Seven Sunday after Pentecost.

Posted on July 24, 2017

Gospel (Matthew 9:27-35): And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed [him], crying out, “Son of David,* have pity on us!” When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him. Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread word of him through all that land. As they were going out,* a demoniac who could not speak was brought to him, and when the demon was driven out the mute person spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said,“He drives out demons by the prince of demons.” Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness.

Євангеліє: (Матвея 9:27-35). І як Ісус відходив звідти, слідом за ним пустилися два сліпці й кричали: “Помилуй нас, сину Давидів!” І коли він увійшов до хати, сліпці приступили до нього, а він спитав їх: “Чи віруєте, що я можу це зробити?” – “Так, Господи!” – кажуть йому ті. Тоді він доторкнувся до їхніх очей, мовивши: “Нехай вам станеться за вашою вірою!” І відкрились їхні очі. Ісус же суворо наказав їм: “Глядіть, щоб ніхто не знав про це.” Та ті, вийшовши, розголосили про нього чутку по всій країні. А як вони виходили, приведено до нього німого, що був біснуватий. Коли ж він вигнав біса, німий почав говорити, і люди дивувалися, кажучи: “Ніколи щось таке не об’являлося в Ізраїлі!” Фарисеї ж говорили: “Він виганяє бісів князем бісівським!” Ісус обходив усі міста і села, навчаючи в їхніх синагогах, проповідуючи Євангелію царства та вигоюючи всяку хворобу й недугу.

Bulletin July 22-29 .

Calendar of Upcoming Events in Buffalo and Western New York

August 2, Sunday, 11:30 am -5:00 pm. Annual Picnic. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

308 Fillmore Ave. Buffalo, NY. Pyrohy (Pierogi), Holubtsi (Cabbage Rolls), Baked Goods, Theme Baskets, Raffles. Enjoy an afternoon with your friends, renew old acquaintances. Calling all children!!! Meet clown Piccadilly, Balloons, etc. 2-3 PM. Website

August 27, Sunday, 1:00pm – 8:00pm. Ukrainian-American Day Festival. Ukrainian Cultural Center “Dnipro”. 562 Genesee Street, Buffalo NY 14204
Featuring Ukrainian dancers, live music with the Karpaty ensemble and Hank Kozlowski, delicious Authentic Ukrainian food, cash bar, Bounce House for the kids, games, arts & craft vendors, historic building tours, and lots of family fun, rain or shine. FREE Admission, Ample parking available. For more info call Akacia 674-4916.

Sunday of The Father of The Six Ecumenical Council.

Posted on July 15, 2017

Troparion, Tone 5: Let us the faithful acclaim and worship the Word,* co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit,* and born of the Virgin for our salvation.* For He willed to be lifted up on the cross in the flesh, to suffer death* and to raise the dead by His glorious resurrection.

BulletinJuly 15-22 .

July 15, 2017 Holy Grand Prince Vladimir, Equal to the Apostles, Named Basil at Holy Baptism.

Posted on July 15, 2017

Troparia. In Tone 4
You resembled the merchant who sought the pearl of great price,* O Vladimir, glorious in might:* seated on the throne of Kiev, the divinely saved mother of the cities of Rus’,* as a seeker you sent envoys to the Imperial City* to know the orthodox faith,* and found Christ the pearl, who chose you as another Paul,* and removed your blindness both spiritual and bodily in the holy font.* Therefore, we your people feast your falling asleep.** Pray that the leaders of Rus’ be saved with those entrusted to them.

5th Sunday after Pentecost.

Posted on July 8, 2017

Gospel: (Matthew 8:28-9:1):

At that time when Jesus came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs coming out of the tombs met him. They were so fierce that no one could pass that way. Suddenly they shouted, ‘What have you to do with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?’ Now a large herd of swine was feeding at some distance from them. The demons begged him, ‘If you cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.’ And he said to them, ‘Go!’ So they came out and entered the swine; and suddenly, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and perished in the water. The swineherds ran off, and on going into the town, they told the whole story about what had happened to the demoniacs. Then the whole town came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighborhood. And after getting into a boat he crossed the water and came to his own town.

