Patriarch Sviatoslav Visits Ukrainian Community of UGCC of Munich
During his pastoral visit to Germany, on 11 February, 2012, Patriarch Sviatoslav visited the community of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Munich.During his pastoral visit to Germany, on 11 February, 2012, Patriarch Sviatoslav visited the community of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Munich. The head of UGCC was met by priests from all over the southern Germany, four bishops, representatives of the Ukrainian community and public organizations of Munich. The hierarchical liturgy in the Cathedral of the Holy Intercession and Andrew The First-called-Apostle was led by the Head of UGCC and attended by representatives of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Greek Orthodox Church, public and Church institutions of Munich and numerous Ukrainian and German guests from all over Bavaria. Patriarch Sviatoslav greeted the Ukrainians and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to visit the community. His sermon was based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. “The Gospel writer Luke told us the parable to show us that no matter how far we can be, we still have the loving father, the Heavenly Father Who never forsakes us.” Bishop Petro (Kryk) told the participants about the history of UGCC in Germany and stressed the importance of the patriarch’s visit. So reported ugcc.org.ua.