The students at the Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary raised funds for humanitarian assistance to Ukraine by singing Christmas carols during recent holidays, while the generosity of people who welcomed them inspired them to continue their work.
That’s according to the Seminary’s website.
They handed the funds to His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who with His Eminence Metropolitan Antony’s, Prime Hierarch of the UOC of the USA and Diaspora’s, blessing would use it to purchase much needed humanitarian aid, as well as generators for those on the front lines in Ukraine.
Archbishop Daniel was moved by the seminarians efforts and generosity, in spreading the love of Christ during these challenging times.
Archbishop Daniel has personally traveled to Germany, Poland and other European countries visiting the injured Ukrainian military members, ministered to the refugees, and purchased and arranged shipment of medical supplies, logistical vehicles, ambulances, generators, food, and other necessities, which all get delivered to Ukraine to sustain the nation and the people who continue to fight for the world’s freedom.
“We each find ourselves on the battlefield these days. The battlefield of justice, truth, and righteousness,” stated His Eminence. He continued by encouraging the seminarians and all others to keep up the good fight. To defend the defenseless in all areas of life… and to remember, that “tough times, breed tough people” who must work hard, on the side of God, to bring calm, peace and prosperity to the world.