Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 417

April 17, 2023
Capuchin Communications

April 17, 2023

Easter. Passover. Terrorists fired Zaporizhzhia and Zaporizhzhia region with rockets. And the Orthodox church became a target… (photo)
On this Easter night as a result of rocket fire, 4 people were killed among civilians, including siblings of minors.
God, grant us a just peace!

Tomorrow, April 18, 2023, Brother Leonid Michalec of Krasyliv will celebrate his 25th anniversary of ordination to the presbyterate. We give thanks to God for our brother Lonya.

The Word… Here’s a perspective on the next 50 days. Jesus answered Nicodemus: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised that I said to you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it wills, and the noise of it you hear, but you do not know where it comes from and where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Come, Holy Spirit!

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

Passover. One Eucharist in the upper church, another Eucharist in the lower church. ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕС! (photo)

God’s mercy on the graves of our dear departed. The grave of one of the heroes who gave their lives for Ukraine and are still alive, hoping for eternal life. Герої не вмирають! (photo)
Divine Mercy Shrine. The Eucharist was presided over and the Word was delivered by Bishop Leon Dubrawski. (photo)
Our parish and monastery was represented by the pastor and guardian Br. Joseph Chromy. He served 3 hours in the confessional for mercy.

Kyiv (Pechersk Lavra):
The first Easter Liturgy in 300 years was celebrated in Ukrainian. (photo)

Paschal joke, not a joke? (photo)

News from the brothers:

Uzhgorod (Br. Roman Pop):
Paschal night in Uzhgorod… (photo)

Krasyliv (Br. Maciej Styburski):
We thank God for His Mercy and traditionally go to the cemeteries to announce Christ’s victory over death!
Christ is risen! Alleluia!
Greetings to all! (photo)

Kamianske (Br. Volodymyr Procko):
Pasha’s nephew after his return from captivity. He is immediately in the hospital in Dnipro.

Lviv (Br. Zbigniew Sawczuk):
Adoration of the risen and merciful Jesus in Lviv Cathedral. (photo)