Phanar delegation to come to OCU on the Feast of the Baptism of Rus
The Phanar delegation will bring a gift from the Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukraine – the relics and the cross of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew congratulated the Ukrainians on the upcoming anniversary of the Baptism of Rus and said that this year a delegation of the Constantinople Orthodox Church will arrive in Ukraine for the celebrations, reports "TSN".
“We would like to wish you all the blessings from God, as well as a successful celebration of the anniversary of the Baptism of Rus and the Commemoration Day of St. Vladimir,” said Patriarch Bartholomew. “This year, a delegation from the Mother Church of Constantinople will arrive in Ukraine for the feast and bring with them the invaluable relics of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called to be venerated by pious Ukrainian people.”
It is noted that the relic will be brought on the evening of July 27, 2019, to St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral.