May God's blessing never leave Ukraine, - Epifaniy on the anniversary of Independence
"The Princes, Cossacks and leaders of the Ukrainian revolution equally revered this two-tone flag. To this day, it accompanies us in the most solemn moments: with him, we celebrate our biggest public holidays, cheer for Ukrainian athletes at the Olympics, and our soldiers at the front protect and protect it like a shrine", wrote the first hierarch is on his Facebook page.
Metropolitan Epifaniy also interpreted the meaning of the colors of our flag.
"It is symbolic that out of dozens of colors that could become our national business card, we chose these two as our own: blue – the color of heavenly purity – and gold – the radiance of the glory of God, as if asking the Almighty for his heavenly intercession," he said.
"With God's support, in 1991, the Ukrainian state was revived after years of occupation, gained independence, and our blue and yellow flag flew over the parliament building. We pray to the Lord that his blessing will not leave our state in the future, and we will be able to develop a free Ukraine under the colors of the national flag that are native to us," Metropolitan Epifaniy wished.