Church Primate Epifaniy: doors of our Church are open to everyone
The newly elected Primate of the Ukrainian Local Autocephalous Orthodox Church Epifaniy (Dumenko) called on all Orthodox people in Ukraine to unite around the new Church. The Primate said it on Sophia Square in his first speech he delivered as a Primate.
“The doors of our Church are open to everyone. We call for unity, we call you to unite in this recognized one local Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” he said.
“I am convinced that the Orthodox Church, unified and acknowledged, will serve in good faith and truth its Ukrainian people, will pray and lead it on the path to salvation,” added the Primate.
Metropolitan Epifaniy stated that the clergy of the new Church had a lot of work ahead.
“We must complete the unification of Ukrainian Orthodoxy, cultivate our Ukrainian theological education and science, pray for the cessation of the war and the rule of fair peace in Ukraine. May God help us in this,” the Primate stressed.