Griechenland: Daily prayers for Ukraine in Greek churches

. : Griechenland, Ukraine

On March 11, 2022, Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens and All Greece called Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine to assure him of support of the Greek Church for Ukraine in this difficult times. The official website of the OCU shared information about this phone conversation. The head of the OCU spoke about current events, particularly about the brutal bombings of Russian troops in Mariupol, Kharkiv and other cities of Ukraine, and about the service of the Church during the war.

According to the OCU, Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens condemned Russian aggression and expressed sympathy and support for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. He noted that daily prayers for peace in Ukraine are heard in churches, while the Church and the state assist refugees from Ukraine and collect humanitarian aid for the needs of our country. Metropolitan Epifaniy expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Church of Greece, the government and the people for their support, their prayer and their aid during the terrible trials of the war that Russia wages against us.

The OCU also reports that Metropolitan Epifaniy had several phone conversations with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His Divine Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and Africa, several Orthodox Church hierarchs abroad and with Pope Francis' personal representative. Several religious leaders have recently sent letters of support to the head of the OCU condemning Russia's aggression against Ukraine. (Quelle: www.risu.ua, 11. März 2022)

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