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!

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!

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NEW!

- Pysanky Workshops – Saturday, March 9, 2024 in the Church hall. Chose from 9 a.m.-12 noon OR 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $30 per person ($5 non-refundable registration fee and $25 at the door) You will have the use of all materials (kistka, wax, dyes, etc.) to create a beautiful pysanka to take home. Contact Jessie Hnatow at jessie.hnatow@gmail.com or 610-428-8389 (text only) for registration information. Class size is limited. Instructors: Christina Deutsch and Jessie Hnatow

- View the "Road to Pascha" Graphic here

- 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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-Varenyky/pierogi production dates:  February 22, March 7 & March 21. Call Helen for your orders at 610-261-4575 by the Sunday before production. See Events.

- A Huge Thank You to Jessie Hnatow and Christina Deutsch for conducting two more successful pysanky workshop. By the end of the day, each participant went home with two beautiful holiday eggs, continuing the culture and rich traditions of our ancestors! Go to the Assumption Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/avmuocoftheusa/posts/pfbid02ReorEQbZy2GScFzmLGW6D2KESfyZjx5Ug7jtvDr2ioKvRhxqo3JJRD95PyXFENwQl) to see workshop photos.

-A big shout out and Thank You to Jessie Hnatow and Christina Deutsch for conducting another successful pysanky workshop. By the end of the day, 40 participants went home with a beautiful egg, reinforcing the legend that the fate of the world depends on making Pysanky. Go to the Assumption Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/avmuocoftheusa/) to see workshop photos.

- 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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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    

Sun. 18 Feb.       37th Sunday after PENTECOST. AFTERFEAST of the MEETING of the LORD. ZACCHAEUS SUNDAY. Tone 4. Martyr AGATHA of Palermo, Sicily (251). Martyrs THEODOULA, HELLADIUS, MACARIUS, BOETHOS & EVAGRIUS (304) THEODOSIY, Archbishop of Chernihiv (1696).                                   
1 Timothy 4: 9-15                            Luke 19: 1-10

Mon. 19 Feb.      Virgin-martyr Dorothea, and with her Martyrs Christina and Callista
1 Pet. 2:21 – 3:9                              Mk. 12:13-17

Tue. 20 Feb.        Ven. Luke of Mt. Steirion (953). 1,003 martyrs of Nicomedia.
1 Pet. 3:10-22                                  Mk. 12:18-27
6:30 PM              MOLEBEN FOR UKRAINE (St. Josaphat, Bethlehem)

Wed. 21 Feb.       Great-martyr Theodore Stratelates (319). St. Sabbas II, archbishop of Serbia.                                                                                                        1 Pet. 4:1-11                                     Mk. 12:28-37

Thu. 22 Feb.       Hieromartyrs Marcellus, bishop of Sicily; Philagrius, bishop of Cyprus.
1 Pet. 4:12-5:5                                Mk. 12:38-44

Fri. 23 Feb.        St. Anna, wife of prince Yaroslav (1050).
2 Pet. 1:1-10                                    Mk. 13:1-8

Sat. 24 Feb.        St. Theodora, wife of Emperor Theophilus the Iconoclast (867).
2 Tim. 2:11-19                                 Lk. 18:2-8
5:00 PM              GREAT VESPERS.

Sun. 25 Feb.       BEGINNING of the LENTEN TRIODION. SUNDAY of the PUBLICAN and PHARISEE. Tone 5. Archbishop MELETIUS of Antioch (381). Ven. MARY the Nun and her father EUGENE (6th C.) ANTONY II, Patriarch of Constantinople (895).              
2 Timothy 3:10-15                           Lk 18:10-14            
4:00 PM Prayer for Ukraine on the 2nd Anniversary of War, St. Mary Protection, Allentown.
 
Liturgical Meneion & Scripture Readings      (FAST FREE WEEK)

Mon. 26 Feb.      Venn. Zoe of Bethlehem and Virgin Photina (5th c.).
2 Pet. 1:20–2:9                                  Mk. 13:9-13

Tue. 27 Feb.        St. Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, teacher of the Slavs (869).
2 Pet. 2:9-22                                    Mk. 13:14-23
6:30 PM              MOLEBEN FOR UKRAINE (Holy Ghost, Easton)

Wed. 28 Feb.       Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy (109).
2 Pet. 3:1-18                                    Mk. 13:24-31

Thu. 29 Feb.       Martyrs Pamphilus presbyter at Caesarea in Palestine (307-309).
1 Jn. 1:8–2:6                                   Mk. 13:31–14:2

Fri. 01 Mar.        Great-martyr Theodore the Tyro (306).
1 Jn. 2:7-17                                     Mk. 14:3-9

Sat. 02 Mar.        St. Leo the Great, pope of Rome (461).
2 Tim. 3:1-9                                     Lk. 20:45–21:4
11:00am-12:30pm   Recollections in St. Chrysostom Academy “Home as little church”.
5:00 PM              GREAT VESPERS.

Sun. 03 Mar.       9:00 AM     DIVINE LITURGY. Short UOL meeting.


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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Луки 19: 1-10. Потім Ісус увійшов до Єрихона і проходив через нього. 2 І ось один муж на ім’я Закхей, він був старший над митарями і чоловік був багатий, 3 бажав бачити Ісуса, хто Він; але не міг за народом, бо був малий на зріст. 4 І, забігши наперед, виліз на смоковницю, щоб побачити Його, бо Він мав проходити біля неї. 5 Коли Ісус прийшов на те місце і, глянувши, побачив його, сказав йому: Закхею, злізь скоріше, бо сьогодні Мені належить бути в тебе в домі. 6 І він поспішно зліз і прийняв Його з радістю. 7 І всі, побачивши те, почали нарікати, що Він зайшов гостити до грішного чоловіка. 8 Закхей, вставши, сказав Господеві: Господи, половину добра мого я віддам убогим і, якщо кого скривдив чим, поверну вчетверо. 9 Ісус сказав йому: нині прийшло спасіння дому цьому, бо і він син Авраамів. 10 Прийшов бо Син Людський знайти і спасти, що загинуло.