My wife and I were very encouraged by our recent trip to Ukraine. I hope to share that encouragement with the people of Holy Cross, as we work toward achieving our goals. Please remember us in your God-pleasing prayers!
to share his divine energies, his divine life.
He was able also to perform." (Rom 4)
Most Dear Fr. Gregory, Together with your wife, children, and parishioners, please accept best wishes from Fr. Dmytro from Velyki Mosti!
We once again thank you for serving in our temple and also for the offering you made to God's temple. All of our parishioners were very pleased with the way that you served, as well as your homily, which will be remembered for a long time to come. We are sending you a copy of the plans for our temple. On my own behalf, and on behalf of my parishioners, I want to encourage you and your parishioners with your intentions of beginning to build a temple of God for your parish. Do not doubt for a moment that this is God's work! The Lord doesn't give every generation this opportunity, to build a temple. The building of a temple does a lot to unite parishioners together. If it sometimes seems to people to be impossible, remember that with God, all things are possible. And often, miracles occur, as we observed more than once during the building of our temple: when problems arose with our funds or with the building materials, the Lord helped us in miraculous ways. And also, words cannot express the joy of the people, when they have built and blessed a temple. Our parishioners would always say to me, “Father, we have money and then it's gone. It seems like at home, the money just slips through our fingers. But what we give for the building of a temple, that lasts for many generations, for the glory of God. And we know that we will be prayed for in this temple, for here prayers will be offered until the end of the age.” Be bold, with God's help, and the Lord will always be with you!With respect,Fr. Dmytro and his flock