DIOCESE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND WESTERN EUROPE: 11 April 2022
The Chancery of the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe is thanked by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine
The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kyiv and All Ukraine, has written to His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe to express his gratitude for the financial and practical assistance received from the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe, sent to aid the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in responding to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.
"From the heart I thank you for the financial help which You and the faithful of the Diocese of London and Western Europe have provided to our Ukrainian people, who are at present going through hard times on account of the terrible war.
"The aid which You have sent is an expression of humanity, compassion, Christian love and true friendship; for ‘a faithful friend is beyond price, and no amount can balance his worth’ (Sirach 6:14-15). God save you, dear Vladyka, that in these difficult days you and your flock stand wholly together with the people of Ukraine. May the Lord repay an hundredfold all who offer us their hand of help according to their generosity and ability."
The extensive efforts of the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe to aid those suffering in Ukraine, as well as refugees from the conflict arriving in the many countries of our territory, continue in earnest. Those wishing to do so may continue to donate financially on-line to our appeal, the receipts of which are transferred directly to the humanitarian relief fund of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The full text of Metropolitan Onuphry’s letter can be read in its original below: