On August 17, 2022, on the day of the eighth anniversary of the enthronement of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, Archbishop of Pryashevsky, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia Rostislav sent congratulations to His Beatitude. The Informational and Educational Department of the UOC publishes the text.
“Prayerfully I congratulate you on the 8th anniversary of the enthronement on the Throne of the Metropolitans of Kyiv.
You accepted the helm of church administration in difficult times, but being strengthened by the words of the Holy Gospel, you lay down your entire self for the clergy and faithful entrusted to you, without ceasing prayerful work and without abandoning the labors of mercy, covering sorrows and consoling sorrow.
On this significant day, I wish Your Beatitude the strength of the archpastoral forces, the inexhaustible help of God in labors and the prayerful intercession of all the venerable Fathers of the Kyiv Caves,” writes Metropolitan Rostislav.