To our sisters and brothers who are now facing the atrocity that has befallen Ukraine, we send up our song in prayer for your protection and strength. May the nations take in those seeking refuge, assist the stranger many miles away, and support those trying to live their days on this Earth in peace.

We offer the following song in meditation.

The piece in the above video clip is “Avinu Malkeinu” composed by Max Janowski. You can find the text below. This piece was recorded at the Berlin Cathedral in November 2021 in collaboration with the Ukrainian Embassy and community to remember the lives lost in the Holodomor.

Our Father, our King, hear our prayer,

Our Father, our King, we have sinned before You.

Our Father, our King, have mercy upon us and upon our children.

Our Father, our King, keep far from our country pestilence, war, and famine.

Our Father, our King, cause all hate and oppression to vanish from the earth.

Our Father, our King, inscribe us for blessing in the book of life.

Our Father, our King, grant unto us a year of happiness.