Protect good

It’s not enough to avoid evil things,
Neither is it enough to do good –
It is important to prevent evil from spreading its wings
And to defend the truth in a cheerful mood.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 06.01.2019


Христос народився!

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!

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Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 30.12.2018

Whatever happens, stand!

Whatever happens, stand!
The relief is near.
However hard to understand,
Open your heart to hear.

Your faith and hope, and love
Will bring you to the top.
From hand you’ll feed a dove,
But now move on, no need to stop.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 25.10.2009

Christmas joy

Today the Great Joy came;
Therefore, let no one be sad:
Wise and silly, fit and lame,
Rich and poor, single and Dad.

The Peace has come;
Let no one be thinking of rage;
Let all be armed with love at least with some;
Let us sing, let us be sage.

This Day the King of unity
Joined the forces with us,
Therefore, our focus is the community;
Let us rejoice, seek peace and share the Christmas spirit thus.

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Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 24.12.2008

Here we are

Here we are,
One more year has passed.
People are brothers, they are not far;
Bad luck will end – it won’t last.

What have we managed to do?
Did we cope?
We could have much better, it’s true.
Let’s try and next year will bring much success. I hope.

What one needs is being sage,
And we’ll arrange our time.
We’ll avoid everyday’s vanity cage.
Who believes in God will enjoy the real prime!

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Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 30.12.2007

If I said: my foot slipped

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!

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Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 21.07.2016

Some people are eager to earn

Some people are eager to earn,
But it does them an ill turn.
I wish they could see
The real fruits of the real tree…

Gold gives power, they think;
They forgot it can bend to its will in a wink.
It’s impossible to serve mammon and to be happy,
It’s impossible to decay and to be snappy.

I don’t say go poor,
Just let your soul be pure.
Love will make your days sunny,
Life is not all money.
Iaroslav                                          Monday – Tuesday 19-20.12.2005