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“The Cross to Heal the Wounds of Ukraine”: Head of UGCC Consecrates Cross of Heroes Memorial in Vyshgorod

February 24, 2024, 17:37 132

On February 24, the day of the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the UGCC, consecrated the memorial “Cross of Heroes” in Vyshhorod, the city where Ukrainians held off the Russian attack on Kyiv two years ago.

“The Cross to Heal the Wounds of Ukraine”: Head of UGCC Consecrates Cross of Heroes Memorial in Vyshgorod

“According to God’s wondrous providence, it was here that the invisible line between life and death was drawn, here, on the shores of the Kyiv Sea, in this princely city of Vyshhorod. Here, on this border, which was marked with the blood of so many courageous sons and daughters of our Motherland, that we have gathered today to commemorate them, so that Ukraine and the world will remember them,” His Beatitude Sviatoslav emphasized.

The memorial is dedicated to all the heroes who gave their lives defending Ukraine and to those who continue to fight for our country’s independence. The project is the work of His Beatitude Sviatoslav, along with Andriy Vavrysh, Oleksandr Horhan, Mykola Kabluka, and Fr. Taras Valakh. The contractor was the Fr. Titus Voynarovsky Foundation.

In his speech, the Head of the UGCC emphasized the importance of erecting a memorial, a cross that will be a special memory for descendants: “For the memory to last in the future, it must be built today.”

Apart from that, Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine Visvaldas Kulbokas assured that the Holy Father supports Ukrainians, particularly on this memorable day, and emphasized that this memorial is a place of our prayer for all the defenders and their prayer for us.

The UGCC Department for Information

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