"Mission of Mercy”: UOC aid delivered to war-affected areas

03 February 14:05
UOC humanitarian mission delivered aid to residents of Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. Photo: UOC humanitarian mission delivered aid to residents of Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. Photo: "Church Helps" TG channel

UOC priests delivered food, clothing and medical supplies to settlements in Donetsk and Kharkiv regions.

Priests of the Kyiv Eparchy delivered humanitarian aid to the most war-affected areas of Donetsk and Kharkiv regions for local residents and AFU military in the "Mission of Mercy" project of the UOC Department for Social and Humanitarian Affairs.

According to the Telegram channel "Church Helps", within three days, from January 31 to February 2, 2023, the participants of the humanitarian mission visited the cities of Izium, Kupiansk, Sviatogorsk, the villages of Zarichne, Kamyanka, Dolyna, Torske, and Ivanchukivka. These settlements survived shelling and occupation, and fighting is still going on in some of them.

The priests brought more than a ton of humanitarian kits, 400 kg of salt and sugar each, sweets, clothing, painkillers and antipyretic medicines. AFU soldiers and the mobile hospital received canned meat, energy drinks and candy bars.

"Our spiritual Mission of Mercy continues. With the blessing of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry and the Synodal Department for Social and Humanitarian Affairs of the Kyiv Eparchy, we delivered a humanitarian cargo for those most affected by war," said Archpriest Andriy Dvorovyi, Head of the Social Ministry and Charity Department of the Kyiv Eparchy of the UOC. “The Scripture says it is ‘more blessed to give than to receive’ (Acts 20:35). True riches are measured not by what you have accumulated and spent on yourself, but by how much you have given. What we have accumulated in heaven is a true treasure. Hurry up to do good."

As reported, UOC priests from the frontline towns of Siversk and Chasiv Yar delivered and distributed humanitarian aid collected in Kyiv and Boryspil eparchies to their fellow countrymen under shelling.

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