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Calendar of Ukrainian Saints.
This calendar also includes those Feasts and Saints that are particularly honoured by Ukrainians together with a listing of holy persons who have yet to be glorified, but who may be commemorated by means of requiem services. Months according to the Julian Calendar January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
The Radiant Beauty of the Saints See full alphabetical listing
One of the most important ways to imitate the Saints – and among them St. Volodymyr – is that of turning away from the vain pursuits of a fallen world, towards the kindness, mercy and truth of the eternal Kingdom of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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I have been reading a number of articles on orthodoxy from websites such as your own.
And some of what I read testifies to my heart but other things I just can't make peace with before God.
I read an explanation icons as word pictures dating back to a time when of illiteracy. I found this a helpful way to understand the practice to a point. It just seems that the concept of prayer before them and kissing them etc is akin to that concept on steroids.
I also have read of the stated orthodox disagreement with Rome on the status given Mary, which I tend to agree with you on, yet in reading orthodox writings on her I find little practical difference. I find no desire or reason to want to pray to Mary or any other person. I find the comparison of asking departed belivers to pray for me to that of asking earthly believers to pray with or for me silly. I also find it similar to the glorification that some preacher/pastor types recieve from believer who look to them as the inspiration of their faith instead of Christ. See answer
I wanted to ask what is the traditional use of the "poya" (poyas?)-how did laymen use them in the Russian/Ukrainian Churches? Also, I thought I heard it said once that also monastics and bishops used/use them-is this true and how/where were they worn?-did they replace the monastic belt that I have seen Orthodox monastics wear? See answer
The Glorious Beauty of the Liturgical Calendar
See full listing
Антипасха. Неділя Апостола
«О блаженний сумнів Томи, який привів серця вірних до пізнання …»
Antipascha. St. Thomas' Sunday.
"O excellent unbelief of Thomas, which led the heart of the faithful to knowledge…"
Світле Христове Воскресення. Пасха Господня. Великдень.
Знову велике коло церковного
календаря привело нас до святкування
Господнього Воскресення. Що саме ми
сьогодні святкуємо? Історичну подію?
Так! Християни впродовж всіх віків
жили та помирали з переконанням, що
Ісус з Назарету дійсно жив, дійсно
помер і справді воскрес із мертвих і
вознісся до Правиці Отця Небесного.
The Lord's Pascha. The Radiant Resurrection of Christ. Once again the great wheel of the Church calendar has brought us to the celebration of the Lord's resurrection. What is it that we are celebrating today? A historical event? Yes. Christians throughout the ages have lived and died with the conviction that Jesus of Nazareth truly lived, truly died and truly rose from the dead and ascended to the Right Hand of the Father.
Pâques du Seigneur. La Résurrection Radiante du Christ Une fois de plus la grande roue du calendrier de l'Église nous a apporté à la célébration de la Résurrection du Seigneur. Qu'est-ce que nous célébrons aujourd'hui? Un événement historique? Oui. Chrétiens à travers les âges ont vécu et sont morts avec la conviction que Jésus de Nazareth a vécu vraiment, Il est vraiment mort et vraiment ressuscité d'entre les morts et est monté à la main droite du Père.
Icons of the Mother of God See full listing
Vladimir (Kyiv-Vyshhorod) Icon of the Mother of God
Feast Day : June 3
The Righteous of Other Folds
We are introducing to our site, a companion to THE RADIANT BEAUTY OF THE SAINTS. In that rubric, we have pondered, with gratitude and praise, the lives of holy men, women and children, glorified by God, who, during their earthly sojourn, were communicants of the Orthodox Church – which we, Orthodox, of course, see as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. In this rubric, THE RIGHTEOUS OF OTHER FOLDS, we shall ponder, again with gratitude and praise, the lives of people who, during their earthly sojourn, were participants in what may be called "other folds", in keeping with our Lord's words: "And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd" (John 10:16). We shall do so from the point of view of those who love and are nurtured by that marvelous Garden of the Lord's called the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
For our first offerings please see:
Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, Layman and Martyr
Fr. Damien of Molokai
Master Jan Hus, Priest and Martyr