Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 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 9-22 July, 2017 - Teenage Conference http://www.uocyouth.org/TeenageConference.html Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/TeenageConference.html 25 June-8 July, 2017 - Diocesan Church School Camp http://www.uocyouth.org/DCSC.html Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/DCSC.html 19-22 June, 2017 - St. Nicholas Program at All Saints Camp http://www.uocyouth.org/uocstnick.html Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uocstnick.html 2017 Camping Staff Opportunities http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccampstaff.html Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccampstaff.html Ukrainian Orthodox Word: Our March 2017 Issue http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2017/03-2017-UOW.pdf Tue, 28 Mar 2017 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/UOW/2017/03-2017-UOWbanner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2017/03-2017-UOW.pdf Calendar 2017 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:37:38 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://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 Seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Mark the 31st Anniversary of Chornobyl Nuclear Explosion at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170426_1.html Wed, 26 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-26-2017-Chornobyl/IMG_1548.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Visitors of the&nbsp;Metropolia&nbsp;Center&nbsp;of the UOC of the&nbsp;USA&nbsp;often notice a dead tree in front of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ, which for years has been informally referred to as a symbolic monument to the tragic events of April 26, 1986 &ndash; the day of Chornobyl Nuclear explosion.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170426_1.html St. Thomas Sunday Pilgrimage Brings Thousands to the Spiritual Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ http://uocofusa.org/news_170424_1.html Mon, 24 Apr 2017 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/2017/2017-ANNUAL-ST-THOMAS-SUNDAY/IMG_1441.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As the bells of St. Andrew Memorial Church began to peal, echoing throughout the Metropolia Complex, the faithful, which had arrived for the St. Thomas Sunday festivities, gathered at the foot of the church steps to greet their hierarchs.&nbsp; The children, dressed in Ukrainian Vyshyvanka (embroidery), squirmed and rehearsed the words they would say upon greeting His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, and His Eminence Archbishop Daniel.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170424_1.html Metropolitan Council Concludes Its Annual Meeting at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170421_1.html Fri, 21 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-21-2017-Council-of-Metropolia-Day-2/IMG_1025.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the Metropolia Center bustling with activity as preparations were underway for the St. Thomas Sunday weekend festivities, the second day of the annual Metropolitan Council meeting convened with a short prayer and the blessing of the hierarchs.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170421_1.html Council of Metropolia of the UOC of the USA Called Into Session http://uocofusa.org/news_170420_1.html Thu, 20 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-20-2017-Council-of-Metropolia/IMG_1006.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On a warm, slightly overcast day, the Metropolia Center buzzed as the members of the Metropolitan Council gathered for their annual meeting.&nbsp; Present were His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, along with eight members of the clergy and seven laypeople.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170420_1.html Great and Holy Pascha at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Arden Hills, MN http://uocofusa.org/news_170418_2.html Tue, 18 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-18-2017-Arden-Hills-Pascha/IMG_0613.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>В ніч з 15 на 16 квітня о 12 год ночі в храмі розпочалось святкове Воскресне Богослужіння. Його очолив сам Архиєрей УПЦ США Високопреосвященніший Архиєпископ Даниїл, який разом з семінаристами Іподияконом Миколою Зомчаком, Тадеєм Сураком та Юрієм Бобком здійснив свій Архипастирський візит, щоб розділити радість Світлого Воскресіння разом з настоятелем храму о. Петром та усіма парафіянами храму. Допомагали у вівтарі під час Богослужіння Іподиякон Віктор та прислужники храму.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170418_2.html Pascha in our Parishes http://uocofusa.org/news_170418_1.html Tue, 18 Apr 2017 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/2017/pascha_in_parishes/silver_spring_md/pascha/2017-04-16-12.50.00.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Selection of pictures submitted by the parishes taken during Holy Week and Bright Week.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170418_1.html Great and Holy Saturday at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arden Hills, MN http://uocofusa.org/news_170415_3.html Thu, 13 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-15-2017-Holy-Saturday-MN/IMG_4995.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: #444444;">On Holy Saturday, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel once again presided over the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arden Hills, MN, during which numerous faithful of Minneapolis Metropolitan area prayerfully gathered to reflect upon the great Mystery of Salvation of the Crucified Savior. The pastor of the cathedral parish family Very Rev. Fr. Petro Siwko assisted Vladyka Daniel.