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.

Greeters for the month:  Margaret Leindecker, John Hnatow, Karen Osmun, Alex Semenovych, Lesya Semenovych, Mike Hnatow

DAILY LITURGICAL CALENDAR,  SCRIPTURE READINGS AND MENAION

NEW:  See the famous Lenten Poster, a Journey to Pascha here: https://drive.google.com/open...

Let My Prayer Arise:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY3ZvGvZ-M0

SUN. 14 Apr. Fast: Wine & Oil
5th SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT. TONE 5.
St. MARY OF EGYPT. GERONCIUS & BASILIDES (3rd C.)
Righteous ACHAZ.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/04/14
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOUR; Mystery of Penance
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF BASIL the GREAT
4:00 PM LENTEN VESPERS LENTEN VESPERS
at St. Nicholas Cathedral

SIXTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT

Mon. 15 Apr. Strict Fast
Ven. TITUS the Wonderworker. Martyrs
AMPHIANUS & EDESIUS of Lycia (306)
Genesis 27:1-41 Proverbs 19:16-25

Tue. 16 Apr. Strict Fast
Ven. NICETAS the Confessor, Abbot of Medikion
(824). Virgin-martyr THEODOSIA of Tyre & Martyr IRENE (306). Ven. ILLYRICUS.
Genesis 31:2-16 Proverbs 21:3-21

Wed. 17 Apr. Strict Fast
JOSEPH the Hymnographer of Sicily (883).
GEORGE the monk of Mt. Maleon.
Genesis 43:26-31; 44:1-16 Proverbs 21:23-22:4
4:00 PM PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY St. Mary’s Allentown

Thur. 18 Apr. Strict Fast
Martyrs THEODULUS & AGATHOPODES (303).
Monk PUBLIUS of Egypt. PLATO, Abbot of the Studion (814). THEODORA, nun of Thessalonica.
Genesis:46:1-7 Proverbs 23:15--24:5

Fri. 19 Apr. Strict Fast
EUTYCHIUS, Patriarch of Constantinople.
METHODIUS, Enlightener of the Slavs (885).
Genesis 49:33-50:26 Proverbs 31:8-32
6:00 PM VESPERS OF LAZARUS SATURDAY
6:30 PM EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE: GENERAL
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

Sat. 20 Apr. Fast Day: Caviar
RESURRECTION OF RIGHTEOUS LAZARUS.
Hebrews 12:28-13:8 John 11:1-45
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOUR
9:00 AM LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
5:00 PM FESTAL VESPERS & BLESSING OF PALMS

Sun. 21 Apr. Fast Day: Fish
6th SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT. ENTRY OF THE LORD INTO
JERUSALEM; PALM SUNDAY.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/04/21
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOUR
9:00 AM LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM & BLESSING OF WILLOW BRANCHES

FOR HOLY WEEK

Mon. 22 Apr. Strict Fast
GREAT MONDAY. Martyr EUPSYCHIUS (362)
Martyrs DESAN, bishop, MARIABUS, presbyter,
ABDIESUS and 270 other martyrs in Persia (362).
Matthew 21:18-43 Matthew 24:36-26:2
4:00 PM Pre-Sanctified Liturgy; St. Mary’s, Allentown
7:00 PM Bridegroom Matins; St. Mary’s, Allentown

Tue. 23 Apr. Strict Fast
GREAT TUESDAY. Martyrs TERENCE, POMPEIUS, AFRICANUS, MAXIMUS, ZENO, ALEXANDER, THEODORE & 33 beheaded at Carthage.
Matthew 22:15-23:39 Matthew 24:36-26:2
4:00 PM Pre-Sanctified Liturgy; St. Mary’s, Allentown
7:00 PM Bridegroom Matins; St. Mary’s, Allentown

Wed. 24 Apr. Strict Fast
GREAT WEDNESDAY. Martyrs ANTIPAS, Bishop of Pergamus (68). Martyrs PROCESSUS & MARINIAN of Rome (67). Ven. PHARMTHIUS (4th C.)
John 12:17-50 Matthew 26:6-16
4:00 PM Pre-Sanctified Liturgy; St. Mary’s, Allentown
5:00 PM EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE. GENERAL CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
6:00 PM SACRAMENT OF HOLY UNCTION

Thur. 25 Apr. Strict Fast
THE MYSTICAL SUPPER. Ven. BASIL of Parium (760).
Hieromartyr ZENO, Bishop of Verona (260).
Ven. ISAAC the Syrian, Abbot of Spoleto (550).
1 Corinthians 11:23-32 Matthew 26:1-40
9:00 AM VESPERAL LITURGY OF BASIL THE GREAT
6:00 PM MATINS & READING OF 12 PASSION GOSPELS

Fri. 26 Apr. Strict Fast Total Abstinence
GREAT FRIDAY; CRUCIFIXION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
Galatians 6:14-18 Matthew 27;1-56
9:00 AM ROYAL HOURS (1ST, 3RD, 6TH & 9TH )
6:00 PM VESPERS & PLACING THE HOLY SHROUD IN THE TOMB. ALL NIGHT VIGIL AT GRAVE.

Sat. 27 Apr. Fast Day: Wine & Oil
HOLY SATURDAY; BLESSED SABBATH; DESCENT OF THE LORD INTO HADES
Romans 6:3-11 Matthew 28:1-20
2:30 PM CONFESSIONS
3:00 PM VESPERAL LITURGY OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT
& BLESSING OF PASCHAL FOODS

Sun. 28 Apr. No Fast
THE BRIGHT RESURRECTION OF CHRIST; THE PASCHA OF THE LORD.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/04/28
5:30 AM MIDNIGHT OFFICE
6:00 AM PROCESSION & PASCHAL MATINS
7:30 AM LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
& BLESSING OF PASCHAL FOODS