Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 Parish Information Form 2018 http://uocofusa.org/pif.html Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/pif.html Historical Commemorative Book Parish Listings Submission by May 25 http://uocofusa.org/100 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Submit your Parish Listing</p> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/100 2018 Encampments at All Saints Camp in Emlenton, PA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Remembering the Archpastor: 25th Anniversary of Repose of Patriarch Mstyslav http://uocofusa.org/news_180209_1.html Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180209_1.html Calendar 2018 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:58:07 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/pictures%20for%20bookstore/new%20store/calendar/2018cover_w.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=78&percent=100"><p>Orthodox Daily Planner 2018 is in print and will be available early December for shipping.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Statement of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_180424_2.html Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/1655910_10151834281742142_31526715_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Звернення Постійної Конференції Українських Православних Єпископів Поза Межами України&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180424_2.html Increase in Faith - Increase in Love - Charlottesville, VA http://uocofusa.org/news_180424_1.html Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-24-2018-charlottesville/23.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>With the Paschal season now coming to full bloom after a downright cold and rainy (and even snowy) beginning, the Saturday of Thomas week (April 21st) served as fitting moment for the faithful of St. Nicholas parish in Charlottesville to welcome our spiritual father and leader, His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, to the community for the festivities surrounding the parish&rsquo;s celebration of its 20th Anniversary. His Eminence was accompanied by, and capably served by Deacon. Volodymyr Jaworskyj, Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak and Seminarian Oleh Kravchenko of St. Sophia Seminary.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180424_1.html Las Cruces, NM: St. Antony of the Desert Mission Celebrates the 10th Anniversary, While Planning the New Year of Ministry in the Risen Lord http://uocofusa.org/news_180423_2.html Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-23-2018-NM-Las-Cruces/IMG_7167.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>St. Anthony of the Desert Mission has had a rich history of service in the first decade of its existence.&nbsp; Three readers, three subdeacons, and two deacons have served the parish along with Fr. Gabriel.&nbsp; Two of the readers and two of the subdeacons have moved elsewhere, and our beloved Deacon David Mascarenas reposed in December 2015.&nbsp; Throughout the years, however, since early after the mission began, we have always had additional liturgical assistance.&nbsp; One of those subdeacons is now Fr. Theophan Mackey of St Job of Pochaiv, our UOC mission parish in Los Alamos NM.&nbsp; We anticipate more entrants into the pastoral ministry in the near future.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180423_2.html 2018 Summer Camping Programs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_8295.JPG&archive=0&final_h=779&final_w=1600&percent=100"><p>Join us for the Summer Encampments at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Delegation of Dnipro City Council Visits the Metropolia Center of the Church http://uocofusa.org/news_180418_1.html Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-18-2018-Dnipro-Mayor/IMG_4811.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Mayor of Dnipro &ndash; Mr. Borys Filatov, was in the U.S. on a State visit, and had requested to begin his journey at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.&nbsp;Honoring his request, and with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Archbishop Daniel gladly took time to show the honored guests around the Consistory, sharing with them interesting historical facts about the Church and the faithful in the diaspora.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180418_1.html Thousands Participate in the Annual St. Thomas Sunday Weekend Pilgrimage to the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180416_1.html Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-16-2018-St-Thomas-Sunday/IMG_0617.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Liturgical Services of the Pilgrimahe Weekend were lead by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony <em>(First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthfodox Church of the USA and in Diaspora),</em> Archbishop Jeremiah of the Ukrainian Orhtfodox Eparchy of South America and Archbishop Daniel of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180416_1.html BRIGHT TUESDAY: Archbishop Daniel Visits Hammond, IN http://uocofusa.org/news_180411_2.html Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-11-2018-Hammond/IMG_9145.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>"Christ is risen! Indeed, He is Risen!" &nbsp;- was once again the Paschal theme of the Liturgy of Bright and Holy Tuesday, as St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Hammond, IN was blessed with the presence of the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA - His Eminence Archbishop Daniel. It was a glorious day and a moving Divine Liturgy in giving praise to our Lord and God for the Gift of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Resurrection with our archbishop, celebrating clergy, and the faithful!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180411_2.html BRIGHT MONDAY: Archbishop Daniel Visits Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Palos Park, IL http://uocofusa.org/news_180411_1.html Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-10-2018-Palos-Park/IMG_9887.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On the Second day of Pascha, April 9, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Wester Eparchy and the President of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA graced the parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in Palos Park, IL with his humble visit.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180411_1.html Pascha at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL http://uocofusa.org/news_180409_1.html Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-08-2018-Pascha-Chicago/IMG_9970.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Saturday night the 7th and Sunday the 8th of April, divine services for the great feast of Christ&rsquo;s Resurrection were served in St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (Chicago, IL), led by the cathedral&rsquo;s spiritual father, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. He was co-served by Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Lymar (pastor), Rev. Fr. John Charest and Protodeacon Andriy Fronchak. Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) subdeacons Mykola Zomchak, Ivan Venhryn, Myroslav Mykytuyk and Yaroslav Bilohan assisted the archbishop. The Paschal sermon of the Holy Hierarch John Chrysostom at the end of Matins was read aloud by Vladyka Daniel.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180409_1.html CHRIST IS RISEN! XPUCTOC BOCKPEC! - Pascha Archpastoral Letter of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_180313_2.html Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_7649.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Paschal Encyclical of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyound the Borders of Ukraine</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180313_2.html PATRIARCHAL ENCYCLICAL FOR HOLY PASCHA http://uocofusa.org/news_180329_3.html Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Pascha-banner---Patriarch.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>&ldquo;Christ is Risen!&rdquo; Therefore, we pray that our Lord who suffered, was buried and arose, may illumine our minds, hearts and whole life, guiding our steps toward every good deed and strengthening His people to witness the Gospel of Love &ldquo;to the end of the earth&rdquo; (Acts 1:8) for the glory of His name that is &ldquo;above all names&rdquo;.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180329_3.html Holy and Great Friday Services at Saint Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL Metropolitan Area http://uocofusa.org/news_180407_1.html Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-06-2018-Good-Friday/IMG_9379.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Over 200 parishioners, relatives and members of the community at large gathered in the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr (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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180407_1.html Holy Thursday Liturgical Services in Chicago Deanery of the Church http://uocofusa.org/news_180406_3.html Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-05-2018-Feet-Service/IMG_7188.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180406_3.html Holy Unction Service in Chicago Deanery of the Western Eparchy of the Church http://uocofusa.org/news_180406_2.html Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-05-2018-Unction-Chicago/235A9995.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Seven local Ukrainian Orthodox clergy of the greater Chicago Metropolitan area, representing parishes of Chicago Deanery, gathered together with the bishop of Western Eparchy, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, for the celebration of the Mystery of Holy Unction at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180406_2.html Holy and Sacred Tuesday Liturgical Services with Archbishop Daniel http://uocofusa.org/news_180406_1.html Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-04-2018-Lorain/IMG_8865.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Holy Tuesday the Church calls to remembrance two parables, which are related to the Second Coming. The one is the parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-3); the other the parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30).&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180406_1.html Lazarus Saturday Archpastoral Visit of Vladyka Daniel to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Monessen, PA http://uocofusa.org/news_180402_2.html Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/03-31-2018-Monessen/IMG_3373.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>A small Pittsburgh suburban town, with 7,720 population was blessed to receive a visit from the hierarch of the Church. Upon the entrance to the temple, several parishioners of the parish community who arrived on Saturday afternoon for a meeting with their bishop welcomed Vladyka Daniel.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180402_2.html Who and What Are You Called to Be? - The Call of Palm Sunday at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH http://uocofusa.org/news_180402_1.html Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/04-01-2018-Palm-Sunday-Parma/IMG_1425.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180402_1.html “Luba” in Action! http://uocofusa.org/news_180328_1.html Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/03-25-18-boston-luba/IMG_6945.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>In the spirit of this Lenten season, &ldquo;LET US BE ATTENTIVE!&rdquo; (LUBA) is a call to be attentive to our neighbor, to our community, to our parish family and to Christ! This year, as a Lenten Project, parishioners of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston undertook a charitable activity to assist the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in shipping emergency hygiene kits to those in need around the world. Imagine a child being so poor that soap and washcloths are considered luxury items. Imagine being a refugee who has fled from home with only the items he carries in his hands. Imagine being the victim of a natural disaster and losing all of your possessions. For the faithful of St. Andrew&rsquo;s, assembling and sending these emergency kits was a practical and tangible way to provide aid and to make life a bit better for those in need.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180328_1.html Lenten Mission Weekend at St. Andrew Parish in Boston http://uocofusa.org/news_180327_1.html Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/03-17-18-boston/boston_lent00015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2018 St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston held its annual Lenten Mission with special guest, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony of the UOC of the USA. The Mission began on Saturday evening with Vespers led by Very Reverend Roman Tarnavsky of St. Andrew&rsquo;s and assisted by visiting clergy, Very Reverend Stephen Masliuk from Bridgeport, CT, Reverend Borislav Kroner and Deacon Paul Cherkas both from Woonsocket, RI. The responses were rendered by Archdeacon Vasyl Janick, Deacon Michael Abrahamson, both from Woonsocket, RI and the choir of St. Andrew&rsquo;s. After Vespers attendees partook of a Lenten supper prepared by St. Olha&rsquo;s Sisterhood. Many parishioners contributed their Lenten specialties for all to enjoy.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180327_1.html St. Sophia Seminary Monthly Book Club https://stsuots.org/news_180320_1.html Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/BookClub-FB-Banner.JPG&archive=0&final_h=33&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Join St. Sophia Library's Monthly Book Club Series. Fr. Gabriel Rochelle (UOC of USA) will be presenting his book "A Staff to the Pilgrim: Meditations on the Way with Nine Celtic Saints".</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://stsuots.org/news_180320_1.html 2018 UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS https://www.goarch.org/-/scholarships Sun, 04 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Scholarships-.