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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- Sight and Sound Theater trip to see Daniel with Archbishop Daniel here!

- David and Elizabeth's Birthday Party photos here.

- 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 to see workshop photos. Go to this Facebook page to see 2023 workshop photos.

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

- Congratulations to this year’s 2024 graduates Andrii Semenovitch,  Lexi Ost, and Sabrina Ost. (See Photos here.) Also, see 2023 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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-May 23 was the last Varenyky/pierogi production date this season! We hope to see you when we resume producton in the fall!

- 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

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.

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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

Sun. 21 July             FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. TONE 3. Prophet EZEKIEL (6th C. B.C.) SYMEON of Emessa, Fool for Christ (590) & faster JOHN. ONUPHRIY the Silent of the Kyiv Caves & ONESIMUS, recluse.
Epistle: Romans 6:18-23                           Gospel: Matthew 8:5-13   

Mon. 22 July           Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalen (1st  c.).
Rom. 12:4-5, 15-21                                      Mt. 12:9-13

Tue. 23 July             “Pochaiv” (1675) Icon of the Mother of God.
Rom. 14:9-18                                                Mt. 12:14-16, 22-30
06:30 PM                   MOLEBEN FOR UKRAINE (Our Church (Fr. Richard leads).

Wed. 24 July             Holy Martyrs and Passion-bearers Borys and Hlib of Rus (1015).
Rom. 15:7-16                                                Mt. 12:38-45

Thu. 25 July             The Dormition of Righteous Anna, mother of Most Holy Theotokos.
Rom. 15:17-29                                              Mt. 12:46–13:3

Fri. 26 July                Martyr Parasceve of Rome (138).
Rom. 16:1-16                                                Mt. 13:3-9

Sat. 27 July              Holy Great-martyr and Healer Panteleimon (305).
Rom. 8:14-21                                                Mt. 9:9-13
05:00 PM                   GREAT VESPERS.

Sun. 28 July              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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Недільне Євангеліє: від Матфея 6. 22 Світильником тіла є око. Отже, якщо око твоє буде чистим, то і все тіло твоє буде світлим; 23 коли ж око твоє буде нечистим, то і все тіло твоє темним буде. Отже, якщо світло, що в тобі, є темрявою, то яка ж тоді темрява? 24 Ніхто не може двом господарям служити: бо або одного полюбить, а другого буде ненавидіти; або одного триматиметься, а другим знехтує. Не можете служити Богові й мамоні. 25 Задля цього кажу вам: не піклуйтеся для душі вашої, що вам їсти чи пити, ні для тіла вашого, у що вдягнутися. Чи душа не більша за їжу, а тіло — за одяг? 26 Погляньте на птахів небесних: вони не сіють, не жнуть, не збирають у житниці; і Отець ваш Небесний годує їх. Хіба ж ви не набагато кращі за них? 27 Та й хто з вас, турбуючись, може додати собі зросту хоч на один лікоть? 28 І про одяг чого піклуєтесь? Подивіться на лілеї польові, як вони ростуть: не трудяться і не прядуть; 29 кажу ж вам: що й Соломон у всій славі своїй не одягався так, як кожна з них; 30 якщо ж траву польову, що сьогодні є, а завтра буде вкинута в піч, Бог так зодягає, то хіба не набагато краще зодягне вас, маловіри! 31 Тож не турбуйтеся і не кажіть: що нам їсти? чи що пити? або: у що одягтися? 32 Бо всього цього язичники шукають; знає бо Отець ваш Небесний, що ви маєте потребу в усьому цьому. 33 Шукайте ж спершу Царства Божого і правди Його, і все це додасться вам


 

 

 

 

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