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His All-Holiness Calls For Peace In Ukraine

Dear Brother Archons and Friends of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle:

Thank you for your continued prayers for Ukraine, His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, and all the Orthodox faithful in our sister Church, the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has been speaking out in a firm and consistent prophetic voice, calling for a cessation of hostilities in wise and powerful words that we would all do well to ponder carefully and heed with all our hearts.

Below is compilation of some of these statements and related news:


Washington Times

Eastern Orthodox spiritual leader condemns Russian invasion

His All-Holiness has also “expressed his deep sorrow at this blatant violation of any notion of international law and legality, as well as his support to the Ukrainian people struggling ‘for God and country’ and to the families of innocent victims.”


Asia News

Ecumenical Patriarch condemns the invasion of Ukraine

Bartholomew yesterday spoke with Epiphanius, metropolitan of the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine recognised by Constantinople. He called on the God of love and peace to enlighten Russian leaders to realise the tragic consequences of their decisions and actions, which might even trigger a world war.


Orthodox Times

Ecumenical Patriarch prays for the repose of the souls of those killed in the war in Ukraine

On February 26, His All-Holiness performed the Trisagion for the repose of the souls of those who have fallen in the ongoing war in Ukraine, and for all Orthodox Orthodox Christians who have fallen asleep for centuries.


Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Ecumenical Patriarch condemns the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine and expresses His solidarity to the suffering Ukrainian people

Shocked by the invasion of the armed forces of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine this morning, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew telephoned His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphanios, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, expressing his deep sorrow at this blatant violation of any notion of international law and legality, as well as his support to the Ukrainian people struggling “for God and country” and to the families of innocent victims.


Ecumenical Patriarchate

Address of His All-Holiness after the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

On the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, His All-Holiness declared: “We are called to fervent prayer with all our hearts for the preservation of peace in Ukraine. Indeed, the possibility of a new war in Europe, resulting from the escalation of violent rhetoric and militarization of the borders between Russia and Ukraine, should be unequivocally opposed….We firmly believe that there is no solution possible to preserve and guarantee peace outside the path of dialogue, which abolishes the conditions that lead to violence and war. Peace comes from mutual respect and cooperation.”


Order of Saint Andrew

Please Pray Now For Ukraine, His Beatitude Epiphaniy, and All the Orthodox Faithful There

National Commander Limberakis, stated, “It is in large part because of their longing for emancipation, independence and self-governance that Ukrainians are threatened now. It is incumbent upon us to come to the aid of our sister Church in her hour of need, and there is no more powerful or effective way to do that than by earnestly beseeching the Lord for peace in Ukraine and the entire region.”


Let us join our beloved Ecumenical Patriarch in his prayers for peace, earnestly beseeching our loving God to restore that peace in Ukraine in a manner that will safeguard the dignity and autonomy of the great and noble Ukrainian people. Yours in prayer for Ukraine and in service of our Holy Mother Church,

Anthony J. Limberakis, MD

Archon Aktouarios

National Commander

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