Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - Current News http://uocofusa.org/ 60 St. Sophia Seminary Library honors Rev. Dr. George C. Papademetriou https://stsuots.org/news_171010_1.html Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-05-2017-Seminary-Library/IMG_0062.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the St. Sophia Theological Seminary community, the staff of the Metropolia Center, and local clergy gathered to honor Rev. Dr. George and Presbytera Athanasia Papademetriou for their generous donation of several thousands of theological titles to the Seminary Library. Travelling with Rev. George and Presbytera Athanasia were members of his family&mdash;his sons and daughter, their spouses and grandchildren.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://stsuots.org/news_171010_1.html Message of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America http://uocofusa.org/news_171010_1.html Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-04-2017-Assembly/IMG_9921.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, who have gathered in Garfield, New Jersey on October 3-5, 2017 for our eighth annual meeting, greet you with love in Christ as we offer glory and thanks to Him.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171010_1.html Two Worlds Unite In Prayer Honoring the Birth-Giver of God http://uocofusa.org/news_171009_2.html Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-09-2017-Munich/IMG_6941.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, October 8, 2017 a shrine of numerous pilgrimages, dedicated to the Birth-Giver of God of Altotting (1489) in the heart of Munich, Germany became a place of a spiritual pilgrimage and renewal for the faithful of the Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Munich, Germany. His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, fulfilling his pastoral responsibilities of a bishop of the Eparchy of Western Europe of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora, visited the faithful of the parish in the place of their weekly worship &ndash; a 16<sup>th</sup> century temple dedicated to the miracle of Altotting.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171009_2.html Archbishop Daniel Visits Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Ulm, Germany http://uocofusa.org/news_171009_1.html Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-07-2017-Ulm/IMG_5370.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, October 7, 2017 the parish was formally visited by His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, present hierarch of the Western Europe Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Vladyka Daniel visited the parish and served a Memorial service at the gravesite of Metropolitan Anatoliy of blessed memory.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171009_1.html AXIOS! Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 32 Years of Archpastoral Service http://uocofusa.org/news_171006_1.html Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/32anniversary_ma.jpg&archive=0&final_h=188&final_w=290&percent=100"><p>АКСІОС! Митрополит Антоній Святкує 32-ліття Архіпастирського Служіння</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171006_1.html Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Sessions of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171004_1.html Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-04-2017-Assembly/IMG_3855.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=89&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened its eighth annual meeting Tuesday, October 3 in Garfield, NJ with about 40 hierarchs in attendance. The day began with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St George Orthodox Church in Clifton, NJ at which the hierarchs in attendance shared in the Holy and Sacred Chalice - the Holy Mystery of Eucharist.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171004_1.html Statement of the Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: Prayers for the Victims in Las Vegas http://uocofusa.org/news_171002_3.html Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/IMG_3828.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=89&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We find ourselves this day filled with compassion for the families of the victims who perished in the worst terroristic massacre of human life in the history of our nation.&nbsp;&nbsp;We find within ourselves this day an insatiable desire to pray for those victims, that our Lord will grant them a place of rest where the Light of His Countenance shines upon them as they await the great and final judgment.&nbsp;&nbsp;And oddly, we find ourselves this day in a state of shock that such a horrific attack can take place once again without any warning, without any obvious reason and without anyone who will really be capable of explaining.&nbsp;&nbsp;We will hear theory after conjecture, after just plain guesswork on the part of pundit after pundit after pundit.&nbsp;&nbsp;We will, however, probably never fully comprehend why such a horror as this Las Vegas attack can happen or how man can be so cruel to man.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171002_3.html The Joyful Ordination of a New Priest http://uocofusa.org/news_171002_1.html Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-02-2017-Charest-Priest/IMG_9874.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=89&percent=100"><p style="line-height: 15.75pt; vertical-align: top; margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Arial; color: #3b3b3b;">Calling the occasion one of &ldquo;...joy for the entire Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA,&rdquo; His Eminence Archbishop Daniel ordained Deacon John Charest to the Holy Priesthood on Sunday, October 1<sup>st</sup>, 2017 at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL.</span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_171002_1.html Archbishop Daniel Leads the Delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA at the Celebration of 125 Years of Pan-Orthodox Community in Chicago, IL http://uocofusa.org/news_170930_1.html Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-30-2017-125-Chicago/IMG_9754.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The&nbsp;Pan-Orthodox Hierarchical Divine Liturgy&nbsp;was celebrated at&nbsp;Lane Tech Auditorium, 2501 W. Addison Western St. Chicago, IL followed by a jubilee banquet at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Rd, Chicago.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170930_1.html Hierarchs of the Church Visited Consulate General of Ukraine in NY http://uocofusa.org/news_170929_2.html Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-29-2017-NY-Consulate/IMG_9664.