) served our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA for forty-three years as Archbishop, President of the Consistory and Metropolitan from 1950 to the day of his repose in the Lord on 11 June 1993.The twenty second anniversary of the repose of His Holiness Patriarch Mstyslav was commemorated at our Metropolia Center on Thursday, 11 June 2015. 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.
|Decision Reached by the Joint Meeting of the Committees for Dialogue - 06/09/15|
On June 8, 2015 in the Academic Hall of Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy at St. Michael's Monastery, a joint meeting of the Committees for Dialogue of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church took place, which resulted in the acceptance of the formal statement, addressing the importance of the joint efforts towards unity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, especially the unity of the UOC-KP and UAOC.
|UOC of the USA Reaches Out to the Refugees from Donetsk and Luhansk Regions of Ukraine - 06/07/15|
Some 180 men, women and children became recipients of $30,000 collected by the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA as well the members of the Ukrainian National Women’s Organization and Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California that partnered with the UOC of the USA in delivering financial assistance to those in need, especially to the dislocated population of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
|The Great Feast of Pentecost - 05/31/15|
The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost, a feast of the Jewish tradition. It also celebrates the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands who on that day believed in the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The Feast is also seen as the culmination of the revelation of the Holy Trinity.
|Stewardship Calling – 5th Sunday Series Special Pentecost Podcast Program - 05/30/15|
Want to laugh, learn and be inspired? This Sunday night (May 31st), from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 pm (Eastern), tune into Ancient Faith Radio: http://www.ancientfaith.com/radio/live for a special live internet radio Stewardship Calling – 5th Sunday series broadcast. Hosted by yours truly, and joined by my priest and dear friend Father Barnabas Powell, we invite you to listen and call in (or join the chat room discussion) as we explore how you can discover and live your calling.
|Об’єднання Спільних Зусиль УПЦ США та СУА в Благодійній Допомозі Україні - 05/30/15|
В понеділок, 18 травня 2015, в Консисторії Центру Митрополії УПЦ США, Преосвященний Єпископ Даниїл зустрівся з Маріанною Заєць, Головою Союзу Українок Америки (СУА). На зустрічі були розглянуті спільні проекти Української громади в Сполучених Штатах Америки та спроможність різних благодійних організацій допомогти пораненим солдатам та біженцям, які стали жертвами збройного конфлікту на Україні.
|Memory Erternal - 05/27/15|
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA about the falling asleep of a servant of God - Pani-Matka Anna Hankevych, of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH.
|From Horrific Tragedy to Multiple Blessings - 05/23/15|
It was on Sunday afternoon, 25 August 2013, at St. Mary Protectress (Pokrova) parish, Philadelphia, PA – just a few hours after Divine Liturgy had been celebrated and the faithful members had departed to their homes – that TRAGEDY struck in the form of a fire caused by aging electrical wiring. The fire grew rapidly and spread to encompass the whole Church building and the parish social center and school. Parishioners, along with their priest, Fr. Volodymyr Khanas, began to gather to witness the horror. Fr. Taras Naumenko, of St. Vladimir Cathedral just a few miles away was also present and had informed Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel about what was happening and by the time our hierarchs arrive an hour later to comfort the parish family, it was a five-alarm fire, meaning that five fire companies were working diligently to put an end to the fire. Unfortunately, the buildings were completely destroyed.
|UOC of the USA and UNWLA Joint Charitable Outreach in Ukraine - 05/22/15|
On Monday, May 18, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel met with Mrs. Marianna Zajac, President of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) at the Consistory Offices of the Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
|Єпископ Даниїл відвідав поранених солдатів Української Армії в Військовому Госпіталі міста Львова - 05/14/15|
Коли ми чуємо про жертв війни, ми схильні думати про тих, хто не повернувся додому. Ми не задумуємося над тим, що багато з тих, хто служить в армії повертається додому з пораненнями різних видів та ступенів... Для духовенства, для вірних Української Православної Церкви США та особливо для Єпископа Даниїла, який служив капеланом на військовій базі Армії США, робота з пораненими солдатами, допомагаючи чоловікам і жінкам Збройних Сил знову повернутися до нормального способу життя, є ціллю, яка вийшла поза рамки просто фінансової допомоги – і стала індивідуальним та особистим підходом любові та турботи, чому не має ціни.
|Bishop Daniel Visits Wounded Soldiers of Ukrainian Army at the Military Hospital in Lviv, Ukraine - 05/12/15|
When we hear about casualties of war, we tend to think about those who don’t return home. But many in the military do return home with wounds of various types and degree…For the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and especially His Grace Bishop Daniel, who served as a chaplain at the US Army Military Base, working with the wounded soldiers, helping the men and women of the Armed Forces to re-adjust back to normal life settings, has been a task that goes beyond monetary donations – but takes a personal approach of love and care that very often is priceless.
|Bishop Daniel Visits Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA - 05/07/15|
For many weeks parishioners of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA, have been looking forward to His Grace Bishop Daniel’s visit to the parish for the Founders Day Celebration of the parish family... Finally the long awaited weekend arrived – Vladyka Daniel and Subdeacon Volodymyr Yavorskyi of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary arrived from the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ and directly at the airport they were greeted by the members of the parish community.
|Seminarians of the Church Fulfill the Mandate of the Faithful to Aid the Needy of Ukraine - 05/06/15|
Six seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ gathered together at the main dining hall of the Seminary in the evening hours of May 6th, 2015 in order to accomplish the task of packing over 600 lb. of clothing and toys for the children Ukrainian orphanages that are sponsored by the UOC of the USA as well as clothing for the refugees from Eastern Ukraine.
|Храмове свято в церкві Святого Юрія Переможця в Ярдвілі - 05/06/15|
Третьoгo травня Бог дарував Храмове свято і чудову погоду для парафіян i гостей церкви Святого Юрія Переможця в Ярдвілі. До парафії завітав Митрополит Антоній у супроводі п'яти семінаристів. Разом з парафіянами поважного гостя зустрічали учні школи Українознавства. Діти встелили дорогу Владиці запашними трояндовими пелюстками, а хлопці прислужники чекали на нього в церкві. Вони одяглися в стихарі і виглядали дуже щасливими від почуття виявленого до них довір’я і честі допомагати в святковому Богослужінні.
|РУХ ЗА ВИЖИВАННЯ УКРАЇНИ: Якщо не ми, тоді хто? Якщо не зараз, тоді коли? - 05/04/15|
Мільйони невинних українців страждають через конфлікт з Росією. Іноземне вторгнення зруйнувало безліч життів. Рік тому сім’ї, які жили мирно, мали роботу і працювали 40 годин на тиждень, возили своїх дітей на футбол та балет, сьогодні залишилися бездомними, бідними, каліками, овдовілими та сиротами. Їхнє життя зруйновано і тепер вони мусять покидати свої міста, які колись були повні життя, залишаючи позаду все, що вони нажили, беручи з собою тільки те, що можна помістити у валізку, та вирушати у невідоме та небезпечне майбутнє.
|St. Sophia Seminary Fundraiser During the Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage - 05/04/15|
During the annual St. Thomas Sunday pilgrimage to the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, New Jersey, the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (also located on the grounds of the Metropolia Center) embarked on a fundraising effort in order to raise funds towards the recent, and needed, renovations of the Seminary.
|His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Visits Boston, MA - 05/01/15|
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston was honored to have a visit from His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. The Metropolitan was greeted with flowers by the children of the parish, bread and salt by Parish Board President, Jane Yavarow and the holy cross by Fr. Roman Tarnavsky. With the intoning of “Christ is Risen” he began the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Responses were offered by the dedicated members of the parish choir. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Metropolitan Antony invited everyone outside for a group photo.
|Save Ukraine Now CAMPAIGN - 04/29/15|
Christ taught us to love our neighbor, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, take in the stranger. Today we have the perfect opportunity to heed His words and help Christ, by helping those in need. On April 29, 2015, His Grace Bishop Daniel, Consistory President and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. joined a distinguished panel of guests among which were General Wesley K. Clark (retired), Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and former presidential candidate to launch the “Ukraine Survival Campaign”.
|A Joyous Return! - 04/28/15|
The Consecration of Saint Michael’s in Woonsocket, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, and the Ordination of Deacon Michael Abrahamson
|Єпископ Даниїл відвідав місійну громаду Св. Тройці, міста Сіетл - Bishop Daniel Visits the Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Seattle, WA - 04/27/15|
Минулих вихідних, в суботу 25 та неділю 26 квітня, Його Преосвященство, Єпископ Даниїл виконуючи свій Архіпастирський обов’язок відвідав місійну громаду Св. Тройці, міста Сіетл, штат Вашингтон, яку від доручив в опіку отцю Андрію Матлак. Візит Архієрея завжди є радісною подією для громади. В цьому випадку радість була подвійною, як для громади так і для сім’ї отця Андрія: для отця Андрія та добродійки Надії – тому, що сам Владика приїхав щоб Охрестити та Миропомазати їхню новонароджену донечку Єлизавету; для парафіян – тому, що вони мали можливість помолитися та поспілкуватися з Владикою на протязі двох днів і тому, що їхня громада поповнилася ще однією Православною Християнкою (Новохрещеною Єлизаветою).
|Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Farewell Reception in Honor of Ambassador of Ukraine - 04/25/15|
On April 23, 2015, the Diplomatic Corps of Ukraine hosted a send off for one of its very own, the Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksander Motsyk. Ambassadors, government officials, representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic Churches, leaders of Ukrainian-American community and other distinguished guests gathered at the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America in Washington, DC in formal fashion to bid the guests of honor, Mr. Motsyk and his family, farewell. Mrs. Natalia Motsyk joined her husband in a meet and greet among guests, with the members of the Embassy’s staff by their side.
|2015 St. Thomas Sunday-Provody: Weekend Pilgrimage to South Bound Brook, NJ – Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA - 04/19/15|
It was one of the most beautiful weekends we have seen for years in terms of weather that drew numerous visitors of Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic faithful to the Metropolia Center of the Church. This year’s event took place on 18-19 April and was inaugurated with the service of Divine Liturgy in St. Andrew Memorial Church on Saturday morning. During the Liturgy commemorations were made for all those buried in St. Andrew Cemetery.
|18-19 April, 2015 - Annual St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage - 04/16/15|
The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the clergy and the Office of Youth Ministry encourage children and youth of our Holy Metropolia to enrich their lives by participating with their parents and family members in the various liturgical services, especially the Holy Mystery of Confession and the Holy Eucharist during this year’s Holy Pilgrimage.
|2015 Malta Scholarship - Undergraduate and 2015 Paleologos Scholarship - Graduate Levels Available - 04/13/15|
Applications for scholarships administered by the Office of the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is April 27, 2015.
|St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Celebrates Pascha with the Archpastor of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - 04/12/15|
The liturgical services began in total darkness, as His Grace Bishop Daniel chanted the announcement of Resurrection and carried out the flame from the tomb of the Savior, which was brought from Jerusalem to St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL!... This year, more than 500 men, women and children were welcomed to the cathedral’s temple during the Pascha Midnight service. The Boyan choir under the direction of Volodymyr Popowych led the chanting of the entire liturgical cycle of the services, thus spiritually uplifting those in attendance. Faithful from all over Chicago Metropolitan area arrived to the cathedral in order to share of joy of Pascha with people of various age groups and immigrations to the United States of America. Chanting the Gospel narrative at the Liturgy, the Word of God was proclaimed in 18 languages, thus offering a bit of Christ’s presence to the representatives of Ukrainian, Serbian, Belorysyn, German, Greek, Antiochian and other ethnic communities.
