Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 St. Nicholas Workshop at the Fisher House - December 18, 2016 http://uocofusa.org/news_161123_2.html Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161123_2.html Patriarchal Proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness' Election to the Ecumenical Throne http://uocofusa.org/news_161108_1.html Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/ECUMENICAL-PATRIARCH-BARTHOLOMEW.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We offer praise and glory to the Triune God, who deemed us worthy to reach the twenty-fifth anniversary since the day when, by the mandate of our Holy and Sacred Synod, we ascended the martyred Apostolic Throne of the Church of Constantinople. With God&rsquo;s grace, having gladly run this long course of service in the First-Throne among the Orthodox Churches, we look back the experiences, events, prayers, journeys and activities, while at the same time looking forward with a spirit of optimism and steadfast hope to the future, even as today we exclaim the words of our saintly predecessor, St. John Chrysostom: &ldquo;Glory be to God for all things.&rdquo;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161108_1.html 17 December, 2016 - Christmas at the Seminary http://stsuots.org/news_161001_1.html Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_161001_1.html UOL Bulletin November 2016 issue http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOL/2016/2016-UOL-11.pdf Thu, 20 Oct 2016 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/publications/UOL/2016/2016-UOL-11.jpg&archive=0&final_h=154&final_w=100&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOL/2016/2016-UOL-11.pdf 1 April, 2017 - UOL Lenten Retreat, Bethlehem, PA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/UOL-Lenten-Retreat_april_1_2017.pdf Sat, 06 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/UOL-Lenten-Retreat_april_1_2017.pdf 18 March, 2017 - OH/Western PA - UOL Lenten Retreat (WEST) http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2016/2017-Retreat-Poster-UOL_OH-PA.pdf Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2016/2017-Retreat-Poster-UOL_OH-PA.pdf 21-30 December, 2016 - Winter Mission Trip to Znamyanka Orphanage http://uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html ATTENTION STUDENTS: John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunity For the Youth of the Church http://uocofusa.org/news_161201_1.html Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Kulis-Scholarships.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><!--StartFragment-->The Consistory Offices of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA have been informed that the students of our Metropolia may be eligible for a $5,000 Undergraduate or a $5,000 Graduate Scholarship through the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation. A total of ten undergraduate and ten graduate scholarships will be awarded.<!--EndFragment--></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161201_1.html Archpastoral Letter on St. Philip's Fast http://uocofusa.org/news_161128_1.html Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/icons/Nativity-Season-and-Fast/IMG_8258.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Once again, presently we have formally arrived to the time of year made sacred because of our preparation for the solemn commemoration of the Nativity/Incarnation of the Only-Begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ.&nbsp; It is a time of pilgrimage, a spiritual journey which began on 15/28 November and lasts for 40 days and focuses attention on personal renewal based on not a minimal observance of the Orthodox Christian lifestyle, but on attention to quality and excellence in following the life-giving Gospel.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161128_1.html Invest in the Future of the Church: Support St. Sophia Seminary on Giving Tuesday, November 29 http://stsuots.org/news_151127_1.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=42&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Our Seminary is once again participating in the #GivingTuesday global charitable movement by encouraging the alumni, faculty, students, staff, clergy and all the faithful of the #UOCofUSA to kick-&shy;off the holiday gift&shy;-giving season with a donation to St. Sophia Seminary Fund. Giving Tuesday is the global day for giving back created in response to the commercialization and consumerism of the holiday season and as a reminder of the need to support nonprofit institutions like our own Seminary.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_151127_1.html Ukrainian American Veterans Scholarship Available http://www.uavets.org/programs-and-services/scholarship-fund Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/UAV-Scholarships.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><!--StartFragment-->The Scholarship Committee of the Ukrainian American Veterans decides and awards scholarship money to college students who are descendants or relatives Ukrainian American Veterans.<!