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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

Making a Parish “Vibrant”

Each one of us is capable of having a Road to Damascus experience

Read any church website or newspaper and you will find that one topic is always present. “How do we improve our parish?” The parish is the basic element of any Christian faith community. St. Paul, the great community builder of ...

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Are the Greeks Orthodox?

A rather interesting question! The question could be, when did the Greeks start calling themselves Orthodox in the sense that they were a separate church as opposed to other churches who do not call themselves “Orthodox”? The answer is quite ...

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Bible Study

We all know the importance of reading the Bible and studying the Bible. Our church now insists that Bible study groups be established in each Eparchy and each Parish. The Catholic Church has the reputation that it does not approve ...

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So you are a Ukrainian Catholic

There are various ways that you can become a Ukrainian Catholic. You can, of course, be born into the Church or you can choose to become one. Most of us are in the church because our ancestors were. People might ...

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Prosphora means “offering” in Greek. It is the bread we use on the altar. Many of us know about two kinds of altar bread: one, the wafer that Roman Catholics use, and the Prosphora which Byzantine Christians use for the ...

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Modern slavery

Today slavery is seen as a crime against humanity. You would like to think that it no longer exists, but today probably more than ever you can see that people are bought and sold, given away or acquired as if ...

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What is Peace?

It is too simplistic to say that peace is the absence of war. There are many countries, states or even local groups or organizations which are not at war, but you might not describe them as living in Peace. Others ...

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Our Returning War Heroes

It has been my experience that most returning soldiers are not very eager to share their war experiences. Family and close friends rarely hear what their loved ones experienced during the battles they might have been in. Some talk at ...

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