Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 Praying Our Way Together Through the Dormition Fast 2017 http://uocofusa.org/news_170724_3.html Mon, 24 Jul 2017 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/dormition.jpg&archive=0&final_h=323&final_w=260&percent=100"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><em><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: 'TimesNewRoman,Italic',serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Eph. 6:17-18 &ldquo;And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,</span></span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><em><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: 'TimesNewRoman,Italic',serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication</span></span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><em><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: 'TimesNewRoman,Italic',serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">in the Spirit, being watchful to the end with all perseverance&hellip;&rdquo;</span></span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><em><span style="color: #231f20; font-family: 'TimesNewRoman,Italic',serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></span></em></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170724_3.html 27 August - Ukrainian Independence Day Picnic http://uocofusa.org/news_170724_1.html Mon, 24 Jul 2017 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/2017/2017-ukr-indep/ind-day-2017-5.5-X-8.5.jpg&archive=0&final_h=134&final_w=190&percent=100"><p>12-5pm</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170724_1.html Ukrainian Orthodox Word: June-July Issue http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2017/06-2017-UOW.pdf Wed, 19 Jul 2017 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/publications/UOW/2017/06-2017-UOW.jpg&archive=0&final_h=219&final_w=169&percent=100"><p>Ukrainian Orthodox Word: June-July 2017 Issue</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2017/06-2017-UOW.pdf Clergy Conference 2017 Registration http://uocofusa.org/news_170713_1.html Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170713_1.html 5-15 November, 2017 - Holy Land Pilgrimage http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/Ma-HolyLand2017.pdf Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/Ma-HolyLand2017.pdf 22-30 December, 2017 - Winter Mission Trip to Znamyanka Orphanage http://www.uocofusa.org/news_170624_2.html Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_170624_2.html LUBA July: Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul, Independence Day http://uocofusa.org/news_170524_2.html Wed, 21 Jun 2017 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/luba-July-2017a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170524_2.html 26-30 July, 2017 - The 70th Annual UOL Convention http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/2017_Convention_Flyer.pdf Wed, 17 May 2017 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/uol-70th/2017_Convention_Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=100&final_w=240&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/2017_Convention_Flyer.pdf 10-12 August, 2017 - Annual Altar Servers Retreat http://uocofusa.org/news_170503_1.html Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170503_1.html 31 July - 4 August, 2017 - Mommy&Me/Daddy&Me Camp Program http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCMMDM.html Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCMMDM.html Calendar 2017 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:59:01 -0400 <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/2017cal.png&archive=0&final_h=184&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Orthodox Daily Planner 2017 is out from press and ready for shipping. Order yours today.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Ukrainian Independence Day Picnic 12-5 http://uocofusa.org/news_170724_1.html Mon, 24 Jul 2017 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/2017/2017-ukr-indep/ind-day-2017-5.5-X-8.5.jpg&archive=0&final_h=63&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Пікнік до Дня Незалежності України 12-17</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170724_1.html Ukrainian Orthodox Word: June-July Issue http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2017/06-2017-UOW.pdf Wed, 19 Jul 2017 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/publications/UOW/2017/06-2017-June-banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=94&final_w=190&percent=100"><p>Українське Православне Слово - Червень-Липень</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2017/06-2017-UOW.pdf The 70th Annual UOL Convention – 26-30 July, 2017 http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/2017_Convention_Flyer.pdf Sat, 15 Jul 2017 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/uol-70th/2017_Convention_Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=37&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Register NOW! Woonsocket, RI</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/2017_Convention_Flyer.pdf Archbishop Daniel Visits Jones, OK http://uocofusa.org/news_170718_1.html Tue, 18 Jul 2017 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/2017/07-17-2017-OK/IMG_5460.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, arrived in Oklahoma City during the early evening of Friday, July 14<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;where the parish pastor, Archimandrite Raphael, greeted Vladyka and seminarian Ihor Protsak at the airport. This is Vladyka Daniel&rsquo;s first time to his parish in Central Oklahoma since being elevated to Archbishop.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170718_1.html Храмове свято св. Івана Хрестителя http://uocofusa.org/news_170712_1.html Wed, 12 Jul 2017 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/2017/07-09-17-Portland/IMG_1622a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Бог Творець, створивши світ видимий і невидимий виявляє милість Свою до всього створеного. А все Ним створене прославляє велич і святість Божу.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Особливе місце займає святкування храмового свята. Ми маємо багато назв для цього дня: день народження парафії, день освячення храму, але кожного року святкуючи, розуміємо одне, що будучи учасниками Божого промислу на нас, неприривного життя Церкви- Божого дому на землі.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170712_1.html Archbishop Daniel Visits All Saints Camp http://uocofusa.org/news_170711_1.html Tue, 11 Jul 2017 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/2017/07-10-2017-Camp-Visit-ABD/IMG_1697.