</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170415_3.html His Eminence Archbishop Daniel Gives Interview to Chicago's Ukrainian Independent Radio Station https://soundcloud.com/ukrainian-radio-chicago/arkhipiskop-ukransko-pravoslavno-tserkvi-u-ssha-vladika-danil-zelnskiy Thu, 13 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-08-2017-Palm-Sunday/IMG_9880.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Recorder Interview (in Ukrainian language) granted by His Eminence Archbishop Daniel to Chicago's Ukrainian Independent Radio Station, reflecting upon the spiritual meaning of our journey through the Final days of Holy Week, leading to the glorious feast of Pascha - Iнтерв'ю Архієпископа Даниїла для Українського Незалежного Радіо Чікаго, роздумуючи над останніми днями Страсного Тижня, прямуючи до Світлого та Радісного Свята Воскресіння Господнього.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://soundcloud.com/ukrainian-radio-chicago/arkhipiskop-ukransko-pravoslavno-tserkvi-u-ssha-vladika-danil-zelnskiy Archbishop Daniel Leads Liturgical Services of the Great and Holy Friday at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arden Hills, MN http://uocofusa.org/news_170415_1.html Thu, 13 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-14-2017-Holy-Friday-MN/IMG_0470.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: #444444;">On this holy day, the faithful commemorated the death of Christ on the Cross and His burial, with the spiritual father of the cathedral community and the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, who was assisted by the pastor of the parish&rsquo;s community Very Rev. Fr. Petro Siwko. The liturgical services of the day are the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and died for our sins. This commemoration begins on Thursday evening with the Matins of Holy Friday and concludes with a Vespers on Friday afternoon/evening that observes the veneration of the shroud.</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170415_1.html Holy Thursday Liturgical Services in Minneapolis, MN http://uocofusa.org/news_170414_1.html Thu, 13 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-13-2017-Holy-Thursday-MN/IMG_0285.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: #444444;">There are four events commemorated on Thursday of Holy Week: the washing of the disciples' feet, the institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Christ by Judas.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: #444444;">The faithful of Minneapolis Ukrainian Orthodox Communities of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA were blessed to experience all four of these sacred commemorations, while attending the liturgical services of the day at St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arden Hills, MN and Holy Archangel Michael/St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN.</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170414_1.html Holy Unction Service at Holy Archangel Michael/St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church Served by the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel and the Clergy of MN area http://uocofusa.org/news_170413_1.html Wed, 12 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-12-2017-Unction-MN/IMG_0153.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament or Mystery of Holy Unction is conducted in Orthodox parishes. The Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins. At the conclusion of the service of the Sacrament, the body is anointed with oil, and the grace of God, which heals infirmities of soul and body, is called down upon each person. The Sacrament is performed by a gathering of priests, ideally seven in number, however, it can be performed by a lesser number and even by a single priest.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170413_1.html Patriarchal Encyclical For Holy Pascha 2017 http://uocofusa.org/news_170412_2.html Fri, 14 Apr 2017 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/2017/Pascha-banner---Patriarch.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">This message &ndash; of the victory of life over death, of the triumph of the joyful light of the paschal candle over the darkness of disorder and dissolution &ndash; is announced to the whole world from the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the invitation to experience the unwaning light of the resurrection. We invite you all to stand with faith and hope before the risen Christ and before the mystery of life. We invite all of you to trust the risen Lord, the master of joy and delight, who holds the reigns of the entire creation. Christ is risen, then, brothers and sisters! May the grace and boundless mercy of the lord of life and master over death be with you all.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170412_2.html A Letter of Condolence from the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago http://uocofusa.org/news_170412_1.html Sun, 09 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-10-2017-EGYPT/170409075550-06-egypt-church-bombing-0409-exlarge-169.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Once again, the Holiest week of the Christian calendar has begun with an attack on the Body of Christ in the form of two bomb blasts at Palm Sunday events in Egypt.&nbsp;Currently, the death toll stands at 49, according to Egyptian state media reports. 18 people were killed in a blast in Alexandria, while at least 27 were killed and 78 injured in an explosion in a church in the northern city of Tanta.&nbsp;With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Archbishop Daniel &ndash; the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy joined dozens of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago in the most solemn expression of condolence.