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Representatives of various Ukrainian Community Organizations of Greater New York area gathered at the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York City for the formal observance of the 26<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Ukraine&rsquo;s Independence.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170929_2.html Archbishop Daniel Visits Post Hurricanes FL Parishes of the Church http://uocofusa.org/news_170926_1.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-26-2017-FL/IMG_9567.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Prime Hierarch of the UOC of the USA, Archbishop Daniel in his capacity of the President of Consistory of the Church traveled to Dover and Pinellas Park, FL parishes in order to examine the damages and to offer words of comfort to the clergy and faithful of the Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170926_1.html DOOR Radio Program Interviews His Eminence Archbishop Daniel http://uocofusa.org/news_170925_2.html Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-25-2017-DOOR-Detroit/IMG_3454.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.&rdquo; John 10:9. On Sunday, September 24th, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel walked through the doors of St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, Michigan to sit for an interview for the DOOR (Detroit&rsquo;s Own Orthodox Radio) radio program.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170925_2.html Celebrating 20 years of Priestly Service in Michigan http://uocofusa.org/news_170925_1.html Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-25-2017-Detroit/IMG_9287.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Early Sunday morning, with the sun shining brightly through the large spruce trees, which towered over the domed church, the parish of St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, in Southfield, Michigan, was bustling with activity. Entering the narthex, His Eminence donned his mantia, and entered the Sanctuary where Very Reverend Paul Bondarchuk, parish pastor, who was celebrating his 20<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood, greeted him with a Cross. The nave was decorated with Ukrainian embroidered towels hanging from the pews, along the main aisle.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170925_1.html St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Bayonne, NJ Marks 80th Anniversary http://uocofusa.org/news_170923_1.html Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-23-2017-Bayonne/IMG_9256.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">80 years later, on September 23<sup>rd</sup> 2017, two hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel crossed the sacred threshold of the parish&rsquo;s temple in order to once again mark an anniversary of faithful service. Children and members of the parish&rsquo;s board of administration as well as the pastor of St. Sophia parish, Very Rev. Fr. Myroslav Schirta welcomed the hierarchs to the temple for a formal liturgical consecration of the new altar and renewed icons.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170923_1.html First Lady of Ukraine visits the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170921_1.html Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-21-2017-First-Lady-UA/IMG_9071.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The ringing of the bells cascaded over the gurgling stream and echoed off the Consistory buildings of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. as those inside scurried around preparing for the visit of Maryna Poroshenko, the First Lady of Ukraine and the wife of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170921_1.html 2017 Faith and Photography Contest http://www.uocyouth.org/faithandphotocontest.html Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/IMG_1361.JPG&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=89&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of our Hierarchs, we are pleased to announce a new opportunity for the youth of our church to express their faith.&nbsp;The Consistory Office of Youth &amp; Young Adult Ministry wants to encourage youth and young adults to explore their creative talents and to glorify God through art, with the 3rd Annual Ukrainian Orthodox Church Faith and Photography Contest.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/faithandphotocontest.html AXIOS! Subdeacon Evan O’Neil is Ordained to Deaconate http://uocofusa.org/news_170918_6.html Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-18-2017-Axios-Cliff/IMG_8797.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">This past weekend saw an auspicious occasion in the life of the parish of St Peter and St Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie, PA - the ordination of a deacon. On Saturday, September 16th, by the Grace of God and the laying on of hands by His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, Subdeacon Cliff O'Neil was ordained into the order of the diaconate as Deacon Evan (Clifford) O'Neil, a graduate of St Sophia Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170918_6.html The Hierarchs of the Church Met with the President of Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_170918_2.html Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/09-18-2017-President-of-UA/c6cb6eed53792945d32447d6647f9101_1505755506_extra_large.jpg&archive=0&final_h=57&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Monday, September 18, 2017, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel participated in the meeting of the Ukrainian-American Community and the representatives of the Crimean Tatar organizations with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City, NY</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170918_2.html 2017 Winter Mission Trip to Znamianka Orphanage in Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_170624_2.html Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/2017-winter-poster-final.jpg&archive=0&final_h=69&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With the blessing of the Council of Bishops, the Consistory Office of Christian Charity in cooperation with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce the date for the winter missionary trip to Znamyanka Orphanage for the faithful of our Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_170624_2.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="https://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