Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 All Saints Camp needs your help! /news_141008_2.html Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:59:40 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_141008_2.html Assembly of Bishops Issues Statement on Middle East http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/StatementonMiddleEast%2CFinal.pdf Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/StatementonMiddleEast%2CFinal.pdf Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf 27-30 December, 2014 - Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Conference! http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ 25 October, 2014 - Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors Fall Conference https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=17 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=17 Inaugural Follow Me Pilgrimage Concludes! http://uocofusa.org/news_141016_1.html Tue, 14 Oct 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/Follow-Me-Pilgrimage/pilgrimage-group-2014-61-of-68.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Over Columbus Day Weekend, high school and college students from across the country made a pilgrimage to the Metropolitan Center in South Bound Brook, NJ. The weekend was designed to guide the participants through a journey or pilgrimage that was not only physical but spiritual. &nbsp;The Pilgrimage was conceived following the success of the High School Mission to the Metropolitan Center in 2013. &nbsp;Members of that mission team really enjoyed the experience and thought it would be wonderful for more youth to experience life at St. Sophia Seminary and the Consistory Office as well as being able to give back to the church in a meaningful way... the Follow Me Pilgrimage was the answer to this call.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141016_1.html UOC of the USA Continues to Help the Wounded Soldiers of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_141015_1.html Wed, 15 Oct 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/2014/10-16-2014-UA-Soldiers/2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Fulfilling the mandate of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who answered to the Archpastoral Appeal of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory of the Church send additional $20,000 to the Military Medical Clinical Center of the Western Region in Lviv, Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141015_1.html Annual Clergy Conference - Day 2! http://uocofusa.org/news_141009_1.html Thu, 09 Oct 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-ClergyCONF-2/44.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Day two of the Clergy Conference featured an incredibly enriching &ndash; spiritually, intellectually, pastorally and emotionally &ndash; full-day presentation by Mr. Bill Marines &ndash; Attorney, Legal Consultant to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA and motivational speaker concerning Stewardship in Orthodox parishes all over the USA and beyond. The title of the presentation was: &ldquo;How can we Better Live our Callings and Improve our Lives, Parishes and Parishioners?&rdquo;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141009_1.html All Saints Camp needs your help! http://uocofusa.org/news_141008_2.html Mon, 06 Oct 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-All-Saints-Camp/Help-A.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The All Saints Camp Maintenance Committee is looking for men, women and teenagers to help with various projects and tasks requiring upkeep or completion at the camp.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141008_2.html Annual Clergy Conference Convenes http://uocofusa.org/news_141008_1.html Tue, 07 Oct 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-ClergyCONF-1/COVER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Monday evening, 6 October, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel welcomed the participants in Clergy Conference 2014 to the Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA beginning with a Vesper service in Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Sophia Seminary.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141008_1.html Archpastoral Visit to Lorain, OH http://uocofusa.org/news_141003_1.html Fri, 03 Oct 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/2014/09-28-2014-Lorain-OH/COVER.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Sunday September 28<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;was a special day for the members of St. Mary&rsquo;s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain Ohio.&nbsp;On that day His Grace Daniel,&nbsp;Ruling Bishop of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in USA&nbsp;visited our parish.&nbsp;He was escorted&nbsp;by Ver. Rev. John Harvey, Dean of&nbsp;PennOhio&nbsp;Deanery pastor of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Youngstown, OH and&nbsp;Protodeacon&nbsp;Ihor&nbsp;Mahlay&nbsp;from St.&nbsp;Vladimir&rsquo;s&nbsp;Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma,&nbsp;OH. One of the main reasons for&nbsp;the&nbsp;visit&nbsp;was to&nbsp;officially&nbsp;install Fr. Dmitri Belenki as a fulltime pastor of our parish.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141003_1.html Celebration in Parma, OH http://uocofusa.org/news_140929_2.html Mon, 29 Sep 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/2014/2014-09-28-UZO/2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, September 28, 2014 the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio celebrated their 85th Anniversary. The celebration began with a memorial service at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, which was led by the Archpastor of the Cathedral &ndash; His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the US.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140929_2.html Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk Met with Ukrainian Community in U.S.A. http://uocofusa.org/news_140926_1.html Fri, 26 Sep 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/2014/2014-09-25-Prime-Minister-UA/3.