--StartFragment-->To be eligible for a UAV scholarship, applicants must be descendants or related to Ukrainian American Veterans and be a full-time matriculated college student in a degree program. Additionally, students from accredited trade schools or institutions that have degree programs are eligible as well. Students can apply while in their senior year of high school, college attendance will be verified before the awards are given in the fall semester. Applications are accepted all-year-round and the deadline for each year is on the last day of August. Moreover, undergraduate students may reapply for scholarship awards.<!--EndFragment--><!--EndFragment--></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uavets.org/programs-and-services/scholarship-fund Holy Archangel Michael Feast Day Celebration in Minneapolis, MN http://uocofusa.org/news_161122_1.html Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2016/11-21-2016-MN/IMG_4433.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p class="Body" style="text-align: justify;">Parishioners and parish pastor, Very Rev. Fr. Evhen Kumka of St. Michael and St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN observed its patronal feast day by welcoming His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, Deacon John Charest of Chicago, IL, Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South bound Brook, NJ) joined by Very Rev. Fr. Peter Siwko and parishioners of St Katherine&rsquo;s Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Arden Hills, MN and other guests in weekend prayer during Great Vespers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday November 20, 2016.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161122_1.html December 2016 LUBA Guidelines http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/LUBA/Luba-1-short-16.jpg&archive=0&final_h=41&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><!--StartFragment-->The word <em>attentive</em> has many meanings; observant, aware, vigilant, kind, conscientious, thoughtful and the list goes on. All of these adjectives describe the life of an Orthodox Christian - how we are called to live our daily life. It is no coincidence that during the Divine Liturgy we are called to "Be Attentive". In a way, being attentive is sacramental - being vigilant to Christ and His sacraments. But we are not only called to be attentive in our divine services, we are called to be attentive in our lives and to our brothers and sister in Christ. Be considerate. Be caring. Be understanding. Be sympathetic.<!--EndFragment--></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill the 7th day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land http://uocofusa.org/news_161122_3.html Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Holy-Land-Day-7/15128860_10210111572482525_6175271716088232773_o.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Сьомий день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161122_3.html Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill the 6th day of their Pilgrimage to Holy Land http://uocofusa.org/news_161122_2.html Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Holy-Land-Day-6/IMG_4743.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Шостий день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161122_2.html Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill the 5th day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land http://uocofusa.org/news_161115_4.html Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Holy-Land-Day-5/15078981_10210058676760165_5403771550556121194_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">П'ятий день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161115_4.html Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill the 4th day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land http://uocofusa.org/news_161115_3.html Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Holy-Land-Day-4/15055604_10210050720761270_2015326075950156301_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=59&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Четвертий день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161115_3.html Annual Holodomor Commemoration At St. Patrick Cathedral - Щорічне Поминання Жертв Голодомору в Катедрі Святого Патрика http://uocofusa.org/news_161115_2.html Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Holodomor-2016-NY/15078848_1318279788191292_8658056084662449079_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, November 12, 2016 &ndash; Hundreds of Ukrainians, guests and supporters gathered, at Manhattan&rsquo;s iconic St. Patrick Cathedral for an ecumenical requiem service and commemorative program dedicated to the memory of Ukraine&rsquo;s Holodomor, Stalin&rsquo;s genocide of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-1933.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161115_2.html Celebration of Veteran’s Day at the Ukrainian American Veterans National Monument in South Bound Brook, New Jersey http://uocofusa.org/news_161115_1.html Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Veterans-Day-2016-SBB/IMG_20161111_113343720.