Metropolitan Onuphry: One Needs to Search for the Truth in Spiritual Life, not Easy Ways

Every Christian should follow Christ and go to Christ. team | 16 May 2022

It may difficult for those who have embarked on the path of spiritual life, but this is the only way to find the Truth said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine in his sermon during the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. Agapit of the Caves at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on May 15, 2022, on the 4th Sunday after Pascha, on the Sunday of the Paralytic, reports the Information and Educational Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

“Man loves to follow the path of least resistance, but in spiritual life we ​​should not look for easy ways. In spiritual life one must seek the Truth. And even though it may be hard on this path, it may be difficult, but one needs to follow this path,” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.

The archpastor recalled that the Truth is Christ, and every Christian “should follow Christ and go to Christ.” No matter how hard it is on this path, the one who follows it “will find such spiritual helpers who will extend a helping hand to him in difficult times,” and God also grants such a person His grace.

“And when a person acquires this grace of love, he unites with God, Who is Love. For such a person, difficulties are no longer a tragedy, and he overcomes difficulties, and he reaches eternal life in Heaven. May the Lord help us and bless our land with peace,” His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry concluded.

Special prayers for peace in Ukraine were offered during the divine service.

You can follow on TwitterFacebook*Instagram, or Telegram.

*Currently we are experiencing some issue with adding posts on our official page on Facebook. Our IT specialists are working on solving this issue at the moment.

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.