The UGCC declared a solemn day of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving

February 24, 2023, 12:00 574

February 24, 2023, there will be a day of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving in all eparchies and exarchates of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church throughout the world. His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the UGCC, announced this initiative on behalf of the Synod of Bishops.

The UGCC declared a solemn day of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving
The morning of February 24, 2022, the first explosions in Kyiv

February 24 will mark a year since the beginning of the full-scale Russian war against Ukraine. According to the decision of the bishops of the UGCC, the entire Church will spend this day in fasting, prayer, and works of mercy.

12-hour prayer marathon beginning February 24 at 12:00 pm Kyiv time on zhyve.tv will unite in prayer the faithful on all continents. There are no specific fasting guidelines — the faithful choose their own restrictions and self-discipline.

“Let this day be an opportunity for us to do good for someone: to comfort the afflicted, to clothe the naked, to warm those who are freezing, to feed the hungry,” explained His Beatitude Sviatoslav the importance of not merely prayer and fasting but also works of mercy.

Let us offer our spiritual efforts and our prayers for the victory of the Ukrainian people in this unequal battle, as well as for our army,” noted the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Information Department of the UGCC

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