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Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk

The Head of the UGCC to Sisters Basilians:

“At the time when modern world and culture are looking for power, the sisters took the vow of obedience for life”

“The Gospel for the 12th Sunday tells us about debts which people owe each other. We heard that a king had a servant who owed him ten thousand bags of gold. It’s a fantastic amount, tons of gold. There is no such money in the whole golden currency reserve of Ukraine. In the ancient world, when this Gospel was written, no one in the whole Roman empire possessed such money. Ten thousand bags of gold could not have been gathered in the whole Judea and Galilee as a tax to the Roman emperor for the whole year. Isn’t it strange how one person could have spent such money? On the other hand, how could one return it? Therefore, even when the king told him to sell everything (his wife, his whole property), he wouldn’t get the money he needed. Then this servant began to ask the master: ‘Be patient with me and I will pay back everything.’ That master canceled the debt.”

This was said by the Father and Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav in his homily during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Sts. Cyril and Methodius nunnery for the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great in Lviv. During the Divine Liturgy two nuns made their profession of perpetual vows. Continue reading