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Thursday, September 25, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the Ukrainian community in the United States in New York, where the Head of Government stays on a working visit.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140926_1.html Sts Peter & Paul Parish in Youngstown Celebrates 90 Blessed Years http://uocofusa.org/news_140923_2.html Tue, 23 Sep 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/2014/09-14-2014-Youngstown-90/3.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Some ninety years ago, out of small house-church gatherings, Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, OH was founded and incorporated. This movement took hold and property was purchased on the West Side. A wooden church and hall were quickly outgrown and more properties were purchased, a cemetery established leading to the magnificent church structure, the Ukrainian Orthodox Center and Pavilion that exist today.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140923_2.html Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of New Jersey Represented at Franklin Day Festival http://uocofusa.org/news_140923_1.html Sat, 20 Sep 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/2014/09-20-2014---UHEC/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Live music, vendors, artists, craftspeople, dance performances, great food, children&rsquo;s activities and more entertained attendees at the Franklin Day Festival on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in the beautiful, scenic Colonial Park in Somerset, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140923_1.html New Mosaic Blessed in Bayonne, NJ http://uocofusa.org/news_140921_1.html Sun, 21 Sep 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/2014/09-21-2014-Bayonne/8.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, September 21, the Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Birth-Giver of God, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Holy Wisdom Ukrainian Orthodox parish, Bayonne, NJ. Assisting the hierarchs of the Church were Rev. Fr. Myroslav Schirta - pastor of the parish family, Archimandrite Athanasiy of St. Tikhon Orthodox Monastery and Hieromonk Paisius (Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140921_1.html Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf Thu, 18 Sep 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/ACOB-2014/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Assembly issued a message to the faithful:</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/docs/Dallas2014--Message%2CFinal.pdf President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Visited Washington, DC http://uocofusa.org/news_140919_1.html Fri, 19 Sep 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/UA-President/2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On September 18, 2014, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko concluded his working visit to the United States of America. During his visit to the nation&rsquo;s capital, the President of Ukraine met with President Barack Obama.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140919_1.html OCF College Conference! http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ Sun, 14 Sep 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/FBCoverPhotoEASTWESTFinal.jpg&archive=0&final_h=33&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Each year during Christmas Break, OCF&rsquo;s College Conferences host hundreds of college students from across North America for four days of fellowship, prayer, and exposure to reputable Orthodox speakers.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocf.net/college-conference/ Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, TX http://uocofusa.org/news_140916_1.html Tue, 16 Sep 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/ACOB-2014/1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America commenced its fifth annual meeting Monday, September 15, with a Pan-Orthodox Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, Texas. Some two hundred people attended, including more than 30 bishops representing the member jurisdictions of the Assembly.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140916_1.html OCAMPR to Hold Annual Conference - 6-8 November, 2014 http://ocampr.org/ Sun, 07 Sep 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/OCAMPR-2014.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion</strong></em> - OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among healing professionals in medicine, psychology and religion. Members pursue an understanding of the whole person which integrates the basic assumptions of medicine, psychology and religion within the Orthodox Christian faith in educating and serving Church and community.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ocampr.org/ September-November 2014 Issue of the Consistory Circular http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Ukr.pdf Sun, 07 Sep 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/publications/Consistory-Circular/Memorial-Church.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=76&percent=100"><p>In Ukrainian Language</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Ukr.pdf UOC of USA Sends Two Representatives to the IOCC Serve-Xtreme Youth Conference http://uocofusa.org/news_140908_2.html Fri, 05 Sep 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/IOCC-Youth-Conf/iocc-youth-group-pic.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Consistory Office of Youth and Ypung Adult Ministry was pleased to send two representatives to the International Orthodox Christian Charities(IOCC) Youth Conference in Minneapolis, MN from August 3 - 9, 2014.