So for the first time in its history, the Holy Fire meets Ukraine has the status of a United Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
It is reported by UNN:
“The fire brought a delegation of 30 people, which included clergy, veterans, environmental protection, Ukrainian politicians, philanthropists, and representatives of the authorities and public figures.”
As is known, the Holy Fire will be delivered to St. Michael’s Cathedral in the near future. There he will meet the rector of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphanios. After the symbol of Easter will receive the regions of the country.
We will remind, on April 26 the official delegation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (PCU) went to Jerusalem for Holy fire.
About this Facebook said the speaker of the ptsu Ivan Sidor.
“In the morning received the blessing of the Primate of Metropolitan Epiphanios. On Easter night, the Shrine will be brought to St. Michael’s monastery. With God!” — posted by Sidor.
“The delegation of 30 people, clergy, veterans, environmental protection, Ukrainian politicians, philanthropists, government representatives and public figures from all regions of Ukraine, April 26-27, will pay a visit to the Holy land, the Holy Sepulcher,” – said in the message of the DNC.
In the Russian Orthodox Church continues fit over the Autocephalous Ukrainian Church. So, if you believe the head of the press service of Patriarch Kirill priest Alexander Volkov, the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos did not intend to allow the members of the newly established Orthodox Church in Ukraine and serve in conjunction with other Orthodox to pray at Easter in the Holy city.
“The Patriarchate of Jerusalem does not allow dissenters to enter the shrines that are on the canonical territory of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Patriarchate of Jerusalem does not allow for any participation, even the prayer, representatives of these schismatic bodies,” said pop ROC at a press conference in Moscow.
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