Archbishop Alexander (Nehodenko) Archpriest Maksym (Bykov) Archpriest Vitalian (Drobotun)

  • To be or not to be happy

    God gave each of us free choice, gave us complete freedom in our deeds. And it depends on each person how we will use this freedom of choice in our life, in relation to ourselves or others, what we will do with it, we will do good (to go the way of life) or to do something annoying, evil (go the way of death). So with our own free will we can be happy or suffer permanently, be dejected, loosing heart more and more, plunging into the darkness deeper and deeper, that will devour the soul, making us even more miserable.

  • The Orthodox Feast “The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple”

    The Orthodox Feast «The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple»

    The Feast "Presentation of the Lord at the Temple" in the time of Emperor Justinian spread from Jerusalem to the whole East. Celebrated it on the forty day after the Birth of Jesus. The name of the feast came from the fact of meeting of God’s Son, Holy Virgin with religious Simeon. In the spiritual sense, this meeting is a symbol of the meeting of the Old and New Testaments...

  • The Orthodox Feast “The Nativity of the Holy Lady”

    The Orthodox Feast «The Nativity of the Holy Lady»

    The feast of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady is one of twelve main Christian feasts, which was set up in honor of the birth of the Most Holy Lady – the Mother of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament it is written very poor about the earthly life of the Holy Lady and there are no facts about her Birth and Her parents. About this event, in honor of which the feast was set up, we found out from the apocryphal Gospel of James (the second century)...

  • The Orthodox Feast “The Dormition of the Holy Lady”

    The Orthodox Feast The Dormition of the Holy Lady

    The Day of the Dormition of the Holy Lady is one of twelve main Christian feasts, which was set up in honor of the event, when God's Mother finished her Earth life and her body and soul was taken by Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Heavens...

  • The Orthodox Feast “The Annunciation to Our Lady”

    The Orthodox Feast The Annunciation to Our Lady

    The Christian feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated April 7 (March 25 in old calendar), is one of the twelve Great Feasts of the church year. It was set up in the honor of the announcement by the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, who would become the salvation for the lost humanity...

  • The Humbleness and Love

    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…

  • The greeting of Archbishop Alexandr with the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

    Archbishop Alexander (Nehodenko)

    Glory to Jesus Christ!

    Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, I congratulate you sincerely with the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord!

    An event that happened on Mount Tabor is the absolute confirmation of Jesus’ Christ words that He is God’s Son.

    The Lord took the human image to lead people to salvation!...

  • The Easter Epistle of Archbishop Alexander

    Archbishop Alexander (Nehodenko)

    Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

    Dear brothers and sisters, I congratulate you with the feast of the Holy Easter!

    In this holy day every Christian soul feels with great happiness the celebration of victory of the light over the darkness. The God’s Son in the image of the man comes on the Earth and brings the saving spiritual knowledge to the people. The knowledge which gives people the ability to go on the new level of the spiritual growth. The God’s Love and Grace – these are things, which Jesus Christ preaches to his disciplines.

  • The Easter Epistle of Archbishop Alexander

    Archbishop Alexander (Nehodenko)

    Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

    I congratulate you with the light and great holiday of the Holy Easter, dear brothers and sisters!

    “In my Father's house are many rooms.” (John XIV:2) – said Jesus to His disciplines to consolidate that people, who follow the road of life, the road of Jesus Christ will come to the Kingdom of Living God for certain. Because this is the area of God’s Love, wisdom and creation, where every soul is the part of the great God’s power…

  • The Easter Epistle of Archbishop Alexander

    Archbishop Alexander (Nehodenko)

    Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

    The greatest feast of the Easter gives every Christian, every good soul the mystical act of spiritual communication with God.

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life…”

    God’s Son brought from the Divine height Love and Forgiveness – these are the greatest gifts from God.

  • The Easter Epistle of Archbishop Alexander

    Archbishop Alexander (Nehodenko)

    Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

    Dear brothers and sisters, receive my sincere congratulations of the Holy Easter!

    In this bright day I want to wish every Christian soul and all God’s children Love, Wisdom, Strength and Desire to create good and peace in this world.

    Let’s try to multiply that light of love and peace, which God’s Son Jesus Christ brought to us...

  • Orthodox Feast «Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross»

    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...

  • Orthodox feast «Transfiguration of the Lord»

    Orthodox feast «Transfiguration of the Lord»The day of the Transfiguration of the Lord is one of twelve main Orthodox feasts. It was established in honor of incomprehensible Transfiguration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His appearance in the Divine greatness and glory on the Mount Thabor in front of His followers and future Apostles Peter, Jacob and John. This unusual event is described by three Evangelists at once - Matthew, Mark and Luke....

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

    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 understand and to keep God’s Сommandments?

    How to understand and to keep God’s Сommandments

    The soul comes in this world and gets the greatest gift from God – it is life. The Lord gave Ten Commandments to humanity for its salvation; in these Commandments the rules of life are described. The Lord gave the choice to people – to keep God’s Commandments or to ignore them. It is sometimes very difficult to make this choice. Why?

  • How to sow a good grain in your heart?

    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 pray for peace in Ukraine?

    How to pray for peace in Ukraine

    Today a lot of people ask question: “How to pray in the time of the terrible war aggression, which is happening in Ukraine right now? How long this darkness will last in our country? How long people will suffer in it?”

  • How should we move towards God’s blessing?

    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 we protect ourselves and our children from the hard diseases?

    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.

  • Confession as the tool for happiness

    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...