Mr. Konstantyn Vorona, First Vice-Consul of Consulate General of Ukraine to NY, presented a greeting on behalf of Consul General Igor Sybiga and the Permanent Representation of Ukraine at the United Nations.
Among the performers on the stage of the Ukrainian Cultural Center were Innesa Tymochko, Victor Sudir, dance group “Barvinok” and Victor Morozov. Each of the performers reached out to the very core of Ukrainian spirit, as those in attendance prayerfully shared the joys and pains of Ukrainian struggle for freedom.
The evening concluded with a short reflection of Bishop Daniel on the humanitarian aid of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (in the amount of about $100,000) for about 170 families of Ukrainian refugees and some 402 wounded soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces. The final prayer closed the event with chanting of “O God, Great and Almighty, Protect our Ukraine, Bathe her in rays of freedom and of light…”