De oorspronkelijke Kerk in deze tijd

18-07-2014

Deelneming bericht van Mgr Simon in verband van de vliegramp in Oekraïne

Minister-President M. Rutte
Ministerie van Algemene Zaken

Geachte Premier Rutte,

Met afschuw heb ik kennis genomen van de vliegramp in Oekraïne, waarbij zo veel inwoners van uw land het leven hebben verloren. Namens alle Russisch-Orthodoxe christenen in Nederland spreek mijn deelneming uit aan u en aan alle getroffenen. In de kerken van ons bisdom wordt deze dagen gebeden voor alle getroffenen en hun geliefden.

Met gevoelens van de meeste hoogachting,

+SIMON, Aartsbisschop van Brussel en België van de Russisch-Orthodoxe Kerk Locum tenens van het bisdom van Den Haag en Nederland

Metropolitan Hilarion of Vokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, in which he expressed his condolences over the plane crash in eastern Ukraine. As a result of the tragedy, 298 people died, most of them were subjects of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The text of the message is given below.

Your Majesty,

On behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and on my behalf, I express to you my sincere and deep condolences over the plane crash which occurred in eastern Ukraine. The tragedy has claimed lives of 298 people from different countries, with most victims being your subjects.

The Russian Orthodox Church is grieving together with the relatives and friends of the dead. In these hard days, I lift up my fervent prayers to the Lord, asking Him to give rest to the souls of the dead and comfort those affected by this horrible calamity.

I am convinced that thanks to the joint international efforts, a thorough and unbiased investigation into the Malaysian plane crash will be conducted.

With condolences,

/+Hilarion/
Metropolitan of Volokolamsk
Chairman
Department for External Church Relations
Moscow Patriarchate

Orthodoxe Parochie Amersfoort

In Augustus zijn er geen diensten.

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