Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 Three Holy Hierarchs Seminary Chapel Feast Day http://uocofusa.org/news_180111_2.html Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/3Holy-Hierarchs-Web-Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>12 February, 2018 - St. Sophia Seminary's Chapel Patron Feast Day</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180111_2.html Nativity of our Lord Pastoral Message from the Assembly of Bishops http://uocofusa.org/news_180103_2.html Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Christmas-2011.jpg&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the Magi, the kings of the East, each of us is invited to embark on a lifelong journey to meet the Savior&mdash;the Son of God, born in the flesh by the Virgin. Our High Priest, Jesus Christ, has shared in our humanity, and thus sympathizes with us. The Lord of lords and King of kings (1 Tim 6:15) assumes flesh and becomes man under some of the harshest conditions: He is born in an uninviting cave; He is lain in a cold manger; and days after His birth, He is forced to seek refuge in foreign lands. Because Christ has endured suffering in the flesh, we are now granted absolute comfort!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180103_2.html Feb. 23-25, 2018 - Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat 2018 http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2018/2018-FL-Retreat-v5-FINAL.pdf Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Hosted by UOL &amp; Holy Protection Orthodox Church, Dover FL</p> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2018/2018-FL-Retreat-v5-FINAL.pdf Patriarchal Proclamation for the Glorious Feast of Christmas http://www.ec-patr.org/docdisplay.php?lang=en&id=2375&tla=en Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Proclamation-P-Bartholomew-Nativity-Web-Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=779&final_w=1600&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">By the grace of God, we are once again deemed worthy to reach the great feast of the birth of the divine Word in the flesh, who came into the world to grant us &ldquo;well-being,&rdquo; remission of sin, of captivity to the works of the law and death, in order to grant us true life and great joy, which &ldquo;no one can take from us.&rdquo;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ec-patr.org/docdisplay.php?lang=en&id=2375&tla=en October-December, 2017 Consistory Circular Posted Online https://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2017/2017-4-ENG.pdf Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://uocofusa.org/files/publications/Consistory-Circular/2017/2017-4-ENG.pdf Nativity Epistle 2017-18 Різдвяне Послання https://uocofusa.org/news_171206_1.html Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/NativityEpistleMainbanner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://uocofusa.org/news_171206_1.html 4-19 June, 2018 - College Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Calendar 2018 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:58:07 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/pictures%20for%20bookstore/new%20store/calendar/2018cover_w.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=78&percent=100"><p>Orthodox Daily Planner 2018 is in print and will be available early December for shipping.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Archpastoral Visit of His Eminence Archbishop Daniel to Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church In Lyndora, PA http://uocofusa.org/news_180115_2.html Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/01-15-2018-Lyndora/IMG_2737.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On&nbsp; Sunday, January 14, &nbsp;the Leave-taking of Theophany (according to Gregorian Calendar), Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lyndora, PA was blessed by the Archpastoral visit of His Eminence, &nbsp;Archbishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy&nbsp; of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180115_2.html St. Andrew’s Society Supports Elderly Refugees in Mariupol Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_180115_1.html Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/01-15-2018-Mariupol/IMG_4847.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Society, the philanthropic organization of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, has forwarded $2,400 this Nativity Season to the Center for Elder Care in Mariupol, Ukraine.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180115_1.html Souper Bowl Sunday is FEBRUARY 4, 2018 http://uocofusa.org/news_180112_1.html Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_3496.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Team up with Ukrainian Orthodox League of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in our Annual Souper Bowl of Caring. Rally your parish and church youth to champion this social service ministry by feeding the poor and caring for those in need around the world.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180112_1.html 12 February, 2018 - Seminary Chapel Feast Day http://uocofusa.org/news_180111_3.html Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/3Holy-Hierarchs-Web-Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>12 February, 2018 - St. Sophia Seminary's Chapel Patron Feast Day</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180111_3.html February 3, 2018 - Caroling for Christ http://uocofusa.org/news_180111_1.html Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/IMG_3850.JPG&archive=0&final_h=42&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Join us at the Ukrainian Cultural Centerof the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA for the Annual CAROLING FOR CHRIST on February 3, 2018</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180111_1.html Nativity Celebrations in Three Chicago, IL Parishes with Archbishop Daniel http://uocofusa.org/news_180110_1.html Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2018/01-10-2018-Nativity/IMG_4589.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Nativity of our Lord celebrations became more festive and spiritually uplifting for the faithful of Chicago Deanery of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church f the USA, as His Eminence Archbishop Daniel visited the parish communities of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Bensenville, IL on January 6-7, 2018; St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL on January 8, 2018; and Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Palos Park, IL on January 9, 2018.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180110_1.html Nativity Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine https://uocofusa.org/news_171206_1.html Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/image1.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Різдвяне Послання Постійної Конференції Українських Православних Єпископів поза межами України</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://uocofusa.org/news_171206_1.html Nativity of our Lord Pastoral Message from the Assembly of Bishops http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180103_2.html Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Christmas-2011.jpg&archive=0&final_h=51&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>With the Magi, the kings of the East, each of us is invited to embark on a lifelong journey to meet the Savior&mdash;the Son of God, born in the flesh by the Virgin.