Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude Sviatoslav
to the clergy, religious and all the faithful
of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church
“The Vibrant Parish – a place to encounter the living Christ”
Dearly Beloved in Christ!
Our Lord Jesus Christ before his ascension into heaven instructed his disciples, saying: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Mat 28:18-29). This commission of Christ to proclaim the Good News was given not only to the first disciples, the apostles, it is directed to the Church in all times, even to the end of the ages. The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, in fulfilling this commission of our Divine Savior, speaking through the Bishops of its Holy Synod five years ago, defined “Holiness of a united people of God” as the goal of her ministry. Holiness is God’s gift, and the vocation of every Christian. “For this is the will of God, your sanctification,” St. Paul reminds us in the letter to the Thessalonians (1 Th 4:2)...
Homily оf His Beatitude Sviatoslav, at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland