Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/ 60 LUBA Feature: OCF College Student Sunday http://uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html Wed, 21 Sep 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/events/2016/LUBA/luba-october-2016v2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html By 31 October – 2nd Annual Faith and Photography Contest http://uocofusa.org/news_160911_1.html Sat, 10 Sep 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/events/2016/photo_contest/Photo-Contest-2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=58&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160911_1.html September - LUBA Feature: Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross http://uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html Wed, 24 Aug 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/events/2016/LUBA/luba_september_2016a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160304_1.html 1 April, 2017 - UOL Lenten Retreat, Bethlehem, PA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/UOL-Lenten-Retreat_april_1_2017.pdf Sat, 06 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2017/UOL-Lenten-Retreat_april_1_2017.pdf 15 October, 2016 - From Social Realism to Church Art http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/2016_Bervinchak_Poster.pdf Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/2016_Bervinchak_Poster.pdf 19-22 October, 2016 – 21st Regular Sobor http://uocofusa.org/21st_sobor.html Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/21st_sobor.html 19 October, 2016 - Clergy Conference Registration https://secure.uocofusa.org/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://secure.uocofusa.org/ 18 March, 2017 - OH/Western PA - UOL Lenten Retreat (WEST) http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2016/2017-Retreat-Poster-UOL_OH-PA.pdf Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/news/2016/2017-Retreat-Poster-UOL_OH-PA.pdf 21-30 December, 2016 - Winter Mission Trip to Znamyanka Orphanage http://uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html 4-5 November, 2016 - Third Annual Ukrainian Genealogy Conference http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/Ukrainian-Genealogy-November-2016.pdf Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/Ukrainian-Genealogy-November-2016.pdf PDF file Calendar 2016 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_151231_1.html Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:52:45 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_151231_1.html Get Calendar 2016 Календар http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:52:45 -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/calendar/2016calendar_cover.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=78&percent=100"></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Bishop Daniel Meets With Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium http://uocofusa.org/news_160923_2.html Fri, 23 Sep 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/events/2016/9-23-2016-Brussels/IMG_3329.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Friday, September 23, 2016 His Grace Bishop Daniel, following the arrival to the capital of European union &ndash; Brussels, for the celebration of the 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Genk (Belgium) met with His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium, Exarch of Benelux at the offices of the Metropolis of Belgium. Participating in the meeting was Very Rev. Fr. Vitalij Derewianka, pastor of the Holy Archangel Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Genk.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160923_2.html All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of New York City Holds Retreat at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA http://uocofusa.org/news_160923_1.html Wed, 21 Sep 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/events/2016/9-20-2016-Camp-Pilgrims/IMG_3252.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The beautiful gold-leafed hills of Western, PA and especially All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA welcomed a group of parishioners of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church from New York City, NY that traveled over 8 hours in order to spend time in prayer and reflection at the Church&rsquo;s Camp.&nbsp;As a group of 30 pilgrims arrived to Holy Apostle Thomas Ukrainian Orthodox Camp Chapel, Mr. Larry Kopp, Camp Manager welcomed the group to the Church&rsquo;s Camping facility. Vespers service and the entire retreat was served and led by His Grace Bishop Daniel, who traveled to Emlenton, PA following the prayerful celebration of the 85<sup>th</sup> anniversary of parish ministry of the Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160923_1.html Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain, OH Celebrates the 85th Anniversary of Parish Ministry http://uocofusa.org/news_160920_1.html Mon, 19 Sep 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/events/2016/9-19-2016-Lorain-OH/IMG_3188.jpg&archive=0&final_h=54&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">For many Orthodox Christians in the Northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, Dormition of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish was a part of their growing up. Founded in 1931, the parish family worked tirelessly for the past 85 years nurturing the spirit of Holy Orthodox way of life, yet maintaining beautiful and rich Ukrainian culture, folklore and customs.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160920_1.html St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary Begins New Academic Year - Початок нового навчального року в семінарії св. Софії http://stsuots.org/news_160914_1.html Wed, 14 Sep 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/events/2016/9-14-2016-Seminary/FullSizeRender-2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;"><a name="OLE_LINK2"></a><a name="OLE_LINK1"></a>14 вересня 2016 року Божого, в каплиці Трьох Святителів Української Православної Богословської семінарії Святої Софії (Савт Бавнд Брук, Н. Дж.) відбулось святкове Богослужіння&nbsp; з нагоди &ldquo;індикту&rdquo;, тобто початку нового церковного року та паралельно нового навчального року в стінах семінарії. Високопреосвященніший Митрополит Антоній та преосвященніший єпископ Даниїл очолили сьогоднішнє богослужіння. Також близко двадцяти священослужителів співслужили з архиєреями, котрі прибули з навколишніх парафій, щоб розділити це свято.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://stsuots.org/news_160914_1.html Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Participate in the Observance of Ukraine’s 25th Anniversary of Independence at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC - Ієрархи УПЦ США взяли участь у відзначенні 25-т http://uocofusa.org/news_160914_1.html Wed, 14 Sep 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/events/2016/9-14-2016-DC/4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Для урочистого відзначення у м.Вашингтон 25-ї річниці незалежності нашої держави Посольством України в США було обрано місце із символічною назвою &ndash; Інститут миру, що розташований у самому центі американської столиці.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160914_1.html Bishop Daniel Leads 9/11 Memorial Prayers Service at Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL http://uocofusa.org/news_160912_2.html Mon, 12 Sep 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/events/2016/9-12-2016-9-11-FL/IMG_3051.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">With about 100 people in attendance, the parish family of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park, FL prayed on Sunday &ndash; September 11, 2016 &ndash; marking the 15<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the most tragic event in the modern history of the United States of America &ndash; terrorist attack upon the US on 9/11/2001.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160912_2.html Family Fest 2016 at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA http://uocofusa.org/news_160912_1.html Fri, 09 Sep 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/events/2016/9-9-2016-2016-Family-Fest/1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Family Fest at All Saints Camp Labor Day weekend this year was fantastic!&nbsp; Families and friends attended from near and far for a weekend full of fellowship, fun and relaxation! It was great to see old friends and meet many new friends during the weekend!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160912_1.html 2nd Annual Faith and Photography Contest http://uocofusa.org/news_160911_1.html Sat, 10 Sep 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/events/2016/photo_contest/faith-and-photo-logo-sm.jpg&archive=0&final_h=61&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Part of our mission, is to provide youth and college aged young adults the opportunity to become more involved with their faith, while showcasing the talented and creative youth we have within in our Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. We want our youth to realize that having fun and utilizing creativity can be manifested in a project that shows how they correlate their life with their faith.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160911_1.html Ukrainian Orthodox League Has Raised Over $60,000 to the Soup Kitchen Project of St. Andrew’s Society http://uocofusa.org/news_160908_1.html Thu, 08 Sep 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/events/2016/9-8-2016-Soup-Kitchen/2016-UOL-Soup-kitchen.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Ukrainian Orthodox League (UOL) has actively participated in the &ldquo;Soup-er&rdquo; Bowl Project of Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Society, which feeds the needy elderly in Ukraine. Since the founding of Saint Andrew&rsquo;s Society in 1990, humanitarian support to the needy and disenfranchised has been an integral part of the mission of the Society. After the collapse of communism in the former Soviet Union, the faithful here in the United States have supported efforts in Ukraine in providing meals for the elderly poor.&nbsp;Presently, centers supported by the Society are in Kyiv (3), Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Chernihiv, Ternopil, Chernivtsi and the newest center for the elderly refugees in Mariupol near &nbsp;the conflict zone in the Donbas region.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160908_1.html XIV's Regular Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy of South America Convened in Curitiba, Brazil http://uocofusa.org/news_160904_1.html Sun, 04 Sep 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/events/2016/9-4-2016-Brazil-Sobor/IMG_2979.jpg&archive=0&final_h=75&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">About a hundred delegates from Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina gathered for the 14th Triennial SOBOR of the South American Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is under spiritual omophorion of the Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony the Sobor was convened during the weekend of 2-4 September 2016. His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel traveled to Curitiba, Brazil, in order to preside over and participate in the proceedings of the Sobor.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160904_1.html The Newly Elected National Executive Board of the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA Held Their First Full Meeting of the Year Hosted by the St. Sophia Seminary Chapter of the UOL http://uocofusa.org/news_160830_1.html Tue, 30 Aug 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/events/2016/8-30-2016-UOL-Board/IMG_1866.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The ideas and motions of the 69th UOL Convention held in July were discussed and assigned for future action.&nbsp; The most significant vote was in support of the 69th UOL Convention delegates' unanimous resolution to repay the $16,000 loan that was taken by the Seminary to support the purchase of a 12-passenger van to be used as transportation for the seminarians of St. Sophia's.&nbsp; The Board decided to pay off the loan immediately using UOL general funds so as not to incur any additional interest charges, and to also immediately launch a National Fund Drive to replenish the UOL accounts.&nbsp; Funds received beyond the $16,000 will be forwarded to the Seminary to offset future insurance and maintenance expenses.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160830_1.html Looking to the Future: A Story of Faith, Family and Fulfillment http://uocofusa.org/news_160829_1.html Mon, 29 Aug 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/events/2016/8-29-2016-McKees/IMG_2384.jpg&archive=0&final_h=49&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">The last Sunday of August, on its patronal feast day, the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, St. Mary&rsquo;s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel to the commemoration of its 110<sup>th</sup> year as a parish community.