Why do innocent people suffer? And what is generic sin?

Why do innocent people suffer? And what is generic sin?

When a tragedy happens in our lives, one of the first questions to come to our mind is ‘what is it for?’. It happens that, while analyzing our life, we don’t understand why it so happened — sometimes that results from our blindness, but sometimes there are other reasons for that, of which we know nothing. That is called innocent sufferings. Where do they come from? Where is the limit?

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FROM THE WAY OF HEALING: DIARY RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FR. VASYL POTOCHNIAK

FROM THE WAY OF HEALING:  DIARY RECOMMENDATIONS  FROM FR. VASYL POTOCHNIAK

In Lviv, the diary of the now late priest of the UGCC, Fr. VASYL POTOCHNIAK, about his spiritual struggle with an incurable oncological illness, has been published. In his records, the priest shares his reflections and gives advice to those afflicted by similar grief.

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WHY SHOULDN’T ONE MISS CONFESSION BEFORE CHRISTMAS?

WHY SHOULDN’T ONE MISS CONFESSION BEFORE CHRISTMAS?

We all have time for preparations for every big feast: to put our homes in order, to compose a holiday menu, and to plan holiday visits. But, unfortunately, here often our preparations are over. Should one add to the list such things as: «cleaning the floor of the Soul», «airing out the Soul», «decorating the Heart with good deeds» and remembering confession before Christmas?

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HOW SHOULD A CHRISTIAN LIVE THROUGH THE LOSS OF THEIR RELATIVES?

HOW SHOULD A CHRISTIAN LIVE THROUGH THE LOSS OF THEIR RELATIVES?

Between two dates – birth and death – every human life is inserted. And every person endures a period of sorrow when we lose one of our relatives. How is it possible to put up with death, to accept reality and restart living? Probably, it is not possible to find a certain «prescription», but we can offer some pieces of good advice.

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“Family Is Not A Human Invention But God’s Plan:” Advice from two Spouses, Rostyslav Pendyuk and Tetyana Novolodska, on Making a Strong Family

“Family Is Not A Human Invention But God’s Plan:” Advice from two Spouses, Rostyslav Pendyuk and Tetyana Novolodska, on Making a Strong Family

The statistics of divorces are scary, nevertheless, the amount of young couples who believe it will not threaten them does not decrease. Yet, eventually, almost within every family, there is a crisis when it seems that everything will get wasted. Rev. Rostyslav Pendyuk, the Head of the Patriarchal Commission in Youth Affairs of the UGCC, and his wife, Tetyana Novolodska have been living as a married couple for a good amount of years, educating children,…

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I Did Not Participate in the Liturgy This Sunday Because I Was in the Mountains – Is It a Sin?

I Did Not Participate in the Liturgy This Sunday Because I Was in the Mountains – Is It a Sin?

The present youth are active and mobile. Quite often, it is the case that we do not have the possibility to be at liturgy while having to rest or work. A reader of DyvenSvit has asked us this particular question, and we have tried to find the answer by referring to Rev. Rostyslav Pendyuk. The answer is presented below.

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10 Reasons to Say “Yes” to God

10 Reasons to Say “Yes” to God

World Youth Days gathered thousands of young people so that they were able to pray in the atmosphere of the unforgettable unity – everyone in their own way to tell God about the most precious, to entrust Him with the most important being as one heart. What is the motivation for them? What is the motivation for every one of us to gather today to say “yes” to God?

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