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Join the Seminarians for the annual Christmas at the Seminary Fundraiser. 

This year, due to COVID-19, the event will be VIRTUAL. 


Please drop off your donations at the parish or mail them directly to 
St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary 

attn: Christmas at the Seminary 

1950 Easton Avenue

Somerset, NJ 08873 


Questions: See Dobrodijka Oksana 

Drop off your homemade ornaments at the Parish with Fr. Vasyl 




Mail them to the

Consistory of the UOC of USA 

PO Box 495

So. Bound Brook, NJ 08880

December 25, 2018 -- Triple Celebration at the Nativity of the Birth-Giver of God Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in South Plainfield, NJ - Nativity of our Lord Celebrated, Pastor and Parishioners Honored, Deacon Ordained: PRESS RELEASE

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.  

The purchase of these vestments was made possible with generous donations made by the parishioners in memory of Anna Vakulchik. They were custom made in Ukraine and brought back and blessed in church on April 15th, 2016.


Adopted by the Regular Sobor in October 2016.

Download the Strategic Plan (English) here. 



Please fill out a Membership Profile Form so that we can get to know our parishioners and visitors better.


Addresses are kept confidential, but are used to send out parish mailings as well as the bi-monthly publication, Ukrainian Orthodox Word. 


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 pick up your 2019 offering envelopes from the Church Hall. 

FREE 2019 Church calendars are available to pick up as well. 

Purchase a daily Orthodox Calendar here from the Consistory bookstore. 

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: 


      P. O. Box 495

      South Bound Brook, NJ 08880


or they may be hand delivered to the Consistory office at


      135 Davidson Avenue

      Somerset, NJ 08873




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.



Announcement  Music to the Divine Liturgy published by the UOC of USA (can be purchased at the Consistory Book Store)

Announcement Liturgical Commission: New Service Book Published!

Support the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA by using Amazon Smile when you shop on 

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of Americcan whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. 

Amazon Smile Link

Please support the following institutions by donating the following items. 



South Plainfield Food Pantry

canned goods and/or prepared canned meals 





Ronald McDonald House (Red Bank, NJ)

soda can pop tabs and/or cat food tabs (aluminum)




Collection boxes can be found at the back of the Parish Hall. 

These collection projects are ongoing. Check back to find out when the items will be (or were donated). 

Archpriest John Udics


Fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA

Fr. John was pastor of NBV from June 2009 to September 2010

Press Release


May His Memory be eternal! Vichnaya Pamyat! 

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