Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 10 Nov. – St. Herman House FOCUS Cleveland Presents: An Evening With Fr. Jerome Sanderson /files/PDF files_news/2014/Saint-Hermans-November-10---Fr-Jerome-Sanderson-Final.pdf Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /files/PDF files_news/2014/Saint-Hermans-November-10---Fr-Jerome-Sanderson-Final.pdf Where is Ukraine? http://youtu.be/Gk6ePrP0B6E Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:33:44 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://youtu.be/Gk6ePrP0B6E 15 Nov. – Carnegie PA — IGNITING THE FLAME OF TRUE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP /news_141024_1.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA /news_141024_1.html All Saints Camp needs your help! /news_141008_2.html Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:33:44 -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/ I AM - OYM 2014 - 2015 Theme http://www.uocyouth.org/iam.html 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/2014/i-am-logo-2014-color.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="textstyle3">We would like to introduce the Office of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry programming theme for the 2014/2015 year:</span><span class="textstyle7"> I AM. </span><span class="textstyle3">Through this theme we hope our youth gain a better understanding of who Jesus Christ is and who he is in their life.</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/iam.html 16 Seminarians Admitted to Various Programs of St. Sophia Seminary http://stsuots.org/news_141029_1.html Wed, 29 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/2014/10-29-2014-Seminarians/4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">16 Seminarians of Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (South Bound Brook, NJ) began their theological studies this fall.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_141029_1.html Igniting the Flame of Stewardship http://uocofusa.org/news_141024_1.html Fri, 24 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/Stewardship-Carnegie-PA/2014-11-15-StewardshipFlyer2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=39&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church Carnegie, PA</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141024_1.html Consecration of New Holy Table and Iconography at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Broome St. – New York City http://uocofusa.org/news_141023_2.html Thu, 23 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/2014/10-18-2014---Broom-Street-NY/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">A beautiful fall day of 18 October, 2014 was the background after nearly five years of careful preparation, planning and arduous spiritual and physical effort, as the faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral, along with their parish priest and Spiritual Father V. Rev. Todor Mazur, finally arrived at the blessed day on which the heart of their parish family &ndash; a new altar &ndash; along with a completely icon written interior of their church edifice &ndash; were consecrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel. &nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141023_2.html Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC, a Place of Prayer and Peace, a Place of Hope and Love http://uocofusa.org/news_141020_1.html Mon, 20 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/2014/10-18-2014-Ground-Zero/10.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>NEW YORK </strong>&ndash; More than 2,000 people gathered on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 130 Liberty Street, the new site for Saint Nicholas Orthodox National Shrine at the World Trade Center, for the historic event of the Blessing of the Ground and the symbolic &ldquo;laying of the corner stone.&rdquo;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141020_1.html 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 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 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/ 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 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 - 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 Багач і Лазар http://uocofusa.org/news_141028_1.html 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/icons/rich-and-Lazarus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=64&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">У притчі про багача і Лазаря Ісус Христос коротко передає тимчасову і вічну долю двох осіб: вбогого Лазаря і безтурботного багача. Як виглядало життя цих двох людей на землі? Багач одягався в одежі з дорогих тканин і &laquo;бенкетував щодня розкішно&raquo; зі своїми приятелями. Він не думав про Бога, про безсмертну душу, про відповідь на Божому суді, про вічне життя. Він безтурботно насолоджувався благами цього світу.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141028_1.html 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 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