As a gesture of solidarity for Ukraine, Clergy on the island of Ireland, as well as, all around Europe, have planned a Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine to be held on Wednesday 14 September, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which is celebrated in a particularly solemn way in the Eastern Rite.

On Wednesday, Liturgies will include a prayer for peace in Ukraine during Mass, and an opportunity for silent Eucharistic Adoration will be provided also.

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland said, “As a gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who have been stricken by war since the 24 February, it is proposed that a day of prayer be held throughout the whole continent. I welcome this powerful prayerful initiative and invite everyone to pray in a special way for peace in Ukraine on Wednesday.”

Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski, Apostolic visitator for Ukrainians Resident in Ireland and Northern Ireland, has shared a prayer to be delivered this Wednesday. See excerpt below:

“Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity and solidarity, and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Ukraine’s greatest time of need.”

To see the full prayer click here.

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