Patriarch Sviatoslav Greets Metropolitan Volodymyr on 20th Anniversary of Primate's Service

svyatoslav_volodymyr_w.jpgPatriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church sent a greeting letter to Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his ministry in the Kyiv cathedra.

“I would like to greet You on the 20th anniversary of the service as the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Kyiv Cathedra. I thank God for the gift of restoration of Your health which allowed You to return to the full-fledged service as the Head of the Church. On the eve of the Lord’s great holy day of Descent of the Holy Spirit, I will pray to the One God in the Holy Trinity asking Him to fill You with all the necessary gifts for further service for the good and salvation of the flock entrusted to You,” reads the letter.

On 10 March 2012, Patriarch Sviatoslav visited the head of the UOC-MP in the hospital on the patriarch’s initiative. During the visit, he assured Metropolitan Volodymyr of his constant prayer for the metropolitan’s recovery, the Information Department of the UGCC reported.


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