True love is distinguished by the spirit of humility said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine in his sermon during the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Agapit of the Caves of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on April 3, 2022, on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent dedicated to St. John of the Ladder, reports the Information and Educational Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
“Today the Holy Church reminds us how a person ascends to the height of spiritual perfection, rising from earth to Heaven. The ladder of such ascent is Divine love. How do we recognize it? Its spirit is humility. The spirit of Divine Love is humility. When a person has humility, he or she always accepts with humility and gratitude whatever the Lord allows to happen. We must acquire spiritual, Divine love.
May the Lord help us, with the help of prayer and fasting, to establish ourselves in Divine love, so that we remember that we are all children of God who should be at peace with each other. May the Lord help us to ascend the steps of spiritual perfection in order to receive Divine grace and to be able to see the Risen Christ in the glory of the Father and the Holy Spirit in eternity!” said the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
During the service, special petitions and prayers were offered for peace in Ukraine.
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