|2015 Paschal Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine - 04/12/15|
On this joyful and holy day of the Most-glorious and Divine Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ, we extend most heartfelt greetings to all you Orthodox Christians with the feast of the Lord’s Pascha! The magnificent feast of the Resurrection of Christ calls all of us to consider again the eternal treasures of Christian teaching and offers a golden opportunity to fill our hearts with goodness and love for God and neighbour. The Resurrection of Christ unites us all through faith in the victory of light over darkness, goodness over evil and life over death. The Holy Apostle James reminds usthat “as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (Jam 2:26)And so, on these joyful days of Pascha, we should endeavourwith especial diligenceto prayerfully alleviate the suffering of those oppressed by sorrow, encourage the downcast, perform acts of mercy, loveand compassion, and help those in need, who are waiting for us to offer our aid.
|Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015 - 04/11/15|
ПАСХАЛЬНЕ ПОСЛАННЯ ВСЕЛЕНСЬКОГО ПАТРІАРХА ВАРФОЛОМІЯ
|Great and Holy Saturday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 04/11/15|
On Holy Saturday, His Grace Bishop Daniel once again presided over the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL, during which numerous faithful of Chicago Metropolitan area prayerfully gathered to reflect upon the great Mystery of salvation of the Crucified Savior. The pastor of the cathedral parish family Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Lymar assisted Vladyka Daniel.
|Great and Holy Friday at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL - 04/10/15|
On Good and Holy Friday, the most somber day of the liturgical year, about 200 parishioners, relatives and members of the community at large gathered in Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Chicago, IL, in solemn witness of the sacrifice of the Lord in order to participate in the Vespers service, at which the Holy Shroud is brought out of the sanctuary and placed in the midst of the faithful for veneration.
|OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! - 04/10/15|
Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church’s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.
|Holy Thursday Liturgical Services with His Grace Bishop Daniel in Chicago Deanery - 04/09/15|
There are four events commemorated on Thursday of Holy Week: the washing of the disciples' feet, the institution of the Holy Mystery of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Christ by Judas... The faithful of Chicago Deanery of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA were blessed to experience all four of these sacred commemorations, while attending the liturgical services of the day at Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Palos Park, IL.
|Holy Unction Service at Sts Peter and Paul UOC Served by the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, His Grace Bishop Daniel and the Clergy of Chicago Deanery - 04/08/15|
There is no man on the earth, who would not benefit from receiving healing. We are all in a need of some type of healing, either physical or spiritual; especially after the strain of “not so happy events” that have shaken our country and shaken the whole world… We have fallen into a spiritual distress. Pastors of various religious congregations have been encouraging laity to seek spiritual healing. One after the other has been reminding their faithful of the importance of wellbeing of one’s soul. Our Holy Orthodox Church, besides providing healing through the comforting words of its clergy provides spiritual healing through miracle working sacraments: Holy Confession, Holy Eucharist and in particular Holy Unction.
|Great and Holy Monday, Tuesday, And Wednesday - 04/06/15|
The first part of Great Week presents us with an array of themes based chiefly on the last days of Jesus' earthly life. The story of the Passion, as told and recorded by the Evangelists, is preceded by a series of incidents located in Jerusalem and a collection of parables, sayings and discourses centered on Jesus' divine sonship, the kingdom of God, the Parousia, and Jesus' castigation of the hypocrisy and dark motives of the religious leaders. The observances of the first three days of Great Week are rooted in these incidents and sayings. The three days constitute a single liturgical unit. They have the same cycle and system of daily prayer. The Scripture lessons, hymns, commemorations, and ceremonials that make up the festal elements in the respective services of the cycle highlight significant aspects of salvation history, by calling to mind the events that anticipated the Passion and by proclaiming the inevitability and significance of the Parousia.
|Archpastoral Palm Sunday Visit to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH - 04/05/15|
On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year. Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem following His glorious miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Having anticipated His arrival and having heard of the miracle, the people when out to meet the Lord and welcomed Him with displays of honor and shouts of praise. On this day, the Orthodox Christians receive and worship Christ in this same manner, acknowledging Him as our King and Lord. To celebrate this great feast of the Church year St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH was blessed to welcome among their midst their spiritual father and the ruling hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – His Grace Bishop Daniel. Very Rev. Fr. John Nakonachny, pastor, and Very Rev. Fr. Michael Hontaruk, assistant pastor, concelebrated along with Bishop Daniel. The choirs sang beautifully under the direction of Markian Komichak.
|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.
|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.