Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 22 August, 2014 - Ukrainian Independence Day Celebration at the Metropolia Center! http://uocofusa.org/news_140722_1.html Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140722_1.html 13-14 September, 2014 - Washington Ukrainian Festival in Silver Spring, MD http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/FESTIVALFLYER2014.pdf Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/FESTIVALFLYER2014.pdf Help - DIAPERS PROJECT for Znamianka Orphanage http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/HyperDiaperDrive-2014.pdf Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/HyperDiaperDrive-2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/HyperDiaperDrive-2014.pdf THREE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - Apply Today /news_140618_3.html Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_140618_3.html Check out St. Sophia Seminary’s NEW PROGRAM for LATE VOCATIONS! http://stsuots.org/news_140612_1.html Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_140612_1.html ASC – Mugs /files/PDF files_news/2014/Mugs.pdf Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/Mugs.pdf St. Philip the Deacon Seminarian Scholarship Application – Apply by July 31, 2014 /files/PDF files_news/2014/St.-Philip-the-Deacon-Seminarian-Scholarship-Application.pdf Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/St.-Philip-the-Deacon-Seminarian-Scholarship-Application.pdf Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 – Family Fest 2014 /files/PDF files_news/2014/Family-Fest-Flyer-2014.pdf Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/Family-Fest-Flyer-2014.pdf October 10-13 – Follow Me Pilgrimage /files/PDF files_news/2014/follow_me_poster_2_.pdf Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/follow_me_poster_2_.pdf Institute for Orthodox Christian Thought and Culture at Eastern University http://www.eastern.edu/orthodox Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/orthodox_0.jpg&archive=0&final_h=48&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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. </p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.eastern.edu/orthodox UOC Mission to Southwest Virginia http://uocofusa.org/news_140726_1.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Appalachia%20SW%20VA/BathroomReconstruction.jpg&archive=0&final_h=53&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140726_1.html Archpastoral Visit to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family in Seattle, WA http://uocofusa.org/news_140724_1.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/07-20-2014%20Seattle/4.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140724_1.html Archpastoral Visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony to Saints Peter & Paul, Wilmington, DE http://uocofusa.org/news_140723_2.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/07-20-2014%20Wilmington%20DE/15.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140723_2.html Sts Peter and Paul Feast Day Kerhonkson, NY http://uocofusa.org/news_140723_1.html Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/07-12-2014%20Upstate%20NY/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>На вигляд, це, можливо, не стільки церква, скільки церковця, навіть не церковця, а каплиця, яка загубилася посеред лісу в Кетскільських горах.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140723_1.html Celebrate Ukrainian Independence at the Center! http://uocofusa.org/news_140722_1.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/nezalezhnist2014a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=46&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Join us for a concert celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day on Friday August 22, 2104 at 7:30 pm</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140722_1.html Святкування Празнику Святих Апостолів Петра і Павла у м. Міллвілл штату Н.Дж. http://uocofusa.org/news_140717_1.html Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/07-13-2014%20Millville/036-.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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 &ndash; Предстоятеля УПЦ США та Преосвященнішого Єпископа Даниїла &ndash; Голови Консисторії УПЦ США.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140717_1.html New Publication: Small Prayer Book! http://uocofusa.org/prayer_books.html Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Small-Prayer-Book-webstore.jpg&archive=0&final_h=73&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #008000;"><strong>Available for shipment in August. PREORDER NOW!</strong></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/prayer_books.html Parishioners Donate Second Diaper Shipment to Znamianka, Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_140714_1.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/07-14-2014%20Diapers%20Parma/Parma-BD.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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. &nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140714_1.html Diocesan Church School Camp 2014 Concludes with Banner Year! http://uocofusa.org/news_140709_1.html Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014-DCSC/main.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Over 85 campers and staff assembled at our peaceful and beautiful All Saints Camp to kick-off the 2014 camping season. &nbsp;It was an amazing two-weeks discovering the <em>Great I Am's of Christ</em>. &nbsp;Campers gathered daily in prayer at St. Thomas Chapel. &nbsp;The days that followed included interactive church school classes based on the theme, singing/music, games, crafts and various activities.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140709_1.html Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan by Holy Synod of Antioch http://uocofusa.org/news_140705_1.html Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Metropolitan-Joseph.jpg&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>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</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140705_1.html Help - DIAPERS PROJECT for Znamianka Orphanage http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/HyperDiaperDrive-2014.pdf Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/cover-diaper.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2014/HyperDiaperDrive-2014.pdf Archpastoral Visit Of His Grace Bishop Daniel To Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lyndora, PA http://uocofusa.org/news_140701_1.html Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2014/06-29-2014%20Lyndora/21.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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&rsquo;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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140701_1.html Family Fest 2014 http://uocofusa.org/news_140627_2.html Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Family%20Fest%202014/FamilyFestFlyer2014-banner.png&archive=0&final_h=292&final_w=592&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Hope everyone is having a good start to their summer! It&rsquo;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 &ldquo;Family Fest Family&rdquo;!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140627_2.html 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 http://uocofusa.org/news_140627_1.html Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Flag-UA.