Gospel

  • The line of division – where is it

    A lot of people ask: “What is happening in Ukraine now? What should we think about this?” But do people understand that Ukraine is situated on the line of division of the world? The huge fight happens on the Ukrainian land between past and present, between life and death, between good and evil...

  • The Humbleness and Love

    The human soul is like the scales: from one side is Divine part, from the other – human imperfection. If we exalt human imperfection in our soul, than according to the God’s justice, everything will be naturally balanced and the Divine part will fall down…

  • 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.

  • How to sow a good grain in your heart?The human’s soul is a specific soil, which is sowed with informational grain. And when a man takes some information close to his heart it grows with thoughts and later with feelings...

  • How to be accepted and loved by God? How to get God’s help in difficult moments of life

    “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” It mean that Jesus Christ has so much power from God that He can solve every problem, every question; He can understand every offence, He can give us a rest. He can give a decision in every difficult situation of our life, when we become confused...

  • How should we move towards God’s blessing?

    A person who believes in God always comes to a priest to get the blessing when he/she needs help in solving difficult problems, which happen in life. But not always help arrives. Why?

  • 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?...

  • How can we protect ourselves and our children from the hard diseases?

    Jesus Christ says that a man gets ill because of his sins or his parents’ sins. It looks very easy – just live religious life and your kids and you will be healthy. It is a pity, but in our life everything happens in a very different way. Because we all are weak and poor, even those who visit the church.

  • Holy Fire

    Annually on the first Sunday after the Easter in all the orthodox churches is read the Gospel of John, in which we see how the resurrected Christ appeared to his disciples. Apostle Thomas was absent at that time, that is why he did not believe in the resurrection of Christ: "Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe!" He disbelieved, although he saw many wonders in the time of Jesus' life: how Jesus turned water into wine, fed the 5 thousand people, walked on water, numerous healings of people according to their faith.

  • Confession as the tool for happiness

    The happiness is such a short word, but it absorbs all human needs, dreams and desires. People make huge mistakes when they try to chase it and later people pay for it with the great sufferings. And the hardest sufferings are spiritual sufferings, because there is no handmade medicine for it...

  • About wisdom of forgiveness of enemies and about wisdom in difficult moments of life

    Great Lent begins, and there are difficult moments. It is necessary to prepare for the feast, it is necessary to be able to forgive. But you should forgive wisely. In what way? It should not be in the way that you forgive a person, and he/she betrays you immediately… Therefore, it is necessary to be wise. If you have not enough wisdom, you can ask God for help: "God, give me Your wisdom, give me Your wise love..."

  • 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...

  • 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 wedding guests and about the Christian society

    True Christianity is one thing and the other thing is formal Christianity. You can screen yourself behind such words as “Christian”, “Christian world”, “Christian country”, “We are with God’”, etc. But if you do not make steps in the way to change the society on the Earth, to change it for better and lighter future, you will not hide in that words…

  • About the unforgiving debtor, about Russian aggression and about inevitability of retribution

    Now when we look at the situation in Ukraine we see that Russia shakes us and says: “Ukraine! Give back everything, what you have, because I think that you own me maybe since USSR.”…

  • 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 Sower and about the results of earth life

    It is important to remember that God gives gifts to a man, that this man could multiply those gifts. God doesn’t want to take them back. He wants the field full of wheat on that place where He sowed…

  • 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...