Los Angeles: Ukrainian Orthodox church vandalized

Los Angeles, June 25, 2024

Photo: uocofusa.org Photo: uocofusa.org     

A Ukrainian Orthodox church in Los Angeles was vandalized recently.

“This sacred place,” St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church, “a beacon of faith and culture for many, has been subjected to a hate crime and burglary, shaking the foundation of its peaceful existence,” reports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (Patriarchate of Constantinople).

The attack is currently under police investigation. Photos show that the vandals broke into the altar and threw items from the altar able, in addition to other damage.

The UOC-USA writes about the power of prayer:

Prayer has always been a cornerstone of spiritual resilience. It is through prayer that we find solace, strength, and hope. In praying for St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Parish, we not only seek divine intervention for the restoration of peace and justice but also affirm our commitment to stand together in the face of adversity.

Let us pray for the healing of the community, for the comfort of those who feel vulnerable, and for the swift resolution of this investigation. Let our prayers be a source of light, dispelling the shadows of hate and fear that seek to encroach upon our lives.

Last week, OrthoChristian reported that the UOC-USA’s St. Sophia Seminary in South Bound Brook, New Jersey, received accreditation for the first time in its 49-year history.

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