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140908_2.html Consistory Circular Posted Online http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Eng.pdf Mon, 08 Sep 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/publications/Consistory-Circular/Consistory.jpg&archive=0&final_h=34&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>English Language September-November 2014 Issue</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2014/2014-Circular-9-11-Eng.pdf Mommy and Me Daddy and Me 2014 http://uocofusa.org/news_140829_3.html Thu, 28 Aug 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/MMDM-2014/Parade1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me 2014 participants enjoyed a wonderful, if somewhat chilly encampment this year. Families traveled from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana to spend a week at the beautiful All Saints Camp facility in Emlenton, PA learning more about the week&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;I Am&hellip;&rdquo;. The week provided exciting activities for the children, a relaxing setting for parents, and spiritually edifying programming for all.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140829_3.html My Faith... My Church... My Generation... http://www.uocyouth.org/myfaithmygeneration.html Tue, 12 Aug 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/myfaithlogocopy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><span class="textstyle0">Have you ever wanted to let people know what it is like to be a young adult attempting to live their faith in the 21st Century? The Consistory Offices of Young Adult Ministry and Public Relations are hoping to give you a chance to do just that. </span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/myfaithmygeneration.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 Nativity of the Birth-giver of God http://uocofusa.org/news_140918_1.html Thu, 18 Sep 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/Nativity_Mother_of_God.jpg&archive=0&final_h=112&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Today is the beginning of joy for all the world; today the winds that bring the tidings of salvation blow.&rdquo; &ldquo;The barrenness of our nature has been loosed.&rdquo; Such are the words with which the Church sings of the Birth of the Holy Theotokos. Eight days after we celebrated the New Year of the Church, we are now celebrating another New Year, a new beginning for the whole universe, Her Birth.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140918_1.html Herod’s Fear http://uocofusa.org/news_140913_1.html Wed, 10 Sep 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/icons/John_the_Baptist.png&archive=0&final_h=111&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Today the Church commemorates the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner- one of very few Feasts in the course of the Liturgical Year upon which we fast (another, of course, being the Elevation of the Holy Cross in September). Now, the person known as Herod about whom we hear in today&rsquo;s Gospel Reading is actually one of the sons of Herod the Great, the king who murdered 14,000 male babies and young children in and around Palestine at the time of Jesus&rsquo; birth. However, as this was all inside the limits of the Roman Empire, any king, or ruler, was appointed by Rome- it was not a hereditary position. So, while his father had been king, this particular Herod was actually a governor, and not royalty, although he was raised as though he were. And, because his father, in his position as king, had accumulated vast wealth, Herod, now a grown man and having inherited a portion of his father&rsquo;s wealth, could afford to set himself up and live like a prince. He had multiple palaces, many servants, and a small army in his employ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140913_1.html Reflection on Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos http://uocofusa.org/news_140829_2.html Thu, 28 Aug 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/dormition.jpg&archive=0&final_h=112&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Why the Holy Church gives such unprecedented attention to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary? But it is not only Dormition church always glorifying her in a way as no other righteous person or saint. Without any doubt it is because she is Mother of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. This is why throughout the life of the Theotokos we are witnessing constant heavenly presence; her earthly life was directed to heavenly life. As a child she went to the temple, heaven on earth, she also was visited by Angel. Her knowledge of God and His Kingdom made it possible for her to accept words of an Angel and act according to God&rsquo;s will. And as she was carrying in her womb Son of God she herself became part of Heaven and Heavenly Kingdom. And from that time on all her thoughts and all her existence was surrounded only by Heavenly presence. She knew her Son only as she could, and no one else. It was given to her to be Living Altar of the Son of God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140829_2.html Багатий юнак http://uocofusa.org/news_140829_1.html Fri, 29 Aug 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/11T07.jpg&archive=0&final_h=113&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Сьогоднішнє Євангельське читання має справу з одним з найбільш чутливих, делікатних і в той самий час, з одним з найважливіших питань пов'язаних з духовним життям кожної віручої людини. Це питання - є питанням нашого ставлення до земних багатств. Правильне розуміння та належне відношення до земних багатств має настільки важливе духовне значення, що одна шоста всіх Христових повчань, та третина всіх Його притч пов'язана з цим питанням.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140829_1.html Do you have pride? http://uocofusa.org/news_140828_1.html Sun, 24 Aug 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/XPeuch.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>In the gospel today of saint Matthew we read about a young man who approaches our Lord and says &ldquo;what must I do in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?" Our Savior says to the young man that he must keep the Ten Commandments and the man said that he is faithful to the Law of Moses. This man is kind of proud about keeping up with the spiritual precepts, and then he goes on and ask &ldquo;what else must be done in order to enter the Kingdom and have eternal life.&rdquo; At this point our Lord says something very powerful &ldquo;go sell everything you have, give the money to the poor and come follow me.