Churches in the Hague and Netherlands Dioceses Pray for Those Killed in Plane Crash in Ukraine

“This was blessed by Bishop Simon, this is how we all feel”, said Father Sergius.
Natalya Mihailova | 19 July 2014
PRAVMIR. In the churches of the Hague and Netherlands dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church are praying and serving panikhidas today for those who died in a plane crash on July 17.

This was related to “Pravmir” by the rector of the St. Nicholas Church in Amsterdam Archpriest Sergei Ovsyannikov.

“This was blessed by Bishop Simon (Archbishop of Brussels and Belgium, and temporarily of the Netherlands and Hague – Ed.), this is how we all feel”, related Father Sergius.

The priest added that it is now difficult to find words of comfort – there is too much grief.

It is reminded that on July 17, a passenger plane of Malaysian airlines from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region. There were 298 people on board; most of them were citizens of the Netherlands. All the passengers and crew on board were killed.

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