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><a name="OLE_LINK2"></a><a name="OLE_LINK1"></a>Campers, Counselors and Staff were pleased to welcome Archbishop Daniel, on his annual visit to All Saints Camp on Saturday, July 9, 2017 for the conclusion of the Diocesan Church School Camp.&nbsp;Over 100 campers, parents and staff assembled at our peaceful and beautiful All Saints Camp to finish the first two weeks of 2017 camping season. &nbsp;It was an amazing two-weeks discovering the&nbsp;<em>Champions of Faith</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_170711_1.html Archpastoral Visit To St. Vladimir Parish, Ambridge PA http://uocofusa.org/news_170710_1.html Sun, 09 Jul 2017 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/2017/07-09-2017-Ambridge/IMG_2436.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Some might think a sunny Sunday in the summer is not to be &ldquo;wasted&rdquo; in Church, but the parishioners of St. Vladimir in Ambridge know better. His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel made a much-appreciated Hierarchal visitation to the Parish on Sunday, July 9, the 5<sup>th</sup> Sunday after Pentecost, accompanied by seminarians Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak and Yurij Bobko.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170710_1.html 2017 Meeting of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_170707_2.html Fri, 07 Jul 2017 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/2017/07-07-2017-Canada/IMG_4528.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The 2017 meeting of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine (PCB) was conducted on 30 June &ndash; 2 July 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the Consistory Office and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.&nbsp; Participating in this year&rsquo;s meeting were His Eminence Metropolitan Yuriy of the UOC of Canada (All Canada and the Central Eparchy), His Eminence Metropolitan Antony of the UOC of the USA (and Eastern Eparchy) and all the Church in Diaspora, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of the UOC of USA and Diaspora (Western Europe) and His Grace Bishop Andriy of the UOC of Canada (Eastern Eparchy).&nbsp; Unable to participate in the meeting were Bishop Ilarion of the UOC of Canada (Western Eparchy), due to illness and Archbishop Jeremiah of the South America Eparchy (UOC of USA).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170707_2.html Archbishop Daniel Consecrates the Renewed Altar at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Manhattan, NY http://uocofusa.org/news_170627_1.html Tue, 27 Jun 2017 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/2017/06-27-2017-NY-All-Saints/IMG_4479.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-color: white; text-align: justify; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: #444444;">A parish building with a history of about 200 years was a place of spiritually uplifting weekend celebration of the Third Sunday After Pentecost, the feast day of St. Onufriy the Great as well as the observance of parish Feast Day of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in New York City, NY.</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170627_1.html 2017 Winter Mission Trip to Znamianka Orphanage in Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_170624_2.html Sat, 24 Jun 2017 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/2017/2017-winter-poster-final.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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 Znamyanka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170624_2.html Archbishop Daniel is Honored by KropyvnytskyKirovohrad State Congress http://uocofusa.org/news_170619_5.html Mon, 19 Jun 2017 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/2017/06-17-2018-Award-Kirovohrad/IMG_3790.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Upon the recommendation of Tatiana Ivanivna Valko, director of Znamynka children&rsquo;s orphanage and upon the approval of Kirovohrad State Congress, the Speaker of the State Congress Oleksander Chervoivanenko formally received His Eminence Archbishop Daniel. During the hour long meting a discussion took place about the various ministerial opportunities of UOC of the USA in the orphanages in Ukraine as well as the assistance that has been provided by the Church to the families of fallen soldiers of the ongoing war conflict in Eastern Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170619_5.html HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN WHALEYVILLE, MD CELEBRATES ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE TO THE LORD http://uocofusa.org/news_170612_1.html Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/06-11-2017-Whaleyville/20.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday, June 11, 2017 was a hot and humid day. It did not stop the Parish Family of Holy Trinity from celebrating its 60th Anniversary of Service to the Lord. Over 50 people crowded the small, farming village white Church in anticipation of the arrival of their Archpastor, His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Ruling Bishop of the Eastern Eparchy to celebrate the 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving. Arriving with His Eminence was Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay of the Cathedral of St. Volodymyr in Parma, Ohio. Our Seminarians from Saint Sophia Seminary also escorted His Eminence to the Church: Subdeacon Mykhaylo Bukalo, Ihor Protock, Tadei Surak and Hryhoriy Matviiv.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170612_1.html 10-12 August, 2017: Chicago Deanery Is to Host 2017 Altar Servers Retreat http://uocofusa.org/news_170503_1.html Tue, 30 May 2017 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/AltarServers2017-WebBanner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><!--StartFragment-->Almost every time we go to our parish churches for Divine services we see altar servers in the Holy Space (sanctuary), but do we really understand their purpose there? Can we say we really appreciate the importance of their ministry? This brings up the question of whether or not the altar servers themselves understand their role in the Church. <!