Supporting the people of Ukraine
and all responding ministers

“God’s grace is bigger”

A message from Bishop Duncan-Probe (recorded Ash Wednesday 2022) with guidance for a Christian response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Prayers for Ukraine and peace

We pray for peace, but maybe we don’t have the words. We pray for a just peace, but maybe we don’t have the words. We pray that the lives of innocents and the lives of any human child of God will be spared. We pray that our leaders will find a diplomatic way, a nonviolent way of solution. But we don’t know how to pray as we are. So, the Spirit must intercede for us at this time.
– The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion
to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
– Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell of York, Church of England

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

– Book of Common Prayer, p. 816

Diocese sends $50,000—and counting⁠—for Ukraine Relief


On March 10th, Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe, together with the Diocesan Board and the diocesan Global Mission Committee, initiated a matching gift initiative to encourage contributions for Episcopal Relief & Development’s humanitarian aid efforts with the people of Ukraine. Just sixteen days later, the people and parishes of the Diocese had contributed over $25,000, and this amount has been matched by the Diocese for a total of $50,000 from the Diocese of Central New York.

“I am so proud of the generous people of the Diocese of Central New York,” said Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe. “We are living in to our commitment to Jesus’ Way of Love, which calls us to respond to the needs of others as we seek a world healed by love. Thank you.”

The generosity continues. Throughout the Diocese people and parishes are continuing to host fundraisers and gather offerings in support of the people of Ukraine.

You can still make a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund.

To donate online, please visit:

To send a check by mail, please make checks payable to Episcopal Relief and Development with “Ukraine Crisis Response Fund” in the memo line. Checks should be sent directly to :

Episcopal Relief & Development
PO Box 7058
Merrifield, VA 22116-7058

For gifts by mail, you may also download and print Episcopal Relief & Development’s donation form.

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