Interfaith vigil for Ukraine held in Colchester

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(WFSB) – Communities are mobilizing in support of Ukraine and praying Wednesday night for Putin’s war to end.

An interfaith vigil is held in Colchester, supporting the Ukrainian church there.

Dozens of parishioners from St. Andrews, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and Congregation Ahavath Achim are at Guardian Angel Parish with their spiritual leaders.

They support each other and their extended families in Ukraine and Poland, praying for peace.

The blue and gold flag of Ukraine flies freely alongside the flag of the United States outside St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

His parish priest Fr. Cyril Manolev says the prayers are working, giving strength to Ukraine and its president.

“So I think what he sees is all the prayers and support working and helping and for our great soldiers that we have, they are really brave,” Cyril said.

“If Putin can do what he’s doing in Europe, what’s stopping him? And we have to show that we are strong as a country and strong in a global community,” said Tina Inferrera, trustee of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Just seven days into this Russian siege, this community has compiled a list of organizations that need your help to help Ukraine:

Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia Victims of war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

Knight of Columbus – Ukrainian Solidarity Fund

Committee of the Ukrainian Congress of America

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc. (UUARC)

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