His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, congratulated all medical workers on their professional holiday, which was celebrated on June 21 in Ukraine this year, reports the Information and Education Department of the UOC.
In his archpastor’s homily at the end of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, the metropolitan emphasized that on this day the Church offers special prayers “for all who work in the field of medicine: for doctors, for junior medical personnel, and all those who perform today (especially today) such selfless feat. ”
“They are putting themselves at risk to help everyone who fell sick and needs help,” said His Beatitude Onuphry.
The metropolitan congratulated the medical workers and wished everyone good health.
“May the Lord bless our doctors, give them health and all prosperity, and may God have mercy on all of us. So that the doctors would become the people whom we respect and love, but whose service we would not need,” he noted.
“Certainly, it may be possible when we … will follow the path of holiness. May the Lord bless us all,” Metropolitan Onuphry added.