Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Ukrainian Orthodox Church
1301 Newport Avenue, Northampton, PA
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church Online
Prayer for Ukraine
Prayer for Ukraine
Prayer for Ukraine

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Welcome to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church!

Very Important UPDATE! - Our Hierarchs granted their approval and blessings to transition to the New Julian Calendar! See the official letters and Holiday changes HERE!

 

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- Register here to view a free presentation that discusses the evolution of creating pysanky . Artist and ethnographer Sofika Zielyk explains how, in time of war, pysanky can be seen as a metaphor for Ukraine and its people. Fragile, yet formidable, they are all intent on persevering and overcoming in their existential fight against evil.  

- Pysanky Workshops – 22 participants attended succesful workshops on March 9, 2024 with instructors Christina Deutsch and Jessie Hnatow. Each attendee left the church hall with a colorful, symbolic, completed pysanka. Click on the Assumption Facebook page for photos.

- Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God and David Kravchenko's baptism here!

- Congratulations to this year’s high school graduates Isabelle Sawarynski, Adrianna Truss and University graduate Anthony Sawarynski. We wish you all the best. May God lead you!  (See Photos here.)

-Congratulations to Ella and Jack Misko in occasion of the First Confession! May God bless you on your path of spiritual development.(See Photos here.)

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-The last Varenyky/pierogi production date this season:  May 23. Call Helen for your orders at 610-261-4575 by the Sunday before production. See Events.

- We had a fun evening for a worthwhile cause! The Keith Rippey Jazz Quartet quartet fund raiser for medical supplies for Ukraine Saturday Jan. 21st!  (See EVENTS)

 -PHOTOS from the 2023 Nativity here!

- PHOTOS from the 2022 St. Nicholas Program here!

 - Celebrate AVMUOC events with photos by Kate Duffy Photography, LLC.  Click HERE, enter your name and email, view and/or download.  (10/24/21-9/24/22)

 - PHOTOS FROM THE 101st ANNIVERSARY HEIRARCHICAL DIVINE LITURGY AND CELEBRATION AT THE NORTHAMPTON EVENT AND BANQUET CENTER - 09/24/22 HERE

 - Photos of special events, church council, UOL, and Sisterhood members on Our Church Family!

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Слава Ісусу Христу! Навіки Слава!    Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Let’s pray for peace in Ukraine                Молімось за мир в Україні

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LET’S PRAY FOR THE PEACE IN UKRAINE AND IN THE WHOLE WORLD!

LORD JESUS CHRIST SON OF GOD HAVE MERCY ON US - Oh MARY, MOTHER OF GOD PRAY FOR US!

IF YOU WANT TO HELP UKRAINE, PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS DIRECTLY TO THE UOC OF THE USA FUNDRAISING (HERE). MAY GOD HIMSELF REPAY YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS HELP FOR OUR MOTHERLAND WHO SUFFERS FROM THE WAR WITH RUSSIAN OCCUPANTS! DONATE VIA PAYPAL HERE!!

Tune in to our news, announcements, and online Facebook Livestream Liturgies HERE!

NOTE: You do NOT need to have a Facebook account to view the online service. When you go to the Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church page, if you are not logged in, it may prompt you to log in, but you can simply click “Not Now” and the login pop up will disappear.

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Welcome to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church!

We are a parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA under the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and our doors and hearts are open to you and your family!  Our church follows the Julian (Old) Calendar. All Orthodox Christians are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Blessed Sacraments of Repentance and Eucharist.  See the bulletin tab for all liturgical information regarding feasts and commemorations.

Do you love God and desire a deeper union in Him through Christ?  Are you moved by the beauty of traditional architecture, iconography, and liturgy?  Do you love to experience warm, family-friendly fellowship, to hear good music and Christ-centered preaching, to participate in enriching adult education and to offer the same to your children?  If so, then "Come and See" us!  It would be a blessing if you could visit us and we encourage you to come back as often as you can.  Perhaps you will find our parish to be your spiritual home!

