risu.org.ua - On October 18, 2016, during its regular session the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church elected and appointed new bishops for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate.

In particular, viceroy of the Pokrov-Goloseevsky Monastery, Archimandrite Isaac (Andronik), and abbot of the Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery on the “Tserkovschina” tract, Archimandrite Tikhon (Sofichuk) were appointed as vicars of the Kiev Metropolia. The Holy Synod of the UOC also appointed the viceroy of the Dormition Monastery, Archimandrite Benjamin (Mizhinsky), as vicar of the Chernovitsko-Bukovinskoy diocese.

The Synod also granted Metropolitan Nifont of Volyn and Lutsk his retirement. Bishop Nathaniel of Kamin-Kashyrskyi was appointed to as ruling bishop of the Volyn Diocese.


Teachings of Christ

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." (John 3:16-18 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin." (Proverbs 10:10 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Prayer is grace. God gives it when there exists zeal and humility…. Let Christ not be missing from your heart.