President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Visited Washington, DC
On September 18, 2014, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko concluded his working visit to the United States of America. During his visit to the nation’s capital, the President of Ukraine met with President Barack Obama.
Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Assembly issued a message to the faithful:
Annual Assembly Meeting Progresses with Constructive Dialogue
More than 35 members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America joined in celebrating the Divine Liturgy Tuesday morning, September 16, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas, Texas. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, the bishops offered a memorial service for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. The bishops are gathered in Dallas for the fifth annual meeting of the Assembly of Bishops.
Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, TX
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America commenced its fifth annual meeting Monday, September 15, with a Pan-Orthodox Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, Texas. Some two hundred people attended, including more than 30 bishops representing the member jurisdictions of the Assembly.
OCF College Conference!
Each year during Christmas Break, OCF’s College Conferences host hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, prayer, and exposure to reputable Orthodox speakers.
Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine Meets
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 9-11 September, 2014 in Clearwater, FL.
Follow Me Pilgrimage
The Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry is excited to announce the first Follow Me Pilgrimage for high school and college students to be held Columbus Day Weekend (October 10-13, 2014) at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ.
2014 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 Znamianka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church.
20 September, 2014 - Ukrainian Orthodox Stewardship Seminar
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, and His Grace, Bishop Daniel and their full spiritual support and encouragement, I am pleased to inform you of an critical series of Ukrainian Orthodox Stewardship Seminars to be held regionally across the country, beginning in September. These seminars represent a commitment of our Consistory to help our faithful experience the ways that Orthodox Stewardship can be a dynamic force for positive change and spiritual growth in our Ukrainian Orthodox parishes and across the Metropolia.
Consistory Circular Posted Online
English Language September-November 2014 Issue
OCAMPR to Hold Annual Conference - 6-8 November, 2014
Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion - OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among healing professionals in medicine, psychology and religion. Members pursue an understanding of the whole person which integrates the basic assumptions of medicine, psychology and religion within the Orthodox Christian faith in educating and serving Church and community.
September-November 2014 Issue of the Consistory Circular
In Ukrainian Language
UOC of USA Sends Two Representatives to the IOCC Serve-Xtreme Youth Conference
The Consistory Office of Youth and Ypung Adult Ministry was pleased to send two representatives to the International Orthodox Christian Charities(IOCC) Youth Conference in Minneapolis, MN from August 3 - 9, 2014.
Mommy and Me Daddy and Me 2014
Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me 2014 participants enjoyed a wonderful, if somewhat chilly encampment this year. Families traveled from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana to spend a week at the beautiful All Saints Camp facility in Emlenton, PA learning more about the week’s theme, “I Am…”. The week provided exciting activities for the children, a relaxing setting for parents, and spiritually edifying programming for all.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Reaches Out to Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers
For many Americans, the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine seems like a distant event that rarely reaches into their lives. But at the parish communities of the UOC of the USA, every single Sunday, the congregations come face to face with stories of people wounded in that war and offer prayers, conversations, concern, and a bit of healing for the souls at the places of worship.
Despite Daily Dangers, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Assists Eastern Ukraine’s Refugees
When Ukrainian citizens took to the streets in November of 2013 to protest the ruling government, they could not have imagined the wave of political and economic events that would soon follow. Yet, the free spirit of Ukrainian citizens welcomed the days of suffering and the sacrifice of human life for the sake of God-given freedom of Ukrainian people throughout the world, and especially in their own homeland.
Archpastoral Mission Visit to Znamianka Orphanage in Ukraine
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 was a spiritually uplifting day for everyone at Znamianka Children orphanage of Kirovohrad region. Children, administration staff and volunteers gathered at the main auditorium of the orphanage to welcome a long awaited visitor - His Grace Bishop Daniel, the President of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA, who was accompanied by Very Rev. John Haluszczak of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox parish of Pittsburgh, PA.
My Faith... My Church... My Generation...
Have you ever wanted to let people know what it is like to be a young adult attempting to live their faith in the 21st Century? The Consistory Offices of Young Adult Ministry and Public Relations are hoping to give you a chance to do just that.
UOC Mission to Southwest Virginia
From Sunday, July 5 to Friday, July 10, a team of 9 adults from our UOC parishes journeyed again to Grundy, in far Southwest Virginia, to provide support to local Christian ministries active in the Buchanan County area in their work to serve those in need. The primary focus was reconstruction work on two homes in poor condition that required substantial renovation, particularly in their bathroom facilities. This year, Joe Truchan of St. Mary's parish in Allentown joined parishioners from St. Nicholas parish in Charlottesville, Virginia: including Karl and Karen Bowman, David Murphy, Tim Stratos, Brian Siebeking, Bill Black, Debbie Hutson and pastor, Fr. Robert Holet, for the 6 hour trek to the mountains of Appalachia.
