At the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, chaired by Metropolitan Pavlo of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl the Commission for preparation of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Kharkiv Bishops’ Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the 20th anniversary of the Kyiv metropolis of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church held a session under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine.
With the blessing of His Beatitude Volodymyr the main celebration is scheduled for 24-28 July 2012. Among the events planned there are an exhibition on the anniversary, shooting of a film and publication of a photo album of the theological conference, a Jubilee Academy at the National Opera and a solemn worship service at the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, to commemorate the Holy Equal to the Apostles Prince Vladimir – the Baptizer of Kyivan Rus and the heavenly patron of the Primate of the UOC.
The arrival of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Orthodox hierarchs, clergy and visitors from around the world is expected.
During the 20th anniversary of the Kharkiv Council of Bishops celebrations, on May 27-28, the commemorative events are planned to be held in Odessa, and on the day of the 20th anniversary of arrival of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr in Kyiv, June 20 the commemorative events are to be held at the level of the Kyiv diocese.