The interfaith council

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On July 15, 2013 there took place the first interfaith council in the city of Lanovtsy by the initiative of Heavens CC. The speakers at the Council were archpriest of Lanovtsy deanery of the UOC-KP Fr. Mykola (Peryg), archpriest of Lanovtsy deanery of the UOC Fr. Vasily (Polevoy), senior pastor of CEF churches in Lanovetsky region Evgeny Zakharuk, prior of the Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God of UGCC Fr. Miron (Brechko), prior of the Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God of the UOC-KP Fr. Igor (Sharinsky), prior of the temple of the Holy Great martyr and Healer Panteleymon of UAOC Fr. Ivan (Manulyak), pastor of Heavens Christian center Vladimir Androshchuk. The speech of everyone of them conveyed the thought that celebration of the seventh day of the week which is Sunday for Christians is the execution of one of God’s commandments which a person shouldn’t break.

This year we will celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus’, resistance to which then was very considerable, but it turned out to be a blessing for our land because Kievan Rus’ has become the one mighty state.

Today the transforming of the city’s center on Sunday in one huge beehive in which one people sell, others – buy and all together litter, and then the workers of municipal services should clean all this up, doesn’t contribute to creation of a festive Sunday mood, it violates a human’s right to rest, and, above all, it trespasses God’s commandment to celebrate the Seventh Day. In the Book of Genesis (2:3) it is said: “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all his work which God created and made” – sanctified…, and we, people, what do we turn this day into – into a market and a mess.

In the speeches of priests there also sounded the thesis that the execution of this commandment, that is transferring of the market to some other day of a week, would be a small step of the whole community of Lanovtsy and the region towards God, it would be a wonderful gift to Him on the occasion of the 1025th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus’.

And as for God’s grace, it has no limits, it’s immense, and small Lanovtsy quite can obtain it.