Appeal of Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All the Rus
Beloved Brother Archpastors!
Dear Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters!
We are living today through a difficult historical period – all our thoughts, concerns, and prayers are bound to the ongoing events in Ukraine. But even in the most difficult times of trials, our people always sought help from the Most Holy Theotokos, who has always been a zealous advocate and intercessor for Holy Russia.
During the days of Great Lent, when the Church stands before the Lord in repentance, I appeal to all of you, my dear ones, with a plea to read daily the "Canon of Prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos, Sung During Every Earnest Sorrow and State"*, with the addition to it of the previously approved prayer for the restoration of peace https://eadiocese.org/files/resources/liturgical/prayers/Ukraine-Prayer-2022-MP.pdf
Let us turn our gaze and sighs to the zealous Intercessor of the Christian race, so that, through Her unrelenting maternal intercession, the Lord, the Lover of mankind, will incline His mercy to our peoples, and grant strong and unfailing peace.
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA
*In the Jordanville Prayer Book: “Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos”
Appeal in Russian obraschenie-pdf.pdf
Prayer in Russian & English https://eadiocese.org/files/resources/liturgical/prayers/Ukraine-Prayer-2022-MP.pdf