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Metropolitan Volodymyr to be laid to rest at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

July 7, 2014 Featured News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church – 7/6/14 Kiev: Funeral of the the late Metropolitan Volodymyr of the  Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be held  on Monday, July 7, 2014 after the Divine Liturgy, which will begin at 7:00 am  in the square before the Cathedral of the Dormition at Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. After the funeral the mortal remains  will be transferred and […]

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‘I’m proud that Kirill is our Patriarch’ – believer

July 28, 2013 News

28/7/13 As the great Christian relic, St Andrew’s Cross, arrived in Kiev from Russia, several believers told the Voice of Russia about their reasons to come to greet it, celebrations which take place in Ukraine’s capital and their attitude to Patriarch Kirill. Festivities dedicated to the 1025 anniversary of Russia’s baptism started with a prayer […]

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The Primate of the UOC expresses condolences to the victims in a car accident and relatives of the deceased pilgrims

July 21, 2012 News

Ukrainian Orthodox Church 19/7/2012 After the Divine Liturgy on the day of St. John the Baptist in the home church in his residence on the territory of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine prayed for the repose of the deceased and for a speedy recovery of the injured in […]

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Patriarch Kirill to visit Kyiv on July 26-28

May 31, 2012 News

31/5/2012 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, will visit Kyiv on July 26-28 this year. “Patriarch Kirill’s visit on the memorial day of St. (Prince) Volodymyr is already traditional. This year, the traditional visit, dedicated to this day, also foresees his participation in marking the 20th anniversary […]

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Filaret asks Yanukovych to prevent transfer of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, Pochayiv Lavra to Moscow Patriarchate

February 8, 2012 Featured News

8/2/2012 Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) Filaret has called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to prevent the transfer of some national holy places to the Moscow Patriarchate by parliament. “I’m addressing you as a guarantor of constitutional rights on behalf of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, with a strong request […]

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Metropolitan Volodymyr venerated the honorable relics of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica

November 9, 2011 News

7/11/2011 On November 7, after the Vespers at the Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, when the believers, present at worship, bowed unto the honorable relics of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica, the ark with this prominent shrine was brought to hospital, where the Metropolitan Volodymyr stays. The […]

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Peresopnytsia Gospel presented and the exhibition about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra opened at the Council of Europe

November 9, 2011 Featured News

7/11/2011 STRASBOURG – KYIV: With the blessing of His Beatitude Volodymyr, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine on November 7, under the chairmanship of Ukraine in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the Peresopnytsia Gospels was presented, and the photo exhibition devoted to the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra opened. In this regard, […]

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Condition of church leader Volodymyr serious, but stable, says Church

November 4, 2011 News

4/11/2011 The condition of Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan), remains serious, but stable, Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko) of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky and Vyshneve has said. “According to his doctors, the condition of Metropolitan Volodymyr is currently serious, but stable. Reports in the media that he is in a coma are untrue,” he […]

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KYIV. On the day of invention of the honorable relics of St. Philaret (Amfiteatrov) Metropolitan Volodymyr celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St Panteleimon’s Monastery of Kyiv

October 25, 2011 News

On October 23, the Church prayerfully commemorates the invention of the honorable relics of the Holy Hierarch Philaret (Amfiteatrov), Metropolitan of Kyiv and Galicia (1994). On this day, His Beatitude Volodymyr, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral church of St. Panteleimon’s monastery in Kyiv (Feofaniya). Concelebrating to him […]

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KYIV. Regular session of the Synodal Liturgical Commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place

October 21, 2011 News

On October 19 at the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the extended session of the Synodal liturgical commission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was held, presided over by its chairman His Grace, Bishop Filaret of Nova Kakhovka and Genichesk. In the course of work of the commission work a working plan for next year was discussed […]

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On the day of Baptism of Kyivan Rus, the three Primates of the Orthodox Churches celebrate Divine Liturgy in Soborna Square of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

July 28, 2011 Featured News

On July 28, commemoration of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal to the Apostles, and the 1023-anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy in […]

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Hiero-Archimandrite of the Kyiv Caves Lavra meets Patriarch Kirill at the Monastery

July 27, 2011 News

In the evening of July 26, Patriarch Kirill arrived to the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. In the square at the Near Caves of the monastery he was welcomed by its Hiero-Archimandrite Metropolitan Volodymyr, deputy abbot of the monastery Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshgorod and Chornobyl, bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, monastery brethren and God-loving congregation. […]

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KYIV. Patriarch Ilia II attended the opening of the exhibition “Iberia and the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra – the fertile lands of the Theotokos”

July 27, 2011 News

On July 26 at the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historic and Cultural Reserve, an exhibition of “Iberia and the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra – the fertile lands of the Holy Theotokos”. Taking part in the opening ceremony was His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Patriarch-Catholicos of All Georgia, His Eminence Alexander, Archbishop of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy, Secretary for the Primate of […]

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Pechersk Lavra museums under threat of Eviction

April 1, 2011 News

Irina Sandul 31/3/2011 If you want to catch a glimpse of some of Kyiv’s most prominent art museums at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, you may have to hurry. This summer, the Russian Orthodox Church says it’s going to replace them with, among other things, a hotel for well-off pilgrims. The Museums of Ukrainian Folk Decorative […]

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Primates of Orthodox Churches of Finland and Ukraine Сelebrated Divine Liturgy in Refectory Church of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

May 19, 2009 News

On Sunday, May 10, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr together with the Primate of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Finland Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Concelebrating with the Archpastor were Deputy Abbot of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Archbishop …

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Primate of the Orthodox Church of Finland Arrived to Ukraine

May 19, 2009 News

On May 8, the Primate of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Finland of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland arrived on official visit to Ukraine. Accompanying Vladyka Leo in the trip are Vicar of the Diocese of Karelia, Bishop Arseny of Joensuu and other members of the delegation. …

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At Least 150 Thousand Believers Came to St. Spyridon of Tremithous’ Relics in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

May 9, 2009 News

At least 150 thousand of believers came to the relics of the Holy Hierarch Spyridon of Tremithous at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra during a week (April 26- May 3), – reported archimandrite Varsonofy, the monastery provisor. “It was the Greek delegation that helped us to count the people, issuing the so-called “filahta”, …

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St. Spyridon of Tremithous’ Relics Arrived to Ukraine

April 27, 2009 News

On Sunday, April 26, the relics of one of the most venerated saints of the Orthodox world – of the Holy Hierarch and Wonderworker Spyridon of Tremithous – arrived to Ukraine. At the airport of Boryspil the shrine was delivered by the delegation of the Orthodox Church of Greece with Metropolitan Nectarios …

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