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Святкування Дня Ветеранів біля Національного Пам'ятника Українським- Американським Ветеранам у Саут Баунд Бруці, Нью-Джерсі</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161115_1.html Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Fulfill 3rd Day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land http://uocofusa.org/news_161113_3.html Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Holy-Land-Day-3/15055860_10210040611348541_6369145543570669961_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=59&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Третій день паломництва паломників Української Православної Церкви УПЦ США на Святу Землю</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161113_3.html The Pilgrims of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Complete Second Day of Their Pilgrimage to Holy Land http://uocofusa.org/news_161113_2.html Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Holy-Land-Day-2/14947853_10210030319691256_6901965841875861570_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Паломники Української Православної Церкви США завершили другий день подорожі до Святої Землі</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161113_2.html A Group of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians of the UOC of the USA Begins a Pilgrimage to Holy Land With His Grace Bishop Daniel http://uocofusa.org/news_161113_1.html Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Holy-Land-Day-1/14962722_10210013968402484_3695964160265846848_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Паломники Української Православної Церкви США прибули до Назарету - Паломництво УПЦ США на Святу Землю 2016 року Божого</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161113_1.html God and Country http://uocofusa.org/news_161112_1.html Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/11-06-2016/StJohnVertansCelebration2016-239.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><style type="text/css"><!-- h2 { margin: 0.01in 1.21in 0in 1.22in; direction: ltr; line-height: 100%; text-align: center; page-break-after: auto; }h2.western { font-family: "Arial",serif; font-size: 14pt; font-weight: normal; }h2.cjk { font-family: "Arial"; font-size: 14pt; font-weight: normal; }h2.ctl { font-family: "Arial"; font-size: 14pt; font-weight: normal; }p { margin-bottom: 0in; direction: ltr; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; }p.western { font-family: "Arial",serif; font-size: 11pt; }p.cjk { font-family: "Arial"; font-size: 11pt; }p.ctl { font-family: "Arial"; font-size: 11pt; } --></style> <p class="western" style="margin-left: 0.08in; margin-right: 0.01in; margin-top: 0.06in; line-height: 126%; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #231f20;">On 6 Nov 2016 in upstate New York, there was an early frost and it was still pitch dark at 5:45 AM, when Robert Onysko (his son Michael served 2 tours of duty in Iraq as a US Marine) placed several roasters full of holu</span><span style="color: #231f20;">bts</span><span style="color: #231f20;">i into the ovens. A short time later, David Mihalko (his father John served in the US Army during WW 2 North Africa, Italy, France, Germany) began seasoning the several huge pieces of roast beef for the ovens. What was going on at St. John&rsquo;s in Johnson City, NY on Sunday 6 Nov 2016?</span></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161112_1.html Seminary Appeal 2016 https://secure.uocofusa.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=5 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/uoc-2015-seminary-appeal-1s.jpg&archive=0&final_h=65&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Dear and beloved benefactors of St. Sophia Seminary,</p> <p align="center"><strong>CHRIST IS AMONGST US!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St. Sophia Seminary has again embarked upon a new academic year, 2016 &ndash; 2017, of study, spiritual formation and vigilant prayer. With the blessing of our Rector, His Eminence Antony, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A., I turn to you to solicit your generous prayerful and charitable support of the life of the seminary and its wellbeing. This support is absolutely crucial. St. Sophia Seminary relies on your donations, viewed as stewardship, to ensure a continuous line of dedicated priests who will serve the needs of the People of God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://secure.uocofusa.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=5 2017 College Mission Trip to Ukraine Announced http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Fri, 04 Nov 2016 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/2016/cover-2017-MT.jpg&archive=0&final_h=57&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce the dates for the College Age Mission Trip to Ukraine 2017. The 2017 trip will take place June 2 - June 17th, which includes a training day in South Bound Brook, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Christmas at the Seminary - 17 December, 2016 http://stsuots.org/news_161001_1.html Mon, 31 Oct 2016 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/2016/Christmas-Seminary/Flyersize2016-title.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Please, join the students of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Semary fo an afternoon of prayerful reflection, caroling and Nativity of our Lord themed festivities on Saturday - December 17, 2016</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_161001_1.html Prayer Book – Молитовник 2016 http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_160929_1.html Thu, 20 Oct 2016 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/pictures%20for%20bookstore/new%20store/prayer%20books/greenPrayerBookAd.jpg&archive=0&final_h=42&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>New Prayer Book - ORDER NOW - Новий Молитовник Можна Замовляти в Крамниці Консисторії</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_160929_1.html Healing the Gerasene Demoniac http://uocofusa.org/news_161112_3.html Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Healing-the-Gerasene-Demoniac.