04.08.2009, [12:34] // UGCC // risu.org.ua

Kiev - On July 29, 2009, workers of the Patriarchal curia met at the office of Patriarch Curia of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC). During the meeting, Patriarch Lubomyr, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, introduced the new head of the Patriarchal Administration, Bishop Bohdan (Dziurakh), who is also the Secretary of Synod of Bishops of the UGCC. Speaking to the workers of the Patriarchal Administration, Patriarch Lubomyr said that, "the work of the curia is the work on the highest levels for the church, state, and internationally. Therefore, the workers of the curia must create a charismatic community that fulfills the tasks put forth by the Church.”

Afterwards, Bishop Bohdan thanked the patriarch for his trust, explaining that he will draw upon his experience working with the curia when he was the auxiliary bishop for the Kyivan Archeparchy. "However,” commented the bishop, “I still have a lot to learn, so that we can more effectively work together.” There was an open discussion after his speech where workers could voice their opinion on how to improve work efficiency.

Towards the end of the meeting, an announcement was made about the All Ukrainian Pilgrimage of military personnel to Zarvanytsya, which is scheduled to take place from the 19-20 of September, and about the pilgrimage of the workers of the penitentiary system of Ukraine to Univ, which will take place on September 26-27.


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“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 ESV)

Seventh Ecumenical Council

O Christ our God, You are most glorious, * for You established our Fathers as lights upon the earth * and through them led us to the true faith. * O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You! (Troparion, Tone 8)

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

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Random Proverb

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

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Wrath is a reminder of hidden hatred, that is to say, remembrance of wrongs. Wrath is a desire for the injury of the one who has provoked you. Irascibility is the untimely blazing up of the heart. Bitterness is a movement of displeasure seated in the soul. Anger is an easily changeable movement of one’s disposition and disfiguration of soul.

St. John Climacus, “The Ladder of Divine Ascent"