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Remembering Oleksandr Shapoval

The National Opera of Ukraine announces the death in combat fighting at age 48, of Oleksandr Shapoval, a longtime principal dancer for the company and an Honored Artist of Ukraine, an official title awarded for high achievement in the performing … Continue reading

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From Republic of Georgia, Peace Cathedral, Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili

But let justice roll down like water and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.’ The Book of Amos.  ‘Amos wall’ being built at the Peace Cathedral in solidarity with the long suffering Ukrainian people, thirsty of justice and peace. Ugliness of … Continue reading

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Guest post from Kviv, Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili

I am grateful to be able to share this and letters which may follow from my friend Malkhkaz who is the Bishop of the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia. I retain his English spelling. Dear Friends, I have taken these … Continue reading

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Prayer for Ukraine from Lamentations 3: 49-50

My eyes will flow without ceasing, without respite, until God from heaven looks down and sees. God, see my prayer ­in the sky ­the Ukraine flag over the Atlantic Ocean,photographed by a friend, as you watch the prayers ­in the … Continue reading

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Abrahamic Interfaith Peace Vigil for Ukraine at Peace Cathedral Tbilisi, Georgia (Republic of Georgia) Report

My friend Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili sends this report of the Interfaith Peace Vigil in Georgia Dear Friends, Last Sunday the Peace Cathedral hosted an interfaith vigil in support of peace in Ukraine. Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Lutheran, Armenian Apostolic, Baptist bishops  … Continue reading

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Prayer for places of hospitality

God of open arms, sheltering wings,who wakes to every knocking on the door,we give thanks for the welcometo three and a half millionrefugees from Ukraine, in Poland, Romania, Hungary,and small Moldova, whereone in every twenty-fivepeople living nowhas fled from the … Continue reading

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We grieve the storytellers

There is an old passagefrom the biblical book of Numbersabout Moses putting a bronze serpenton a pole because so many peoplehad been bitten,and when they looked at it,a healing began. I am grateful for journalists,who go in places of dangerto … Continue reading

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Volodymyr Zelensky’s Gift

Volodymyr Zelensky gives us a gift,not just his staying the coursein the midst of the violence of invasion,willing to negotiate,willing to stand firm,willing to remain in greatest dangerwhen so many other leaderswould seek personal safety. Those are waking up each … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Women of Ukraine for International Women’s Day

For Olga of Kyiv born in 920, peacemaker, ambassador, princess,and Hürrem Sultan, also called Roksolana,daughter of an Orthodox priestand wife of a sultan, who restrained Ottoman aggression, We are grateful. For Nataliya Polonska-Vasylenko, historian,archeologist, academician,Olena Teliha, poet, activist, executed by … Continue reading

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Guest post from Carol Hallman, prayer for Ukraine, prayer for the beginning of Lent

Prayer for Ukraine God of PeaceWe open our heartsAnd our spiritsTo your presenceHere God of PeaceWe gather tonightTo lift up the childrenWho are in the pathsOf tanks and mortar fireAnd bombs God of PeaceWe gather tonightTo lift up the mothersAnd … Continue reading

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