Skip to comments.Ukraine: The Mother of God Destroyed the Soviet Empire.
Posted on 12/29/2013 12:56:58 PM PST by steelhead_trout
Archbishop Schevchuk: As a teenager, at that time I was not aware of the dangers because it was completely a secret and every teenager had his own secret. Neither my mother nor my father were aware of this and this was my personal secret. It was after a year that I understood the dangers that could have resulted had I been discovered by the secret police. My parents: my mother was a music teacher and my father was an engineer. Had I been discovered my parents would have lost their jobs. Many people in Ukraine, in the past, who were discovered were either imprisoned or exiled. At that time, however, I did not fully understand nor was I aware of the dangers and the persecution, which was going on in Ukraine.
Q: So nothing happened to you?
Archbishop Schevchuk: Thanks be to God nothing happened. For me and my own perspective, in order for me to openly become a priest, the Mother of God had to destroy the Soviet Union. I remember praying; it is impossible for humans to destroy the evil of the Soviet empire but for God nothing is impossible.
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The Virgin Mary was a mortal human being. God might have had a hand in it though
Pope John Paul II certainly played a part in it, as did Ronald Reagan. And Polish Catholics.
Catholics believe in her less than divinity/ more than common mortal status. There was her Assumption into heaven body and soul. And ‘the seed of the woman shall crush the serpents head. ‘
Zactly, and let us not forget Maggie Thatcher.
And thank God the CDU, under Helmut Kohl, was in power in West Germany at the time.
God ‘might’ have had a hand in it?
Well I guess if the Mother of God is just another fallen sinner... The God of the Gospels is optional.
It was me! I’m a saint, I brought it all down!
On a serious side, it’s alarming how many people defer to gods rather than God.
So, let’s be aware that God still rules the nations and all those practicing child sacrifice are next.
Did i miss something? Elijah went into heaven alive, not sure of any others.
Thanks for posting. BTTT
According to the Catholic bible, Elijah died.
A first year logic student knows god shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
cannot have a mother or else she is god.
I wouldn’t doubt it.
They locked God outside the Iron Curtain.
On old Satan, they have placed a kingly crown.
But this evil nation will never find salvation
Till the Lord tears the Iron Curtain down.
—Wesley Tuttle, 1952.
Are you sure? If so give me the passages. I would like to read them. I have a Douay-Rheims bible.
Let’s not split hairs over the semi-divinity or mortal status of the Virgin Mary. In my opinion, she was not divine nor is someone to pray to, but just another mortal who had a miracle worked in her life, in fact the greatest miracle of all.
Regardless, this man seems like a devout priest and I rejoice with him in the death of that demonic union. Unfortunate Ukraine seems hell-bent on plunging itself into the next worst thing, the EUSSR!
Well, can put that bible in the same place as all the other false ones then.
Wow, didn’t know they thought that.
I went to a parochial catholic school for 10 years. The name of the church and school was “Our Lady of the Assumption”.
When you say “they” you mean the church that all Protestant churches sprung from. You may disagree with that belief but your church for good or Ill rejected that tenant of the Catholic Church when they split from it.
I’m no student, but you’re statement begs the question: How can God become incarnate as a human, without a mother? An egg? Materialize from nothing?
Hate to say this... but God has no mother.. Jesus, on the other hand did.
The philosophy of religious tenants often require pure faith. If an all powerful God exists he can make himself mortal any way he likes. The laws of mammalian biology should not be an impediment. Nor should the laws of physics. If he wants to be born of a mother, then that should not present a problem either
Reagan and the United States and NATO is the force that brought down the USSR, we spent billions and many lives doing it.
Reagan was fortunate to have some very helpful allies and one important one was having a Polish Pope in place.
I’m not saying you are wrong or right in your particular belief set. I would love to have the real skinny on all of existance (or creation if you will).
No amount of reading gilt edge pages with whomevers imprimatur has convinced me that there is definitive truth. I would pay good money for the whole unexpurgated truth. Alas no one offers that only the faith based answer. I need more.
and perhaps the Soviet Union was destroyed so that Russia, which is to say the east could come to the rescue of the west, to save it from the lies of the Enlightenment.
“On a serious side, its alarming how many people defer to gods rather than God.”
Here’s a serious question: What gods?
“Hate to say this... but God has no mother.. Jesus, on the other hand did.”
Love to say this... Jesus is God.. and He has a mother.
Hate to say it, (no,I don’t), but we just dunno!
I checked my Catholic bible ... you’re wrong.
According to the "gilt edge pages" there is nothing more than the faith based answer. And, if you read the Book of Job, it illustrates that a person's "need" is irrelevant.
My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden,
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm:
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;
As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His posterity forever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
Magníficat ánima mea Dóminum,
et exsultávit spíritus meus
in Deo salvatóre meo,
quia respéxit humilitátem
Ecce enim ex hoc beátam
me dicent omnes generatiónes,
quia fecit mihi magna,
qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericórdia eius in progénies
et progénies timéntibus eum.
Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo,
dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui;
depósuit poténtes de sede
et exaltávit húmiles.
Esuriéntes implévit bonis
et dívites dimísit inánes.
Suscépit Ísrael púerum suum,
sicut locútus est ad patres nostros,
Ábraham et sémini eius in sæcula.
Glória Patri et Fílio
et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio,
et nunc et semper,
et in sæcula sæculórum.
She became the Mother of God, in which work so many and such great good things are bestowed on her as pass man’s understanding. For on this there follows all honor, all blessedness, and her unique place in the whole of mankind, among which she has no equal, namely, that she had a child by the Father in heaven, and such a Child . . . Hence men have crowded all her glory into a single word, calling her the Mother of God . . . None can say of her nor announce to her greater things, even though he had as many tongues as the earth possesses flowers and blades of grass: the sky, stars; and the sea, grains of sand. It needs to be pondered in the heart what it means to be the Mother of God.
(Commentary on the Magnificat, 1521; in Luther’s Works, Pelikan et al, vol. 21, 326)
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I am not Job. I don’t see the endgame and I don’t have his patients.
I spent decades learning the ‘truth’, but it never really showed itself.
Elijah was carried to heaven in a whirlwind.
Enoch “walked with God”
Fully God, Fully man
Job wasn’t a doctor.
She didn’t do a very good job. None of the commie criminals were ever brought to justice; in fact, they just changed party affiliation and became “capitalists.”
Job wasnt a doctor.
iPhone thumb typing and auto correct rears its ugly head again....have patience with me....
buddha, shiva, allah, mary, take your pick, they are all gods, none to be worshiped or prayed to.
God alone has that right. The trinity.
Might want to ask Adam and Eve...
You can say it all you want...Doesn't make it true...
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
“buddha, shiva, allah, mary, take your pick, they are all gods, none to be worshiped or prayed to.”
Mary is a human person. None of us have ever claimed she is a god. We don’t worship her, never have, never will. I see no reason not to venerate the saints God has given us in the Communion of Saints.
“God alone has that right. The trinity.”
That’s the Trinity. I worship the Trinity alone.
“You can say it all you want...Doesn’t make it true...”
It is true, even if I don’t say it.
“Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Where’s Mary???”
She didn’t exist yet. God the Son had not taken flesh and been born of woman yet either. When He was, He had a mother and her name was Mary. Mary is the mother of God. Jesus is God.
Russia was then reborn and rose up from those godless, marxist ashes.
I look forward to the Pope's visit to Russia and to what that event will set into motion.