Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/ 60 Введення у храм Пресвятої Діви Марії http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_151130_1.html Sun, 03 Dec 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/Entrance_Theotokos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=118&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Коли Діві Марії виповнилося три роки, Її благочестиві батьки приготувалися виконати свою обітницю. Вони скликали родичів, запросили ровесниць своєї дочки, одягнули Її якнайкраще і в супроводі народу, співаючи релігійних пісень, повели Її в храм Єрусалимський для посвячення Богові. Її подружки-ровесниці, як і Сама Марія, йшли із запаленими свічками у руках. Назустріч їм з піснями повиходили з храму священики на чолі з первосвящеником.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_151130_1.html The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_121203_2.html Sun, 03 Dec 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/Entrance_Theotokos.jpg&archive=0&final_h=118&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">We have come to the December of yet another fleeting year, and we greet the arrival of the Feast of the Presentation, a major feast day of the Church Year. This feast is also known as The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple and is observed November 21 Gregorian Calendar / December 4 Julian Calendar. The Presentation feast day provides us another opportunity to pause, to reflect and celebrate the revealed plan of God&rsquo;s salvation within the annual cycle of major feasts of the Orthodox Church. The Feast of the Presentation commemorates the bringing of the toddler child Mary, the future Birth-giver of God, to the Temple in Jerusalem where she would live and serve until her betrothal to Joseph.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_121203_2.html Хто є моїм ближнім? http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_141124_3.html Sat, 25 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/good_samaritan.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">Безмежна любов Господа Нашого Ісуса Христа до людини, створеної по образу і подобі Божому, виявлена у кожному слові написаному у Святій Євангелії. Тому, що євангельська благовість є невичерпним джерелом милосердя до кожного з нас, хто взиває Ім'я Господнє , і приймає Святу Євангелію за дороговказ єдиний правильний і істинний орієнтир у свому житті.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_141124_3.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 Good Samaritan http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_131115_1.html Sat, 25 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/good_samaritan.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">In today's Gospel, Jesus gives us the straightforward direction about how we may attain to eternal life. He sums it up in the quotation "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. The duty towards God is quite clearly set forth, but to be explicitly clear, who then is one's neighbor? The parable of the Good Samaritan is meant to be an eminent explication which no one could misconstrue. The priest and the Levite, who consciously evade any contact with the man who had been mugged and left for dead, were consciously chosen as types, who should have taken a positive action towards the victim.</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://ukrainianorthodoxchurchusa.org/news_131115_1.html