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180103_2.html Loving and Being Loved by the Orphans of Znamyanka Orphanage http://uocofusa.org/news_180103_1.html Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2018/01-03-2018-Ukraine-Mission-Trip/IMG_0067.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Our surreal journey began on a sunny Friday afternoon, as the members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Winter Mission Trip to Ukraine, gathered from all corners of the U.S. While this was a &ldquo;first&rdquo; for some, other members were returning to the orphanage on their second trip.&nbsp;&nbsp; Gathering in the Rotunda of the Consistory offices, the 11 members, were joined by the Consistory staff and administrators, as His Eminence Metropolitan Antony performed the &ldquo;Service of Commissioning a Missionary&rdquo;.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_180103_1.html Archbishop Daniel Visits the Spiritual Center of the Mother Church of Constantinople http://uocofusa.org/news_171222_2.html Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/12-22-2017-Constantinople/IMG_2182.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">During short working visit to the Spiritual Headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel met with the spiritual leadership of the Holy Church of Constantinople.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171222_2.html UOC of the USA Honors Ukrainian Diplomats http://uocofusa.org/news_171221_2.html Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/12-20-2017-NY-Consulate-100/IMG_3310.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">December 22, 2017 marks 100 years anniversary of the establishment of Ukrainian Diplomatic Corps. Moreover, the entire year of 2017 was dedicated to and honored the historic events of the Ukrainian Independence Revolution of 1917-1921.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171221_2.html The Official Christmas Tree at the Consistory – Decorated! http://uocofusa.org/news_171221_1.html Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/12-19-2017-Christmas-Tree/IMG_1949.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On the 19<sup>th</sup> of December, when the Orthodox commemorate St. Nicholas, the entire Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA seemed to come alive. In contrast to the bleak and gloomy outdoors, the indoors at the Consistory burst into bright colors, laughter and song.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171221_1.html St. Andrew Feast Day - Silver Spring, Maryland http://uocofusa.org/news_171214_1.html Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/12-10-2017-Silver-Spring-MD/IMG_0020.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">What is more beautiful than the sparkle of sunshine on freshly fallen snow? It is a parish community, warmly coming together to celebrate its Feast Day, surrounded by the wonder of such snow outside. On Sunday, December 10, 2017 Saint Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Silver Spring, MD celebrated its patron feast day, continuing a wonderful tradition of community celebration.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171214_1.html 4-19 June, 2017 - College Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/IMG_6808.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The College Student Mission Trip to aid orphanages in Ukraine, is a ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. We hope to bring aid and comfort to special needs orphans and orphanages in a country that currently does not have the means to do so.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Understanding the Nativity Icon http://uocofusa.org/news_160103_1.html Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/nativity-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=71&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Orthodox Christians do not celebrate the birth of baby Jesus, we celebrate the Incarnation. What?, you say. What is the Incarnation? This is an important word as it means God becomes Man. This is what we celebrate. The birth of Jesus was that moment in history when God sent His only begotten Son to become like us, taking on human flesh for our healing. This miracle of miracles took place though the ascent of Mary whom we call the Theotokos, Birth-giver of God. God with His divine will became man, taking on a human will in human flesh so Man could unite his human will with God&rsquo;s divine will. From the time of Adam and Eve, man was separated from God ,unable to follow God&rsquo;s law. The Incarnation is the beginning of the transformation of mankind so we can be reunited with God.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160103_1.html Наближається Різдво... http://uocofusa.org/news_160103_2.html Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Nativity_Christ.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=63&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Різдво Господа нашого Ісуса Христа, або як ми ще називаємо &ndash; Різдвяні свята &ndash; знову наближається! Знову настала ця пора року, а з нею і радісні хвилини. Але насправді, що таке є Різдво? Чи це подарунки під ялинкою, різдвяні світла у вікнах, привітальні листівки, вечері з родиною та друзями, сніг на подвір&rsquo;ї, чи привітання &ldquo;Веселих свят&rdquo; тих, хто на вулиці проходить повз нас? Для багатьох людей Різдвяний Піст є часом смутку, тому що вони не мають необхідних коштів для того, щоб купити подарунки для своїх дітей, родичів та друзів. Багато з людей сумують у Різдвяний час коли вони згадують про своїх близьких, які не можуть приїхати додому та святкувати разом з ними. Вечеря на День Подяки для декого на жаль залишається тільки мрією, а не реальністю.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160103_2.html The genealogy of Jesus Christ http://uocofusa.org/news_141223_1.html Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/king.jpg&archive=0&final_h=156&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On this, the Sunday before the Nativity, the Church prescribes the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. The second half of the reading is the nativity story. Joseph is betrothed to Mary, but she is found to be with child, and so his marriage to her remains a secret until after the birth. It is the story we all know; the story we have heard every year, all of our lives.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_141223_1.html Genealogy http://uocofusa.org/news_140101_1.html Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/FMcross.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=58&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Genealogy is a popular pastime for many Americans today. There are numerous high-profile websites and even TV programs dedicated to helping people learn &ldquo;who they are&rdquo;. Many people begin their ancestry search hoping to find wealthy or noble predecessors, naively hoping to find someone who came over on the Mayflower (little danger of that for us Ukrainian Orthodox!) Yet as any experienced genealogist will confirm, it&rsquo;s not what you want to find, but what you really do find that you must be prepared to accept.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_140101_1.html