Representatives of 11 Churches to attend festivity in honor of UOC Primate
11 reps of the Local Churches will attend festivities in honor of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry to express their support for the Primate of the canonical Church.
On June 25, in the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, celebrations will be held in honor of the Name Day of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine to mark the 5th anniversary of his enthronement as Primate of the UOC and the 75th anniversary, informs the UOC Information Centre.
Representatives of the 11 Local Orthodox Churches will be honored guests of the festivities.
In the Assumption Cathedral of the Lavra, in the right side-chapel in honor of the holy Apostle John the Theologian, a briefing will begin on June 25 at 07.45 with representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches.
The briefing will be attended by Metropolitan Anthony of Borispol and Brovary, Chancellor of the UOC, and representatives of 11 Local Orthodox Churches.
Foreign bishops will talk about the significance of the personality of Metropolitan Onuphry for world Orthodoxy, express their support for him, give an opinion on the religious situation in Ukraine, and give an assessment of the “Ukrainian religious issue” in the context of world Orthodoxy.
At 9 am a festive Divine Liturgy will begin on the square in front of the Assumption Cathedral. After reading the Gospel, at about 10.30 - 11.00, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry will address the believers – parishioners, pilgrims, guests of the celebrations – with the word of preaching.
On the eve, June 24, at 5 pm, vespers will be held.
Accreditation of media representatives is conducted by the UOC Information Center by phone: (066) 095 14 76. Press credentials are required to attend the briefing.