The procession in the diocese of Zaporozhye on 26 June
Metropolitan Luke led the worship on the day of memory of martyrs of Zaporozhye.
June 26, his Eminence Luka, the Metropolitan of Zaporizhia and Melitopol, prays at the monument to victims of political repression, the press service of the diocese.
After the funeral lithium, all the clergy, the congregation, led by the Metropolitan Luke went in procession to the intercession Episcopal Cathedral, where was a divine Liturgy.
“Every one of us checks the depth and purity of his heart, said the Lord Luke in his sermon. We begin to celebrate the memory of our patron saints, protectors and helpers of the new martyrs of the Zaporozhye land. We remember those who stands at the throne of God and prays for us.”
According to the Hierarch, remembering the martyrs of Zaporozhye, we remember those who not only claimed the faith in our land, but also testified to the world that the person who is filled with divine love, is not afraid of any test.
“They caved under the pressure of the repressive state machine, because they have become vessels of God’s grace, and people born, but without Her, not able to do good and to resist evil. If people do not know what awaits him in the future, he makes many wrong steps. In order to avoid wrong steps in our future, we must ask our Zaporozhye martyrs to teach us, modern people, our rulers, all those who will come after us, so nothing in our lives will never happen again”, – concluded the Metropolitan Onions.
June 26 – Day of remembrance of the Cathedral of new martyrs and Confessors of the Zaporizhia. The celebration of the memory of the Holy new martyrs of the diocese of Zaporizhzhya was established by the decision of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of 29 August 2001.
Earlier in Rome, an exhibition “new Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church”.