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170412_1.html Prayerful Celebration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem – Palm Sunday – at the Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in San Francisco, CA http://uocofusa.org/news_170411_1.html Sun, 09 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-08-2017-Palm-Sunday/IMG_0074.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><a name="OLE_LINK2"></a><a name="OLE_LINK1"></a>9 квітня 2017 року Свята Православна Церква молитовно вшановує Вхід Господній в Єрусалим. З нагоди цього свята в усіх храмах Української Православної Церкви США відбулись святкові богослужіння з традиційним посвяченням верби.&nbsp;Не винятком став храм Св. Архистратига Божого Михаїла в м. Сан Франциско, штату Каліфорнія.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170411_1.html Audit Committee of the UOC of the USA Convenes Prior to the Annual Meeting of the Council of Metropolia http://uocofusa.org/news_170407_1.html Fri, 07 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-07-2017-Audit/IMG_9636.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA&rsquo;s Audit Committee met at the spiritual headquarters &ndash; Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, 2017 to review the financial reports of the Consistory, which serves as the Church&rsquo;s executive body as well as financial reports of Central Organizations of the UOC of the USA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170407_1.html The Paschal Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Outside the Borders of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_170403_9.html Sat, 15 Apr 2017 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-14.jpg&archive=0&final_h=63&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We offer heartfelt greetings to the clergy, deacons, and monastics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the diaspora during this festive, Paschal season, as well as to our youth and children. We offer a special greeting to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, who are bearing various trials and difficulties at this time in defense of their homeland.&nbsp;May the Risen Christ bring long-awaited peace and unity to every Ukrainian family, strengthen our faith, fill our hearts with spiritual joy, and increase our love, so that we will be able to fully delight in the joy of these bright, Paschal days!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170403_9.html 2017 UOC of the USA All Saints Camp Staff Opportunities http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccampstaff.html Sat, 01 Apr 2017 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/2017/2017-Camp-Staff-banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=35&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Are you interested in working with the Youth of the Church? Consider Becoming a Camp Staff Member for the 2017 Camping Season at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camp in Emlenton, PA</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccampstaff.html 2017 St. Nicholas Camp Program http://www.uocyouth.org/uocstnick.html Sat, 01 Apr 2017 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/2017/StNicholas-2017-banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=38&final_w=90&percent=100"><style type="text/css"><!-- BODY,.aolmailheader {font-size:10pt; color:black; font-family:Arial;} a.aolmailheader:link {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:visited {color:magenta; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:active {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} a.aolmailheader:hover {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal;} --></style> <div style="font-family: arial,helvetica; color: black; font-size: 10pt;"> <div id="AOLMsgPart_1.2.1_6d1b9125-8f54-4ee2-9190-c358e7a91c44"> <div style="font-family: arial,helvetica; color: black; font-size: 10pt;"> <div id="AOLMsgPart_1.2.1_c208be82-9738-4057-affe-37106368cc66"> <div class="aolReplacedBody"><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="color: black; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><!--StartFragment--></span></span> <div class="aolmail_MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry is pleased to announce they will once again sponsor the St. Nicholas Program - camping for youth with disabilities and their families. The ST. Nicholas Program (SNP) is designed for parents and their child with disabilities to spend time together in an Orthodox Family Environment. The campers are introduced to camp life at All Saints Camp and the parents are given the opportunity to meet fellow Orthodox parents who are tackling the same challenges in today&rsquo;s world.</div> <span style="color: black; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><!--EndFragment--></span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uocstnick.html Annual UOL Lenten Retreat Took Place in Bethlehem, PA http://uocofusa.org/news_170401_1.html Sun, 02 Apr 2017 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/2017/04-01-2017-UOL-Retreat-Bethlehem/retreatgroup.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On April 1, 2017 we were blessed that one hundred and forty eight faithful gathered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at the St. Francis Center for Renewal.&nbsp; For over a decade the Ukrainian Orthodox League has been sponsoring a Lenten Retreat in the Bethlehem area.&nbsp; We were thrilled that over one hundred faithful from our Ukrainian Orthodox Church participated in the retreat.&nbsp; This was the highest attended retreat with extra seats needed in the chapel to accommodate our group.