Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - Current News http://uocofusa.org/ 60 The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Feast of our Righteous Father John (Climacus) of Sinai, Author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent http://lent.goarch.org/saint_john_climacus/learn/ Sat, 25 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/icons/Ladder.jpg&archive=0&final_h=56&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On the Fourth Sunday of Holy Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Righteous Father John Climacus. He is called Climacus due to his authorship of the great spiritual work The Ladder of Divine Ascent. His commemoration is designated by the Church on one of the Sundays of Lent as his life and writings affirm him as a supreme bearer and proponent of Christian asceticism. The ascetic example of this great Saint of the Church inspires us in our Lenten journey.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://lent.goarch.org/saint_john_climacus/learn/ 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 Members of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA Visit Petrykivka Spring” Exhibit http://uocofusa.org/news_170323_1.html Wed, 22 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/2017/03-21-2017-Petrykivka-Exhibit-Consistory/IMG_9493.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 the entire Executive Body of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA toured Petrykivka Spring exhibit, organized by the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170323_1.html 2017 UOL Lenten Retreat in Western PA and Ohio http://uocofusa.org/news_170321_1.html Tue, 21 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/2017/03-18-2017-Retreat-OH-PA-UOL/IMG_9330.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA held the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Annual Lenten Retreat at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, PA. His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory, presided over a day of prayer, worship, learning, and fellowship for the faithful of all ages.&nbsp; The day began with Morning prayers, continued with inspiring talks, discussion and activities, great food, and a wonderful exchange of love filled with the joy of praying and learning with our clergy and our brothers and sisters in Christ from many different parishes.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170321_1.html Sharon, PA: Archbishop Daniel Leads Services for the Sunday of the Cross at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church http://uocofusa.org/news_170320_1.html Mon, 20 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/2017/03-19-2017-Sharon/IMG_9403.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday the 19<sup>th</sup> of March 2017, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, spiritual father of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, led the Great Lenten services for the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross in St. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sharon, PA. He was accompanied by the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) Subdeacons Mykola Zomchak and Mykhaylo Bokalo, as well as Hryhorii Matviiv and Tadei Surak.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170320_1.html Archbishop Daniel Participates in the Meeting of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch with the Prime Minister of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_170315_3.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=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/03-15-2017-Patriarchate-Prime-Minister-of-Ukraine/C69iV2OWgAAjrwO.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the offices of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey on March 15, 2017. Welcoming the Prime Minister of Ukraine to the Sacred Offices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His All Holiness was accompanied by Metropolitan Emanuel of France, Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna &ndash; the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and by Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170315_3.html Winter Blizzard at the Metropolia Center http://uocofusa.org/news_170315_2.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=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/03-15-2017-Winter-Blizzard/IMG_9215.JPG&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As the early morning hours of Tuesday March 14, 2017 brought a brand new day to the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA and the residents of South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ &ndash; the winter blizzard covered with over 20 inches of snow every aspect of the entire Metropolia Center.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170315_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 Northern Maryland Mission Consecrates New Temple, Hosts Myrrh-Streaming Icon, and is Officially Established as Parish of the UOC of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170314_1.html Tue, 14 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/2017/03-14-2017-Bel-Air/IMG_9115.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In a momentous weekend nearly 15 years in the making, Four Evangelists Ukrainian Orthodox Mission in Bel Air, Maryland became a full parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA as its new temple was consecrated at the hand of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Eminence Archbishop Daniel. In a prayerful and joyous celebration, the relics of St. Basil the Great were installed in the new altar table and the newly-renovated church, located on North Hickory Avenue in the heart of downtown Bel Air, was consecrated for the singular purpose of glorifying God, that souls may be saved.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170314_1.html NY/NJ Deanery Prays With Archbishop Daniel at St. Sophia Seminary During the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts http://uocofusa.org/news_170310_1.html Fri, 10 Mar 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/2017/03-10-2017-NY-NJ-Deanery/IMG_8623.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Wednesday, March 7, 2017, the clergy of NY/NJ Deanery, under the leadership of Protopresbyter Taras Chubenko, for the first time during this year&rsquo;s Lenten journey gathered together at Three Holy Hierarchs Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, NJ) with His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy&nbsp;and President of Consistory of the UOC of the USA for the celebration of the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170310_1.html UOC Camping Season Information - Now Available! http://uocofusa.org/news_170306_1.html Mon, 06 Mar 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/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 Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebration in New York City, NY http://uocofusa.org/news_170305_2.html Sun, 05 Mar 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/2017/03-05-2017-Sunday-of-Orthodoxy-NY/IMG_8539.