St. Sophia Library Book Club

St. Sophia Library Book Club

Every month the St. Sophia library at the Consistory of the UOC of the USA hosts a book club and they have invited The OCN and our followers to join along in their discussion. This month’s book selection was the Prayer Book of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.  Fr....

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Conflict and Faith

Conflict and Faith

In honor of Veterans Day, Fr. Ernesto shares his insight as a veteran regarding the spiritual concerns for military personnel returning from combat. He also discusses the restrictions and canons for clergy in war time. We also hear a timely interview with Nicolai Petro, a professor of comparative and international politics...

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The Star: Plaques Commemorate Canada’s Lesser-Known Internment Camps

The Star: Plaques Commemorate Canada’s Lesser-Known Internment Camps

By: Brian Platt Staff Reporter A priest lights incense before a small plaque on a wall in a downtown Toronto cathedral and sings a Ukrainian Orthodox hymn. It’s a small ceremony to commemorate the internment of “enemy aliens” during the First World War: people living in Canada who happened to...

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WorldCrunch: High Stakes As Ukrainian Orthodox Must Choose New Leader

WorldCrunch: High Stakes As Ukrainian Orthodox Must Choose New Leader

Editor’s Note: As noted in an earlier post, the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has died. Given the current political realities, there is considerable tension over the question of his successor. However, this piece provides a valuable overview, from one writer’s perspective and with input from informed sources, of the ecclesial...

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Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Refugees from the conflict in Ukraine are finding shelter with the monks in Kiev. Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev PRAVMIR. July 8, 2014.  Archpriest Roman Baranovsky, confessor of the St. Panteleimon Athonite metochion in Kiev, related how their church...

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Icons Miraculously Survive Church Fire

Icons Miraculously Survive Church Fire

In October 2013, a historic Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia caught fire. The fire spread quickly, engulfing the church in a devastating, 4-alarm blaze. Yet, even amidst the destruction, firefighters and parishioners alike were amazed to discover that the church’s wooden icons were unharmed. “Not one of those pictures caught...

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World Bulletin: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies

World Bulletin: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies

The Metropolitan of Kiev, who is the head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, has died at the age of 78. May his memory be eternal! World Bulletin reports: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies Metropolitan of Kiev Vladimir Died Age 78 World Bulletin: News Desk The head of Ukraine’s Orthodox...

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Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

Dear brothers and sisters, I address now the entire Fullness of our Church, all the peoples of historical Rus. There can be nothing more important for us today than the continuing fratricide which rages on the territory of the Ukraine, taking away ever more lives. What is happening today, primarily...

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States Committee Chairmen Meet in New York City, NY

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States Committee Chairmen Meet in New York City, NY

A historic face-to-face meeting of the Assembly’s committee chairmen was organized by the Secretariat’s Coordinator for Committees, Bishop Maxim (Serbian Orthodox Church of North America), and was held on June 10 at the Archdiosecan Center of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and was hosted by Archbishop Demetrios. Since much...

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