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The guidelines listed below are approved by the Holy Synod and intended to: testify the Church’s concern for all its children, both strong and weak in faith, to share the burden of forced constraints with the nation, keeping in mind the words from the Holy Scripture: “Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law […] Read more...




On March 22 at 10:00 AM, on cross-bowed Sunday, our Holy Ascension Parish, together with all Orthodox Churches in Ukraine, will serve the Divine Liturgy. We invite everyone to join the online worshipping. Let the prayer sound in every Ukrainian home and unite us in this difficult time of the dangerous disease spreading – even […] Read more...



Dear Lord, our God, You are abundant in Your mercy and kindness, guiding our lives with Your wise Providence, listen to our prayer, accept repentance for our sins, stop the pernicious epidemic which  we are facing now, like You stopped other pernicious epidemics people were facing before. Merciful Savior, please protect the health of those […] Read more...



Glory to Jesus Christ! Dear community of Holy Ascension Parish! Due to the epidemic and announced quarantine, doctors and relevant health authorities are appealing to everyone in order to limit contacts and visiting public places. With all above said, there are a lot of questions appeared regarding attending the Church for praying there. This post […] Read more...



During winter time our Holy Ascension community was not only caroling, preparing Verteps and hosting guests, but also was working to assist Ukraine. During the December-February period we have collected a large amount of humanitarian aid to be sent to Ukraine – there were 23 packages collected weighing 1562,3 pounds (approximately 708kg). We were able […] Read more...



Historically it turned out that here in the USA the Church has become the unifying center and the guardian of the national culture and traditions.  Moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas bring their children who had to be brought up in another country to the temple with the aim to convey the religion and to […] Read more...



Unfortunately, the period of holidays anticipated so much is coming to its end. We’ve caroled, made many visits to each other to celebrate the holidays, drank holy water and made a stock of it for the whole year, sprinkled our homes. And now there is just a bunch of good positive memories and emotions left […] Read more...



Christ was born! Let’s praise him! Within their community Ukrainians adhere to their traditions and honor the holidays established by the Orthodox Church. This Christmas holiday happened to be on Tuesday. On the 7th of January there is a usual working day in the USA, that’s why everyone had to make an effort to take […] Read more...


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