Archpastoral Visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Saints Peter & Paul, Wilmington, DE
Sunday, July 20th was a day of great joy and spiritual fulfillment as our Father Bishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, arrived at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate the Divine Liturgy commemorating our Parish Feast Day. His Eminence was greeted at the door of the Church first by our youth with a presentation of a bouquet of flowers by Anastasia Hutnick. The Vice-President of the Parish Board, Mr. Alexander Czernik, greeted the Metropolitan on behalf of the Board and the Parish Family with the traditional bread and salt. The korovai was baked and beautifully decorated by Linda Hnatow.
UOC of the USA Announces Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople
Jerusalem, the Holy City! Since the earliest days of Christianity, pilgrims have made their way to this place. In 2014, we will follow in the ancient and venerated footsteps of these faithful Christians.
OCMC News - 2014 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available!
OCMC’s 2014 Short-Term Mission Team opportunities are now available! All Orthodox Christians seeking to share in a journey of faith and fulfill the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ are invited to participate on OCMC Orthodox Mission Teams.
|Patriarchal Encyclical on Preservation of God's Creation - 08/29/14
Having “within ourselves the inviolable memory of the Lord’s judgment,” we give witness from this Sacred Centre of all Orthodoxy to the truth of the Word and draw the attention of all to the dangers that lie before us, which God’s grace will surely avoid in its loving providence. And we invite everyone to work for the preservation and return of our world to the Source of Life, through the intercessions of our All-holy and Ever-blessed Theotokos, of St. Symeon the Stylite, and of all the Saints. Amen.
|Family Fest 2014 - 08/29/14|
Hope everyone is having a good start to their summer! It’s not too early to start planning to attend Family Fest at All Saints Camp this coming Labor Day Weekend! A flyer and registration form are attached. Please feel free to post at your church and forward onto family and friends. Young adults and singles are welcome to join our “Family Fest Family”!
|New Publication: Small Prayer Book! - 08/24/14|
Available for shipment in August. PREORDER NOW!
|23rd Ukrainian Independence Day Observance at the Metropolia Center - 08/23/14|
Various Ukrainian-American religious and secular community centers throughout the country are marking the 23rd Independence Day of Ukraine during the weekend of August 22-24, 2014. Such celebration took place at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ on Friday, August 22nd. The Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of New Jersey in cooperation with the Consistory Offices of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA organized the event.
|On the Celebration of 23rd Ukrainian Independence Day - 08/22/14|
ЗВЕРНЕННЯ СОБОРУ ЄПИСКОПІВ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ ПРАВОСЛАВНОЇ ЦЕРКВИ США...
STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
|St. Nicholas Parish Picnic in Troy, NY - 08/17/14|
17 серпня 2014 року парaфія св. Миколая в місті Трой, Нью-Йорк відчинила свої двері для свого ієрарха, Високопреосвященнішого митрополита Антонія, який завітав разом з усіма семінаристами на парафіяльний традиційний щорічний пікнік. У такий особливий спосіб віряни та духовенство поєднали щиру молитву з відпочинком. Божественна літургія, яку очолював Високопреосвященніший владика Антоній разом з настоятелем отцем Василем, відбулася в парку, неподалік міста Трой.
|Parish Feast Day in New York City - 08/10/14|
10 серпня, парафія Святого Пантелеймона-Цілителя Української Православної Церкви в Брукліні, де настоятелем отець Микола Филик, відзначала храмове свято.
|67th Annual Convention – Ukrainian Orthodox League of the UOC of the USA - 08/09/14|
67 щорічна конвенція Української Православної Ліги Української Православної Церкви США
| High School Mission Team 2014 Kicks-off in Cleveland - 08/06/14|
The team arrived in Cleveland, OH on Monday evening to be greeted by Very Rev. Fr. Dennis Kristof, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Lakewood, OH.
|Celebrate Ukrainian Independence at the Center! - 08/04/14|
Join us for a concert celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day on Friday August 22, 2104 at 7:30 pm
|59th Year of Teenage Conference Encampments! - 07/30/14|
The second session of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry, Teenage Conference, convened at All Saints Camp from July 6 –19, 2014 forging into their 56th year! Campers and staff joined together in the spirit of "Faith, Fellowship and Fun", the TC motto, while exploring the 2014 theme, I AM.
