...our goal during this Pre-Nativity Fast is to mature in Christ, to attain to spiritual quality and excellence in our profession of the Orthodox Christian Faith, to invite Christ Jesus into our very being, to proclaim to an increasingly nominal and apathetic Christian society that, which it would rather not hear: “I bring you tidings of great joy…a Savior is born…He is Christ the Lord!” and He can be found in the hearts and homes of those who proclaim Him by their willingness to “let our light so shine before men, that they might see our good works and give glory to our Father Who is in Heaven” [Matthew 5:16].
November 26 (November 13, OS), 2017: 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Tone 8): St. John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407); Martyrs Antoninus, Nicephorus, and Germanus of Caesarea in Palestine (308). Martyr Manetha of Caesarea in Palestine (308). Ss Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Orthodox Mission Madison, WI Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-6/Hebrews 7:26–8:2 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37/John 10:9-16 Today the … Continue reading Homily: What to Expect from a Priest
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Source (UOC): It is with a heavy heart that we call to recollection one of the greatest atrocities of the 20th century, namely, the tragic events in Ukraine during the years 1932-1933. Today, our Ecumenical Patriarchate joins Ukrainians across the globe in prayerful commemoration on the 84th anniversary of the Holodomor. Surrounded by the members … Continue reading On the 84th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor
Source (UOC): Invest in the Future of the Church: Support St. Sophia Seminary on Giving Tuesday, November 28 Our Seminary is once again participating in the #GivingTuesday global charitable movement by encouraging the alumni, faculty, students, staff, clergy and all the faithful of the #UOCofUSA to kick-off the holiday gift-giving season with a donation to … Continue reading Support St. Sophia Seminary on Giving Tuesday