Believers from all over the world pray for Ukraine at the Holy Sepulcher
As part of the pilgrimage, Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol Luke celebrated the Liturgy at the Jerusalem Church of the Resurrection of Christ.
During the service at the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, hundreds of pilgrims from Ukraine, Romania, Greece and other countries offered prayers for peace in Ukraine, reports the website of the Zaporozhye eparchy.
On the night of September 9, 2018, Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, leading the pilgrimage delegation of the UOC, performed the Liturgy at the Jerusalem Church of the Resurrection of Christ. He was concelebrated by the senior vessel guard of the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord, Archbishop Isadore of Hierapolis, Archbishop Panteleimon of Bucha, Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America, Archbishop Stephan of Gomel, and the UOC clergy.
During a special litany, prayers were offered for the termination of strife, division, enmity and malice in the Ukrainian land.
The service was attended by believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church who took part in a mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The day before, Metropolitan Luke met with His Beatitude Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine Theophilos III, who during the conversation expressed his support to the Primate of the UOC, Metropolitan Onufry.
As reported earlier, from September 5 to 12, 2018, about a thousand believers of the UOC is making a pilgrimage to the main shrines of Israel. The official delegation of the UOC, which is part of one of the groups, is led by Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol.