BRASILIA – (RISU.ORG.UA) - Bishop Volodymyr (Kovbych), Eparch of Kurytyba Eparchy, Bishop Efrem (Kryvyj), Bishop-emeritus, and Bishop Myron (Mazur) and Daniel (Kozlynskyj), auxiliary bishops of Kuritiba Eparchy, take part in the 48th General Assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Brazil, reports Radio Vaticana.

This event will be held from May 4 to 13, 2010, in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia. Hierarchies will discuss the topic “Disciples and Servants of the Divine Word: A Mission of the Church in the World.” The assembly coincides with the National Eucharist Congress, which will take place from May 13 to 16, also in the Brazilian capital.

Among the almost 270 church administrative units of Brazil operates the Eparchy of St. John the Baptist for Ukrainian Greek Catholics, and accordingly among the over 400 Brazilian bishops there are 4 UGCC bishops.

Teachings of Christ

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)

Holy Angels

O Supreme Leaders of the heavenly armies, * we, who are unworthy, ever beseech you, * that through your prayers you may surround us * with the shelter of the wings of your immaterial glory, * watching over us who fervently fall down and cry out: * “Deliver us from perils, * for you are the commanders of the Powers on high!” (Troparion - Tone 4)

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

O Supreme Leaders of the armies of God * and ministers of the Divine Glory, * princes of angels and guides of men, * ask for us what is expedient for us and for great mercy, * for you are the leaders of the Bodiless Hosts. (Kontakion - Tone 2)

Random Proverb

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

"God is a fire that warms and kindles the heart and inward parts. Hence, if we feel in our hearts the cold which comes from the evil - for the devil is cold - let us call on the Lord. He will come to warm our hearts with perfect love, not only for Him but also for our neighbor, and the cold of him who hates the good will flee before the heat of His countenance."

St. Seraphim of Sarov