ugcc.org.ua - On March 24, in the parish of St. Peter and Paul of the city of Leandro N. Alem, Misiones, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Head of the UGCC, in the frames of his pastoral visit to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic eparchy in Argentina, served the Divine Liturgy.

 Together with the Head of the UGCC the Liturgy celebrated: Bishop Danyjil (Kozlinsky), eparch of the eparchy of the Veil of Our Lady, fr. Roman Zamikhovsky, eparch of this eparchy, fr. Hector Zimmer, fr. Taras Havryshko and fr. Nestor Harapchuk.

At the Liturgy were also present sisters Basilians, mayor of the city of Leandro N. Alem Diego Horacio Sartori and numerous faithful of this parish.

During his homily his Beatitude Sviatoslav said that today, on the eve of  the Annunciation of Our Lord, with her "yes", Mary opens the door of the heaven. “Today we too can partake in this sacrament because it's about us, about our salvation. This salvation, this eternal God's providence, which is being revealed to the world, speaks about ourselves. For each of us, both in Ukraine and in Argentina, is a part of this God's providence," noted the preacher.

“It's a big joy for me to be able to return again to this beautiful parish, meet each of you,  share with you some peculiarities of the growth of the parochial life," stressed  his Beatitude Sviatoslav. "I would like to be a bridge between various eparchies of our Church in the world!  I want you to know that Church-mother cares about you, prays for you and asks you, too, for a prayer at this uneasy time of war  in Ukraine. May the Mother of God always be  your heavenly patroness!" added the hierarch at the end.

After the Divine Liturgy in the parochial saloon took place the holiday dinner on the occasion of the pastoral visit of the Head and Father of the UGCC to the city of Leandro N. Alem.

Press-service  of the Eparchy of the Veil of Our Lady


Teachings of Christ

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

BROTHER: What is purity of soul?

OLD MAN: Remoteness from anger and from the error of the remembrance of evil things, and being weaned from the bitter nature, and reconciliation with our enemies, and peace which is beyond troubling, and simplicity of love which is above this world; with these things is the inner man cleansed, and he puts on Christ and is redeemed.


E. A. Wallis Budge, "The Paradise of the Holy Fathers"