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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  • Ron Feledichuk | 13 February 2016, 20:19

    This seems to be a betrayal of Ukrainians by the Roman Pope. What is happening is not called a war started by Russia with the support of the Russian patriarch and his russian world theology but a

  • Frank Sysyn | 13 February 2016, 01:24

    I await for those more versed in theological language to make a statement on this. In my reading this is a total victory for Patriarch Kirill and Putin. It will undoubtedly cause consternation among

  • Пан Валерій | 10 February 2016, 14:01

    Дякую за змістовну та розгорнуту відповідь. Тепер Ви мене переконали!

  • Taras Antoshevskyy | 10 February 2016, 13:50

    СПЖ сайт містить дуже багато речей, які вже спростосвано. А щодо Данилевича, вибачте, я маю переказувати Вам всю нашу з ним "співпрацю"? Не збираюся. Бо не маю ні часу, ні бажання.

  • Пан Валерій | 10 February 2016, 13:40

    Сподіваюсь пане Тарасе, Вам, як серйозній та авторитетній людині не важко буде навести конкретні приклади брехні від Данилевича та СПЖ. Інакше Ваші слова виглядатимуть, як би це толерантніше сказати,

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