Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 348
February 7, 2023
Night and morning were calm considering the circumstaces of our war normal. Nikopol region was shelled by missiles.
Let’s pray for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey…
Last night was calm. Thank God for the calm.
The Word… “God said:… Thus created God…”
We modern people find it hard to believe that the Word has power, has authority and is effective.
And further… “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.”
Ps 8: “What is man, that you remember him, what is the son of man, that you care for him?”
Man, that’s me and you…
God is love!
Creation of the World by Clara Studio:
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
Kharkiv (Ms. Tania P.):
“Anton’s mother—Olena Pushkar—worked for many years in the magazine “The World Between Us” and was a poet. The mother was able to pass on her faith to her son. From the first days of the invasion, Anton went to Kharkiv Teroborona to defend his hometown of Slobozhanshchyna, as he already had experience in an anti-terrorist operation. He loved Christ, he loved Ukraine, he loved life, he loved people, he loved animals (he was a veterinarian by profession).
He always united everyone around him, and at his funeral Anton brought together two Christian communities: Greek Catholics and Roman Catholics, a community of his civilian friends, neighbors and fellow soldiers. He followed Christ to the end: he gave his life for his friends. He last contacted us on January 25 and wrote: “With God we will prevail!”
He died near Bachmut” (photo)
News from the brothers:
Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
Humanitarian aid goes to the military. (photo)
Krasyliv (Br. Maciej Styburski):
Children from Slobidka-Krasylivs’ka, together with their teachers and Sr. Alexandra, showed a nativity play in Kam’yanets’-Podil’s’kyi—in the Cathedral and the Church of the Christ Fathers. Parishioners gave them a standing ovation 2 times. (photo)
Diploma: Thanksgiving, for our parishioner Ms. Wanda, who together with her neighbors cooks and bakes various dishes for the military at the front. (photo)
Lviv (Br. Sergey Voronyuk):
A biblical retreat for young adults (ФБР) was held in Lviv-Briukhovychi February 3-5. This is the third retreat in the FAITH series, led by Brothers Sergiy Voronyuk and Sergiy Gubisky together with Mrs. Viktoria Kondratiuk. The retreat brought together youth from Lviv and Vinnytsia. Deo gratias! (photo)