On Sunday, August 25, we will be having a ceremony in observance of the 28th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. This will take place after the 2nd Divine Liturgy beside the statue of the Blessed Virgin.
We need to keep the Ukrainian nation in our hearts and minds as we place the great nation under the protection of the Holy Pokrova.
Coffee and cake will be served in the church hall after the ceremony.
At a brief ceremony today following the second Divine Liturgy, members of our Ukrainian community gathered in the parish yard in front of the Holy Theotokos and our flags to pray and reflect upon the anniversary of Ukrainian Independence.
Let us pray to the Holy Spirit and to His Spouse, Mary the Mother God for Ukraine.
Here is New Haven’s Proclamation (don’t mind the errors in date)…. click to enlarge the image.