Candles

If there is anything we really notice in anyUkrainianChurch, it is candles.  Candles are everywhere and at all times.  We have candles for all occasions: at Easter, Epiphany, Christmas, baptisms, funerals, in front of icons, at vigils and on the ...

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Thoughts about Prayer

It was Jesus Christ who taught us to pray.  He even showed us how to pray.  He told us to pray all the time.  He also told us that there was nothing for which we cannot pray.  Jesus prayed in ...

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Rus, Ukraine and Russia

It is not usually the role of a Church to teach the history of a nation.  Since the break-up of the formerSoviet Union, old politics, ambitions, false history and plain imperialism continue to exist and obscure the clarity of Ukrainian ...

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How to marry the right person

If we are going to be serious about making marriage work it might be far easier if we married the right person in the first place.  Dating a person is a very important part of preparing for a stable married ...

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THEOSIS – A WORD WE NEED TO KNOW

Any evangelical protestant might ask you, “are you saved”?  We should always reply, “yes, of course I am saved”.   We Eastern Catholics should immediately add, “I am also being deified”!  Probably our evangelical friend will not understand and might even ...

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Rewriting Ukrainian Catholic Church History

Even before the Ukrainian Catholic Church was officially liquidated in 1946, Soviet authorities in April 1945, through their mouthpiece, Yaroslav Holan (also known as Volodymyr Rosovych), began their campaign of discrediting the Ukrainian Catholic Church inUkraine. 

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The Seven First Ecumenical Councils

Most Ukrainian Catholics know very little about the first seven Ecumenical Councils of the Catholic Church.  We should learn more about them because they are amongst the most important meetings that have taken place within the Christian Church.  They occurred ...

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Excommunication

In recent years we have been hearing the term “excommunication” quite a lot.  In theByzantineChurchthe word “anathema” is also used.  Basically they both mean the same thing. 

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Have You been Born Again?

No doubt many Ukrainian Catholics have been asked this question.  Many may be confused by the question.  Still others may be led to feel that they are not going to be saved by God and that somehow our church is ...

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