Archpriest Vitalian (Drobotun)

  • Orthodox Feast «Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross»Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross is one of twelve great Christian holidays. The feast is set in honour of the event when Empress Helen found and exalt the real cross on which the Lord our Jesus Christ was crucified...

  • How to understand the words of Jesus:  «Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of Me…»

    This utterance has a very deep meaning, but, unfortunately, many people do not understand it. Any misunderstanding leads to opposition and brings a person to the wrong way. How can we explain the words of Jesus from the Holy Gospel in a right way? Having read or heard them somebody think: "How could it be? If I have father and mother, how shouldn’t I love them? How shouldn’t I help them? How can I leave everything and just follow God, serve to God only, and forget about my relatives?" No, our God Jesus Christ meant: a person who loves his/her relatives and neighbours more than loves God cannot be truly happy and cannot sincerely follow God.

  • Про мудрість Закхея і про те, як сьогодні запросити Ісуса до свого життя і до свого помешкання

    We listened the Gospel about Zacchaeus and you should think whether you would like to be on Zacchaeus’ place? Would you like to climb up on the tree and look at prophet Jesus, at Messiah, to look at Him with hope that He would come to your house? Would you like to do it? Surely. But a lot of time passed. How can we do it now?

  • About the Sower and about the base for good deeds

    God told a great parable about the Sower. And it is interesting that some people do not understand it. Even Apostles did not understand it. Everything depends on the purity of the soul. As purer soul as better understanding of those words...

  • About the raising of widow’s son and about the mercy

    Today we have heard in the Holy Gospel how Jesus showed His mercy. That is why, dear brothers and sisters, we also must act with mercy. And the mercy as we know from the story about Tobit can save from all sins. Maybe we did wrong things, a lot of different sins in our life, but mercy will help us to get salvation...

  • About the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, about the prayer and the salvation

    Why did Jesus Christ tell that parable? The explanation is just at the top this Gospel. There is one sentence, when Jesus said: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” And next He told about some people, who exalted themselves with their righteousness, but in such way they humiliated other people...

  • About the healing of two men with demons and about the healing of our bodies and souls

    God comes to us also very unexpectedly. And the Lord knows that we suffer spiritually and physically. He wants to help us, but we cannot always accept Him in our hearts....

  • About the healing of the boy with a demon and about the secret of the effective prayer

    Remember the words of Apostle Peter: “Brothers, if you pray and the Lord does not react on your prayers, it means that you do something wrong.” If you want the reaction of the Lord on your prayers, remember simple praying secret...

  • About the healing of Centurion’s servant and about Jesus’ knowledge of doing good

    Centurion came to Jesus and begged for someone’s healing. Who was it? It wasn’t his wife, it wasn’t his child. He asked God to heal his servant...

  • About the healing of a Paralytic and about some aspects of the healing

    And here God shows the mission of Jesus to help people to be healed spiritually and become purified from all sins of the Earth. And in this case after spiritual healing immediately comes physical healing...

  • About the healing due to power of faith and understanding of life due to the Holy Gospel

    We have to overcome all trials with the prayer and patience. We must ask God for help. We shouldn’t curse our enemies, the enemies of our country. We have to pray that the Lord stop them and the peace will come in our country...

  • About the forgiveness before the Great Lent, about the trials of the Ukrainian people and about the power of prayer

    We know that Lord can do everything. He said: "Keep asking and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking and the door will be opened to you". And we have asked today. We asked during the Liturgy, we will ask at home, we will gather together with our families to pray, because it is not the problem of Crimea. Therefore I ask you pray sincerely...

  • About the Descent of the Holy Spirit

    We read in the Gospel the story about the coming of Our Savior Jesus Christ on the Earth two thousand years ago. He taught people, He promised Apostles, that the Holy Spirit would descent on them after His left. “The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” And we see that God kept His word...

  • About John the Baptist and about the way we have to prepare our road for God

    A lot of people are looking for happiness. They look for it and think that it is in money, comfort, family life, work or somewhere else. But happiness is to reach God’s Love. Happiness is to be with God. This is happiness and “all other things will be added”, as the Lord said...

  • About God’s gifts – why and how do we get them

    Apostle Paul appeals to us through the Bible (Romans ХІІ:6-14) with such words: “Brothers! Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them...” And we, dear brothers and sisters, have a chance to think over: “What gifts do we have?”

  • About evil Tenants and about the results of human deeds

    If a man does something in his society, at work, or in family, he carries responsibility for the success of this deed. Maybe, the man does very little thing, but it is important for God. And if a man does not do it in a good way, the Lord will take it away and will give to other people, who will do it in a good way...

  • About accomplishment of God’s promise on fifty day after His Resurrection and about the miracle of common prayer

    We have head the Acts of Saint Apostles (Acts II:1-11) where the Lord promised His Apostles that the Savior will come and console their souls. But He told them to gather all together on fifty day...