Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

УКРАЇНСЬКA КАТОЛИЦЬКA ЦЕРКВА ПРЕОБРАЖЕННЯ ГОСПОДНЬОГО


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From our Camino: a monk-pilgrim’s prayer | Із нашого Каміно: молитва монаха-паломника

Though I had crossed all the ways,
crossed mountains and valleys
from East up to West,
If I have not discovered the freedom of being myself
I have gotten to nowhere.

Though I had shared all my goods
with people of another language and culture,
made friendship with pilgrims of thousand paths
or shared lodging with saints and princes
If I am not able to forgive my neighbor tomorrow
I have gotten to nowhere.

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Хрестопоклонна неділя | Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross

HolyCrossToday marks the mid-point of Great Lent and we venerate the Holy Cross. The Cross is a reminder of the immensity of God’s love demonstrated in the person of
Jesus Christ who accepted death on the Cross, but through God’s love was raised on the third day.

Ця неділя, хрестопоклонна знаменує собою середину Великої Чотиридесятниці (Посту). І в цю неділю наша увага звернена на превелику Божу любов котра виявилася в особі Ісуса Христа котрий віддав своє життя за Божу правду та водночас любов Отця воскрес Його на третій день!

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Christ is baptized in the River Jordan! |ХРИСТОС ХРЕСТИВСЯ В РІЦІ ЙОРДАНІ!

JesusBaptismFor many, the high point of the celebration of the Feast of Theophany is, of course, the Great Blessing of the Waters. This ritual has ancient roots clearly tied to Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan, but reminding us above all that the Incarnation is about the sanctification of all matter: everything is made pure in Christ!

On this feast day, we are reminded that Christ restores all creation to that which it was meant to be in God’s act of creation. “The Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters” (Gen. 1:2), created everything, and it was “very good” (Gen. 1:31)!

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