“Cherish the memory of the Holodomor victims in your communities. May all parishes, priests and faithful of our Church support the construction of the Holodomor Memorial in Kyiv with their donations. This contribution will be a clear sign of love for our people and our native land,” His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav called on the clergy to support the Holodomor Museum project in Kyiv.
On February 16, 2021, the curia of the Kyiv Archeparchy hosted the reporting day of the annual activity of eparchial structures and protopresbyters. The meeting was chaired by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the UGCC.
Addressing the priests present, the Head of the Church stressed that it is up to our clergy to preserve the memory of our past, so that our future does not repeat the mistakes of mankind, so that the tears of hungry, powerless and thirsty people are no longer shed.
He also called on the clergy to be the first to set an example of the preservation of memory: “Therefore I appeal to each of you: remember this bitter truth of our people. Teach people to cherish their past and teach them to care about our history.”
The Head of the Church then called on the clergy to tell the world about this project through various possible ways. It is important that this information be disseminated in Churches, on the Internet, on social networks and in messengers: “I ask every priest of our Church to tell his parishioners about the Memorial dedicated to the Holodomor victims in Kyiv. After all, it will be a special place of remembrance, prayer, and truth,” the Head of the UGCC emphasized.
It should be recalled that His Beatitude Sviatoslav had earlier called for donations to support the construction of the Holodomor Museum. The Head of the UGCC stressed that preserving the memory of the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 is a sacred duty of every Ukrainian and Christian. According to him, everyone’s donation will turn into grains of truth that will help to bring out of oblivion a specific person who died during the terrible genocide.
The “Grains of Truth” platform is available for charitable contributions at this link: CREATING A HOLODOMOR MUSEUM. You will need to fill out a simple donation form.
We will add that the future Museum will not only collect information about the victims of the Holodomor but will become a center of research of this horrible genocide as well as a center of remembrance and prayer.
Info by the UGCC Information DepartmentShare