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Each year, Orthodox Christians around the world break from their routine of worshiping in the Divine Liturgy at their regular churches to witness something special on the first Sunday of Great Lent. Eight bishops of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America finished the First Week of Great Lent and spiritually inaugurated entrance into the Second Week of Great Lent with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy together on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, New York. This year, the tradition returned to its roots, as Orthodox hierarchs, representing various jurisdictions of Holy Orthodox Church gathered once again to celebrate the &ldquo;Sunday of Orthodoxy&rdquo;&mdash;the restoration of the holy icons to the Church once and for all in the ninth century.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170305_2.html Presentation of a New Publication on the Dialogue Between the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches http://stsuots.org/news_170305_1.html Fri, 03 Mar 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/2017/03-03-2017-Chaillot-Book-Seminary/IMG_8475.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Prior to the formal lecture at the Three Holy Hierarchs Chapel of the Seminary and meeting with the student body, author Christine Chaillot visited the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, where a cordial meeting took place with His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, who is also one of the instructors at the Seminary. Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Perkins, Assistant Academic Dean introduced Dr. Chaillot to the hierarch, stressing the contribution of the author on the development of the Dialogue between Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_170305_1.html Great Lent Giveaway 2017: Benefitting Zoe for Life http://www.uocyouth.org/uocglg.html Wed, 01 Mar 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/GLG-2017-Web-Banner.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Great Lent Giveaway was designed as a way for our youth to learn about the beauty of Great Lent and instill in them that Great Lent is not only a time of fasting but a time to do good works and of contemplation, while preparing for the death and Glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The current year program and programs from past years are provided below. They may be used during Great Lent or be adapted for use during your normal Youth Group Sessions. The GLG is a partnership of the OYM and the Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uocglg.html Lenten Epistle 2017 Великопісне Послання http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/Great-Lent-Epistle-2017.pdf Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/icons/holy-season-of-lent.png&archive=0&final_h=52&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Permanent Conference Of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond The Borders Of Ukraine</p> <p>Постійна Конференція Українських Православних Єпископів поза межами України<br /><br /></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/Great-Lent-Epistle-2017.pdf Forgiveness Sunday at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Chicago, IL http://uocofusa.org/news_170227_2.html Sun, 26 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/2017/02-26-2017-Forgiveness-Sunday-Chicago/IMG_8431.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, the Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA joined by Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Lymar, Protodeacon Andrii Fronchak, Deacon John Charest&nbsp;and parishioners of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral parish community presided over the Archpastoral Divine Liturgy and Liturgical Services of the Cheesefare/Forgiveness Sunday for the beginning of Great and Holy Lent.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170227_2.html Hundreds Flock to the Myrrh-Streaming Icon at the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170227_1.html Sat, 25 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/2017/02-25-2017-Myrrh-Streaming-Icon-SBB/IMG_8346.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">As millions of Orthodox Christians around the world prepared to enter into the Sacred Period of Great Lent leading to the greatest miracle in the history of humanity &ndash; our Lord&rsquo;s Glorious Resurrection, hundreds of Orthodox Christians from across the New York Metropolitan area were flocking to a Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ on Saturday, February 25, 2017 to see what they believe to be a different miracle.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170227_1.html Patriarchal Catechetical Encyclical on the Opening of Great Lent http://uocofusa.org/news_170223_1.html Fri, 24 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/bridegroom-01.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We Orthodox Christians are called to live the period of Holy and Great Lent as a time of conscientious renewal and vigilance, as an eternal moment of our Orthodox identity. That is to say, we are called to live and experience Christ Himself, to love and experience ecclesiastically and spiritually. For it is only through our life in Christ that we have the possibility to renew our conscience and ascend to the level of true freedom and the infallible criteria for our consolation and salvation.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170223_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 March LUBA Feature: March is Reading Month http://uocofusa.org/news_170224_2.html Tue, 21 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/luba-march-2017-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=36&final_w=90&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170224_2.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 ATTENTION STUDENTS: John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunity For the Youth of the Church http://uocofusa.org/news_161201_1.html Wed, 25 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/2015/Kulis-Scholarships.jpg&archive=0&final_h=44&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><!--StartFragment-->The Consistory Offices of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA have been informed that the students of our Metropolia may be eligible for a $5,000 Undergraduate or a $5,000 Graduate Scholarship through the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation. A total of ten undergraduate and ten graduate scholarships will be awarded.<!--EndFragment--></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_161201_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