16-05-2019

Archbishop Daniel Visits the Eastern Part of Ukraine – Ten Miles Away from the Active War Zone

While on the official visit to Ukraine, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel joined His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine on a trip to the city of Mariupol and the Donetsk Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

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Being about less than ten miles away from the front line, Archbishop Daniel had an opportunity to touch the lives of thousands of people with the words of prayer, hope, peace and love on behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the clergy and faithful of the Church.

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Displaced Persons from the occupied areas by Russian military, men and women of the Ukrainian Armed forces, children, the sick and infirm of the area - this is a short list of those whose hearts were touched by the message of the Gospel of Christ by the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the hierarch of the UOC of the USA.

Later in the day, the archbishop visited the 79th Airborne Unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, addressing them in his capacity as a retired chaplain of the US Army Chaplain coprs.

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During of the visit, Vladyka Daniel presented Archbishop Serhiy of the Donetsk Eparchy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine with the financial charitable assistance on behalf of St. Andrew’s Society, one of the Central Organizations of the UOC of the USA(Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay - President). 

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The UOC of the USA expressed their parishioners  deep gratitude for love and generosity for the brethren in the Eastern part of Ukraine.

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