Христос народився!

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Христос народився, славімо Його!
У пісні, думці, ділі –
З любов’ю, мудрістю, сміливістю – Пана всього.
Бог прийшов до нас у тілі!

Слава Богу заспіваймо.
Радістю, надією серця укріпляймо.
Христос народився від Марії Діви –
Хай подячно з веселістю залунають співи!

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Upper Kananaskis lake Alberta Canada winter 2017 (39430180532)” December 13, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 30.12.2018

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Gratitude de Noël

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Merci à Dieu pour cette fête!
Aujourd’hui tous se réjouissent: homme, nature, bête.
Merci à Toi, Mère de Dieu – Tu ne doutais pas une seule seconde –
Par Toi notre Saveur est venu dans le monde.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Upper Kananaskis lake heading west (15620577439)” November 16, 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                          Monday – Tuesday 19-20.12.2005

If I said: my foot slipped

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If I said: my foot slipped,
Your mercy, o Lord, helped me.
You always helped and never skipped.
Let Your slave remember Your mercies and praise Thee!

Image credit: Ken Eckert, “Kimberley Mountains” August 15, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 21.07.2016

What you’ve got

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If only I had… add your own.
Instead of rejoicing we moan…
Think and thank God for all you’ve got.
Out of that build because that is a lot.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Banff Springs Hotel Alberta Canada (36456048620)” August 26, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 11.11.2018

Evangelise

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Evangelize, my friend:
Share the Church with others.
Remember Lazarus’s and the rich man’s end.
Share the Saviour with your sisters and brothers.

You were born in the Orthodox faith, you say?
Excellent, in faith you are rich like the rich man –
Out of your richness you are expected to pay.
Put any laze and unrighteous hesitation to ban.

You ask, what tools you have to start?
I ask, what else do you need?
You have two feet and a Christian heart,
You have the hungry flock to feed.

Image credit: Pierre5018, “Lake Louise 2018-03 ski” March 4, 2018, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 09.11.2018

All you, people

All you, people, congregation,
Pour your heart before the Lord – our Help – at all times
As an individual, as a family and a nation.
Compose to Him sincere, joyful and grateful rhymes!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 17.07.2016

Glorify God in all your deeds

Glorify God in all your deeds,
Both big and small.
Let your praise precede your needs;
Open your heart and thankfully call.

Don’t doubt,
As long as strength abides,
Whether in or out,
Glorify God in a quiet prayer and presentation slides!
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 11.12.2011