Patriarch Kirill to visit Ukraine on July 26 to 28

Interfax-Ukraine 18/7/2012 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit Ukraine on July 26 to 28 to join celebrations of 20 years since Metropolitan Vladimir of Kyiv and All Ukraine was enthroned and to mark the Day of Kyivan Rus Christianization. "The visit will begin on July 26 and last until July 28. The Russian patriarch is ...

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

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 to take ...

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

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 Ukrainian Orthodox ...

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

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, the official ...

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

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. Upon entering ...

Patriarch of Jerusalem holds service in Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

Interfax-Ukraine 28/3/2011 Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III visited on Monday the Holy Dormition Church in Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, where together with Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) he held a public prayer. "Thank you for your paternal love while taking pilgrims who visit the holy city of Jerusalem and other sacred places of ...

Festival of Children’s Creative Art “Children in Lavra” Held in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Ukrainian Orthodox Church On May 29, on the occasion of the Children's Protection Day in the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr the Second Festival of Children's Creative Art "Children in Lavra" was held, organized by the international charitable foundation "Sonyashnyk" together with creative association "Detvora". Second year at ...

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

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", ...

St. Spyridon of Tremithous’ Relics Arrived to Ukraine

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 ...