We are located at 1301 Newport Avenue in Northampton, Pennsylvania.

Get step-by-step walking or driving directions to our church. 1) click HERE 2) enter your starting point 3) click on Get Directions

Visit the 360° Virtual Tour of our church by opening the "360 Virtual Tour" page.  It is a fully immersive, sharable virtual reality tour of our church building. Enjoy  a glimpse of the beauty and majesty within our church.

Greeters for the month:  Margaret Leindecker, John Hnatow, Karen Osmun, Mike Hnatow, Kathy Kuchinos, Karen Kankula, Lexi Ost

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 Showcase:

  • Church photos from Pan-Orthodox Vespers 04/10/2022 PHOTOS
  • Church photos from St. Nicholas Day 🎄 🎄 🎄 (EVENTS)
  • Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Oleg!!! 🎓🎓🎓 for receiving his Masters of Divinity from St Sophia's Seminary (EVENTS)
  • Father Oleg & Pani Olha's stories (Scroll to Meet Father Oleg and Pani Olha in OUR CHURCH FAMILY)
  • Baptism and Chrismation of Fr Oleg and Pani Olha's daughter Elizabeth (Scroll to ELIZABETH'S BAPTISM and CHRISMATION PHOTOS)

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GХристос Хрестився! В Річці Йордані!    

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!
 
    Let’s pray for peace in Ukraine                            

Молімось за мир в Україні

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Liturgical Meneion & Scripture Readings

Fri. 17 May        St. Stephen, archbishop of Constantinople (893).
Acts 5:1-11            Jn. 5:30–6:2

Sat. 18 May       Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seven Ecumenical Councils.
Acts. 5:21-33         Jn. 6:14-27
05:00 PM           Great Vespers

Sun. 19 May      THIRD SUNDAY of PASCHA. MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN. RIGHTEOUS JOSEPH of Arimathea & NICODEMUS. Hieromartyr PATRICK of Prusa & Priests ACACIUS, MENANDER & Polyenus (100) Martyr ACOLUTHUS (305) JOHN, Bishop of the Goths in Crimea.
Reading from the Acts of the Apostles 6: 1-7                Gospel: Mark 15:43-16:8
Welcome all for the Coffee Hour – Запрошуємо на каву.
 
Mon. 20 May       Martyr Asclas of Egypt (287).
Acts 6:8–7:5; 7:47-60          Jn. 4:46-54

Tue. 21 May         Equal-to-the-Apostles Emperor Constantine & Helen, his mother.
Acts 8:5-17          Jn. 6:27-33
06:30 PM              MOLEBEN FOR UKRAINE (St. John the Baptist, Northampton).

Wed. 22 May        Venerable David of the Gareji Monastery and Lukiane, Georgia (6th-7th c.)
Acts 8:18-25         Jn. 6:35-39

Thu. 23 May         Martyr Michael “black-robed” of St. Sabbas’ Monastery (9th c.).
Acts 8:26-39         Jn. 6:40-44

Fri. 24 May            Martyrs Meletius Stratelates 1,218 soldiers with women and children suffered in Galatia (218).
Acts 8:40–9:19     Jn. 6:48-54

Sat. 25 May           Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist (850).
Acts 9:19-31          Jn. 15:17 - 16:25
05:00 PM                Great Vespers

Sun. 26 May           FOURTH SUNDAY OF PASCHA. Tone 3. THE PARALYZED MAN. Apostles CARPUS of the 70 & ALPHAEUS (1st C.) Martyrs ABERCIUS & HELEN (1st C.) Ven. JOHN of Psichaita (9th C.) Martyr GEORGE the NEW                                  
Reading: Acts of the Apostles 9: 32-42                 Gospel: John 5: 1-15
Welcome all for the Coffee Hour – Запрошуємо на каву.
 

