Dear friends!

I sincerely congratulate you on this holiday that is one of the lightest and most liked by people, the Annunciation Day. It is a holiday of hope, a holiday of faith and renewal: since the Good News, which was revealed to the Virgin Mary, marks the beginning of a new world, new knowledge and new history. Archangel Gabriel said to Mary: "Do not be afraid, Mary, for You have found grace with God!" On the Annunciation Day, we all overcome fear and gain Joy, Hope and Grace, and with them, we receive inspiration for further deeds, for intense and active life.

The fact that this year two holidays – the Annunciation and the Resurrection – go one after other in the calendar is especially symbolic and fills our hearts with special feelings. On the Annunciation Day this year, the Holy Fire will come to Jerusalem, which is one of the great miracles. A very symbolic moment: the enunciation of the Good News and the triumph of the Good News, the beginning of the God's plan for the salvation of humankind and its completion follow each other in the calendar. Each of us, having got tired of the hardships of challenging times and timelessness, hopes for the Miracle. I want to believe that right now we are on the eve of big events that should restore peace and revive Ukraine, lead to its revival, stability and prosperity. I believe that we will achieve this through our joint efforts and with God's help!

I wholeheartedly congratulate you and wish that the Good News about the coming of our Lord filled us with only kind feelings. Let peace triumph in our hearts and on the Earth. I wish you joy, friends, good health and all the best! I wish you be confident of your strengths and believe that bright times are waiting for us ahead, and all the evil and sad things will remain in the past.

Happy Holiday!