Євангеліє: (Мт 8,29-9:1): Одного разу, коли Ісус прибув на той бік, до землі Гадаринської, перестріли Його два біснуваті, що вийшли з могильних печер, дуже люті, так що ніхто не міг переходити тією дорогою. І ось, вони стали кричати, говорячи: Що Тобі, Сину Божий, до нас? Прийшов Ти сюди передчасно нас мучити? А оподаль від них пасся гурт великий свиней. І просилися демони, кажучи: Коли виженеш нас, то пошли нас у той гурт свиней. А Він відповів їм: Ідіть. І вийшли вони, і пішли в гурт свиней. І ось кинувся з кручі до моря ввесь гурт, і потопився в воді. Пастухи ж повтікали; а коли прибули вони в місто, то про все розповіли, і про біснуватих. І ось, усе місто вийшло назустріч Ісусові. Як Його ж угледіли, то стали благати, щоб пішов Собі з їхнього краю! І, сівши до човна, Він переплинув, і до міста Свого прибув.

“To be angry with another, is to open oneself up to the devil. Nothing gives more pleasure to the powers of Hell than anger among brothers and sisters, and the moment a rift is made in a relationship by uncontrolled anger, the evil spirit pours into us like a torrent.”
~St. John Chrysostom

4rd Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday of All Saints of Rus’-Ukraine

Posted on July 1, 2017

Troparion, Tone 4: O you, who glorified Christ:* princes and bishops,* monastics and martyrs,* and steadfast confessors of Christian Ukraine throughout all times,*pray Christ God to look with favour on our people* and to grant them the grace to persevere in the faith* that the souls of prayerful faithful* who revere your sacred memory* may be saved.

Bulletin July 1-7

Що довідатися більше про що дієтьая в громаді, Просимо відвідати веб сторінку. Is the the web-page to find More information and events in our Ukrainian Community

June 29, 2017. Holy, Glorious, All-Praiseworthy and Chief Apostles, Peter and Paul

“Today on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul it is good to remember that God will accomplish His ends with people who are imperfect.

Too many times, we make excuses as to why we cannot serve, be it lay or clergy roles, because of our imperfections and fear of failing. We will mask it with “I am too busy.”

Consider, though, that God calls a man who was in the process of persecuting the early Church to be His Apostle to the Gentiles. We know Jesus is aware of this in that He asks St. Paul why he is persecuting Him? Yet, the Holy Spirit transforms the misplaced zeal of Saul and changes it into the zeal of Paul.

Consider that Jesus places as the head of His Church a man who who caved into fear, could be impetuous, and denied even knowing Him. Yet, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, he transforms Simon bar Jonah into the Peter the Rock.

In salvation history takes imperfect individuals and molds them into saints. He takes them when they’re ‘too young’ (Jeremiah, Mary, David) or ‘too old’ (Abraham, Sarah, Elizabeth). He takes people with a past on a regular basis. God is well aware of the limitations, capabilities, and pasts of those He calls.

By virtue of our baptism, we are called to serve and build up the Body of Christ, the Church. God is not looking for our success, He is looking for our obedience. Excuses are hiding places for those who do not trust in God’s goodness. WE are called to and graced with better (especially through the Sacramental life of the Church), let us muster the courage and faith necessary and pursue the path of service and holiness we are called to live.”

~Father Bill Peckman 

Posted on June 25, 2017

FATHER’S Day: As a parish we come together for picnic lunch on Father’s Day after the Liturgies on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Pentecost Sunday -Descent of the Holy Spirit

Posted on June 3, 2017

Behold, we celebrate today the Feast of Pentecost,
the descent of the Holy Spirit,
the fulfilment of the promise and the realization of hope.
How wonderful and awesome is this great mystery!
Therefore, O Lord and Creator of all,
we cry out: Glory to You!

Bulletin June 3-10

Sunday of the Fathers of the First Council of Nicea (325)

Posted on May 27, 2017

Prokeimenon, Tone 4. Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your Name forever.
verse: For You are righteous in everything that You have done to us.

Bulletin May 27-June 3

Second Sunday of Pascha. St. Thomas Sunday.

Posted on April 22, 2017

"My Lord and my God!"
“My Lord and my God!”

John 20-19-31 – On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.”

Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

Bulletin April 22-29

Свята і Велика Неділя Пасхи . ВОСКРЕСІННЯ ГОСПОДА ІСУСА ХРИСТА. Pascha: The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Posted on April 15, 2017

Христос Воскрес! CHRIST IS RISEN! Воїстину Воскрес! INDEED HE IS RISEN!

Із Христовим Воскресінням щиро Вас вітаємо!
Жити в радості й любові від душі бажаємо!
Запашною нехай буде Великодня паска,
І довіку буде з Вами світла Божа ласка.

We send the Paschal greeting of Love to all of you! May our Victorious Savior stay with you and your family throughout the year. I pray that you may receive this special joy and hope of Resurrection from our Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.

Bulletin April 15-22