Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.com/ 60 Prepare yourselves for spiritual combat http://uocofusa.com/news_160307_2.html Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/garden_of_eden.jpg&archive=0&final_h=122&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Once again, God, in His great mercy, has brought us to the threshold of another Great Lent. Once again, we hear the words &ldquo;<em>Let us set out with joy upon the season of the Fast, and prepare ourselves for spiritual combat. Let us purify our soul and cleanse our body. As we fast from food, let us abstain also from every passion.</em>&rdquo; How do we respond?</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.com/news_160307_2.html Стрітення Господнє http://uocofusa.com/news_120213_1.html Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.com/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/icons/Presentation_sm.JPG&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=75&percent=100"><p lang="uk-UA" style="font-style: normal; text-indent: 0.5in; margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal;" align="justify"><span style="font-family: Helvetica;"><span style="font-size: small;">На сороковий день після свята Різдва Христового, Православна Церква святкує&nbsp;одне з дванадцятьох найбільших церковних свят - свято Стрітення Господнього.&nbsp;Святий апостол і євангелист Лука в своїм Євангелії розповідає про подію, що лежить в основі цього свята (Лк.2).&nbsp;В сороковий день після народження Господа нашого Ісуса Христа, Пречиста Діва Марія відправилась у Храм з Божественним Немовлятком, аби сповнити обряд очищення, приписаний Мойсеєвим Законом (Лев.12).&nbsp;У храмі їх чекала несподівана зустріч: ....</span></span></p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.com/news_120213_1.html THE PRODICAL SON http://uocofusa.com/news_120211_2.html Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://uocofusa.com/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/icons/Prodigal-Son.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p align="justify">In today's Gospel lesson we heard the parable about the young son who got tired of his father's surveillance and asked for his portion of the inheritance. After receiving it, he went away into another country where he lived prodigally and spent all his riches. Soon there was famine and the young son did not have anything to eat. He came to his senses and decided to return to his father and ask for forgiveness. The father sees him coming from afar, clothed in rags and weak, is filled with compassion and runs out to meet him, falls on his neck and kisses him. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us......</p></div> Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA http://uocofusa.com/news_120211_2.html