Sunday, April 2, 2023

    Ecumenical prayer for Ukraine held in NYC

    At St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in New York City, the Ecumenical Prayer Service was held to mark the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    It was attended by hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Catholic clerics, who prayed for peace and welfare in Ukraine.

    That’s according to Archbishop Daniel (Zelinsky), who posted the news on Facebook.

    “Honored to join His Eminence Metropolitan Antony (Scharba Met Antony), Metropolitan Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia as well as Bishop Paul Chomnycky of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in New York City for the Ecumenical Prayer Service (hosted by His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan), marking the First Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine,” he wrote.

    Prayer services of this kind are an important component for the spirituality and support of parishioners in difficult times.

    Ukrainian servicemen, veterans of Ukraine’s defensive war against Russia, also attended the prayer.

    The UOC of the USA is the Ukrainian Orthodox Church that operates in the United States as part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The UOC of the USA takes spiritual care of Ukrainian parishioners in the country. The church prays for Ukraine through various events and prayer services held in its churches and chapels.

    Recently, the UOC of the USA purchased four more ambulances for Ukraine. Also, the UOC of the USA sent 100 power generators and continues to support Ukrainians suffering from Russia’s invasion with acts of charity.