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 photo of Deacon and his faithful grandsons on the "Parishioner's Corner" page!

Sun. 18 Aug. FAST DAY : OIL
9th Sunday after Pentecost. FOREFEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION. Tone 8.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/08/18
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY of JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
5:00 PM FESTAL VESPERS ON EVE OF THE FEAST

THE TENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST

Mon. 19 Aug. FAST DAY : FISH
TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD & GOD.
2 Peter 1:10-19 Matthew 17:1-9
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY & BLESSING OF FRUITS

Tue. 20 Aug. FAST DAY
Martyr DOMETIUS of Persia (363) and disciples
Martyrs MARINUS the soldier & ASTERIUS (260)
1 Corinthians 15:29-38 Matthew 21:23-27

Wed. 21 Aug. FAST DAY
EMILIAN the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus (820)
MYRON, Bishop of Crete (350)
1 Corinthians 16:4-12 Matthew 21:28-32

Thur. 22 Aug. FAST DAY
Apostle MATTHIAS (63). Martyr ANTHONY of Alexandria. PSOES of Egypt (4th C.)
2 Corinthians 1:1-7 Matthew 21:43-46

Fri. 23 Aug. FAST DAY
Martyrs Archdeacon LAURENCE & Pope SIXTUS FELICISSIMUS & AGAPITUS, deacons (258)
2 Corinthians 1:12-20 Matthew 22:23-33

Sat. 24 Aug. FAST DAY: OIL
Martyr Archdeacon EUPLUS (304) Martyrs
BASIL & THEODORE of the Kyiv Caves (1098)
Romans 15:30-33 Matthew 17:24-18:4
NO VESPERS AT OUR CHURCH

Sun. 25 Aug.
10th Sunday after Pentecost. Afterfeast of the TRANSFIGURATION.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2019/08/25
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY of JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

The Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA Joins the National Council of Churches in the Statement: “Gun Violence Must End Now"

The news that two massacres took place this past weekend, one in El Paso, TX and the other in Dayton, OH, in which 31 people lost their lives within a span of 13 hours leave us numb, horrified, and in grief. These, the latest of 251 mass shootings this year, are clearly acts of domestic terrorism. Once again, the National Council of Churches lifts its voice in prayer for those who have been directly affected by the shootings and, indeed, for the soul of our entire nation. Once again, we commit ourselves to supporting measures that will reduce and prevent gun violence.


How long O Lord, must we endure this violence?


We are deeply discouraged by the awareness of the near certainty that our elected officials will not respond in any meaningful way to this violence, for they are collectively and shamefully within the captivity of the gun lobby. Our elected leaders are guilty of negligence and cowardice.


Incendiary language from leaders also must be boldly and consistently condemned and countered. Racist, inflammatory rhetoric must be replaced by words and deeds that create beloved communities, ones that embrace ethnic, racial, and religious diversity. These are the values we wish to see in a vibrant, inclusive America.


The combination of readily available weapons of mass destruction and a toxic white racist nationalist ideology is a recipe for disaster. If we cannot confront these two evils, far greater violence and social disruption awaits our nation.
We beseech elected officials to renew the lapsed ban on assault weapons and to require licensing and background checks for gun ownership. We also demand that legislation which has recently passed the House, including HR8, be brought to a vote in the Senate and passed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must be held to account for blocking legislation that would have introduced common-sense measure years ago.


The National Council of Churches asks the 100,000 local churches that comprise our member communions to hold special prayer services not only for those affected by the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton but everywhere around the world. We call upon our churches to hold conversations on racism and white supremacy so that these horrid ideologies will be eradicated. We call on our churches to contact elected officials and demand actions that will renew the assault weapons ban.

We raise our voice as a prayer to the one God of all. May our words be heard not only as lament but as a call to action.