ROCOR clergy organizes a reception for Ukrainian refugees in Geneva
The ROCOR organized a reception for Ukrainian refugees at the Cathedral of Geneva.
On August 21, 2022, a reception was held at the Exaltation of the Cross Cathedral in Geneva (the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia), which was attended by more than 60 Ukrainian citizens living in the Nyon Refugee Center in Switzerland, reports orthodox-europe.org.
A liturgy was held before the meeting. The service was officiated by Archpriests Pavel Tsvetkov and Emilian Pochinok. Parishioners of Ukrainian origin and refugees, who had already become part of the community, lifted up prayers for the cessation of bloodshed in Ukraine.
The service was followed by a buffet reception, during which Father Emilian talked to the guests. He assured them that everyone would find a spiritual home in the Geneva Cathedral and other churches of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and together with them, he rejoiced at the unity that the Lord gives to His Church even in times of trial. The priests expressed hope for an early meeting in the near future.
As the UOJ reported, the ROCOR published a statement on the war in Ukraine.