With the help of a kind word and prayer, peace will be established in Ukraine said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine in his sermon during the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Agapit of the Caves of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on April 3, 2022, on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent dedicated to St. John of the Ladder, reports the Information and Educational Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The metropolitan thanked God for the fact that the negotiations between the delegations of Ukraine and Russia brought the first good results: it was decided to withdraw troops from some regions of Ukraine and Kiev.
His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry expressed the hope that “a kind word, prayer and love will win and peace and harmony will eventually be established between us, and we will really be those children of God whom the Lord would like to see, among whom there is love, harmony, patience and respect.”
“May the Lord, through the prayers of our Most Blessed Lady Theotokos, help us, dear brothers and sisters, to improve ourselves in fasting and prayer, to ascend the steps of spiritual perfection. The higher a person is spiritually, the stronger he is, the more courageous he is,” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.
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