Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 4-16 October, 2015 – Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Constantinople http://uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html ASC Summer Raffle http://uocofusa.org/news_150618_2.html Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150618_2.html ASC Needs 2015 http://uocofusa.org/news_150618_1.html Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150618_1.html 19-20 September, 2015 - Washington Annual Ukrainian Festival http://festival.standrewuoc.org/ Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://festival.standrewuoc.org/ 23-26 July, 2015 - 68th UOL Convention http://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html 1-8 August, 2015 - High School Mission Trip http://uocofusa.org/news_150428_2.html Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150428_2.html 7-8 November, 2015 — Holodomor Memorial Dedication – Відкриття пам'ятника жертвам Голодомору /files/PDF files_news/2015/Holodomor.pdf Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2015/Holodomor.pdf 4-7 September, 2015 — Think ASC Family Fest! http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/FFest-Flyer-1.pdf Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2015/FFest-Flyer-1.pdf 2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Camping Ministry! http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html All Saints Camp Needs Your Help! /news_141008_2.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:59:29 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_141008_2.html Assembly of Bishops Statement on Marriage and Sexuality http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/onbehalfofall/the-official-orthodox-christian-position-on-marriage-equality/ Sat, 27 Jun 2015 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/The_Wedding_at_Cana.JPG&archive=0&final_h=71&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Orthodox Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality, firmly grounded in Holy Scripture, 2000 years of church tradition, and canon law, holds that marriage consists in the conjugal union of a man and a woman, and that authentic marriage is blessed by God as a sacrament of the Church. Neither Scripture nor Holy Tradition blesses or sanctions such a union between persons of the same sex.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/onbehalfofall/the-official-orthodox-christian-position-on-marriage-equality/ Bishop Daniel Visits Diocesan Church School Camp http://uocofusa.org/news_150629_1.html Mon, 29 Jun 2015 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/2015/DCSC-2015-Bishop-Daniel/IMG_5021.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Over the weekend of June 26-28, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel, accompanied by the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) traveled to Emlenton, PA to visit the campers of the Diocesan Church School Camp at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150629_1.html Bishop Daniel Visits St. Anthony of the Desert Mission, Las Cruces, New Mexico http://uocofusa.org/news_150622_1.html Mon, 22 Jun 2015 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/2015/06-21-2015-Las-Cruses/IMG_4475.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His Grace Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, accompanied by Seminarian Ihor Protsak of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ), visited St. Anthony of the Desert Ukrainian Orthodox Mission in Las Cruces, New Mexico on the weekend of June 19-21, 2015.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150622_1.html Patron Saint for the Youth of the Church http://www.uocyouth.org/patronsaint.html Sat, 20 Jun 2015 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/2015/OYM/Praying-OYM-Saint.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Offices of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry would like to announce choosing a patron saint for the youth of our Metropolia. This program is designed to give our youth the opportunity to learn about teenage saints of the church and use their voice in selecting one of them to intercede on their behalf with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/patronsaint.html Візит до Знам’янського дитячого будинку-інтернату http://uocofusa.org/news_150620_2.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 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/2015/06-11-2015-Orphanage-Visit/IMG_4276.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">10 червня з візитом до Знам&rsquo;янського дитячого будинку-інтернату перебував Єписком Даниїл від Української Православної Церкви США з благословення предстоятеля УПЦ США Високопреосвященнішого&nbsp; Митрополита Антонія.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150620_2.html Assembly Executive Committee Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2015/assembly-executive-committee-meets-with-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-in-constantinople Thu, 18 Jun 2015 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/2015/06-18-2015-Constantinople/Assembly-Constantinople-2015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Istanbul -</em> On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew warmly received the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America at the Phanar in Constantinople.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2015/assembly-executive-committee-meets-with-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-in-constantinople Twenty-Second Anniversary of Repose of Patriarch Mstyslav Remembered http://uocofusa.org/news_150612_1.html Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/06-11-2015-Patriarch-22/IMG_3014.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Patriarch-Metropolitan Mstyslav (Skrypnyk) served our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA for forty-three years as Archbishop, President of the Consistory and Metropolitan from 1950 to the day of his repose in the Lord on 11 June 1993.The twenty second anniversary of the repose of His Holiness Patriarch Mstyslav was commemorated at our Metropolia Center on Thursday, 11 June 2015. Members of the Consistory, friends, clergy and faithful of our church gathered to recall the incredible leadership and contributions the Patriarch made in the life of our Church, especially with the establishment of St. Andrew Memorial Center and Church Headquarters located in South Bound Brook &ndash; Somerset, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150612_1.html Bishop Daniel Pays a Visit to Znamianka Orphanage in Kirovohrad Region of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_150610_1.html Fri, 12 Jun 2015 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/2015/06-11-2015-Orphanage-Visit/IMG_4223.