Ukrainian Youth Association calls for initiative "Communion" as a sign of unity with the victims of the Holodomor
Ukrainian Youth Association of Ukraine initiates act "Communion" as a sign of spiritual unity with the Ukrainian generations affected in times of famine and terror.
"Often we are reminded of the fact of the Holodomor of 1932-1933, its instigators, but are unable to comprehend the horror which faced Ukrainians, then authorities took the last piece of bread, and the villages were surrounded by army, whose children were starving... In order to understand - you need to go through this experience, or at least try. This is the one with the goals of the act "Communion", aimed to honor the victims by fasting, prayer and good deeds. "
So everyone who agreed to participate in this act voluntary accepts strict fasting for 33 hours (from 7 am November 25, 2016 to 4 pm November 26, 2016). As the organizers emphasize, it will be a kind of personal sacrifice to commemorate the souls of the innocent victims of the Holodomor. It is very important that this sacrifice was conscious and not mechanical, initiators stress.
At 4 pm, November 26, 2016, activists spiritually unite in a common prayer for the repose of the souls of the innocent people who died of starvation.
The first such campaign launched youth from Australia and members of Ternopil branch of the Ukrainian Youth in Ukraine in 2003.