The UGCC hold an all-church prayer for those who died from COVID-19
"For more than a year now, we have all been united by one grief - the coronavirus pandemic. I think that each of us feels anxiety and sadness over the loss of loved ones: priests, monks and nuns, relatives or friends," said His Beatitude Sviatoslav in a letter he wrote to the UGCC bishops.
He noted that "we, as believers, perceive this situation with great confidence in our Lord, who alone guides us through all the trials and tribulations that COVID-19 brought with it."
“Please invite believers who have lost their loved ones to this service. In this way, our Church will join the nationwide prayer, which will become for us a source of God's graces, and the dead will benefit from the forgiveness of their sins,” the Primate of the UGCC urged.
His Beatitude Sviatoslav lead the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ on March 20.