Mary’s faith withstood the test of Calvary and the tomb. This faith, which never
faltered, kept the light of faith alive on earth, which is never to be quenched.
Mary was invested with the office of Mother of men as Jesus was hanging upon
His Cross. Our heavenly Mother is assisting our earthly Mother, the Church, with
divine aid. Mary procures the victories that are won by the Church and enables
Her to go through the tribulations and trials which beset Her path. The children
of one are the children of the other. Mary will never cease to watch over us
during this time of trial until She sees us safely enter Heaven.
Let us proclaim the Triumph of Our Redeemer whom we adore. Through your great
goodness to us at the Living Rosary in Ukraine and Russia, we extend to you
our gratitude on this Glorious Feast of the Victory of Christ over sin and death.
Each day, we remember you at the Sacred Altar. I wish you peace in your family
and zeal in your prayers. Two Divine Liturgies were offered for you on the Feast
of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ has truly Risen!
I impart to all of you, my priestly blessing:
In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Father IVAN KOLODIY
Byzantine Rite, Greek-Catholic Church, UKRAINE