Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/ 60 4-19 June, 2018 - College Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html 2 December, 2017 - Christmas at the Seminary https://stsuots.org/news_171026_1.html Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA https://stsuots.org/news_171026_1.html 22-30 December, 2017 - Winter Mission Trip to Znamyanka Orphanage http://www.uocofusa.org/news_170624_2.html Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.uocofusa.org/news_170624_2.html Calendar 2017 / Orthodox Daily Planner http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:59:01 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/pictures%20for%20bookstore/new%20store/calendar/2017cal.png&archive=0&final_h=184&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Orthodox Daily Planner 2017 is out from press and ready for shipping. Order yours today.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/bookstore_131209_1.html NEW EXHIBIT Opened at the Ukrainian History and Education Center of NJ: Shepherding Ukrainian Orthodoxy in New Land: The Metropolitan of the Church - Виставка про митрополитів УПЦ США http://meest-online.com/diaspora/usa-diaspora/vystavka-pro-mytropolytiv-upts-ssha/ Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=PNG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Museum/Capture.PNG&archive=0&final_h=40&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">У Консисторії Української Православної Церкви США в Сомерсеті (штат Нью-Джерзі) 4 листопада урочисто відкрили виставку &laquo;Українські православні пастирі у Новому світі: митрополити УПЦ США&raquo;, присвячену 100-літтю Церкви.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://meest-online.com/diaspora/usa-diaspora/vystavka-pro-mytropolytiv-upts-ssha/ Sacred Pilgrimage to the Myrrh-streaming icon - the Kardiotissa, “The Tender Heart” with Archbishop Daniel http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171116_1.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-15-2017-Taylor-Icon/IMG_2692.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Wednesday evening, November 15, 2017 His Eminence Archbishop Daniel led the Pilgrimage of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians from All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in New York City, NY (Very Rev. Fr. Vitaliy Pawlykivsky &ndash; pastor) to Taylor, PA, where the icon is permanently located at St. George the Great-Martyr Orthodox parish. In addition to the pilgrims from NY City, several Ukrainian Orthodox clergy with their parishioners from NY/PA/NJ area traveled to Taylor, PA as well.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171116_1.html 4-19 June, 2017 - College Mission Trip to Ukrainian Orphanages http://www.uocyouth.org/uoccollegemission.html Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.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 Glorious Day at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Palos Park, IL http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171114_1.html Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-13-2017-Palos-Park/IMG_4931.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday November 12, 2017, the Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Sts Peter and Paul in Palos Park, IL was honored to welcome His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, President of the Consistory and Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171114_1.html Veterans Day Prayers Offered at the National UAV Monument http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171113_1.html Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-11-2017-UAV/IMG_2442.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, November 11, 2017 several dozens of Ukrainian-American Veterans were joined by a group of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians at the site of the National Ukrainian-American Veterans Memorial at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ. His Eminence Archbishop Daniel led a Prayer Service at the monument for the wellbeing of numerous veterans of the US Armed forces, especially those of Ukrainian descent.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171113_1.html Statement of the Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: Observing Veterans Day with Thanksgiving http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171110_1.html Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Veterans-Day/VD.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Saturday, November 11, 2017 is Veterans Day <em>(this year observed on Friday, November 10<sup>th</sup>).</em> On this day we remember all those who have served our great nation &ndash; the men and women who put themselves in harm&rsquo;s way to defend our way of life and the values we hold dear, along with the freedom which guarantees that life and those values. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those killed in the line of duty, those suffering from the effects of their time of service during war and otherwise and, of course, all those who have retired from active duty.&nbsp; The extent of such gratitude cannot be measured. The sacrifices made by our veterans and their families are freedom&rsquo;s foundation. Without the efforts of all the soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines, coast guardsmen, and their families, we would have little comprehension of what that freedom means.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171110_1.html Archbishop Daniel Visits Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Mission in Sacramento, CA - Зустріч Владики Даниїла в столиці Каліфорнії http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171109_2.html Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-5-2017-Sacramento/IMG_7532.JPG&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">5 листопада 2017 року Свято-Троїцька Українська Православна Місійна громада столиці штату Каліфорнії - м. Сакраменто вітала свого архипастиря. На порозі храму Правлячого Архієрея Західної Єпархії та голову Консисторії УПЦ США Високопреосвященного Архієпископа Даниїла зустрів голова церковного комітету Ярослав Дроздовський та настоятель храму протоієрей Мирослав Турчак зі своєю паствою.