Sviatoslav Shevchuk: Ukraine won’t die while UGCC exists

Head of the UGCC Sviatoslav Shevchuk. Photo: Gordon

Ukrainians want to easily avoid the suffering of state-building but this does not happen in life, the head of the UGCC said.

No trials can defeat Ukraine while there is the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the UGCC information resource conveyed the words of the head of this religious organization, Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

According to Shevchuk, modern Ukrainians want to easily avoid the suffering of state-building.

“Ukrainians today want to so easily escape the suffering of state-building like a man who switches TV channels from a sad program to a funny one. But it never happens so in life,” he said.

However, despite all the difficulties, the UGCC will save Ukraine, Shevchuk believes. According to him, 30 years ago it became clear that the power of God acts in the body of this religious organization, which makes it possible not to stay out of troubles but to overcome them.

“Today we are facing, perhaps, even more difficult trials. But be sure, as long as Ukraine has the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the body of the transfigured and risen Christ, it will not die,” the head of the UGCC assured.

Shevchuk called his religious organization's coming-out of hiding as an anticipation of overthrow of the Soviet regime and “resurrection of the Ukrainian catholic and free independent state".

He previously stated that the UGCC Cathedral in Rome is the heart of the Ukrainian world.

If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor.

Poll

What will happen if the Church of Greece recognizes the OCU?
it will put itself out of Orthodoxy
51%
it will give rise to global recognition of the OCU by Local Churches
15%
nothing will happen, the Greeks will be the first and the last to recognize the OCU
34%
Total votes: 224

Archive

Система Orphus