The Head of the UGCC presented the command of the Ukrainian Navy the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
The Head of the UGCC assured the commander in global prayer support of navy men of the Ukrainian Naval Forces on behalf of the faithful of the UGCC.
“In the person of our Lady of Perpetual Help the Ukrainian Naval Forces always receive loyal support and a tireless advocate before God’s altar. We, being Christ’s Church in Ukraine, are ready to grant necessary spiritual help to our sailors, naval officers through our chaplains together with other Ukrainian Churches”, mentioned the Major Archbishop.
The commander of the Ukrainian Naval Forces expressed his gratitude for the priceless spiritual gift, an icon, and the initiative introduced by His Beatitude Sviatoslav to celebrate the Day of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the same day when Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He also marked the role of a chaplain in satisfying spiritual needs of Ukrainian military men and their families, as well as providing special care for the wounded and families of the deceased.