January 5, 2023, 19:35 – Public News Service – OSN
Priest Philip Ilyashchenko told how to pray for the completion of the Ukrainian conflict and for the Russian military. The clergyman spoke about this in an interview with Moskovsky Komsomolets.
Father Philip urged Russians to think about those who protect Russia warriors and those who have become victims of the current conflict. He also recalled that Patriarch Kirill even composed a special prayer designed specifically to petition for peace and the return home of those fighting on the fronts.
Also for these purposes, the prayer Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos is suitable, which differs in that it is a prayer that can be sung. Finally, Father Philip recalled the universal request for all Christians to God for God’s mercy.
The priest also urged everyone to think about whether he can somehow help in the current situation, to influence what is happening. According to him, for this you need to hear the voice of conscience.
Earlier it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire in the special military operation zone from 12:00 on January 6 to 24:00 on January 7. The President explained this by the fact that many believers live in the war zones, who should be given the opportunity to attend the Christmas service. More read in material Public news service.