&rdquo; (Mt. 19:21-22)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140828_1.html A Merciless Servant http://uocofusa.org/news_140826_2.html Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=gif&relativeimage=images/icons/icon_ChristTeacher.gif&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson we heard the parable about the merciful king and a merciless servant. Jesus Christ told this parable when Apostle Peter asked the Savior: &ldquo;Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?&rdquo; I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.&rdquo; (Mt. 18:21).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140826_2.html Безжалісний слуга http://uocofusa.org/news_140826_1.html Sat, 23 Aug 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/king.jpg&archive=0&final_h=156&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Сьогодні із Євангелія ми чули притчу про милосердного царя і безжалісного слугу. Цю притчу Христос сказав у відповідь на питання апостола Петра: скільки разів маємо прощати, коли прогрішить брат мій супроти мене? Може до семи разів? Христос йому відповів: Не кажу тобі до семи, але до сімдесяти разів по семи (Матв. 18 21-22).</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140826_1.html We shine like pearles http://uocofusa.org/news_131010_2.html Thu, 02 Oct 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/Christ-walking-on-water1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Growing up all of us have known people who have had beautiful gardens, we like to lay back and look at the fruit&nbsp;of our labor; we love to see the formation of our children, we like to see ourselves grow in our work situations, and we especially like to see and watch ourselves grow spiritually. Today in the Gospel Saint Luke is telling us how to obtain growth in our spiritual lives; first it is important to enlighten and to feed ourselves with the word of&nbsp;God, by reading of the scriptures daily, and by fasting, and through the practice of prayer.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_131010_2.html The Widow from the City of Nain http://uocofusa.org/news_111031_1.html Thu, 16 Oct 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/Pascha-4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=72&percent=100"><p align="justify">In order to reestablish the moral principals of the entire creation and to bring it to its original beauty, a supreme sacrifice was indispensable. However, to accomplish that sacrifice no human being was capable to bring it to completion; therefore, God in His love and compassion toward us was willing to become incarnated for that purpose.</p> <p align="justify">Thus, the Gospel reading which is appointed for this Sunday bears the mark of that act, the act of mercy and compassion, for in the Gospel we read, &ldquo;&hellip;And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow&hellip;When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, &lsquo;Do not weep&rsquo;. Then He came and touched the open bier, and those that carried him stood still. And He said, &lsquo;Young man, I say to you, arise&rsquo;.&rdquo; (Lk. 7:11-16)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_111031_1.html Будьте ж милосердні http://uocofusa.org/news_111014_1.html Thu, 09 Oct 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/Christ/02.jpg&archive=1&final_h=84&final_w=90&percent=100"><p lang="uk-UA" style="text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in;" align="justify">Із євангельських повчань ми знаємо, що потрібно служити Богові, а саме виконувати Його волю та заповіді. Також потрібно любити свого ближнього як самого себе, а саме поводитись з ближнім так, як ми б хотіли, щоб з нами так поводились. І ми повинні дбати про самих себе, про фізичне здоров'я та здоров'я душі.</p> <p lang="uk-UA" style="text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in;" align="justify">Якщо б хтось надумав описати про ці три вагомі обов'язки: як виконувати волю Божу та заповіді, як дбати про ближнього, та як дбати про свою душу і тіло, то йому б нехватило сили і терпіння про це писати.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_111014_1.html Покрова Пресвятої Богородиці http://uocofusa.org/news_111012_2.html Mon, 13 Oct 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/Pokrova-Protection.jpg&archive=0&final_h=87&final_w=90&percent=100"><p lang="uk-UA" style="margin-bottom: 0in;" align="justify">Вшановує Пресвяту Діву Марію й український народ. З того часу, як наш люд став навколішки перед Ісусом Христом, по всій нашій землі гомонить пісня слави й любові також і на честь Христової Матері Марії. Величаючи її, наш народ благає в неї опіки й заступництва в різних потребах цього земного життя. Ми так сердечно вшановуємо Пресвяту Богородицю, бо це зробив насамперед сам Бог. Ще світу не було, а вже Предвічний Господь вибрав Пресвяту Діву Марію на Матір Спасителя. Створив її чистою, обдарував надзвичайними ласками та підвищивши понад усіх людей і ангелів, щоб Вона була першою після Бога. А що Господь від віків постановив, те в свій час сповнилося. Коли ж Бог так прославив Марію, чи не повинні й люди йти за Його почином і прикладом? Коли Пресвята Марія є для Бога наймилішою дочкою, для Божого сина найдорожчою Матір&rsquo;ю, а для Святого Духа найкращою Святинею, чи ж не повинні й люди величати Пресвяту Діву та прославляти Її щирим серцем як першу після Бога?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_111012_2.html Protection of the Mother of God http://uocofusa.org/news_111007_4.html Mon, 13 Oct 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/panaghia15.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=73&percent=100"><p align="justify">Early one morning, two sisters were getting ready for school, as one sister walked out of her room with one pillow on her back and one pillow on her chest. Her sister asked, &ldquo;why do you have pillows on you?&rdquo; &ldquo;Well,&rdquo; she said, &ldquo;the pillow on my chest is to protect from all the boys that will break my heart. And the pillow on my back is to protect me from all the friends that will stab me in the back."</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_111007_4.html