Giving your life for your Motherland and its people - always an act of winner, - the Head of the UGCC

Friday, 19 November 2021, 09:57
The Day of Dignity and Freedom in Ukraine which is celebrated on November 21 is a unique holiday. We celebrate it to believe in existence of goodness and that evil is defeated already. Our heroes of Maidan were called Heroes of Heavenly Hundred not in vain. We equaled them to the troops of light headed by Archangel Michael.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Father and Head of the UGCC spoke about it in live streaming program “Open Church” on Zhyve.TV. The guest of the program was Semen Gluzman, human rights activist, political prisoner of soviet camps, president of Ukrainian Psychiatric Association.

In the interview His Beatitude Sviatoslav explained that every time we resist evil, we confirm good. Thus, our merit is rooted in memory and it will never be left out of its fruit. Fight against evil has never been in vain.

“Dignity is a gift from God. It is not something which government has granted us or some earthly king. And to realize the power of our dignity means a revolution already”, said the Head of the UGCC citing Pope Benedict XVI.

That is why His Beatitude Sviatoslav assumes that this is a unique holiday which we celebrate to believe in existence of goodness and that evil is already defeated.  “Our heroes of Maidan were called Heroes of Heavenly Hundred not in vain. We equaled them to the troops of light headed by Archangel Michael. Even when they were killed, and, regarding from human perspective, they lost their fight, they are still heroes. Since they gave their lives for a high purpose – good for their Motherhood and their people, it has always been a merit of a winner”, the Major Archbishop mentioned.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav hopes that modern Ukrainians will be followers of those who realize their own dignity and dignity of every person, proving that light is miles more powerful than darkness.

The UGCC Department for Information


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