Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Pray With the Ukrainian Orthodox Community in Constantinople
February 21, 2016, with the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Grace Bishop Daniel, joined by the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian and Greek Orthodox communities in Istanbul (Turkey) lead a Eucharistic Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.
In the presence of the entire diplomatic corps of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Istanbul, the prayers were offered for the fallen victims of Ukrainian Maidan (Heavenly Hundred) as well as for the victims of the ongoing terrorist invasion in Donbas region of Ukraine.
At the conclusion of the prayer services, the hierarchs of the UOC of the USA presented Consul General of Ukraine in Istanbul – Mr. Vasyl Bodnar with an icon of Holy Metropolitans of Kyiv, the enlighteners of Ukrainian people as well presented those in attendance with the icon cards in commemoration of the archpastoral visit.
Following the Divine Liturgy, the hierarchs of the Church visited with the Ukrainian community of Istanbul, sharing in fellowship and enjoying prayerful music pieces presented by the local musical ensemble of the Ukrainian Orthodox community of Istanbul.