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140627_1.html THREE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - Apply Today http://uocofusa.org/news_140618_3.html Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/bandura.jpg&archive=0&final_h=33&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">KOBZARSKA SICH - BANDURA CAMP</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><em>Sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus</em></span></strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><br /> </strong></span> Emlenton, Pennsylvania - All Saints Camp<br /><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">August 2 - 16, 2014&nbsp;</span></strong></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140618_3.html Archangel Icons — Icon Workshop http://uocofusa.org/news_140618_1.html Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/2014_icon_workshop2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>In St. Michael Parish, Woonsocket, RI</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140618_1.html Check out St. Sophia Seminary’s NEW PROGRAM for LATE VOCATIONS! http://stsuots.org/news_140612_1.html Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/sections/institutions/S-13.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>We are accepting applications NOW for Fall Enrollment!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_140612_1.html UOC High School Mission Trip http://www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/hs-mission-2014-slide.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html Get Ready for Camping Season! http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2014/camp2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Tired of winter? Then plan some HOT camping this year!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html UOC of the USA Announces Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople http://uocofusa.org/news_140203_1.html Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/events/2014/Holy-Land-BD-Trip-2014.png&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140203_1.html OCMC News - 2014 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! http://www.ocmc.org/resources/view_article.aspx?ArticleId=1009 Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2013/OCMC-Love.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">OCMC&rsquo;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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/resources/view_article.aspx?ArticleId=1009 Sunday of All Saints of Ukraine – What is the Purpose for this Sunday? http://uocofusa.org/news_140616_1.html Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/All-Saints-of-Pechersk-small.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=71&percent=100"><p>On the second Sunday after Pentecost our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church celebrates the Sunday of All Saints of Ukraine. Sadly, many of our parishes are witnessing a decline in Sunday worship and in membership. Our parishes are doing everything possible just to keep up with the monthly expenses. Is praying for the bills to be paid the main purpose for the Church? There is another purpose for the church &ndash; that purpose is to make people holy. A church that does not make it&rsquo;s people holy is not a church, it is merely an organization which uses the word 'Church'. The Church celebrates the memory of the holy ones, the saints, to show us living examples of people whose souls were saved, so that we can imitate them in our lives. They teach us how to please God. Today is the Sunday of All Saints of Ukraine and we commemorate all of those men, women and children that are famously known to us and those who are known only to God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140616_1.html Holy Father, keep them in Thy name... http://uocofusa.org/news_140605_1.html Sat, 31 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Ascension-2010.jpg&archive=0&final_h=118&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Holy Father, keep them in Thy name which Thou has given Me, in order that they may be one, even as We.&rdquo; (Jh. 1:12) The Lord is praying to the Father that they, the Apostles, be kept in the name of the Christ Who had become the link, the bridge between God the Father and His creation; in the name of the One that was Sent; in the name of the obedience to the Father; in the name of Love. Jesus Christ was obedient to His father until death, and death on the Cross. That obedience made that name of Jesus the Christ greater than the havens, for everything bows before that &lsquo;Name&rsquo; in heave and under the heaven.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140605_1.html The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul: A Lesson for Healing the Divisions among Us http://uocofusa.org/news_120713_1.html Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Peter_Paul.jpg&archive=0&final_h=115&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">While we may be surprised to see such behavior among Christians, it is nothing new. In fact, Christians have even gone so far as to claim patrons from among the saints &ndash; and even Christ Himself - as proponents of their fallen notions. Let me give you an example from today's feast. One of the things that created divisions (and eventual schism) within the Church was an argument over who had the power to decide matters of faith and direction. The Romans, seeking to bolster the centrality and power of their pope, turned Saint Peter into the patron of their cause, reading into his life proof that their position on (Roman) Papal Primacy was the only correct and natural one. When we read such claims, we learn more about Roman Catholic doctrine and its defenders than we do about the actual life and ministry of St. Peter. He was clearly the &ldquo;first among equals&rdquo;, but the rock of his confession and the keys to the kingdom were not uniquely his, but the salvific witness and ministry of the Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120713_1.html Vacation from God? http://uocofusa.org/news_120711_2.html Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/header.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Ah, summertime! Each of us looks forward to the time of year where we get a break from our daily work and school routine.</p> <p align="justify">In the United States, we call it vacation. Other countries call it holiday. Irrelevant of the name, it brings images of leisure time, travel, friends, family, and sometimes adventure.</p> <p align="justify">Whether it is a trip to the shore, a cabin in the mountains, a tent in a park, a luxury hotel, or a cruise on the open seas, we all need a break from our normal routine to recharge our personal batteries. As each of us is different, we all have our own idea of what constitutes the best use of our time away from the office or the classroom.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120711_2.html The Feast of Pentecost http://uocofusa.org/news_120607_1.html Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=archive/Icons/Feasts/12%20Great%20Feasts/Pentecost.jpg&archive=1&final_h=136&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">The Feast of Pentecost is often an under-appreciated Feast, given its high ranking. However, it is also often misunderstood. For example, we see that some call Pentecost &ldquo;the birthday of the Church.&rdquo; However, the Church teaches us otherwise. The Synaxarion states the following: &ldquo;Some erroneously hold that Pentecost is the &lsquo;birthday of the Church.&rsquo; But this is not true, for the teaching of the holy Fathers is that the Church existed before all other things.&rdquo;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120607_1.html