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Do not Like the Sin - 11/15/15

How can one person see its sins and other person with similar sins can say I'm just a normal person, nothing is wrong with me? What happens when we are overloaded with "regular" sins, or the sins that every body else does. Find answers in this refrection.

The Widow from the City of Nain - 10/23/15

In order to reestablish the moral principals of the entire creation and to bring it to its original beauty, a supreme sacrifice was indispensable. However, to accomplish that sacrifice no human being was capable to bring it to completion; therefore, God in His love and compassion toward us was willing to become incarnated for that purpose.

Thus, the Gospel reading which is appointed for this Sunday bears the mark of that act, the act of mercy and compassion, for in the Gospel we read, “…And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow…When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep’. Then He came and touched the open bier, and those that carried him stood still. And He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, arise’.” (Lk. 7:11-16)

Свято Покрова Пресвятої Богородиці - 10/13/15

Поміж Богородичними cвятами нашого церковного року на особливу увагу заслуговує свято Покрова Пресвятої Богородиці. Культ Божої Матері, як Покровительки нашого народу, тягнеться золотою ниткою від княжих часів аж по сьогодні. Секрет того постійного, улюбленого й ревного культу Богоматері як Покровительки, лежить, мабуть, в тому, що тут ідеться не про земне, людське, але небесне й могутнє заступництво. А такого заступництва й опіки хоче кожна людина, родина й народ. Тому свято Покрова завжди було і є для нашого українського народу днем великого вияву любові і вдячності для Пресвятої Богородиці та днем радісної прослави і звеличення її покрова й заступництва.

Protection of the Mother of God - 10/13/15

Early one morning, two sisters were getting ready for school, as one sister walked out of her room with one pillow on her back and one pillow on her chest. Her sister asked, “why do you have pillows on you?” “Well,” she said, “the pillow on my chest is to protect from all the boys that will break my heart. And the pillow on my back is to protect me from all the friends that will stab me in the back."

Weekly reflections by Rev. Fr. Anthony Perkins, pastor of St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, RI. Click here>
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