Manager of the UOC Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary.
Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary said about the spiritual significance of the feast of the Nativity of the blessed virgin.
The feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos teaches us faith in God’s Providence. On this September 21, after the Liturgy in the academic Church of the Kyiv theological schools, said the SPM Manager of the UOC Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary.
“This holiday, this event teaches us that you must believe the Providence of God even when in human terms there is no hope, – said the Hierarch. – We know that elderly parents, Joachim and Anna had no children. Were righteous, fulfilled all the commandments of God, but the children they had. For Jewish people it was a sign of punishment, Bogie because every family was waiting for them, the Messiah.. the Lord is so prepared that in their old age they gave birth to the blessed virgin Mary – the little Girl that her life would become the Mother of God the Word.”
Metropolitan Anthony also noted that the feast of the Nativity of the virgin is special for teachers and students of the Kiev theological Academy and Seminary.
“Academic temple dedicated to the Nativity of the Mother of God – said the Manager of the UOC. Is a special temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, because this temple is the main audience for students. Here they come for prayer morning and evening, there they are obedience to the Sexton, they spend their first Ministry when rukopolagat, here they are confessed, and then profess to others.”
On 21 September the Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of the blessed virgin.