Bishop Basil (Nesterenko)

  • Bishop Basil (Nesterenko)

    Dear brothers and sisters!

    The holy and light feast is coming - the Intercession of the Theotokos. The history saved a lot of fact of Holy Mother’s protection of our people, Cossack’s army; She gave strength to our warriors in fight with enemies. That is why in Ukraine this feast got the second name – Cossack’s Pokrov. And in this day people also celebrate the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks.

  • Orthodox feast «The Feast of the Holy Trinity»

    The Day of the Holy Trinity is one of the most important holidays, which confirm and praise the triune nature of the Most High: God the Father - the Maker of heaven and earth, God the Son - Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit - the Giver of life, who proceeded from the Father...

  • How can you protect your soul and save it clean?

    In the Holy Gospel we can find a lot of cases when Jesus Christ healed people, who were obsessed by evil spirit (Luke VIII:26-39, Mark ІХ:17-3, Matthew VIІІ:28-IX:1). What is obsession? How does it rule the person? What power does it have? How can you protect your soul and save it clean?...

  • About

    Today God does not expect from us to give up everything material we have and follow Him. We cant physically follow Him today. But we can follow Him in own thoughts. And every person follows Him on his own way. We have a chance to help others. And a lot of people need help right now. And all our country needs help...

  • About the unforgiving debtor and about the ability to forgive

    What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is the act of love. You can forgive a person with your mind, because you know that you have to do it. But in your heart you can’t forgive. And that is why it is not forgiveness. When you come to God, He won’t forgive you, because you didn’t forgive...

  • About the Sunday of Veneration of the Cross, about the cross of Ukraine and Ukrainian people

    I want to stop on one topic. There is a soul of a man and there is a soul of our Motherland Ukraine. We all form one big soul of Ukraine. What is the soul of our Ukraine? It is our Orthodox faith, our history, traditions, mode of life, which people have been keeping since Cucuteni-Trypillian civilizationя...

  • About the spiritual and physical healing due to our faith and the faith of our close people

    Today we have heard the Gospel (Mark II: 1-12), in which the Lord made the miracle of the healing owing to the people’s faith. It is true that a faith has the main importance in the person’s healing. We see that four friends let down the bed on which the paralytic lied through the removed roof to the Jesus Christ. And the Lord saw in this act their faith. He saw the faith of all – the paralytic and his friend, who brought him...

  • About the rich fool and about the barns of our life

    We have to understand that the death always stands behind our back. We shouldn’t be afraid of these words. We have to be happy and sad – everything has to be in our life. But we should remember that God can take our life every minute...

  • About the miracle of walking on water and about the faith, that changes the conscience of people

    Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but we are also God’s children. It is our perspective. So I want to wish you do not lose this perspective. Because we came from the ground despite we have heavenly spirit and heavenly fire. We are the creations of the Earth and the creations of the Lord. If we are creations of the Earth, so our time here is short. And this time, which is given to us, we would like to live more perfect....

  • About the miracle of healing of the man born blind, about the suffering through the sins and healing through the gratitude to God

    Jesus Christ healed a man born blind, a man, who was always blind. This great miracle was made by God. And His disciplines saw that and asked: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”...

  • About the miracle of having the faith as small as the grain of the mustard seed and about Jesus’ sufferings because of lack of people’s faith

    We see how the son of one man suffered and that man asked Jesus for help. His son was epileptic. In fact, if that boy had a faith, if he believed in God, any evil spirit could enter his soul. But the lack of faith raises in people an obsession of sins and passions...

  • The sermon about the killing of 14 thousand babies and about the way to the Heavenly Kingdom

    We can see that with Jesus Christ’s coming the intensive fight was started between good and evil, light and darkness. The evil forces do not sleep even now. They are fighting now, but not as openly as it was before. They do not kill Christians physically, but they do it spiritually and morally...

  • About the healing of the invalid at the Pool on the Sabbath and about the lack of faith because of spiritual crisis in the society

    Now the time is difficult, especially for Ukraine. The crisis is economical, moral and spiritual, which gives people the lack of faith. They do not trust each other, they feel lonely...

  • About the healing of a woman with discharge of blood, about resurrection of Jairus’s daughter and about the saving faith

    A lot of people are treated from serious illnesses. But people today do not understand that their basic medicine is faith in God. Because only He can save. He will bless good doctors, He will create all circumstances in your life, that you will be healed...

  • About the healing of a boy with unclean spirit by Jesus Christ and about the recipe of healing for the  people

    We have heard the Gospel (Mark 9: 17-31) in which the Lord emphasized the fact that we must have the faith to overcome all trials and everything what happens with us. Because we are nothing without faith. And all Gospels are based on faith. And we see what can happen if people do not have faith. As an example in this Gospel we see that not only the father did not have enough faith, but the disciples of Jesus Christ did not have enough faith to heal that boy...

  • About the good Samaritan and about the background of happy life

    We know that every normal man needs love. And what is Love? Love is a sacrifice, which we must pay. Love can’t be exhaustive. Big sacrifice brings more love. The Lord said: “There can’t be a bigger love as to give your life for your friends”...

  • About the feeding of five thousand people with five loaves and about the feeding of many nations with spiritual bread during ages

    I want to pay your attention on bread. Bread is a holy product; a special attention is given to it in the Gospel. We are not full only with bread, but we depend on it physically; we have to take and eat it. And during our time we have a paradox: we live in a civilized world, but still so many people do not eat enough and starve to death...

  • About the feast of the triumphal entry of Jesus to Jerusalem and about the happiness and sadness of this day

    They thought that the King of the Earth had come, but He was the King of the Earth and the Heavens. They thought about their material wealth, they did not think about their souls. They thought that the king would come, who would save them from Roman press and they would be free...

  • About the faith of Centurion and about love to neighbors - it will save Ukraine

    People have started to come to the Temples more often, but the grace is not as strong as it should be. There is only the ritualism. People stand there only because they must do it. I can’t see in their eyes the pleasure...

  • About the evil tenants and good fruit

    They seized of the heir and killed in order not to give the vineyard back. They wanted to have the power over the vineyard, used knowledge to keep that power and did not share it...