Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 408

April 8, 2023
Capuchin Communications

April 8, 2023

Night and morning calm only in central and western Ukraine. Alarms in central Ukraine, in Vinnytsia and Kyiv.

The Word… An ancient homily for Holy and Holy Saturday:

“What happened? A great silence shrouded the earth; a great silence and emptiness upon it. Great silence because the King fell asleep. The earth became overcast and silent, because God fell asleep in human flesh, and raised up those who had been asleep for centuries. God died in the flesh, and moved the Abyss. … For you I, your God, became your son. For you I, the Lord, took the form of a servant. For you I, who am above the heavens, came to earth and descended into its depths. For you, man, I became as a man powerless, but free among the dead. For you, who forsook the garden of Eden, I was delivered to the Jews in the garden of Olives and crucified in the garden.”

For you… God is love !

We live in a war, we do not live by war.

May the Venerable Servant of God Fr. Seraphim Kashuba, the one from Lviv and Vinnytsia, ask God for a just peace for Ukraine and our hearts. (photo)

Avdiivka (Donetsk Region):
This is a manifestation of human sin and Russian terrorism. (photo)

Hostomel Airport:
At the beginning of the war the terrorists destroyed a Ukrainian joy, the world’s largest Antonov transport plane “Мрія” (Dream). The factory announced the construction of a new similar aircraft. (photo)

Traditionally a Lenten meal of the Capuchin community. We read the Passion of Christ on our knees, eating bread with salt. (photo)
Adoration of the Holy Cross and the Lord’s Tomb. (photo)

Br. Vadym Shtogrin celebrates his name day tomorrow. Brother, we wish you Pascha, transition from death to life. The experience of the empty tomb. Best wishes.

News from the brothers:

Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
Adoration of the Lord Jesus abandoned in prison.

Kamianske (Br. Volodya Procko):
Adoration of the cross. (photo)

Krasyliv (Br. Maciej Styburski):
Holy Thursday. Washing of feet. (photo)

Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
Stations of the Cross in Lviv at the Capuchins’. (photo)
Good Friday service. (photo)

Jesus died and was laid in the tomb. With hope we wait…