Traditionally for Easter, the Centre for the protection of Kiev together with the clergy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine conduct the consecration and the transmission of festive cakes to the soldiers in the area of environmental protection and the believers. This year was no exception, April 24, the Ukrainian defenders and believers sent 10 thousand cakes.
“The consecration of Easter cakes for the military and believers has become a tradition of our organization. This event is held for the third year in a row. Easter reminds us of the need to unite and love each other regardless of political views,” — said the head of the Centre for the protection of Kiev Vitaly Nestor.
The cakes were consecrated by his Holiness Patriarch of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine Filaret. After a solemn procession he appealed to the people a speech.
“I am glad that we have the opportunity today to consecrate these festive cakes and send them to our defenders, who protect our Homeland in the East of Ukraine. They are not sparing their lives, defend the Ukrainian land against the aggressor, to see our overhead was peaceful sky. As Christ has conquered death, suffering, and the best sons and daughters of our state give their lives for the common victory over the enemy, and therefore they are worthy of eternal and blissful life, because giving his life, show love to others, to his people,” said his Holiness.
After the consecration of Easter cakes, Patriarch Filaret thanked the patrons for the sacrifice and support the defenders of Ukraine.
The consecration was attended by the Governor of the monastery, Archimandrite Macarius (Papish) with the brethren of the monastery, the clergy of Kiev, the benefactress of the monastery and a public figure — Vladislav Molchanov, volunteers of the NGO “Centre for the protection of people of Kiev”, Kyiv city Council deputies, veterans and volunteers.
Immediately after the consecration 5,000 cakes were transferred to a public volunteer organizations and other 5000 at the disposal of the Holy Feodosiyskogo monastery, in the coming days they will be transported to the combat zone, and to the believers through the parishes of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
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