Interfaith prayer service for Ukraine held in St. Sophia of Kyiv

09 April, 16:49
State
Interfaith prayer service for Ukraine held in St. Sophia of Kyiv - фото 1
On April 9, the interfaith event "Common Prayer for Ukraine" was held in the Cathedral of St. Sophia of Kyiv. It was attended by leaders of Churches and religious organizations of Ukraine.

This is stated in the note of the head of the UGCC on Facebook.

The prayer was attended by: head of the UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav, Primate of the OCU Metropolitan Epifaniy, Spokesman of the OCU, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zoria), Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bishop Michael of Comany, Bishop of the Diocese of Kyiv and ZHytomyr of the RCC in Ukraine Vitaly Krivitsky, senior bishop of the Ukrainian Christian Evangelical Church Leonid Padun, chairman of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Markos Aganesyan and priest of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, rector of the Open Orthodox University of St Sophia-Wisdom George Kovalenko.

During the service, His Beatitude Sviatoslav said a prayer:

"Our Lord, God, Creator and Savior, look down with your merciful eye upon our Ukrainian people. Accept their prayers for peace and victory of Ukraine. We trust in your hands all the innocently murdered, whose blood calls out to you from the Ukrainian land. Most Holy Theotokos, Oranta of Kyiv, the Unbreakable Wall, we render our Ukrainian people under your protection. Maria, save your children. Amen", the UGCC Information Department has reported.

Interfaith prayer service for Ukraine held in St. Sophia of Kyiv - фото 91072

 

Interfaith prayer service for Ukraine held in St. Sophia of Kyiv - фото 91073

 

Interfaith prayer service for Ukraine held in St. Sophia of Kyiv - фото 91074

 

The official website of the OCU reports that Metropolitan Epifaniy said a prayer for the liberation of Ukraine from the aggressor:

"Lord, hear the prayers of your children and free Ukraine from the invasion of strangers in times of difficult trials. Bless and strengthen our soldiers, the government, the president and all our people who resist the insidious Russian aggressor. We went to the aid of our courageous defenders of the terrible leader of the heavenly host, Archangel Michael, so that they would destroy the diabolical plans of strangers. True-loving Lord, do not let your enemies destroy our people, state, and shrines. We beseech you, grant us victory in your name and bring a just peace closer."