In preparation for our 100th Anniversary Celebration the history of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Ascension became alive.  The founders of our church forged ahead with dedication and commitment to establish a community in their new land that would serve them both spiritually as well as maintain their cultural heritage. With that determination the new immigration of Ukrainians that arrived In Newark, New Jersey in 1918 began to make their vision a reality. They made a commitment to establish a church in their new land that would allow them to worship God according to the teachings of the Holy Orthodox Faith as well as maintain their cultural heritage.