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171109_2.html Archbishop Daniel Attends the Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171109_1.html Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-09-2017-NY-UN/IMG_2304.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: #444444;">On Wednesday, November 8th, the combined Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America and of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) celebrated the 16th Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, the Chairman of the Assembly of Bishops welcomed the assembled Hierarchs, Clergy, Ambassadors and Dignitaries of the UN Diplomatic Corps and laity to the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral, the traditional site when an Eastern Orthodox Church hosts the service.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;This year, the Prayer Service was dedicated and prayers offered for millions of immigrants, refugees and victims of ongoing wars throughout the world.</span></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171109_1.html 85th Anniversary Genocidal Holodomor Inaugural Event Held in Washington, DC http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171108_1.html Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/11-08-2017-Holodomor-DC/IMG_2281.JPG&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, November 7, 2017 several dozens of Ukrainian-Americans gathered in the nation&rsquo;s capitol for the Memorial service (Panakhyda) at the National HOLODOMOR Memorial in Washington, DC.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171108_1.html Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA: We Grieve With Sutherland Springs, TX http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171106_1.html Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Candle-TX-Tragedy.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Since learning of this tragedy, as spiritual fathers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA we have urged all to pray for the victims, the families and first responders. Our hearts and minds are with all of those persons killed or injured, their family members, their friends and their colleagues.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171106_1.html New Exhibit: Shepherding Ukrainian Orthodoxy in a New Land: The Metropolitans of the Church http://www.ukrhec.org/exhibits/shepherding-ukrainian-orthodoxy-new-land-metropolitans-church Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=PNG&relativeimage=images/events/2017/Museum/Capture.PNG&archive=0&final_h=285&final_w=633&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In preparation for the 2018 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian Orthodoxy in the United States, the UHEC presents an exhibition documenting the lives of the Church&rsquo;s prime hierarchs, the historical and cultural contexts in which they lived and worked, and their legacies through photographs, museum items, archival documents, and audio recordings.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://www.ukrhec.org/exhibits/shepherding-ukrainian-orthodoxy-new-land-metropolitans-church 98th Parish Anniversary in Trenton, NJ http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171026_1.html Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-26-2017-Trenton/22879382_1569116549813213_1305801836_o.jpg&archive=0&final_h=50&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, October 22, the Holy Trinity Parish in Trenton, New Jersey was visited by His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony and His Eminence Archbishop Jeremiah, the ruling hierarch of our Church's South American Eparchy.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171026_1.html Consistory of the Church Presents Financial Aid to the Post-Hurricane Parish Community in FL http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171025_1.html Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-25-2017-Dover-FL/IMG_2107.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, FL in order to visit Protection of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox parish that suffered damages following the tragic Hurricane Irma that caused massive destruction in the State of Florida.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171025_1.html AXIOS! WORTHY! ГІДНИЙ! Subdeacon Paul Neal Ordained to the Deaconate of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171024_2.html Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-22-2017-Dixonville/IMG_1686.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">This past Sunday was celebrated with a milestone in the parish of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dixonville, PA.&nbsp; Subdeacon Paul Neal, a member of the parish for more than 49 years was ordained to the Deaconate through the laying on of hands by His Eminence Archbishop Daniel.&nbsp; His friends, family, and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ shared in the celebration of the ordination and Divine Liturgy.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171024_2.html Metropolia Center of the Church Honors the Memory of the Fallen Heroes of Ukraine http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171024_1.html Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-15-2017-Sisterhood-Pokrova/IMG_0720.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">В жовтні, а точніше 14 жовтня, православні християни вшановують свято Покрови Божої Матері, яке згідно Передання, бере початок ще з 910 року коли Богородиця з&rsquo;явилася віруючим, які молилися у Влахернському храмі в Константинополі.&nbsp;Святковими літургіями відзначили свято Святої Покрови і на парафіях Української Православної Церкви США. Зокрема в духовному осередку Митрополії УПЦ США 15 жовтня в неділю відбулась святкова Архієрейська літургія, яку очолив Високопреосвященніший Архієпископ Даниїл.&nbsp;</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171024_1.html AXIOS! WORTHY! ГІДНИЙ! Subdeacon Richard Jendras Ordained to the Holy Deaconate http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171023_2.html Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-21-2017-Carteret/22688865_294722171013768_664142056796661364_n.