Metropolitan Onufriy meets with the Patriarch of Jerusalem
June 2, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Metropolitan Onufriy (Berezovskiy) went on a pilgrimage visit to Jerusalem. In his pilgrimage, he was accompanied by the clergy, monastics and laity of Ukraine.
June 3, the remembrance of Saints Constantine and Helen, Metropolitan Onufriy attended the reception held for the Ukrainian delegation byPatriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Theophilus III. The event, which was held at the Great Hall of the Jerusalem Patriarchate, was also attended by the clergy and monks of the Holy Sepulcher Brotherhood and members of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.
According to the official website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Patriarch Theophilus III, addressing Metropolitan Onufriy, wished the distinguished guests good pilgrimage and expressed deep concern about the situation in Ukraine and said he prayed for peace on Ukrainian land. In his speech the UOC Primate warmly thanked the Patriarch of Jerusalem and members of the Holy Sepulcher fraternity for their prayer for Ukraine and its people and good wishes.