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="SECTION_TITLE" style="margin: 0px; line-height: 115%; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">I love to ask the question, &ldquo;Do you believe it is possible to love pigs more than Jesus Christ?&rdquo; The answer is, </span><strong><span style="color: #000000;">of course not.</span></strong><span style="color: #000000;"> Why do you ask such a foolish question?</span><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp; </span><span style="color: #000000;">Well, I often wonder why those people, in today Gospel, would ask Jesus Christ to leave their town just after He cast out a legion of demons into a herd of swine.</span></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161112_3.html Уздоровлення Одержимого Бісами http://uocofusa.org/news_161112_2.html Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/demon-possessed-man-212x300.jpg&archive=0&final_h=127&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Розповідь євангелиста Луки про чоловіка, який одержимий бісами може показатися нам далекою від нашого повсякденного життя. Проте не випадково, про це зцілення розповідається два рази в церковному колі недільних Євангелій, для того, щоб ще раз нам нагадати про роботу диявола і Господню силу, яка бореться проти всього злого. Апостол Петро застерігає нас, що диявол не спить: &ldquo;Будьте тверезi, пильнуйте, бо супротивник ваш диявол ходить, рикаючи, наче лев, i шукає, кого б пожерти&rdquo;. (1Петра 5:8)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161112_2.html Введення у храм Пресвятої Діви Марії http://uocofusa.org/news_151130_1.html Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Entrance_Theotokos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=118&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Коли Діві Марії виповнилося три роки, Її благочестиві батьки приготувалися виконати свою обітницю. Вони скликали родичів, запросили ровесниць своєї дочки, одягнули Її якнайкраще і в супроводі народу, співаючи релігійних пісень, повели Її в храм Єрусалимський для посвячення Богові. Її подружки-ровесниці, як і Сама Марія, йшли із запаленими свічками у руках. Назустріч їм з піснями повиходили з храму священики на чолі з первосвящеником.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_151130_1.html The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple http://uocofusa.org/news_121203_2.html Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Entrance_Theotokos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=118&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We have come to the December of yet another fleeting year, and we greet the arrival of the Feast of the Presentation, a major feast day of the Church Year. This feast is also known as The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple and is observed November 21 Gregorian Calendar / December 4 Julian Calendar. The Presentation feast day provides us another opportunity to pause, to reflect and celebrate the revealed plan of God&rsquo;s salvation within the annual cycle of major feasts of the Orthodox Church. The Feast of the Presentation commemorates the bringing of the toddler child Mary, the future Birth-giver of God, to the Temple in Jerusalem where she would live and serve until her betrothal to Joseph.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_121203_2.html The Rich and Lazarus http://uocofusa.org/news_141106_3.html Sat, 05 Nov 2016 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/Rich-Man-and-Lazarus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=131&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson gives us instruction for our current everyday lives, as well as for our eternal life with God. It shows us that appearances can be deceiving. Rich people would often justify themselves by saying that God was rewarding them for their life of good deeds. Thus when some misfortune or evil occurred in other peoples&rsquo; lives, it was believed that they must have done something wrong before God, in order to deserve such punishment from Him. Thus the rich were God&rsquo;s favorites, and everyone else got what they deserved. This understanding of things served well to make leaders and rulers pleased with their lot in life.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141106_3.html Багач і Лазар http://uocofusa.org/news_141028_1.html Sat, 05 Nov 2016 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/rich-and-Lazarus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">У притчі про багача і Лазаря Ісус Христос коротко передає тимчасову і вічну долю двох осіб: вбогого Лазаря і безтурботного багача. Як виглядало життя цих двох людей на землі? Багач одягався в одежі з дорогих тканин і &laquo;бенкетував щодня розкішно&raquo; зі своїми приятелями. Він не думав про Бога, про безсмертну душу, про відповідь на Божому суді, про вічне життя. Він безтурботно насолоджувався благами цього світу.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141028_1.html