His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, together with Metropolitan Antony of Hierapolis and Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon, of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, will gather for a Intercessory Prayer Service beginning at 10:00 am EST on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
The Service will take place at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Volodymyr located at 160 West 82nd Street in New York, NY 10024. All are invited to attend.
This past week, with sadness and heartbreak, the world has watched Russia launch an invasion into Ukraine. As we continue to pray for those whose lives are affected both directly and indirectly, the implications of this humanitarian tragedy are being felt throughout the community and around the world. If you can help, please contribute to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Ukrainian Relief Fund at https://www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Launches Ukraine Relief Fund
In response to the tragic humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and the immediate aid needed there, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced a major fundraising effort today that will help those most affected by the Russian invasion.
The first action taken by Archbishop Elpidophoros this morning was to donate $100,000 to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to support the efforts of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Archbishop Elpidophoros also announced the creation of the Ukrainian Relief Effort, which was established in collaboration with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)*.
Together, the Archdiocese and IOCC aim to raise $1 million for both immediate and long-term support of the Ukrainian people.
In his Encyclical on the crisis, Archbishop Elpidophoros states:
“We join our spirit to the spirit of His All-Holiness and exhort all our Faithful: offer prayers and tangible support for all the Ukrainian People, those of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and those of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate, those of the Ukrainian Catholic and Jewish communities, and all who find themselves in the dire circumstances of war.”