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Applications for scholarships administered by the Assembly of the Canoniclal Orthfodox Bishops of the United States of America - by the Office of the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2018-2019&nbsp;academic year. Click on the links below to&nbsp;download&nbsp;and&nbsp;print the scholarships instructions and&nbsp;applications. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is&nbsp;May 4, 2018.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.goarch.org/-/scholarships Remembering the Archpastor: 25th Anniversary of Repose of Patriarch Mstyslav https://uocofusa.org/news_180209_1.html Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_6681.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA has designated Saturday, 2 June 2018, as a Day of Prayer in memory of Patriarch Mstyslav. On that day, a Memorial Service will be served at 11 a.m. in his Holy Resurrection Mausoleum Crypt of St. Andrew Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ. Following the service, a Luncheon and Memorial &ldquo;Academia&rdquo; will take place in Pokrova Sisterhood Community Social Center, with the presentations of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Dr. Oleksander Sahan (National Academy of Science of Ukraine) and Dr. Andriy Smyrnov (Ostroh University). Throughout the day, the Ukrainian History and Education Center will offer tours of the Patriarch&rsquo;s resting place and of memorial exhibit surrounding it, honoring his life and ministry.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://uocofusa.org/news_180209_1.html Неділя жінок – мироносиць http://uocofusa.org/news_120424_3.html Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Empty_Tomb.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Вони рано-вранці, купивши пахощі, спішать до гробу, в якому спочив Ісус. Мироносиці добре знають, що гріб Ісуса охороняють воїни, що до гробу заборонено наближатися, але вони йдуть, наперекір усьому, з твердою вірою і надією, що здійснять свій намір. Вони йдуть за покликом сердець, в яких живе щира, самовіддана любов до Ісуса, а любов не знає страху, не боїться погроз, перепон &mdash; любов усе перемагає, бо де є любов, там є Бог.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120424_3.html SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARERS http://uocofusa.org/news_120424_2.html Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/myrrhbearingwomen.jpg&archive=0&final_h=136&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">In today&rsquo;s Gospel we hear of three women who were approaching the tomb of their Master, their Teacher and their Friend. Their hearts were heavy and their steps labored. How could this have happened? It was only days before that they were with Him as He taught and preached. No person had ever preached as He did; no one performed the great miracles that He accomplished. Surely He was the One; the Son of God, the Messiah!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120424_2.html Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom http://uocofusa.org/news_120415_1.html Sun, 08 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Pascha-4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=225&final_w=180&percent=100"><div style="text-align: justify;">If any man be devout and loves God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord. If any have labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep the feast. If any have arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; because he shall in nowise be deprived therefore. If any have delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near, fearing nothing. If any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honor, will accept the last even as the first; he gives rest unto him who comes at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who hath wrought from the first hour. And he shows mercy upon the last, and cares for the first; and to the one he gives, and upon the other he bestows gifts. And he both accepts the deeds, and welcomes the inten&shy;tion, and honors the acts and praises the offering.</div></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120415_1.html Homily on the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder http://uocofusa.org/news_140330_1.html Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/The_Ladder_of_Divine_Ascent.jpg&archive=0&final_h=129&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Saint John of the Ladder: challenges us to take the Gospel seriously. As such, it continues last week&rsquo;s message: Deny Yourself, pick up your cross, and follow Christ. Why? Because the world has fallen, and we have fallen with it; and it takes energy to restore things to their proper state. It takes a lot of effort to fix something that has been broken. When we refuse that challenge, we are really saying that we prefer things the way they are; that we are comfortable with the mess we have made of this world and of the mess we have made of our lives. More importantly, we are saying that it is not worth the bother to help others recover from all their pain and suffering. That we prefer sitting in our own warm filth too much to get up and lend a hand to people in desperate need of help. Because that is what it means to follow Christ: it means to put the needs of others before our own. What else is love than the denial of the self in service to another? This is the love God has for all His children, and it is the same love He expects us to have for one another. And He expects this of us 24/7.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140330_1.html Do not be unbelieving, but believing! http://uocofusa.org/news_120417_1.html Sun, 08 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/thomassunday_small.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p align="center"><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!</span> </strong></p> <p align="justify">Though it hasn't been heard in common parlance lately, many years ago, the term 'Doubting Thomas' was used to describe someone who was of a contrarian, doubting nature. 'I doubt it' was their catchphrase to any claim or statement that, at least to their ears, sounded incredulous.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120417_1.html Преподобна Марія Єгипетська http://uocofusa.org/news_120403_1.html Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/st-mary-of-egypt.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=75&percent=100"><div style="text-align: justify;">Сьогодні ми згадуємо преподобну Марію, через те що вона через молитву і пожертву до Бога вимолила для себе Царство Небесне. Ці бажання і віра оправдали її надії. Хто така праведна Марія Єгипетська, це звичайна жінка того часу, маємо на увазі часи четвертого &ndash; п&rsquo;ятого століття нової ери. Зайшовши одного разу в Храм Божий, вона відчула, що може в своїм житті щось змінити на краще, із Божою поміччю отримати Царство Небесне. Вона відчула, що на даний час вона є загублена і немає ніякої цінності, ні тілесної, ні духовної, ні віри Ісуса Христа. І тоді вона вирішила змінити своє життя і посвятити його для спасіння своєї душі.</div></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120403_1.html