Mon. 27 May         Virgin-martyr Theodora and Martyr Didymus the Soldier of Alexandria 304
Acts 10:1-16          Jn. 6:56-69

Tue. 28 May           Ven. Nicetas, bishop of Chalcedon (9th c.). St. Eutychius, bishop of Melitene
Acts 10:21-33        Jn. 7:1-13
06:30 PM                MOLEBEN FOR UKRAINE (Holy Protection, Allentown).

Wed. 29 May         Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre. St. Luke, hierarch-surgeon of Simferopol.
Acts 14:6-18          Jn. 7:14-30

Thu. 30 May          St. Macrina, grandmother of St. Basil the Great (4th c.).
Acts 10:34-43       Jn. 8:12-20

Fri. 31 May            Apostle Hermes of the Seventy 1st c. Martyr Philosophus at Alexandria 252.
Acts 10:44–11:10                Jn. 8:21-30

Sat. 01 June          Martyr Justin the Philosopher. Martyr Victoria (Rome).
Acts 12:1-11          Jn. 8:31-42
05:00 PM                Great Vespers. Examination of Conscience. Confessions..

Sun. 02 June         09:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY

Communion is provided to Orthodox Christians who receive It ONLY in Orthodox Churches.

Make a list of the living and deceased and bring to the Altar. We’ll pray for them during Liturgy.

For pastoral visits at home or hospital please contact Fr. Oleg.

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Additions in Ukrainian

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Additions in Ukrainian

Недільне Євангеліє. Івана 12:1-18. Ісус же за шість днів до Пасхи прийшов у Вифанію, де був Лазар померлий, якого Він воскресив з мертвих. 2 Там приготували Йому вечерю, і Марфа прислуговувала, а Лазар був одним з тих, що возлежали з Ним. 3 Марія ж, узявши літр нардового чистого дорогоцінного мира, помазала ноги Ісуса і обтерла волоссям своїм ноги Його; і дім наповнився пахощами мира. 4 Тоді один з учеників Його, Іуда Симонів Іскаріот, який хотів видати Його, сказав: 5 а чому б було не продати це миро за триста динаріїв і не роздати убогим? 6 Сказав же він це не тому, що піклувався про убогих, а тому, що був злодієм. Він мав при собі грошову скриньку і носив, що туди вкидали. 7 Ісус же сказав: залиште її; вона зберегла це на день погребіння Мого. 8 Бо вбогих завжди маєте з собою, а Мене не завжди. 9 Багато юдеїв дізналися, що Він там, і прийшли не тільки заради Ісуса, але щоб бачити і Лазаря, якого Він воскресив з мертвих. 10 Первосвященики ж змовились убити і Лазаря, 11 бо через нього багато хто відходив від юдеїв і вірував в Ісуса. 12 На другий день багато народу прийшло на свято; почувши, що Ісус іде в Єрусалим, 13 взяли пальмове віття, вийшли назустріч Йому і викликували: осанна! Благословен, Хто йде в ім’я Господнє, Цар Ізраїлів! 14 Ісус же, знайшовши осля, сів на нього, як написано: 15 не бійся, дочко Сионська! Ось Цар твій гряде, сидячи на молодому ослі. 16 Ученики Його спочатку не зрозуміли цього, але коли прославився Ісус, тоді згадали, що так було про Нього написано, і це зробили Йому. 17 Народ, що був з Ним раніш, свідчив, що Він викликав Лазаря із гробу і воскресив його з мертвих. 18 Тому і зустрів Його народ, бо чув, що Він сотворив це чудо.  

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION! - Should there be any inclement winter weather, please check HERE for any cancellations or postponements of services or events. Cancellations will also be posted on Channel 69 – WFMZ-TV.  

Please be advised that we will do our best with snow and ice removal on the church property.  However please use good judgment and caution when icy weather is forecast; your safety is important to us all!

 

Info about Lent

- Download Ukrainian Orthodox Word: Great Lent Edition: https://www.uocofusa.org/files/publications/UOW/2024/MARCH-UOW-2024.pdf

Questions about Fasting? Click here to read “Holy Orthodox Church: The Great Lent Ultimate Fasting Guide”

- View the "Road to Pascha" Graphic here