BRASILIA – (RISU.ORG.UA) - Bishop Volodymyr (Kovbych), Eparch of Kurytyba Eparchy, Bishop Efrem (Kryvyj), Bishop-emeritus, and Bishop Myron (Mazur) and Daniel (Kozlynskyj), auxiliary bishops of Kuritiba Eparchy, take part in the 48th General Assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Brazil, reports Radio Vaticana.

This event will be held from May 4 to 13, 2010, in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia. Hierarchies will discuss the topic “Disciples and Servants of the Divine Word: A Mission of the Church in the World.” The assembly coincides with the National Eucharist Congress, which will take place from May 13 to 16, also in the Brazilian capital.

Among the almost 270 church administrative units of Brazil operates the Eparchy of St. John the Baptist for Ukrainian Greek Catholics, and accordingly among the over 400 Brazilian bishops there are 4 UGCC bishops.

Teachings of Christ

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35 ESV)


At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (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.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge sing praise to You: * “You have come, and You have appeared , O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Christ is Born!

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, * has dawned upon the world the light of knowledge. * for through it, those who served the stars * were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness * and to know You, the Dawn from on high. * Glory to You, O Lord! (Troparion, Tone 4)

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

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, * and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One. * Angels and shepherds sing His glory; * Wise Men journey with a star * for there is born for us an infant Child, the God Who is before all ages. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Go and have pity on all, for through pity, one finds freedom of speech before God. 

Abba Pambo