The Literary Page
The sixth week of the Lent is finished with Lazarus Saturday is special
as it prepares us for two big and joyful events in life of Jesus
Christ: resurrection of Lazarus and a triumphal arrival of the Lord at
Jerusalem, i.e. Palm Sunday. This day is also special as it ends the
Lent. Lazarus Saturday is already beyond the Lent forty days.
The abstract from the book «Easter Pilgrimage» by Reverend Vasyl Losten
(picture 56), Bishop of Stamford of the UGCC, talked about the
completion of the Lent on Friday followed by Lazarus Saturday, the
meaning of the miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus and about
peculiarities of church services during that week, which is called in
the Church as «seven days before Palm Sunday».
Oksana Melnyk, a manager of «Svichado» Publishing House acquainted the
audience with new books of the publishing house and their plans.
Voskresinnya Radio visited the editors of Children's Magazine
«Zernyatko», an old and popular friend of Ukrainian children. The
magazine is published in Lviv, at «Svichado» Publishing House. Its
founder is the Svyatouspenska Univ Lavra of Studite Monks of the
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Writer Petro Shkrabyuk (picture 57) in the thematic program of
Voskresinnya Radio described the activities of the literary studio led
by him, functioning at the Krekhiv Monastery of Fathers Basilians, as
well as the creative work of young monks poets.
The presenter of the rubric «A Road to the Church», candidate of
historic science Petro Shkrabyuk in the series of thematic programs
focused on poetry, life deeds, Christian beliefs that influenced
creative work of poets Leonid Kisilyov, Oles Stepanenko, Vasyl
Symonenko, Andriy Voloschak, Volodymyr Zabashtansky, Oleh Olzhych,
Hanna Hayvoronska. Large feedback was received with requests to repeat
broadcasts about priest of the UGCC Yaroslav Lesiv, about respecting
the memory of one of the compilers of the famous anthology «The
Dniester Mermaid», poet, Father Markiyan Shashkevych (picture 58), and
The bloody events of Holy Thursday, martyr's way of Jesus Christ to the
Cavalry, the crucifixion of the God's Son have been leaving a live
trace in hearts of many people for centuries. These facts have been
depicted in probably all forms of human creative works, each time
touching the generations to come.
The program of Voskresinnya Radio offered a passionate poetry of
Ukrainian authors, including poems by Basilian Monks, participants of
the literary studio at the Krekhiv Monastery of Fathers Basilians,
which so exactly depicted emotional and contextual shades of these
bloody events reflecting live emotions of a person, who tries to deeply
consider these. The review of the passionate poetry was prepared by
candidate of historic science, writer Petro Shkrabyuk.
On Holy Thursday the program also included the poem by Myroslava Sydor
entitled «A Monologue of Christ on the Crucifixion Road». The poem was
masterly sounded by honoured artist of Ukraine Taras Zhyrko.
One of the most successful audio rubrics «Literary Readings» keeps
receiving positive feedback from our listeners. The programs of
Voskresinnya Radio offered a radio version of another book by famous
Russian Theologian, Archpriest Oleksandr Men «The First Apostles». In
an easy and light manner the author described history of the
establishment of the Church of Christ and activities of the first
Apostles Peter and Paul. The Holy Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles
made the basis for the story. The author brightly and in an easy manner
depicted the events from the Church life in the first decades following
the Resurrection of Christ. Announcer Orest Harda (picture 59) read the
The thematic issue of Voskresinnya Radio focused on the
tragic and little known pages of history of the Ukrainian nation and
the Ukrainian Church during the presentation of the book «Ukrainian
Priests of Zakerzonnya. The Chronicle of Repressions». The author of
the book, doctor by profession, Aniziya Putko-Stekh (picture 60) shared
her 10-year researches and impressions from the book preparation.
A guest of the studio of Voskresinnya Radio, Director of the Institute
of Church Law at the UCU, Father Dr Mykhaylo Dymyd (picture 61) shared
his ideas and described the preparation of the book «Khersones
Sacrament of Freedom». The book is interesting for both students of
humanitarian educational establishments, and an average reader
interested in issues of Christian faith and history of the Church.
«My prayer» is the third collection of poems by poet Zenoviy Taras
Masnyy (picture 62), an editor-in-chief of the newspaper «Narodne
zdorovya» of the Ukrainian Doctor Society. The book is yet little known
to the wider audience, as it has only recently appeared on the shelves
of bookshops. Though, those who have already read it, give high credit
to this work. The author’s Christmas poetry read by announcer of
Voskresinnya Radio Orest Harda created the joyful mood for our
Olena Matskiv (picture 63), a member of the editors’ board of Christian
magazine «Sto talantiv», described the content of a regular issue of
this magazine for the audience of Voskresinnya Radio. In addition, the
program also comprised reflection from one of the sections of this
edition «Reading the Bible Together». For some time already the
magazine has been a friend and an advisor for Ukrainian teenagers. With
its help children aged 12- 16 can spend their time in an interesting
way, solving crosswords, reading stories written by their
contemporaries, participation in competitions and quizzes, and finding
answers to questions they search for.