The Primate of the UOC noted that now there is a lot of talk about the importance of life on earth, in particular, about the need to be vaccinated in order not to die. But, in his opinion, eternal life is much more important, and the vaccine of eternity is repentance.
“Whatever a person does to himself - one vaccination, or ten, or none - the person will still die. And if we inoculate ourselves for eternity, inoculate ourselves with the vaccine for eternity - take repentance into our labor - then we will live forever in heaven,”said the Metropolitan.
He wished God's help to the flock to show God with his life the desire to receive the gift of salvation. For this, according to the head of the UOC, you need to fill your life with "love, forgiveness, mutual respect, mercy, humility, meekness and good deeds."
Earlier, the Ministry of Health said that Ukraine will receive 117 thousand doses of Pfizer vaccine in mid-February as part of the first wave of vaccination in the country using the COVAX mechanism. The next deliveries of vaccines under this initiative will take place from mid-February to the end of the second quarter of 2021. During these deliveries, Ukraine will receive between 2.2 million and 3.7 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes that vaccination against COVID-19 in the country will be free of charge as part of the plan, however, he advocated the development of the market so that Ukrainians who have the means could vaccinate themselves.