His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Onufry
His Beatitude Onufry continued his archpastoral visit to the Western diocese.
On 9 August, the day of commemoration of the Holy GreatMartyr and healer Panteleimon, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry divine Liturgy in the Church of St. Panteleimon in the health and rehabilitation center, which operates at Benenson monastery. This writes the Information and education Department of the UOC.
His Beatitude Archbishop concelebrated Banchensky Longin, Bishop of Shepetivka Eusebius, Bishop Benjamin Khotyn clergy and diocese.
After the gospel reading, the Bishop addressed the congregation with a sermon. The Hierarch told about the life and deeds of the great Martyr Panteleimon, emphasizing the destructive power of envy, which the Holy put to death.
“We need to rejoice, to thank God that God gave your neighbor’s talents, achievements, said the Archbishop. – Envy is a Vice, one of the varieties of pride. Better people, when carefully eyeing myself, learning about myself, spiritually analyze and see: we are the worst. But it’s the step before which you want to grow”.
During the Liturgy was prayed for peace in Ukraine. After the service, the Archpastor congratulated everyone on the occasion and sprinkled with Holy water.
On the eve of his Beatitude Onufry prayed at the Holy spirit Cathedral of Chernivtsi.
Earlier his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry gave instructions to the pupils of theological schools, how to navigate the modern information flow.