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of the spiritual father of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Bishop Daniel traveled to the remote areas of Central and Eastern Ukraine, delivering humanitarian aid to the refugees and wounded soldiers of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Traveling through Znamianka region, Vladyka Daniel made a special effort to visit for a day the orphanage that has a special place in the heart of the charitable outreach ministry of the UOC of the USA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150610_1.html → Enter to Worship † Exit to Serve → http://uocofusa.org/news_150610_2.html Sun, 07 Jun 2015 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/2015/06-07-2015-Johnson-City/10.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On June 7th, 2015 in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Parish, Johnson City NY &ndash; a fresh and sunny morning &ndash; many events took place that have enriched the Parish Family. During the sermon Metropolitan Antony shared what he read daily on signs on the driveway of one of the local churches of Hammond, IN where he served before his consecration: &ldquo;Enter to worship&rdquo; at the entrance and on the exit sign - &ldquo;Exit to serve&rdquo;. The Metropolitan compared the message there to the first Christians were very conscious of gathering together for prayerful service and then scattering for missionary work. This makes great imagery example for our parish as well.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150610_2.html Decision Reached by the Joint Meeting of the Committees for Dialogue http://uocofusa.org/news_150609_1.html Tue, 09 Jun 2015 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/2015/06-10-2015-Unification-Process/_DSC5876.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On June 8, 2015 in the Academic Hall of Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy at St. Michael's Monastery, a joint meeting of the Committees for Dialogue of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church took place, which resulted in the acceptance of the formal statement, addressing the importance of the joint efforts towards unity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, especially the unity of the UOC-KP and UAOC.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150609_1.html UOC of the USA Reaches Out to the Refugees from Donetsk and Luhansk Regions of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_150608_1.html Sun, 07 Jun 2015 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/2015/06-10-2015-UA-Charitable-Trip/IMG_4039.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Some 180 men, women and children became recipients of $30,000 collected by the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA as well the members of the Ukrainian National Women&rsquo;s Organization and Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California that partnered with the UOC of the USA in delivering financial assistance to those in need, especially to the dislocated population of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150608_1.html ТРІЙЦЯ – ЦЕ ЛЮБОВ http://uocofusa.org/news_150606_1.html Sat, 06 Jun 2015 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/2015/05-31-2015-Broom/F-1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=81&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Минулої неділі Українська православна катедра Святої Трійці в Нижньому Мангетені відзначила храмове свято</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150606_1.html Об’єднання Спільних Зусиль УПЦ США та СУА в Благодійній Допомозі Україні http://uocofusa.org/news_150530_1.html Sat, 30 May 2015 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/2015/05-18-2015-UNWLA/IMG_3815.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">В понеділок, 18 травня 2015, в Консисторії Центру Митрополії УПЦ США, Преосвященний Єпископ Даниїл зустрівся з Маріанною Заєць, Головою Союзу Українок Америки (СУА). На зустрічі були розглянуті спільні проекти Української громади в Сполучених Штатах Америки та спроможність різних благодійних організацій допомогти пораненим солдатам та біженцям, які стали жертвами збройного конфлікту на Україні.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150530_1.html From Horrific Tragedy to Multiple Blessings http://uocofusa.org/news_150523_2.html Sat, 23 May 2015 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/2015/05-17-2015-Philadelphia/IMG_3632.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">It was on Sunday afternoon, 25 August 2013, at St. Mary Protectress (Pokrova) parish, Philadelphia, PA &ndash; just a few hours after Divine Liturgy had been celebrated and the faithful members had departed to their homes &ndash; that TRAGEDY struck in the form of a fire caused by aging electrical wiring.&nbsp; The fire grew rapidly and spread to encompass the whole Church building and the parish social center and school.&nbsp; Parishioners, along with their priest, Fr. Volodymyr Khanas, began to gather to witness the horror. Fr. Taras Naumenko, of St. Vladimir Cathedral just a few miles away was also present and had informed Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel about what was happening and by the time our hierarchs arrive an hour later to comfort the parish family, it was a five-alarm fire, meaning that five fire companies were working diligently to put an end to the fire. Unfortunately, the buildings were completely destroyed.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150523_2.html Храмове свято в церкві Святого Юрія Переможця в Ярдвілі http://uocofusa.org/news_150506_3.html Wed, 06 May 2015 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/2015/05-03-2015-Yardville/_MG_8830.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Третьoгo травня Бог дарував Храмове свято і чудову погоду для парафіян i гостей церкви Святого Юрія Переможця в Ярдвілі. До парафії завітав Митрополит Антоній у супроводі п'яти семінаристів. Разом з парафіянами поважного гостя зустрічали учні школи Українознавства. Діти встелили дорогу Владиці запашними трояндовими пелюстками, а хлопці прислужники чекали на нього в церкві. Вони одяглися в стихарі і виглядали дуже щасливими від почуття виявленого до них довір&rsquo;я і честі допомагати в святковому Богослужінні.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150506_3.html 2015 High School Mission Trip http://www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html Fri, 24 Apr 2015 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/2015/OYM/HSMissionTrip-2015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Offices of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry and Christian Charity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce its missionary trip for High School aged teenagers to the St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, RI. The High School Mission Trip will take place August 1 - 9, 2015. As you know, St. Michael's experienced a devastating fire to their church building in November 2014.