|Institute for Orthodox Christian Thought and Culture at Eastern University - 07/27/14|
Eastern University and a group of Orthodox clergy, laity, and academics propose an Institute for Orthodox Thought and Culture. The Institute will serve as an intellectual and spiritual home for Orthodox students and scholars, exploring the Greek, Arabic, Ukrainian and Slavic Orthodox traditions through their literature, thought, philosophy, theology, history, art, and music.
|67th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention - 07/24/14|
July 23 – 27, 2014 South Bound Brook, NJ
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” Matthew 5:6
|Archpastoral Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family in Seattle, WA - 07/23/14|
В суботу, 19 липня 2014 року Божого, парафія Святої Трійці в м. Сієтлі, штату Вашингтон, зустрічала Преосвященнішого Владику Даниїла, правлячого Архієрея Західної Єпархії, Голову консисторії УПЦ в США.
|Святкування Празнику Святих Апостолів Петра і Павла у м. Міллвілл штату Н.Дж. - 07/16/14|
Недільного ранку 13 липня парафіяни Церкви Святих Апостолів Петра і Павла у місті Міллвілл, разом з настоятелем о. Анатолієм Дохват, з нетерпінням очікували на приїзд дорогих і високоповажних гостей: Високопреосвященнішого Митрополита Антонія – Предстоятеля УПЦ США та Преосвященнішого Єпископа Даниїла – Голови Консисторії УПЦ США.
|Parishioners Donate Second Diaper Shipment to Znamianka, Ukraine - 07/14/14|
Recently during a visit to the Cleveland area, His Grace Bishop Daniel, the President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, joined Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay, director of the Consistory Office of Christian Charity to see the stored containers as they are repackaged for shipment at the parish School Building and then spent several hours with the benefactors expressing gratitude on behalf of the Church and the orphans in Ukraine.
|Sts Peter and Paul Feast Day Kerhonkson, NY - 07/12/14|
На вигляд, це, можливо, не стільки церква, скільки церковця, навіть не церковця, а каплиця, яка загубилася посеред лісу в Кетскільських горах.
|Diocesan Church School Camp 2014 Concludes with Banner Year! - 07/09/14|
Over 85 campers and staff assembled at our peaceful and beautiful All Saints Camp to kick-off the 2014 camping season. It was an amazing two-weeks discovering the Great I Am's of Christ. Campers gathered daily in prayer at St. Thomas Chapel. The days that followed included interactive church school classes based on the theme, singing/music, games, crafts and various activities.
|Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Calls Upon the Faithful of the Church to Assist the Refugees from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine - 07/07/14|
|Check out St. Sophia Seminary’s NEW PROGRAM for LATE VOCATIONS! - 07/07/14|
We are accepting applications NOW for Fall Enrollment!
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Priestly Studies is designed for candidates to Holy Orders and others interested in advanced theological training who, due to personal circumstances, cannot commit to full-time residency at St. Sophia Seminary.
|Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan by Holy Synod of Antioch - 07/05/14|
Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Sends a Letter of Congratulations to the Newly Elected Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
|4-7 August, 2014 - Annual Altar Servers Conference in Palos Park, IL! - 07/02/14|
|Archpastoral Visit Of His Grace Bishop Daniel To Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lyndora, PA - 07/01/14|
On Saturday and Sunday, June 28/29, Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Lyndora, PA was blessed and pleased to welcome their Archpastor and Spiritual Father His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA into their midst. His Grace made this trip to our corner of God’s world to be with us as we celebrated the Patronal Feast of our Parish and honored our heavenly intercessors- the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.
|Protopresbyter Wsewolod Shemetylo of Blessed Memory! - 06/23/14|
It is with a profound depth of sadness that we hereby inform you of the repose, in the morning hours of 23 June, 2014 of Protopresbyter Wsewolod Shemetylo, a long-term pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Jamaica, NY.
|Hierarchical Visit to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Dearborn, Michigan - 06/22/14|
The usually quiet Dearborn, Michigan neighborhood awoke on the morning of June 21, 2014, to excited voices echoing off the old ranch style homes. Surpassing the birdsong, were the elated voices of the parishioners of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, who were gathering up and down the street awaiting the arrival of His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. It was a special day in the history of the parish, for today marked their 75th anniversary. Three quarters of a century of prayer, fellowship, and service.
|UOC of the USA Participates in the Meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago - 06/20/14|
The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC) presented the Interreligious Leadership Award to three distinguished individuals - His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, Rabbi Herman Schaalman, and Mrs. Ilene Shaw - in recognition of their unique contributions to interreligious relations in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
|THREE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - Apply Today - 06/18/14|
KOBZARSKA SICH - BANDURA CAMP
Sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
Emlenton, Pennsylvania - All Saints Camp
August 2 - 16, 2014
|Archangel Icons — Icon Workshop - 06/18/14|
In St. Michael Parish, Woonsocket, RI
|His Grace Bishop Daniel Visits Jones, Oklahoma Parish - 06/17/14|
Sunday of All Saints was a hot, sunny, and humid day in the Central Oklahoma community of Jones, OK, where parishioners of the Dormiton of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox parish family gathered for a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy served by His Grace Bishop Daniel.
