Primate of the OCU met with the famous British evangelist Hathaway and the initiators of the National Prayer for Ukraine

17 September, 17:46
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Primate of the OCU met with the famous British evangelist Hathaway and the initiators of the National Prayer for Ukraine - фото 1
On September 17, 2021, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine received at his residence a British Christian minister and philanthropist David Gordon Hathaway with his assistant Catherine Maurice, Chairman of the Ukrainian Bible Society Hryhoriy Komendant and Secretary of the Spiritual Council of the National Day of prayer for Ukraine Vadym Preobrazhensky.

This is reported by the press service of the Kyiv Metropolia of the OCU.

During the conversation, we talked about the power and significance of prayer in the life of a Christian, and how the Lord miraculously responds to our sincere requests.

In this context, David Hathaway shared his memories of the distribution of the Bible in the USSR, as a result of which he was arrested by the Soviet authorities. And although he faced 10 years in prison, just a year later it was possible to get him released.

In turn, Metropolitan Epifaniy told the story of several children with a rare but dangerous disease – spinal muscular atrophy, who, after a joint prayer with the participation of their parents, all took turns winning a free injection of an extremely expensive (more than.2 million) drug for this disease.

"Those who do not have faith can say that this is just a coincidence, but they are also forced to recognize the uniqueness of such a case because many people from all over the world apply for the possibility of receiving a limited number of doses of this drug for free. We are convinced that this is truly the Lord's miracle and his answer to our prayers," His Beatitude said.

In addition, the parties discussed the harassment of religious denominations that continues in the Russian Federation and in the temporarily occupied Crimea and certain areas of Donbas. On this occasion, the Primate of the local Ukrainian Orthodox Church noted that such a level of brazen violation of the rights of believers is unthinkable in the modern civilized world.

"Now there are real followers of the bloody Soviet totalitarian regime in the Kremlin. However, we are convinced that the Lord will protect Ukraine in these difficult times because the Lord always wins!" His Beatitude concluded.