We want to turn the voice of blood into prayer, Head of the UGCC in Babyn Yar

14 May, 18:19
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On May 14, 2021, Ukraine for the first time marks the Day of Remembrance of Ukrainians who saved Jews during the Second World War. On this occasion, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the UGCC, together with representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, took part in a prayer event held in Babyn Yar.

“Today, members of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, which unites Christians of different denominations, Jews, and Muslims, want to mark for the first time the Day of Remembrance of Ukrainians who saved Jews during the Holocaust. Ukraine and the world will later call them the Righteous Among the Nations," the chairman of the AUCCRO emphasized.

According to His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Babyn Yar is in itself a message to Ukraine and the world.

"Today we want to turn this message, this voice of blood shed by different peoples, representatives of different Churches and religions, into prayer," the Head of the UGCC emphasized.

Then the Primate said a funeral prayer "O God of spirits and all flesh" for the repose of the souls of the innocently killed.

According to His Beatitude Sviatoslav, this day is an opportunity to commemorate the victims of all genocides caused by inhuman regimes.