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

 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.

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.

DAILY LITURGICAL CALENDAR,  SCRIPTURE READINGS AND MENAION

SUN. 13 Jan.
33rd Sunday after Pentecost. Leave-taking of the Nativity. Sunday before Theophany. Ven. Nun MELANIA of Rome (439). PETER MOHYLA, Metropolitan of Kyiv (1647).
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/1/13
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOUR; Mystery of Penance
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

FAST FREE PERIOD JAN 13TH TO JAN. 18TH NO KNEELING

34th WEEK AFTER PENTECOST

Mon. 14 Jan.
CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD. St. BASIL the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379).
Colossians 2:8-12 Luke 2:20-21, 40-52

Tue. 15 Jan.
SYLVESTER, Pope of Rome (335). Hieromartyr THEOGENES, Bishop of Parium (320).
2 Peter 2:9-22 Mark 13:14-23

Wed. 16 Jan.
Prophet MALACHIAS (400 B.C.) Martyr GORDIUS at Caesarea, Cappadocia (314).
2 Peter 3:1-18 Mark 13:24-31

Thur. 17 Jan.
SYNAXIS OF THE 70 APOSTLES. Ven. THEOCTISTUS, Abbot at Cucomo, Sicily (800).
1 John 1:8-2:6 Mark 13:31-14:2

Fri. 18 Jan. Strict Fast
EVE OF THEOPHANY. Martyr THEOPEMPTUS, Bishop of Nicomedia(303). Ven. SYNCIETICA(350).
1 Corinthians 9:19-27 Luke 3: 1-18

5:00 PM GREAT COMPLINE OF THEOPHANY

Sat. 19 Jan.
HOLY THEOPHANY; BAPTISM OF OUR LORD.
8;30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOUR
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/1/19
9:00 AM LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM followed by THE GREAT SANCTIFICATION OF WATER
5:00 PM GREAT VESPERS

SUN. 20 Jan.
34rd Sunday after Pentecost. SYNAXIS OF THE HOLY PROPHET & BAPTIST JOHN.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/1/20
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOUR; Mystery of Penance
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

FAST FREE PERIOD JAN 13TH TO JAN. 18TH NO KNEELING

35th WEEK AFTER PENTECOST

Mon. 21 Jan.
Ven. GEORGE the Chozebite and EMILIAN, Bishop of Cyzicus. Ven. DOMNICA of Constantinople. Hieromartyr CARTERIUS of Caesarea.
Hebrews 8:7-13 Mark 8:11-21

Tue. 22 Jan.
Martyr POLYEUCTUS. Prophet SHEMAIAH.
PETER, Bishop of Sebaste. Ven. EUSTRATIUS.
Hebrews 9:8-10, 15-23 Mark 8:22-26

Wed. 23 Jan. Fast Day: Fish
GREGORY of Nyssa.
Ven. DOMETIAN, Bishop of Melitene. Ven. MACARIUS of the Kyiv
Caves.
Hebrews 10:1-18 Mark 8:30-34

Thur. 24 Jan.
Ven. THEODOSIUS the Great, Cenobiarch (529).
Ven. THEODOSIUS of Antioch (412).
Hebrews 10:35-11:7 Mark 11:27-30

Fri. 25 Jan. Fast Day: Fish
Martyr TATIANA of Rome. Martyr MERTIUS of Mauretania. SAVA, Archbishop of Serbia (1237).
Hebrews 11:8-16 Mark 9:33-41

Sat. 26 Jan.
Afterfeast of Theophany. Martyrs HERMYLUS & STRATONICUS of Belgrade. Martyr PETER of Anium. Ven. JAMES, Bishop of Nisibis (350).
Ephesians 4:7-13 Matthew 4:12-17
5:00 PM GREAT VESPERS

SUN. 27 Jan.
35th Sunday after Pentecost. Leave-Taking of Theophany.

HOLY FATHERS slain at Sinai & Raithu. Ven. THEODULUS. Ven. STEPHEN (716).
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/1/27
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOUR; Mystery of Penance
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

In the Orthodox Church, the day following a Great Feast, we remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. Today, we honor St. John the Forerunner, who placed his own hand upon the head of our Savior. Jesus called him the greatest of the prophets. He concludes the history of the Old Testament and opens the era of the New Testament. The son of the Priest Zachariah and the Righteous Elizabeth, St. John was born 6 months before Christ. At the age of 30, he came forth preaching repentance on the banks of the Jordan to prepare his people for the coming of the Savior. Having baptized the sinless Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, he soon died a martyr’s death at the hands of King Herod and was buried in the city of Sevaste. When the Evangelist Luke came to the city, they gave him the right hand of the Holy Prophet which Luke took to Antioch and was then transferred to Constantinople until that city fell to the Turks in 1453. It was given to the Knights of Rhodes who transferred it to the island of Malta where it remained until 1799 and then presented to Tsar Paul I of Russia, Grand Master of the Maltese Order, and brought to the Church of the “Icon of the Savior Not Made by Hands” in St. Petersburg. It was carried into exile by refugees fleeing communism in 1917 and wound up in a monastery in Cetinije, Montenegro.