Archdiocese of Orthodox Churches of Russian Tradition in Western Europe

Moscow Patriarchate

Communiqué of the Archdiocesan Council of 29 March 2023

Deeply shaken by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict which has lasted for more than a year, the Council of the Archdiocese of the Orthodox Churches of the Russian tradition in Western Europe would like to assure the monastic community and the Academy of Theology of the Lavra of the Caves of Kiev of its support in these difficult times that they are living through.

Trusting in divine mercy, in the intercession of Saints Anthony and Theodosius of Kiev and in the evangelical, spiritual and pastoral benevolence of H.E. Metropolitan Onuphrius, on the eve of His Passion towards which we move, we make these words of the Lord our own : “Let all be one, so that the world may believe” (Jn, XVII-21).