Today, on the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, the faithful of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine warmly congratulate His Beatitude Metropolitan Epifaniy on his name-day.
“Dear to our heart Vladyka! Out of great love, God gave the Ukrainian people such a Primate and Archbishop as you. This is especially felt in these difficult and turbulent times. As a skilled helmsman, you confidently, wisely, and judiciously steer the ship of our Church under the strong sails of love for God, neighbors, and Ukraine, faithful to God and your people, through the stormy sea of life’s conflicts, war. and numerous trials. You lead us to truth, freedom, will, and victory, to the final release from the spiritual shackles of the ‘Russian world,’ to an original revival and flourishing,” the OCU press service cites the greeting as saying.
The faithful wish the Metropolitan good health, strength, and longevity – to continue to act for the glory of God, for the good of our people, and the development of the OCU.