Sobor 2020: Emigration, Settlements and the Global Unity of the U.G.C.C. – April 4, 2020 – Eparchy of Saskatoon; August 26 – 29, 2020 – Lviv, Ukraine

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O Lord, sending forth the apostles “to baptize all nations”,*
you said, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.”1
Therefore, as missionary disciples,*
may we say to others with our lives,*
“The Church is with you always and everywhere.”2

We are the Church! We are the Body of Christ! * We are called to reflect on and pray for  “Emigration, settlements, and the Global Unity of the UGCC. 3 * We are called to show others the church is with them always and everywhere.

St. Pope John Paul II said,
“Encounter with the Living Jesus Christ: is the Way to Conversion, Communion and Solidarity.”4

Through the intercession of the Theotokos,*
and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit,*
may we encounter You, O Lord,*
in our families, in our parishes, *
and in those people to whom we reach out.*
For You send us to them and likewise You send them to us.*
Indeed, to encounter You, O Lord,*
is to encounter my brother and sister wherever they are.*

For you, Our God, are Holy, and we give glory to You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and always and for ever and ever. Amen.

  1. Mt: 28:19-20: 2. Motto of SOBOR 2020; 3. Theme of SOBOR 2020
    4. Ecclesia in America (3), 1999.

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