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 4.5pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: #1d2129; letter-spacing: -.1pt;">Subdeacon Richard Jendras has been ordained to the Deaconate of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. The beautiful Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Carteret, NJ on 21 October 2017.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171023_2.html 100th Anniversary of the Cathedral Consecration http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171023_1.html Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-14-17-allentown/14.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, October 14th His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony led our God-loving and God-protected community of St. Mary Protection of the Theotokos (Pokrova) parish in the celebration of our patronal feast and the 100th anniversary of the consecration of our beautiful cathedral (glory to God!). He was greeted in the narthex by several of our youth (Autumn and Shiloh D., Claire, Helen, and Warren P., and Owen A.) who gave him flowers, by our parish president, Nikolai Fartuch, who gave him beautifully decorated bread (thank you, Stephanie Milan!) , and by our parish priest, Fr. Anthony Perkins, who offered words of thanks for his prayers and love for his parish of St. Mary's.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171023_1.html Holy Virgin Parish in Arnold, PA Marks 92nd Anniversary http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171021_1.html Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2017/10-21-2017-Arnold/IMG_1538.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">On Saturday, October 21,&nbsp;2017, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel along with a Seminarian delegation from South Bound Brook, NJ traveled to the little town of Arnold, PA (22 miles east of Pittsburgh) to pray with the gathered faithful to commemorate the parish founding in 1925.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_171021_1.html 2017 Winter Mission Trip to Znamianka Orphanage in Ukraine http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.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://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.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://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_170624_2.html Уздоровлення Одержимого Бісами http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_161112_2.html Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/demon-possessed-man-212x300.jpg&archive=0&final_h=127&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Розповідь євангелиста Луки про чоловіка, який одержимий бісами може показатися нам далекою від нашого повсякденного життя. Проте не випадково, про це зцілення розповідається два рази в церковному колі недільних Євангелій, для того, щоб ще раз нам нагадати про роботу диявола і Господню силу, яка бореться проти всього злого. Апостол Петро застерігає нас, що диявол не спить: &ldquo;Будьте тверезi, пильнуйте, бо супротивник ваш диявол ходить, рикаючи, наче лев, i шукає, кого б пожерти&rdquo;. (1Петра 5:8)</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_161112_2.html The Widow from the City of Nain http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_111031_1.html Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.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://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_111031_1.html The Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers of Heaven http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_141115_2.html Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Archangels-IMG_3129.jpg&archive=0&final_h=36&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We live in a society whose basic premise is that reality is only that which can be seen, touched and quantifiably measured. Since we have exalted our human intellect to supremacy, even as people of Faith we are sometimes too quick to discount things which our own reasoning cannot fathom.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_141115_2.html The Rich and Lazarus http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_141106_3.html Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Rich-Man-and-Lazarus.jpg&archive=0&final_h=131&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Today&rsquo;s Gospel lesson gives us instruction for our current everyday lives, as well as for our eternal life with God. It shows us that appearances can be deceiving. Rich people would often justify themselves by saying that God was rewarding them for their life of good deeds. Thus when some misfortune or evil occurred in other peoples&rsquo; lives, it was believed that they must have done something wrong before God, in order to deserve such punishment from Him. Thus the rich were God&rsquo;s favorites, and everyone else got what they deserved. This understanding of things served well to make leaders and rulers pleased with their lot in life.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_141106_3.html Багач і Лазар http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_141028_1.html Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.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://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_141028_1.html Неділя отців 7-го Вселенського Собору http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_121019_3.html Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/display_image.php?ext=gif&relativeimage=images/icons/refl_icon_holyfathers1.gif&archive=0&final_h=148&final_w=90&percent=100"><div style="text-align: justify;">В жовтні місяці в неділю найближчу до 24 жовтня дорогі брати і сестри, Церква відзначає пам'ять Святих Отців 7-го Вселенського Собору. У різний час протягом року згадуються святі отці інших шести Вселенських Соборів. Церква ухвалила поминати Вселенські Собори в першу чергу заради того, щоб віддати належну честь світлим умам святих отців, які, керовані Духом Святим, так старанно потрудилися для очищення Церкви від злобливих єресей і для відновлення істини церковних догматів. Але це не єдина причина. Нам вкрай важливо не забувати праці Вселенських Соборів ще й тому, що всі єресі, ретельно розглянуті на соборах, хоча і були засуджені святими отцями, але не були зжиті з церковного життя.</div></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_121019_3.html