|ПІД ПОКРОВОЮ ВСІХ СВЯТИХ - 06/15/14|
15 червня в Українській Православній церкві Всіх Святих, що на 11-й вулиці в Мангетені, відбулося храмове свято
|Recent Shipments to Needy Children in Ukraine - 06/14/14|
Nicholas Spak, a Pittsburgh resident, active in scouting and frequent participant of the camping program at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Emlenton, PA recently completed his Eagle Project. Nick is a Boy Scout with Troop 28 from Bower Hill Community Church in Mount Lebanon Pittsburgh.
|Liturgical Commission of the Church Meets! - 06/12/14|
Following the glorious celebration of Pentecost, the members of Liturgical Commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA gathered via Teleconference for its 2014 quarterly meeting on June 12, 2014.
|Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States Committee Chairmen Meet in New York City, NY - 06/11/14|
A historic face-to-face meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was organized by the Secretariat’s Coordinator for Committees, Bishop Maxim (Serbian Orthodox Church of North America), and was held on June 10 at the Archdiosecan Center of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and was hosted by Archbishop Demetrios. Since much of the work of the Assembly of Bishops falls within the purview of its thirteen committees, the success of these committees is essential for the success of the Assembly as a whole.
|Dual Celebration in Bensenville, IL! - 06/11/14|
Подвійний ювілей парафії Святої Тройці в Бенсенвіл
|Graduation at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary! - 06/07/14|
On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the faculty and student body of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of South Bound Brook, NJ gathered at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, NY for the Commencement ceremony. Following the completion of a three-year program of study, including many church services and at least four years of field work, Subdeacon Adrian Mazur received his Master of Divinity Degree.
|Congratulatory Letter to Ukraine’s President! - 06/06/14|
Як ієрархи Української Православної Церкви США, а також від імені духовенства та вірних Церкви, ми хотіли б висловити Вам щирі вітання з нагоди обрання Вас на посаду президента України.
|Archpastoral Visit to Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Palos Park, IL - 06/04/14|
On the morning of June 1, the joyous sun gently was warming up the south suburbs of Chicago Metropolitan area, as Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family was preparing to share in the joy of eight children: Nicholas McEvilly, Antony Sendeha, Clare Rolando, Jacob Drewno, Mallory Zvonek, Mikey Supilowski, Nathan Larson and Nina Kulchytsky, who were about to receive for the very first time the Holy Mystery of Confession.
|All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp Committee Meets - 05/31/14|
The All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp Committee gathered for its annual regular meeting of the 2014 Summer Camp season on Saturday, May 31st at All Saints Camp in Emlenton, PA.
|UOC High School Mission Trip - 05/30/14|
The High School Student Mission Trip is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort tothose in need through out our country. It is easy to turn a blindeye to those reaching out a hand for help in our local communities. By our actions, we hope to show the face of Christ to these people in need and all we come in contact with and by doing so reaffirm the Holy Orthodox Faith in an Orthodox Service Community. We pray that by offering daily prayer services, as well as our love and works, that we will bring not only ourselves but all involved closer to Christ our God.
|Get Ready for Camping Season! - 05/30/14|
Tired of winter? Then plan some HOT camping this year!
|Icon Workshops - 05/29/14|
June 9-14, 2014 – Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
June 23 - 28, 2014 – Archangel Icons Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
|Deacon Theophan Mackey Ordained to the Holy Priesthood - 05/28/14|
Graduating seminarian Deacon Theophan Mackey was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox of the USA at a Divine Liturgy on the feast day of the Ascension of our Lord at St. Andrew Ukrainian Memorial Orthodox Church in South Bound Brook, NJ on Thursday May 29, 2014.
|Regarding the Presidential Election in Ukraine - 05/28/14|
Statement of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine Regarding the Presidential Election in Ukraine
|Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Participate in the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Archpastoral Service of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada - 05/28/14|
|May 22, 2014 — For Orthodox Parents & Teens UNDERAGE ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE PREVENTION - 05/21/14|
May 22, 2014 — For Orthodox Parents & Teens UNDERAGE ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE PREVENTION
|Metropolitan Constantine of Blessed Memory: 1936-2012 - 05/19/14|
Marking Second Anniversary of Metropolitan Constantine's Anniversary
|Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem — Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew - 05/19/14|
May 24-26, 2014