Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
O Master, Creator of the whole universe, Most-merciful Lord, accept our prayers and humble tears, which we offer before Thy Holy Altar during this time of trouble and sorrow for Thy people. Hear us, O God our Saviour, and be merciful O Master, to all who are suffering and overburdened. Forgive us our debts, teaching us to forgive our debtors, and turning from anger towards mercy, bringing an end to the strife in Ukraine, that reconciliation and peace flourish. For Thou art the only Good and Man-loving God, and to Thee we send up glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
A Prayer of Supplication compiled by Metropolitan Onuphry of Ukraine is read during Divine Liturgy in our parishes.
Special Lenten Prayer for Peace in Ukraine by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, called upon and blessed the faithful to fulfill a special rule of prayer for peace, and this was posted by the Western American Diocese.
“War is a grave sin before God.” ~ Metropolitan Onuphry of Ukraine
His Eminence Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany states that the Russian Orthodox Church is being negatively affected by the fratricidal war in Ukraine, and should be immediately stopped. When asked, “Should the Russians pull out of Ukraine?” He responded: “Is that a question? Yes, definitely! And completely.” When asked his view on the war, Metropolitan Mark answers plainly: “I consider this war a crime.”