I am asking all faithful to call on grace of Holy Spirit for our Synod, Head of UGCC
Sunday, 02 September 2018
On September 2 – 12, 2018 in Lviv – Briukhovychi an annual Synod of Bishops of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church starts its work. The main theme is “The Word of God and catechization”. Bishops will analyze how teaching of the Holy Gospel is spread and proclaimed in our Church, and to which extent our believers derive from the Word of God for their daily life.
“This is something what is related to the topic of catechetical ministering, – teaching of main principles of our faith. To what extent our faithful know God, who they believe in, how well they can pray and how much they are aware of basis of morality and spirituality in Christian life and adhere to it”, told Father and Head of UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav in the interview for UGCC Department for Information.
Head of Church explained that issue of a Synod, which takes place in our Church once in a year corresponds with an idea and sense of a story about disciples and resurrected Jesus Christ walking to Emmaus. “All our bishops worldwide will meet for a synodal session, as His Beatitude Lubomyr used to say. Ten days we are going to walk a common way of listening to the Word of God, discerning His holy will in our life and developing our Church in Ukraine as well as on settlements”, said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
Additionally, he mentioned that “Synod gets a shape of not just a meeting only when a resurrected Christ visits us”. Hence, Head of UGCC asked all faithful of our Church in Ukraine to pray for it. Particularly, asked to pray to the Holy Spirit, so this meeting of our bishops would truly undergo a deep grace of a synodal act.
“This Synod will make a huge impact on a life of every Ukrainian Greek catholic believer, no matter where they live. Hence, I am asking every faithful of our Church to participate in a synodal act, which takes place from 2 till 12 of September, with the help of your prayer”, urged Head of UGCC.
“We will be trying to inform you about a progress of our Synod. I would like to ask you not just to be interested in it, but also pray to the Holy Spirit for our bishops, our Synod and our Church, so we can truly accomplish God’s will in these modern realia in Ukraine and live according to His commandments”, pointed out His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
UGCC Department for Information