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Виноградарі - 09/12/19

Господар посилає слуг своїх за винагородою коли прийшов час збирати податок. На що отримав у відповідь побиття своїх слуг, а декого з них було вбито. Тоді Господар цей посилає інших, та з ними вчинили так само навіть гірше. На кінець вирішив послати Сина свого, думаючи що його вони посоромляться. Люди ці думали інакше кажучи, що «це спадкоємець, вб’ємо його і заволодіємо спадщиною» що і зробили.


Nativity of the Holy Birth Giver of God - 09/12/19

“O Most Holy Birth Giver of God Save Us!” With such powerful words The Holy Orthodox Church concludes almost all of its divine services, making its final appeal to the One, who is the first among the Heavenly choirs of the saints who intercede God on behalf of the human race.

Today, on this eighth day of the Liturgical year as we celebrate her blessed Nativity, let’s pause and contemplate upon the role and the image of the Most Holy Birth Giver of God and Ever-Virgin Mary.


Reflection on Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos - 08/22/19

Why the Holy Church gives such unprecedented attention to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary? But it is not only Dormition church always glorifying her in a way as no other righteous person or saint. Without any doubt it is because she is Mother of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. This is why throughout the life of the Theotokos we are witnessing constant heavenly presence; her earthly life was directed to heavenly life. As a child she went to the temple, heaven on earth, she also was visited by Angel. Her knowledge of God and His Kingdom made it possible for her to accept words of an Angel and act according to God’s will. And as she was carrying in her womb Son of God she herself became part of Heaven and Heavenly Kingdom. And from that time on all her thoughts and all her existence was surrounded only by Heavenly presence. She knew her Son only as she could, and no one else. It was given to her to be Living Altar of the Son of God.


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