Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 274
November 25, 2022
The Word… Once again we return to the source of our faith. The Word! Listen!
Faith is born from preaching. Nothing new, but whenever you take the Bible in your hand or listen to the Word, always and now also new and renewing is the Holy Spirit.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
The Word that does not pass away, that God is love. The second that does not pass away is, God does not want the death of the sinner, but that you repent and live. This means that God loves you as you are. Thank God.
We live in war, we do not live by war!
More damage from yesterday’s missile attacks on Kyiv and the Kyiv Region. (photo) God, grant us peace!
At the “youth academy” preparations for St. Nicholas and Christmas. (photo)
Light in the darkness. One of our parishioners reads and listens to the Word of God without light. God is the Light. God, give us peace!!!
News from the brothers:
At night electricity was turned back on for the monastery, while in the church there is still no light. We celebrated the morning Eucharist by candlelight. (photo)
Our parishioner Sergey arrived home for a short time. (photo)
There is no electricity—but there is faith.
Peace. With Lonya we went to the upper part of the city and thanks to this we managed to catch communication. We’ve been sitting for 24 hours without light, water and phone. Faith is 💪
The hardships of war are increasing. Often without light, without hot water, and sometimes without water at all. Faith is. Hospitality is (2 priests and a frontline soldier – in transit) We are all together when Wadym arrives. The people are much harder than we are. Yesterday I saw standing streetcars and trolleybuses. Hundreds of people on foot going home across the Central Bridge. At stops in the city center, 100-300 meter long queues for transportation.
Tonight, after 1.5 days with nothing, they finally turned on our electricity. I don’t know for how long. (photo)
There was no light at our place either… Yesterday from 2 PM to 12 AM. (photo)
Pax! Yesterday Mrs. Magdalena from Kirche in Not visited us together with her associate Rev. Andrzej from Wrocław, Poland. Deo gratias for the help we receive from this organization and for our Benefactor. (photo)
Married couple Vasily and Maria, expecting a baby (9th month), were at an hour-long Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament yesterday. Today (10-11 AM) Maria is scheduled for a C-section. They ask for prayers. (photo)
May God guard us, bless us and grant us peace!