We are a Liturgical People

We are Christians.  The very centre of our life is Jesus Christ.  It is the Christ who is risen and present today through the Holy Spirit.  Because we are Christians we must worship God.  We became Christians through our Baptism ...

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Confusion about Salvation

How often have you been asked “are you saved”?  This is a question which needs an answer from each of us.  This question would usually come from a fundamentalist protestant.  We, Ukrainian Catholics, do not look at God and salvation ...

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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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