In the Church of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called in the city of Bucha, on August 1, a regional event was held on the occasion of the Day of Ukrainian Statehood and the 1034th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia – Ukraine – “Prayer for Ukraine”.
This is reported on site OVA, reports Ukrinform.
The event was attended by the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epiphanius. Representatives of various confessions and religious organizations that make up the Council of Churches of the Kyiv region, heads of district military administrations, mayors, deputies of various levels, volunteers and military personnel also joined.
“The temple in which we are today has become a symbol of the atrocities of the Russians against the Ukrainian people. Today there are representatives of different faiths. We have different views and preferences, but there are common values. Our defenders and fellow citizens, who died at the hands of the invaders, laid down their bodies and souls not only for our freedom, but also for the Ukrainian state, the Ukrainian church, the future of the civilized world and our children … And our duty is to be strong and every day go to victory. In memory of these people and for the sake of the future of Ukrainians,” said Oleksiy Kuleba, head of the Kyiv OVA.
During the event, joint prayers “For the Ukrainian people and defenders. For the Victory of Ukraine”, “For the Fallen Soldiers, Innocently Killed Men, Women, Children and the Unborn”, “For the Spiritual Greatness of Ukraine”, “For the Conciliarity and Prosperity of Ukraine”.
The participants of the event laid flowers at the memorial cross erected at the site of mass graves, where the innocently killed residents of Bucha were buried.
As previously reported, in Bucha, children collected UAH 7,000 for washing cars for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a week. Part of the funds was transferred to the United24 fundraising platform.
Photo: Alexey Kuleba, Facebook