Patriarch Filaret blessed the monument to Olena Teliha - Ukrainian poetess killed in Babyn Yar

27 February 2017, 10:04 | National religious question | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

памятник Елене ТелигеOn February 25, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko along with Kyiv residents, government officials and clergy unveiled the monument to the participant of the Ukrainian liberation movement and poetess Olena Teliha in the National Historical Memorial Preserve Babyn Yar. It is reported by Ukrinform.

Patriarch Filaret blessed the monument and stressed that Ukrainians, when honoring the memory of poetess Olena Teliha, simultaneously pay homage to all the fighters for the independence of our country.

“The opening of this monument means that today we honor the memory of all those who fought for the independence of our Ukraine. Our people prove that they are worthy to have their own independent Ukrainian state by giving their lives for the freedom of Ukraine,” said the hierarch.

 He stressed that in these difficult times when our state has to counter the Russian aggression, Ukrainians must unite and not confront each other.

“The main task facing us is to defend the independence of our country,” said the Patriarch.

Speaking at the opening ceremony also was Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko and Culture Minister Yevhen Nyschuk

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  • Roma Hayda | 14 July 2017, 18:46

    Excellent analysis with important historical and faith based references. Our faith asks us to forgive (and we must), but it does not ask for amnesia. The Servant of God Andrey Sheptytsky was a strong

  • Ігор Мицько | 12 July 2017, 15:08

    А мільярди Владіміра Путіна посідають особливе місце у Банку Ватикана.

  • Ігор Мицько | 4 July 2017, 11:26

    Робота ГРУ перед зустріччю кремлівського уродця з Трампом.

  • ustavschyk | 3 July 2017, 17:12

    Який "пастирський візит"?! Леонардо Кардинал Сандрі ніякий 'пастир' для УГКЦ, навіть брати до уваги що він префект Конгрегації проти - пробачте, 'для' Східних Церков.

  • Ron Feledichuk | 28 June 2017, 16:27

    And yet so many Ukrainians are under the russian imposed belief that the russian orthodox church is their Mother church including some of my own family in Canada!

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