UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
UPDATED: Metropolitan Constantine Improving
CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!
We are happy to inform everyone that we had a very brief telephone conversation this afternoon with Metropolitan Constantine! He was happy to inform us that he was off the ventilator and sitting up comfortably in a chair after being relieved of much congestion throughout last night and this morning. He must be observed closely over the next few days, but doctors give much hope that he will only have to be in hospital for a few more days. He was absolutely thrilled and so thankful when we informed him that when the notice of his illness and hospitalization went up on our Church website and Facebook site, we just sat back and watched as over a hundred responses came assuring that he was in their prayers and these were sharing with all their Facebook friends! We could hear the emotional gratitude in his voice in response.
The Metropolitan thanks you all and we thank you all for your prayers and best wishes and ask that you do not slow down with them. We have you all in our prayers as well.
In our Risen Lord!
+ Antony, Archbishop
+ Daniel, Bishop
O Holy Father, Heavenly Physician of our souls and bodies, who sent Your Only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to heal those in illness: visit and heal Your servant, our Metropolitan Constantine, granting him release from pain and restoration to health and vigor, that he may give thanks unto You and bless Your holy Name, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.