--EndFragment--></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170503_1.html All Saints Camp on Ancient Faith Radio http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/features/all_saints_camp Tue, 25 Apr 2017 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/IMG_9502.JPG&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Bobby Maddex interviews Natalie Kapeluck Nixon, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Fr. John Haluszczak, the priest at St. Vladimir&rsquo;s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Chaplain of St. Thomas Chapel at All Saints Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, and Larry Kopp, the Manager of All Saints Camp.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/features/all_saints_camp UOC Camping Season Information - Now Available! http://uocofusa.org/news_170306_1.html Mon, 03 Apr 2017 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/camping/2017camping.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Season at All Saints Camp - "Champions of the Faith. " Applications for campers and staff are now available. The dates for our encampments are:</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170306_1.html Annual Conference “Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit" http://uocofusa.org/news_170224_1.html Thu, 23 Feb 2017 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/cosmasdamian-e1311281537358.jpg&archive=0&final_h=54&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion is pleased and honored to announce the 2017 Conference theme - "Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit." This pan-Orthodox gathering of healing professionals, clergy, and all interested persons will be held November 2 - 4 at the Cultural Center of the Spiritual Headqurters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Churchof the USA &nbsp;Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170224_1.html Holy Land Pilgrimage with His Eminence Metropolitan Antony http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/Ma-HolyLand2017.pdf Wed, 01 Feb 2017 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/2017/Ma-HolyLand2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/Ma-HolyLand2017.pdf Ukrainian American Veterans Scholarship Available http://www.uavets.org/programs-and-services/scholarship-fund Wed, 11 Jan 2017 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/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 Two Demon-Possessed Men Healed http://uocofusa.org/news_110714_2.html Fri, 07 Jul 2017 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/11T07.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=72&percent=100"><p align="justify">The reading from the Gospel according to St. Matthew for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost seems very familiar because the same story in the Gospel according to St. Luke is chanted on the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost. It is often referred to as &ldquo;The Pigs Gospel.&rdquo; To modern day readers of the New Testament, it seems a rather innocuous episode in the life of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ. Why did our Church Fathers consider this episode so important that it was assigned to be chanted on two different Sundays during the liturgical year?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_110714_2.html Blessed Equal-to-the-Apostles Olha, princess of Kyiv http://uocofusa.org/news_120724_1.html Fri, 21 Jul 2017 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/Olha.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Moving on to today&rsquo;s meditation, St Olha is distant from us in time but no less an example of holiness both aspired to and achieved in this life. Her name means &ldquo;holy,&rdquo; and presumably she possessed insight, depth, and a sober mind. Olha&rsquo;s husband Prince Igor was killed in battle in 945, and Olha took over governance with firm hands, instituting many improvements through building and organization across the realm, elevating the culture of her time.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120724_1.html Св. Князь Володимир і Хрещення Русі-України http://uocofusa.org/news_120728_1.html Fri, 21 Jul 2017 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/Volodymyr.JPG&archive=0&final_h=129&final_w=90&percent=100"><p align="justify">Християнство в Україні розповсюджувалось поступово. На півдні України були грецькі колонії. Наші предки мали з ними торговельні відносини. Руські люди (а по сьогоднішній термінології &mdash; українці), тоді ще погани, були благородної вдачі і толерантно відносились до людей котрі приймали християнство. У нас не було переслідування християн, як це було в Римській імперії, де християн жорстоко катували. Про характер наших предків пише візантійський імператор Маврикій (582-602) &ldquo;Він описує їх як людей волелюбних, хоробрих, несхильних ані до рабства, ані до підлеглості чужій владі, дуже людяних у їхньому відношенні до полонених та чужинців.&rdquo;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120728_1.html Уздоровлення Одержимого Бісами http://uocofusa.org/news_161112_2.html Fri, 07 Jul 2017 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/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 Зцілення сотникового слуги http://uocofusa.org/news_110705_2.html Fri, 30 Jun 2017 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/The_Healing_Of_The_Centurion_s_Servant.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=61&percent=100"><p align="justify">&ldquo;Господи, я не вартий, щоб Ти увійшов під мою покрівлю; скажи тільки слово, то й одужає хлопець мій&rdquo;,- так сказав римський сотник до Ісуса Христа, коли Господь хотів піти оздоровити його слугу. Слова знамениті &ndash; повні покори та найглибшої віри. Ці слова говорить сотник римського війська, найкращого, найсильнішого в світі у той час. Сотник цей міг би дуже гордитися своїм становищем і вважати, що це він робить приємність для галилейського Учителя, запрошуючи Його у свій дім. Та він у душі пізнав, що це Божий Посланець, перед Яким кожна людина повинна схилитися з найбільшою покорою та смиренністю.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_110705_2.html Is it normal to be a Christian? http://uocofusa.org/news_110705_1.html Fri, 30 Jun 2017 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/The_Healing_Of_The_Centurion_s_Servant.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=61&percent=100"><p align="justify">Is it normal to be a Christian? Is it normal to be a follower of Christ? You are probably got mixed up thoughts about these questions. On one hand, it seems why it should not be normal. But on the other hand, unfortunately for today&rsquo;s society it is not normal to be a Christian. It is not popular to live by Christian principals.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_110705_1.html