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Bishop Peter’s Articles

Articles in both Ukrainian and English by Bishop Peter Stasiuk, Which have been published in Church and Life

Fr Aleksander Men (1935-1990)

Fr Aleksander Men

Fr. Aleksander Men was a Russian Orthodox priest, a biblical scholar and a very prolific writer, –  writes Bisop Peter in Church and Life. He was born in Moscow to a Jewish family. He was, however, baptised six months later ...

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We have The Catechism: What next?

Bishop Peter at book launch of Christ- Our Pascha

From the perspective of church history, the “catechism” has a past which is fairly well known. The beginnings of the style of book which we call the catechism had its beginning in the 16th century with Martin Luther’s 1529 Small ...

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Church and Life. Noonday Demons

Noonday Demons

Just in case you are feeling restless, excitable and cannot pay attention to your work about midday, I have an explanation to you. It’s the “noonday demon”. You probably may not have heard about this particular demon, but he exits. ...

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How would you describe your God?

If our God is a magician then we would expect Him to do magic tricks for us

Is your God a father, magician, friend, judge, public man, saviour, minister of justice? Someone who is irrelevant or does not exist? We all have an opinion about God but we may not think about it too often. However our ...

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I’m spiritual but not religious

Catechism UGCC

When you hear these words, which are spoken quite often, you also hear “you know what I mean”. Nearly one fifth of all Australians identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious”. The 2016 Australian census for the first time in ...

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West Not North

Ukraine is European

When it comes to politics and faith, Kyiv has always looked west, never north, – writes Bishop Peter Stasiuk in his article for The Church and Life Newspaper. It seems that the only winds that blew down on Ukraine from ...

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Bishop Peter’s Easter Message

We as a church need re affirm that the Holy Spirit is talking to young people / photo catholicukes.org.au

Christ is Risen, Our theology is a theology that focuses on the resurrection of Jesus.   In the words of St John of Damascus: “We shall therefore rise again, our souls being once more united with our bodies, now made incorruptible ...

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Youth Ministry

Our young people do want to get involved / Photo: Matt Houston

We all talk about our need to work with youth in our community and church. I’m sure that our youth themselves, really appreciate what is already being done. We have active youth organizations, dance groups, choirs, schools, and church groups! ...

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