Currently, their major goal is self-validation. To achieve this, for one, they use state political leverage in an attempt to gain, in league with Patriarch Bartholomew, recognition of their leadership by all Autocephalous Orthodox Churches, even sacrificing Philaret, who conceived them, on their way. On the other hand, they initiated a massive rewriting of history.
In this interview, Fr. Markell discusses freedom in general and the freedom of the Church in particular, how spiritual freedom and political freedom are related, whether a Christian can be free when the Church of Christ is politically oppressed, and what relations are like between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian state today.
The confessor of the Kiev theological schools Archimandrite Markell (Pavuk) speaks on the importance of the Sacrament of confession, about how to properly prepare for it and which sins and weaknesses to especially pay attention to, with what kind of attitude to approach the Sacrament with, about what to remember after having confessed, about lifetime confession, and on a repentant attitude.
Laziness almost never visits that house where there are many children. There each member of the family always has many responsibilities with no time to relax. Cooking, laundry, cleaning, work in the garden, and so on—almost every member of the family is constantly busy with these things, except for the very youngest, and no one can refuse these responsibilities. But in small families, where there is one child, or none, it’s hard to avoid being lazy.