Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Ukrainian Orthodox Church
1301 Newport Avenue, Northampton, PA
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His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 33 Years of Archpastoral Service!
His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 33 Years of Archpastoral Service!
His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 33 Years of Archpastoral Service!

 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.

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. 14 Oct.
PROTECTION OF THE MOST HOLY LADY & EVER VIRGIN MARY
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/10/14
8:30 THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

21st WEEK AFTER PENTECOST

Mon. 15 Oct.
Hieromartyr CYPRIAN, Virgin-martyr JUSTINA & Martyr THEOCTIST of Nicomedia (304).
Blessed ANDREW, Fool-for-Christ (936).
Philippians 4:10-23 Luke 6:24-30

Tue 16 Oct.
Hieromartyr DIONYSIUS the Aeropagite. Ven. JOHN the Chozebite, Bishop of Caesarea (532).
Colossians 1:1-2, 7-11 Luke 6:37-45

Wed. 17 Oct. Fast Day: Oil
Hieromartyr HIEROTHEUS, Bishop of Athens.
Martyrs GAIUS, FAUSTUS, EUSEBIUS & CHAEREMON. St. VOLODYMYR, wonderworker (1052).
HELLADIUS, ONESIUMUS, & AMMON of the Kyiv Caves (13th C.)
Colossians 1:18-23 Luke 6:46-7:1

Thur. 18 Oct.
Martyr CHARITINA of Amisus. Hieromartyr DIONYSIUS, Bishop of Alexandria (265).
Philippians 2:24-30 Luke 7:17-30

Fri. 19 Oct. Fast Day: Oil
Holy & Glorious APOSTLE THOMAS (1st C.).
Colossians 2:1-7 Luke 7:31-35

Sat. 20 Oct.
Martyrs SERGIUS & BACCHUS IN Syria.
Martyrs JULIAN, presbyter, CAESARIUS, deacon
2 Corinthians 3:12-18 Luke 5:27-32
5:00 PM VESPERS

SUN. 21 Oct.
21st Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4.
COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY FATHERS OF THE 7th ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/10/14
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

22nd WEEK AFTER PENTECOST

Mon. 22 Oct.
Holy Apostle JAMES, son of Alphaeus. ANDRONICUS & his wife ATHANASIA of Egypt. Righteous Forefather ABRAHAM & his nephew LOT.
Colossians 2:13-20 Luke 7:36-50

Tue 23 Oct.
Martyrs EULAMPIUS & EULAMPIA (296).
Martyr THEOTECNUS of Antioch. Synaxis of the Saints of Volyn. BASSIAN of Constantinople.
Colossians 2:20-3:3 Luke 8:1-3

Wed. 24 Oct. Strict Fast
Holy Apostle PHILIP of the 70. THEOPHANES the Confessor & Hymnographer, Bishop of Nicea.
Colossians 3:17-4:1 Luke 8:22-25

Thur. 25 Oct.
Martyrs PROBUS, TARACHUS & ANDRONICUS In Cilicia. Ven. COSMAS the Hymnographer (787).
Colossians 4:2-9 Luke 9:7-11

Fri. 26 Oct. Fast Day: Oil
Martyrs CARPUS, bishop at Thyateira, PAPYLUS the deacon, AGATHADORUS & AGATHONICA at Pergamus. Martyr FLORENTIUS of Thessalonica. Martyr BENJAMIN, deacon of Persia (424)
Colossians 4:10-18 Luke 9:12-18

Sat. 27 Oct.
Martyrs NAZARIUS, GERVASE, PROTASE & CELSUS of Milan. MYKOLA SVIATOSHA, Prince of Chernihiv & Wonderworker of the Caves
2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Luke 6:1-10
5:00 PM VESPERS

SUN. 28 Oct.
22nd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5.
Ven. EUTHYMIUS the New of Mt. Athos.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/10/21
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS

Today the Church remembers the 350 Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council under Patriarch Tarasius at Nicea in 787. It refuted the Iconoclast heresy and decreed that veneration of icons was not idolatry and upheld the depicting of Christ, Who became man and took flesh at His Incrnation.

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered on St. Sophia’s Square in Kyiv on the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God (Oct. 14th ) for a Moleben of peace and unity in Ukraine following the publication of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s decision to pursue autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Pres-ident Petro Poroshenko addressed the crowd as did various religious leaders of the nation. In the document, His All Holi-ness Patriarch Bartholomew I outlined the steps towards auto-cephaly. They include: adopting a stavopegial representation of the Mother Church of Constantinople in Kyiv; the lifting of the anathemas against Filaret Denisenko, Makariy Maletych and their followers and reinstatement of their priestly ranks; revo-king the 1686 Synod Letter which gave administrative control of the Kyivan Metropolia to the Moscow Patriarchate; and a plea for peace and calm by avoiding expropriation of churches and monasteries by either side and a halt to acts of violence and retaliation. The full text of the document can be seen on the official church website: uocofusa.org.