The head of state urged Ukrainians not to neglect Christian values
President Vladimir Zelensky has congratulated Ukrainians on the Day of the baptism of Rus – Ukraine, and now appealed to the heads of churches and religious organizations to pray for peace in the Donbass.
About this he wrote in Facebook.
“Today we celebrate an important day for every Ukrainian, the day when Prince Vladimir baptized Kyiv Rus – Ukraine. We all seek the path of unity and why we forget, what really is 1032 years ago Prince Vladimir showed us the way – he unites people around the values of kindness, charity and love of neighbor,” wrote the guardian.
According to him, faith helped our ancestors in difficult times and in everyday life. He expressed confidence that in order for God to hear the Ukrainians, we need sincerity. The President calls not to forget Christian values and not neglect them, because without them it is impossible traffic on the way to prosperity and desired to peace.
The primates of the PCU and of the UOC-MP has congratulated Ukrainians on the Day of the baptism of Russia (video)
“On this day in the temples of our country are a solemn prayer event. I want to appeal to all the heads of churches and religious organizations regardless of denomination. Request not as a President but as a person. With a request to pray for peace on the Ukrainian land. For this desirable quietness and full ceasefire in the Donbass. The fact that our people no longer die and get seriously injured. To the horrors of war for Ukraine has finally ended. That long-awaited world. Today, we will need a joint prayer for Ukraine. For God’s help in all serious tests for the sake of peaceful future of our country,” wrote Zelensky.
As reported “Today” in Ukraine abolished the procession on the Day of the baptism of Russia because of the pandemic coronavirus. The Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) has decided to celebrate the occasion according to the rules of quarantine.