Tuesday, January 31, 2023

    Address by Exarch of Ecumenical Patriarch in Ukraine, Bishop Michael of Koman

    Brothers and sisters! Today, February 24, 2022, Ukraine was subjected to open military aggression by the Russian Federation.

    At this time of extraordinary trial for our people, we pray for Ukraine, for our pious nation, for the Ukrainian Army – men and women who defend our Motherland.

    Let’s unite, respect each other, take care of each other, and help each other. We do not believe in fakes and neither do we succumb to panic.

    We express our sincere gratitude to His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the prayerful support of our Ukrainian people.

    We call on all people of good will in the world to pray for the Ukrainian state, and on the entire international community – to condemn the treacherous war against our people and, if possible, to support Ukraine in resisting the hostile invasion.

    We call on God’s blessing on the Ukrainian state and its people, especially on the defenders – the Ukrainian military, doctors, and volunteers. Let’s unite – it is impossible to defeat a united nation.

    May God help us protect Ukraine and quickly return to a peaceful life.

    Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Ukraine, Bishop Michael of Koman