Ukraine Bound

random ideas about my love affair with Ukraine and Ukrainians.


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beautiful new Orthodox hymn from Holy Cross seminary

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The desire to rule is the mother of heresies. St John Chrysostom (via theorthodoxbrit)

(via theorthodoxgingerbeard)

Cathedral of St. Volodymyr in Kyiv

Cathedral of St. Volodymyr in Kyiv

Waiting while listening to the bells

While I was on my way to visit the icon of St. Panteleimon at the Cathedral of St. Volodymyr in Kyiv, I heard the bells as I was approaching.  I could see the bell tower and the monks playing the bells rhythmically.  There were vested clergy and servers at the entrance to the church and the faithful were gathered outside.  It appeared that they were all waiting for some dignitary.  At 5:15, the head priest must have decided not to wait because everyone entered the church and the bells finished.  The bell ringers waved from the tower.  Here’s a link to hear the bells: http://soundcloud.com/daltonjim/bells-of-st-vladimir-cathedral

A wonderful viist to St. Panteleimon cathedral with the LGBT Christian Group in Kiev.

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orthodoxwayoflife:

What a beautiful photo! :)

orthodoxwayoflife:

What a beautiful photo! :)

Nice little Orthodox church across from City Center in Mykolayiv, Ukraine

Nice little Orthodox church across from City Center in Mykolayiv, Ukraine