Holodomor victims prayerfully remembered in Tokyo, aid to ATO collected
On November 23, a funeral service in memory of the victims of Holodomor in Ukraine (Ukrainian Famine) was held in Tokyo, Japan,the candles arranged in a shape of national emblems were lit in memory of the Heroes of Ukraine, who fell on Maidan, and charitable aid to ATO soldiers in Ukraine was collected.
About 50 Ukrainian and their friends, and the diplomatic corps of the Embassy of Ukraine in Japan attended the memorial service in memory of the victims of Holodomor organized by the mission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate.
The event was also attended by the Ambassador of Ukraine in Japan Igor Kharchenko, clergy of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches in Japan. A lot of children were present at the action. In his address to the laity, Rector of the UOC-KP church Paul Korolyuk paid attention to the importance of upbringing of the children, their education in the events and history, whatever bitter and difficult it was; as only knowing the truth about the events they will understand the pain and evil that exists in the world and will be able to protect themselves in future.
In his message Ambassador of Ukraine in Japan Igor Kharchenkosaid that today Ukraine loses its people because the regime that starved Ukrainians to death during Holodomor, is killing them today, hoping that it might conquer them, but Ukrainians remember all the victims of Holodomor and those who died recently, because they feel empowered and continue to fight; Ukraine and Ukrainians are sure to win.
"Krayany", a Ukrainian Community in Japan and all those attending lit 120 candles and laid them in the form of the emblem of Ukraine, which was burning in the center of the Japanese capital near Tokyo tower. To help Ukrainian soldiers of the volunteer corps about 10,000 USD were collected.
Faithful of the church of St. Alban(Anglican Church) in Tokyo gave room for a memorial service, as well as for holding regular liturgies, as reported Pavlo Kotenko to RISU.