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html 2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Camping Programs http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 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/2015/OYM/promo-graphic-uoccp-2015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2015 Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Season at All Saints Camp - "I Am. " Applications for campers and staff are now available.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/UOCCP.html OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Fri, 10 Apr 2015 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/2015/OCMC-Love.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church&rsquo;s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Holy Land Pilgrimage 2015 http://uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 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/2015/HolyLand-2015.jpg&archive=0&final_h=58&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND and CONSTANTINOPLE With Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel 4 &ndash; 16 October, 2015.&nbsp; $3,695.00 per person from JFK airport.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150128_1.html OCMC News - 2015 OCMC Mission Team Opportunities Now Available! http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Tue, 28 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/2013/OCMC-Love.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2015 and serving our Holy Orthodox Church&rsquo;s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving love of our Lord. Be a living witness and teach the faith in Indonesia, Moldova, or Kenya; assist building efforts in Guatemala or Kenya; spread the Gospel in Albania; work with youth in Alaska, Moldova, or Albania; offer healthcare in Uganda or Guatemala; or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams. Applications and details are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx or by calling the OCMC at 1-877-463-6787 ext. 141.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx Pentecost http://uocofusa.org/news_150525_1.html Mon, 25 May 2015 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/zislannya.jpg&archive=0&final_h=125&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On May 31st the Holy Orthodox Church celebrates Trinity Sunday also known as Pentecost in which the Church remembers the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles as heard in Acts 2:1-4 &ldquo;When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.&rdquo; This feast day is called Pentecost because the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles on the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and it is called Holy Trinity Day because from this day the action of the Holy Trinity was revealed to the world and people learned to venerate and glorify the three Persons of the one God, the Father and Son and Holy Spirit.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150525_1.html Про сліпонародженого http://uocofusa.org/news_150513_1.html Wed, 13 May 2015 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/blindman.jpg&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;По вірі вашій, нехай буде вам.&rdquo; Сказав Господь. Ми знаємо, що за гріхи батьків Бог наказує до четвертого покоління. Тому і учні запитали Його, хто согрішив, що він сліпим народився. Ісус відповів; ні він не согрішив, ні батьки його, а це для того, щоб відкрились на ньому діла Божі. (Ін. 9.3-7)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150513_1.html Sunday of the Samaritan Woman http://uocofusa.org/news_150506_1.html Tue, 05 May 2015 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/Samaryanka_s.jpg&archive=0&final_h=136&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Christ is Risen!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each and every one of us can relate to what it is like to be thirsty. When we are thirsty we drink something &ndash; water, coffee, tea&hellip;we drink something until we are no longer thirsty. But what happens? After time, we become thirsty once again. As human beings we will always need to drink something in order to live. We also know (or should know) that we are not perfect, especially when we look at ourselves spiritually. In fact, we can say that we have a spiritual thirst, just like the Samaritan woman we find in the Gospel lesson for this Sunday. Just like this woman, we go back to the &ldquo;well&rdquo; over and over again in life. The &ldquo;well&rdquo; in this case, can be used as a metaphor that can mean anything in our life that we continually return back to &ndash; something that we do not receive any long term reward or satisfaction.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_150506_1.html All Saints of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_120614_1.html Mon, 15 Jun 2015 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/All-Saints-of-Pechersk-small.jpg&archive=0&final_h=114&final_w=90&percent=100"><div style="text-align: justify;">One day a Sunday school class was discussing the topics of sainthood and saints. The children were riveted to the teacher&rsquo;s presentation, as they listened to the wondrous miracles and acts of personal sacrifice which were associated with the saints. As the presentation ended, it was time for the children to ask questions. All but one child asked a question and received their answer from the teacher.</div></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_120614_1.html Шукайте Царства Небесного http://uocofusa.org/news_110704_6.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 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/all-saints-icon.gif&archive=0&final_h=127&final_w=90&percent=100"><p lang="uk-UA" style="text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Епіцентром сьогоднішньої Євангелії є людська проникливість базована на розум. Євангелія починається словами: <em>&ldquo;Око то світильник для тіла&rdquo;</em>. Тут не йдеться про наше фізичне око, а про духовне око, яке називається <em>&ldquo;ноус&rdquo;</em> (з грецької мови) або мудрість душі. Іоан Дамаскин говорить, що &ldquo;ноус&rdquo; не є предмет який існує окремо від душі, тому що є найсвітла/чистіша частина душі. Ця свята мудрість народжує важливий елемент людського існування, а саме відповідальність. Іншими словами відповідальність є результат здорової душі. Що це означає?</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_110704_6.html