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170401_1.html Ukrainian Orthodox Word: Our March 2017 Issue http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2017/03-2017-UOW.pdf Tue, 28 Mar 2017 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/UOW/2017/03-2017-UOWbanner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The New Issue of the Church's Official Publication is Available for Review Online</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2017/03-2017-UOW.pdf LUBA April: Keep America Beautiful http://uocofusa.org/news_170323_2.html Fri, 17 Mar 2017 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/2017/luba_april2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170323_2.html United Nations Fellowships Available for Graduate and Post Graduate Students http://uocofusa.org/news_170315_1.html Wed, 15 Mar 2017 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/UN.png&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Two applicants will be selected for yearlong stipended fellowships that will begin in the fall of 2017. The fellows will work in New York City in the department&rsquo;s office at the Church Center for the United Nations. Fellows will focus their work at the U.N. in three main areas: human rights, environment, or humanitarianism. Among other activities, fellows will have the opportunity to join and participate in the work of nongovernmental organization committees at the U.N., assist in formulating oral and written statements and interventions, plan and host events during U.N. Economic and Social Council functional commissions, and participate in panel discussions at future biennial national clergy-laity congresses.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170315_1.html 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="http://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="http://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="http://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 Calendar 2017 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Sat, 31 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/pictures%20for%20bookstore/new%20store/calendar/calenar2017banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Orthodox Daily Planner 2017 is out from press and ready for shipping.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html 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="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 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 Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom http://uocofusa.org/news_120415_1.html Sun, 16 Apr 2017 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=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 St. Mary of Egypt http://uocofusa.org/news_160409_1.html Sat, 01 Apr 2017 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/st-mary-of-egypt.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized;&rdquo; Christ admonishes His disciples. When in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prays, &ldquo;let this cup pass from me&hellip;&rdquo; Let me avoid this suffering. His human will is fearful of the pain which He will endure and this is the cup that the disciples will share. All but one of the disciples, all but the beloved Saint John, met their end in the death of martyrdom.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160409_1.html Урочистий в'їзд Ісуса до Єрусалиму http://uocofusa.org/news_140413_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 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/Palm_Sunday_2012.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Місія перебування Христа на землі наближається до кінця. Проголошена Нагірна проповідь, нагодовано тисячі людей, розказано притчі, пояснено Писання. Господь наш Ісус Христос завершує свою земну мандрівку до Єрусалиму &ndash; до свого Розп&rsquo;яття і Воскресіння, двома великими подіями: воскресінням Лазаря та тріумфальним в&rsquo;їздом до Єрусалиму.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140413_1.html Hosanna in the Highest—or Hypocracy in the Highest? http://uocofusa.org/news_140407_1.html Sat, 08 Apr 2017 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/Palm_Sunday.jpg&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Two millennia ago, the residents of Jerusalem welcomed Christ as the savior of the Jewish people&mdash;a worldly ruler who would free them from the yoke of the Roman empire. Their Messiah would be a king in the conventional sense&mdash;with royal purple robes, a crown encrusted with precious stones, a scepter to show his earthly position, and a sword to lead his armies into battle and victory over all who would oppress his people.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140407_1.html Благовіщення Пресвятої Богородиці http://uocofusa.org/news_130401_1.html Sat, 01 Apr 2017 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/Annunciation-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=126&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Святе Передання та наші богослужбові тексти розповідають, що Пречиста Діва Марія в трьохрічному віці була віддана на служіння при єрусалимському храмі. Згідно іудейського закону, коли ці дівчата-служниці ставали повнолітніми і вже не мали права постійно находитись та прислуговувати у храмі, то вони могли вийти заміж та влаштовувати своє особисте життя. У випадку з Дівою Марією це питання полагоджували служителі єрусалимського храму, бо рідні батьки Її Йоаким та Анна давно вже померли. Бачачи побожність юної Марії та знаючи про Її прагнення до чистого та цнотливого життя, священики не видали юну Марію заміж в повному сенсі цього слова, але тільки заручили Її з пристарілим восьмидесятилітнім старцем Йосипом. Юна Діва Марія повинна була доглядати та допомагати старцю Йосипу в його старості. Треба теж нам пам'ятати, що в тогочасному суспільстві заручення було тільки першим юридичним кроком до одруження, декларацією наміру одружитися, але не одруженням в повному сенсі цього слова.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_130401_1.html Do not be unbelieving, but believing! http://uocofusa.org/news_120417_1.html Thu, 20 Apr 2017 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/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