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

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 include Oleksandr Semenovych, Lesya Semenovych, John Hnatow, Mike Hnatow, Margaret Leindecker and  Karen Osmun.

DAILY LITURGICAL CALENDAR,  SCRIPTURE READINGS AND MENAION 

SUN. 11 Nov.
24th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7. Virgin-martyr ANASTASIA the Roman. ABRAMIUS the Recluse.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/11/11
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

25th WEEK AFTER PENTECOST

Mon. 12 Nov.
Hieromartyr ZENOBIUS & his sister ZENOBIA.
Martyrs TERTIUS, MARK, JUSTUS & ARTEMAS of the 70. Hieromartyr MARCIAN.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Luke 11:29-33

Tue. 13 Nov.
Apostles STACHYS, AMPLIAS, URBAN, NARCISSUS, APELLAS, & ARISTOBULUS of the 70. Martyr EPIMACHUS of Pelusium (250).

1 Thessalonians 1:10-2:2 Luke 11:34-41

Wed. 14 Nov. Fast Day:Oil
Wonderworkers & Unmercenaries COSMAS & DAMIAN & their mother THEODOTA (3rd C.).
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Luke 11:41-46

Thur. 15 Nov.
Martyrs ACINDYNUS, PEGASIUS, APHTHONIUS, ELIPDEPHORUS & ANEMPODISTUS
2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 Luke 11;47-12:1

Fri. 16 Nov. Fast Day
Martyrs ACEPSIMAS the Bishop, JOSEPH the Presbyter & AEITHALAS the Deacon (341).
2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 Luke 12:2-12

Sat. 17 Nov.
Ven. IOANNICIUS the Great of Bithynia (846).
Galatians 1:3-10 Luke 9:1-6
5:00 PM VESPERS

SUN. 18 Nov..
25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8. Martyrs GALACTEON & his wife EPISTEME at Emesa.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/11/18
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

26th WEEK AFTER PENTECOST

Mon. 19 Nov.
PAUL the Confessor, Archbishop of Constantinople (350). V
irgin-martyrs TECUSA, ALEXANDRA, CLAUDIA, MATRONA, POLACTIA, EUPHRO-SYNE, & ATHANASIA of Ancyra (303). Ven. LUKE, monk of Sicily (820).
1 Timothy 1:1-7 Luke 12:13-15, 22-31

Tue. 20 Nov.
Holy 33 Martyrs of Melitene (290). Ven. LAZARUS (1053).
Martyr THEODOTUS of Ancyra (303).
1 Timothy 1:8-14 Luke 12:42-48

Wed. 21 Nov. Fast Day:Oil
SYNAXIS OF ARCHANGEL MICHAEL & THE
BODILESS POWERS; GABRIEL, RAPHAEL, URIEL, SALAPHIEL, JEGUDIEL, BARACHIEL, and JEREMIEL
Hebrews 2:2-10 Luke 10:16-21

Thur. 22 Nov.
Martyrs ONESIPHORUS & PORPHYRIUS of Ephesus (284). Ven. MATRONA, Abbess of Constantinople (492). Ven. THEOCTISTE of Lesbos
THANKSGIVING DAY
1 Timothy 3:1-13 Luke 13:1-9

Fri. 23 Nov.
Apostles ERASTUS, OLYMPAS, HERODION,
Fast Day SOSIPATER, QUARTUS & TERTIUS of the 70,
1 Timothy 4:4-8, 16 Luke 13:31-35

Sat. 24 Nov.
VICTOR of Damascus & STEPHANIDA of Spain.
Galatians 3:8-12 Luke 9:37-43
5:00 PM VESPERS

SUN. 25 Nov..
26th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1. JOHN the Merciful of Alexandria. NILUS the Faster of Sinai.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/11/25
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

SAINTS GALACTEON & EPISTEME (Nov. 18th)

A childless couple, living in Emesa, Syria in the 3rd century gave much gold to pagan priests for a child with no results. The governor of the city was a persecutor of Christians and many suffered for Christ. A monk, Onuphriy, concealed his calling beneath beg-gar rags and went house to house consoling the sick and afflicted. Meeting the childless woman, Leukippe, Onuphriy brought her the joy of Christ. She accepted Baptism and soon after, persuaded her husband to be baptized. She gave birth to a son, Galacteon, raised him in the Christian Faith and gave him a good education, but he longed for the monastic life of solitude and prayer. Revealing his him in the Christian Faith and gave him a good education, but he longed for the monastic life of solitude and prayer.

Revealing his Faith to his betrothed, Episteme, he converted her to Christ. The two newly illumined servants of God hid themselves on Mt. Publion, where there were two monasteries, one for men and one for women. For several years they struggled in work, fasting and prayer. The pagans found out about the monastics and a military detachment was sent to arrest them. Some fled to the hills, but Galacteon, remained in his cell in prayer. When Episteme saw them taking her fiancé away in chains, she joined him. They both endured horrible torture, hands and legs were cut off, tongues cut out, and then they were beheaded. Eutoimius, the former servant of Episteme, who had become a Christian and a monk, secretly buried the holy martyrs and wrote an account of their glorious martyrdom.