From Spirituality to Technology: Arsen Horobets – a young developer who is changing the world
Schoolboy Arsen developed a chatbot for the autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). The church has always been a place of faith, spiritual development, and support for believers worldwide. Over the centuries, these values remain unchanged, but innovations in the modern world open up new possibilities for supporting and uniting believers. The autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) has taken on the mission of uniting believers with their spirituality into one Christian family! Prayers, news, the structure of the autocephalous UOC (UOC), online services, spiritual institutions, documents, useful resources, etc. – through the innovative chatbot, now all at your fingertips with just one touch – start. And at the center of this project is the incredibly talented developer Arsen Horobets.
The UOC (UOC) chatbot opens the doors to spirituality in the digital world, providing access to church traditions, prayers, and current news at any moment. Its development became possible thanks to the talent and perseverance of 16-year-old Arsen Horobets, a native of Ternopil.
Arsen is an incredible young man who is also a gifted athlete – he has been involved in swimming and boxing from a very young age. His athletic preferences have proven to be a natural inclination for achievements in various aspects of life.
But what is truly impressive is not only Arsen’s physical development but also his intellectual abilities and the desire for self-improvement. At the age of 13, when many other peers play childish games, Arsen began to take an interest in programming. He independently studied the Python programming language, requiring considerable self-discipline. His fascination with new technology and development in this direction was supported every day by Arsen’s father, who is always there and constantly supports and encourages his son to deepen his knowledge, get closer to his goal, and overcome mistakes and failures.
Arsen Horobets aspires to develop his abilities at the highest level. His goal is to study at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, where he hopes to continue his development in the field of technology.
But Arsen is not just a talented developer. He also has a philanthropic soul and actively participates in the social life of his school, Lyceum No. 6 named after N. Yaremchuk, and his hometown of Ternopil.
Arsen’s project, the UOC (UOC) chatbot, was created at the initiative of the Public Organization “Memory of Blessed Metropolitan Mefodiy Foundation.” This young team, led by the head of the Foundation, Natalia Shevchuk, helped the young man realize his idea and provide believers with an innovative tool to connect with their spiritual heritage.
The UOC (UOC) chatbot has become a significant step in the development of church traditions in the modern world. It provides access to faith and spiritual support at any time and in any place, even in times of war. Thanks to Arsen Horobets’ perseverance and abilities, as well as the support of the “Memory of Blessed Metropolitan Mefodiy Foundation,” this project became possible and will undoubtedly bring benefits to believers.
“We believe that the future belongs to talented young people like Arsen Horobets. He not only creates innovations but also changes the world, bringing it closer to church values and spirituality. The UOC (UOC) chatbot https://t.me/uocukr_bot is not just a technological project but the work of the heart and soul of a young developer who believes in the power of innovation and spiritual unity. His enthusiasm for new technologies is a story of success and faith that inspires us all. For our Holy Church of Ukraine, this is a huge and meaningful project realized by the skills and knowledge of the young man from Ternopil, which is especially pleasant for me as the head of the Foundation because our Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (2000-2015), Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Mefodiy Kudriakov, had great love for his native land of Ternopil region. Therefore, he found his final resting place near the Green Church in the center of Ternopil, as he wished. Another aspect is that Bishop Mefodiy highly valued young people who sought to acquire new knowledge, be useful to the church and the state. The book was a constant companion of His Beatitude, and therefore, supporting such a wonderful guy like Arsen is our success and victory. Taking this opportunity, I would like to express my respect and gratitude to Arsen’s parents for raising such a conscious Ukrainian with clear and firm views on the future, a young man who already thinks