Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
Denomination type: Eastern Orthodox Churches
Year Reporting: 2006
Website: Visit Website
Description: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA has its origin in the ancient lands of Rus-Ukraine (present day Ukraine). It was to the inhabitants of these lands that the Apostle Andrew first preached the Gospel. Christianization began early in the history of Rus-Ukraine by missionaries from the Orthodox Christian See of Constantinople. In 988 AD, the Saintly Prince Volodymyr, crowned a process of Christian Evangelization begun in the 4th century, by personally accepting Orthodox Christianity and inspiring his subjects to do the same. The baptism of Volodymyr, his household and the inhabitants of Kyiv, altered the face of Kyivan Rus-Ukraine and Slavic history for all time. Kyiv became the spiritual heart of Orthodox Christians in Rus-Ukraine. It was from this See that missionaries were sent into every corner of St. Volodymyr?s realm. Through their efforts the Gospel was preached and new communities were established. The Mother Church of Kyiv and its See of Saint Sophia, modeled after Constantinople?s See of the same name, gave birth to many Orthodox Christian centers and communities in the west, east and north of the Dnipro river, among them the Orthodox Christian See of Moscow, Russia (Rosia).
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA ministers to the needs of the faithful whose ancestral roots are in Ukraine. The Church found haven in America in the early 1920?s. Its first bishop, Metropolitan Ioan (John) Teodorovych, arrived from Ukraine in 1924 and shepherded the Church as Metropolitan until his death in 1971. His successor, Archbishop Mstyslav, arrived in the USA in 1950, and shepherded the Church as Metropolitan from 1971 until his death in 1993. It was Metropolitan Mstyslav who, as a consequence of Ukraine?s independence, was named Patriarch of Kyiv and All Ukraine, in 1990. Previous to 1996 there were two Ukrainian Orthodox jurisdictions in the USA. Formal unification of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, shepherded by His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America, shepherded by His Grace Bishop Vsevolod, was concluded in November 1996.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: Saint Andrew the Firstcalled Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Church Center
Address line 2: P.O. Box 495
City: South Bound Brook
State: New Jersey
Zip Code: 08880
Country: United States
Phone: (732)356-0090

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: His Eminence Antony, Archbishop of New York, Consistory President
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Archbishop Antony
Position: Archbishop of Chicago and Philadelphia
Phone: (732)356-0090

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 30,000
Other Members: 20,000
Total Inclusive Members: 50,000
Total Churches: 118
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 99
Other Service to the Church: 4
Retired: 11
Total Clergy: 114

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 67
Pupils: 560
Staff: 80
Total Individuals: 640

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures