First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Appeals to Pray for Peace in Ukraine

7 February 2014, 16:27 | Orthodox world | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Metropolitan Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad issued the call for peace and calm in Ukraine.

"As faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church, we cannot remain indifferent to the troubles plaguing Her cradle – the Mother of Russian Cities, Kiev. We call on all of the faithful of the Russian Church Abroad around the world to pray for the cessation of all violence, that God might prevent all bloodshed and speedily restore brotherly love and understanding."

Metropolitan decreed that all parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese add the following petition to all augmented litanies at Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy:"Again we pray Thee, O Almighty Lord, that Thou mightest grant peace to Kiev, the Mother of Russian cities which is shaken by civil strife, and the entire country of Kievan Rus’, and by the power of the grace of Thy Holy Spirit extinguish all enmity and violence therein; O Source of goodness and Abyss of love for mankind, quickly hearken and have mercy."

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  • Holopupenko | 6 March 2015, 17:27

    This is not to suggest that the defense of Ukraine in the face of clear Russian annexation, aggression, and invasion isn't justified. We have CCC 2302-2317 to support us on this point. The problem is

  • Holopupenko | 6 March 2015, 17:16

    As a follow on: this means the last paragraph of Sorokowski's article is problematic: "priests devoted to Ukrainian independence" and "reinforcing their patriotism and resolve to build

  • Holopupenko | 6 March 2015, 17:12

    The potential problem is, given the nature of the eastern Christian faiths as being generally susceptible to phyletism (certainly evidence in Fr. MykolaIzhak's statement above), more emphasis will

  • Юзьо | 5 March 2015, 21:50

    Догналіти за гроші Кремля проповідують не Христа, а зомбують людей, провокують непорядки, нападають на людей, захоплюють майно, роблять зі своїх адептів злочинців. І були знаряддям в руках Путіна,

  • Базиліо Паладін | 5 March 2015, 20:31

    А до того, що догналіти проповідують Христа,дорікають папі і верхівці УГКЦ, що відійшли від істинного христи-янства.Попереджали, що євромайдан принесе Україні горе і страждання. Згідно фатімських

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