April 15th, 2016 -- Blessing of new blue altar cloths, purchased in memory of Anna Vakulchik: View Photos
80th Anniversary of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: PRESS RELEASE
PRAY FOR UKRAINE! Statement of the Council of Bishops of the UOC of USA: PRESS RELEASE
The 67th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention: PRESS RELEASE
20th Regular Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA: PRESS RELEASE
Archpastoral Visit to Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in So. Plainfield, NJ: PRESS RELEASE
2013 Graduation at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary: PRESS RELEASE
Deacon Vasyl Pasakas Ordained to the Holy Priesthood: PRESS RELEASE
On Sunday, July 3rd, 2016, the parishioners of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish celebrated their first Divine Liturgy as a parish community using the newly purchased and blessed blue vestments. The color blue had been chosen because blue is traditionally designated for the Theotokos, the patron of the parish, and that a set of blue vestments were lacking in their parish for a number of years.
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Let us know about your birthdays, upcoming milestones and anniversaries so that we may celebrate with you as a parish community.
Questions? Don't hesitate to speak with the pastor, Fr. Vasyl, or with members of the Parish Board.
Please keep our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are suffering from the ongoing war. Please take some time to read the Statement of the Council of Bishops and new updated articles about the war and refugees which can be found on the home page of the UOC of USA webpage .
How can you help?
Donations towards the humanitarian aid provided to those in need in Ukraine can be made through the Aid to Ukraine Fund sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Donations can be made through a secure online donation through the UOC of USA webpage or by mailing a check through the postal service to:
AID TO UKRAINE RELIEF FUND
P. O. Box 495
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
or they may be hand delivered to the Consistory office at
AID TO UKRAINE RELIEF FUND
135 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
PRAYER FOR UKRAINE:
Let us Pray to the Lord - Lord, Have Mercy! Господу помолимось - Господи, помилуй!
Almighty Father, You said that when two or three are gathered in your name – you would be among them. Remembering Your words and having received the land of Ukraine for our heritage; We ask you today to prove us mindful of this great blessing. Bless our ancestral homeland Ukraine and these United States with honorable works, sound learning, and good manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance. Defend liberty which is an expression of your Divine Will. During this time of difficulty throughout our ancestral homeland Ukraine fill our hearts with gratitude, and grant the people of Ukraine, and all of us the grace to continue to trust in You and Your mercy as we did in previous days of trouble. We ask this for we know that you are a gracious and loving God in whom we are blessed through the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, always now and ever and to the ages of ages. AMEN.