Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb 27, 2022 / 03:20 am
The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said that priests “will descend to the bomb shelters” of Kyiv on Sunday to celebrate the Divine Liturgy.
In a video message on Feb. 27, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk noted that the residents of Ukraine’s capital are unable to attend church due to a government-mandated curfew. Citizens must stay indoors until Monday morning as Russian forces advance on the city.
“But in that case, the Church will come to the people. Our priests will descend to the underground, they will descend to the bomb shelters, and there they will celebrate the Divine Liturgy,” Shevchuk said in the video released by the Secretariat of the Major Archbishop in Rome.
“The Church is with its people! The Church of Christ brings the Eucharistic Savior to those who are experiencing critical moments in their life, who need the strength and hope of the resurrection.”