"Today we are to remember another Andrey - Metropolitan Sheptytsky," - Patriarch of the UGCC in Ivano-Frankivsk
The head of the UGCC led the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the resurrection of Christ in Ivano-Frankivsk, PIK reports.
During his sermon during the Liturgy, His Beatitude Sviatoslav noted that the Apostle Andrew loved Ivano-Frankivsk in a special way and is the patron saint of the Ivano-Frankivsk Archdiocese, and congratulated all those present, including metropolitan Volodymyr Viytishin of Ivano-Frankivsk, on this outstanding event.
“First of all, I would like to congratulate the first Metropolitan of Ivano-Frankivsk in history, Metropolitan Volodymyr. In his meekness, in the features of his character, you can see certain features of the Apostle Andrew. He never seeks his glory, benefits, he does not want to introduce a modern person to himself as much as to Christ, whom he found during the persecution of our church,” the head of the UGCC said.
He also noted that today it is also worth remembering another Andrew – Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who laid the foundations and foundations of this diocese.
"We honor his memory, ministry and ask him for special protection over the Christians of this Carpathian and Bukovyna land," Patriarch Sviatoslav added.