Мark, VIII:34-IX:1

To save his life

  • 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 cross of Jesus Christ, about the cross of ordinary person and about the opportunity to gain through lost

    We have heard in the Gospel: “For whoever would save his life[d] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.” And every time I hear this I think about a little seed. It ruins. When it is planted into the ground it starts to ruin. But a little sprout comes out of that seed and it is very little in comparison with that seed. It grows and gives the life to a new, big and beautiful plan...