Remembrance Day Articles
- UOCC Episcopate Statement on Remembrance DayOn November 11, in this year marking the 70th year of the end of the Second World War, the Episcopate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada calls upon the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada to remember the more than 100,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel who perished in wartime, peacekeeping and training during their military service to Canada. Over the past century, these Canadian military service men and women, whose names are known and unknown to us, have served our country with courage and honour.
- Prime Minister StatementToday we remember the courage and dedication of the Canadian men and women who have fought valiantly over the years to defend our freedom and rights, making it possible for us to live in a peaceful, democratic country where we enjoy one of the best qualities of life in the world.
- Defence Minister StatementNovember 11th marks one of the most significant and solemn days in Canada. On this Remembrance Day, I join millions of Canadians in communities across the country as we honour veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is due to the sacrifices of these brave men and women that we enjoy the freedoms we hold dear. This year is particularly significant, both because of the historic milestones reached, and recent tragic events in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
- Military ChaplaincyArmed Orthodox Chaplains in the Canadian Armed Forces in WWII
- UOCC Hierarchs Statement on Remembrance DayIn this year marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, the Episcopate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada call on the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada to remember on November 11 the more than one hundred thousand Canadian Armed Forces service personnel in the past and present who perished in wartime. The soldiers, known and unknown, have served our country with honour and gave their lives for the freedom and democracy that we take for granted today in Canada.
- Christian SoldierA Christian soldier should differ fun damentally from those military personnel who do not have a Christian worldview. The Christian soldier views their military duties from the position of eternal life and they see true values—as only those that are eternal and spiritual. Christian soldiers are brave and selfless, foremost in battle, but last among those who seek honours or awards.
- Message to Youth on Remembrance Dayby Bishop Ilarion
- A Soldier's Prayer
- Ukrainian Military Prayer TraditionThe Ukrainian Orthodox Church has always remembered its soldiers who have gone into battle to protect Christ’s Truth, freedom and the independence of the motherland. Early liturgical writings contained teachings on praying for victory over the enemy, and how to serve various worship services in war- time conditions.