&nbsp; Protopresbyter William Diakiw and Pani-matka Sonia Diakiw, Very Rev. Steve Repa, Very Rev. Roman Yatskiv, and Rev. Paisius McGrath joined our Hierarchs and Very Rev. Tim Tomson and Pani-matka Svitlana Tomson and the faithful of this Holy Church.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160829_1.html Parma’s Ukrainian Community Celebrates Ukrainian Independence Day http://uocofusa.org/news_160827_1.html Sat, 27 Aug 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/events/2016/8-27-2016-Parma-Parade/IMG_2290.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, August 27, 2016 &ndash; a bright and sunny day - the Ukrainian community in Parma, Ohio celebrated the 25th Silver Anniversary of Ukraine&rsquo;s Independence with a parade down State Road, through the heart of Ukrainian Village, as designated by the City of Parma.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160827_1.html Metropolitan Antony and Bishop Daniel Participate in the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence in Kyiv, Ukraine http://uocofusa.org/news_160826_1.html Fri, 26 Aug 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/events/2016/8-26-2016-UA/IMG_2244.jpg&archive=0&final_h=57&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Thousands of people arrived to the capital of Ukraine - Kyiv on August 24, 2016 to take part in the historic observance of the 25<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Ukraine&rsquo;s Independence.&nbsp;With the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and upon the invitation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Daniel, represented the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora during the formal festivities of the silver jubilee.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160826_1.html Annual Celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day - a Family Affair at Metropolia Center, South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ http://uocofusa.org/news_160823_1.html Tue, 23 Aug 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/events/2016/8-21-2016-UA-25-SBB/IMG_1962.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Parishioners and visitors of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, joined by hundreds of visitors to the Spiritual Center - Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, prayerfully marked the 25<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Ukraine&rsquo;s Independence (24 August, 1991) on Sunday, August 21, 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160823_1.html High School Students Complete Their Missionary Trip http://uocofusa.org/news_160816_1.html Tue, 16 Aug 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/events/2016/8-14-2016-hsmt/phila04.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, August 14th, the 2016 high school mission team completed its 9-day missionary trip. The 2016 team of students consisted of Charles Ames (Sts. Peter &amp; Paul, Youngstown, OH), Stephanie Chubenko (St. Demetrius, Carteret, NJ), and Anna Swindle (Holy Virgin, Arnold, PA). Former team member Andrea Linck (of Philadelphia, PA) also participated in the trip in South Bound Brook. This year&rsquo;s trip was organized by Fr. Taras and Dobrodijka Laura Naumenko (St. Vladimir, Philadelphia, PA) and Fr. Vasyl &amp; Dobrodijka Oksana Pasakas (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, South Plainfield, NJ). The missionary trip this year unfolded with a three-part purpose and goal&mdash;to help in the restoration of the Heindrick Fisher Cemetery Plot located at St. Andrew&rsquo;s Cemetery in South Bound Brook, to assist the unified St. Vladimir &amp; Pokrova parish community of Philadelphia after the devastating fire which completely destroyed the church building in August 2013, and to provide a ministry to the needy communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160816_1.html 2016 Winter Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanage http://uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html Wed, 06 Jul 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/events/2016/2016-Poster.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. This trip will take place 21-30 December, 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160622_2.html 9-19 November, 2016 - Holy Land Pilgrimage http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/UkrainianOrthodoxHolyLand2016.pdf Wed, 06 Jul 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/events/2016/2016-Holy-Land-Trip-flyer.jpg&archive=0&final_h=43&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Join His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Spiritual Father and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA on the Trip to HOLY LAND during the month of November of 2016.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/files/PDF%20files_news/2016/UkrainianOrthodoxHolyLand2016.pdf Велике Боже Милосердя http://uocofusa.org/news_160905_1.html Thu, 01 Sep 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/J54.JPG&archive=0&final_h=126&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Cьогоднішня Євангельська притча є образом великого Божого милосердя до нас, людей, а водночас і образом нашого лукавства відносно наших ближніх. Цар, який хотів звести рахунки зі своїми слугами, - це Господь Бог, а ті боржники &mdash; це ми, люди, бо кожен з нас, починаючи від маленької дитини і аж до старості, входить у борг перед своїм Творцем, бо скільки разів згрішимо, стільки разів входимо у борг за який змушені раніше чи пізніше давати звіт. Господь Бог має повне право судити нас спра&shy;ведливо за ці борги, має повне право покарати нас в'язницею, - тобто вічними муками. Але чи робить так Господь із нами? Ні! Він має велике милосердя над нами!</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160905_1.html If You Want to Walk on the Water Then Get Out of the Boat http://uocofusa.org/news_160817_1.html Wed, 17 Aug 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/icons/Christ-walking-on-water1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=66&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In this week&rsquo;s Gospel lesson we find the Disciples of our Lord trapped in a storm. They find themselves in that storm because they have been commanded by the Lord to cross the Sea of Galilee. These men are following the will of the Lord and yet, we see them struggling against the storm. Have not we found ourselves in that place also? Have not we found ourselves in life&rsquo;s storms and no matter how hard we try, no matter what we do; it seems that we cannot make it through?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.org/news_160817_1.html