Saturday, February 24, 2024

"Ukraine's Freedom Has Not Yet Perished, Nor Has Her Glory"

 Ще не вмерла України ні слава, ні воля.

Thus the first line of the Ukrainian national anthem; and despite all the evils inflicted on Ukraine by the barbarous Russian hordes, still she stands firm, and these words remain true. 

Today marks the second anniversary of the Russian invasion; and while lamenting the terrible loss of life, all decent right-believing people still look to Ukraine's ultimate victory and the triumph of goodness, truth and justice over evil, lies and cruelty.

There is a God, and he is just, judging with justice; whether in this world or the next, justice shall be done, and mercy poured out by the Lord who loves mankind.


Save thy people, O Lord, and bless thine inheritance. Grant victory to thy faithful people against enemies, and protect thy community by thy Cross.


O awesome intercession that cannot be put to shame, O good one, disdain not our prayer; O all-hymned Theotokos, establish the community of the orthodox, save our pious rulers, whom thou hast commanded to rule, and grant unto them victory from heaven, for thou hast brought forth God, O only blessed one.

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!

Слава Україні! Героям слава!