Bishop David attended the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Peremyshl, Poland from July 7-15, 2022.

On the Sunday before the Synod, the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, asked the faithful to pray for the success of the Synod as it is of profound significance for the whole Church. He said:

“Pray for your bishops, that the Synod would truly be a moment of renewal of the gift of the Holy Spirit, a new Pentecost for our Church, so that together as one Body of Christ we can serve our people and our country, which are suffering from Russian military aggression. Pray that later our bishops in different parts of the world will speak with one voice to the conscience of the citizens of the world, and that the global Ukrainian community will serve Ukraine with one heart and one voice, which is now in special need of support. The Synod is an event not only for bishops. The Synod is an event of our entire Church. This is the time when we all experience conciliarity, and experience that our Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Consequently, by this spirit of Pentecost, we continue to live in the modern world.”

“Помоліться за своїх Єпископів за те, щоб Синод був справді моментом відновлення дару Духа Святого, нової П’ятдесятниці для нашої Церкви.”