Ukrainian delegation from Canada at the Phanar

From February 12-17, 2015, Metropolitan Yurij of Winnipeg led a delegation of Ukrainian Orthodox clergy and laity to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The delegation included Bishops Ilarion and Andriy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Chruch in Canada, Protopresbyter Victor Lakusta, Dr. Peter M. Kondra, Mr. Vasyl’ Balan, Mr. Daniel Bilak, Mr. Peter Bayrachny and Mr. Alexander Ochrym.

During their pilgrimage, the delegation was received by His All-Holiness, held discussions with the Synodal Committee for Inter-Orthodox Affairs, met with other hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne, visited various sacred sites of the City, and on Sunday, February 15, 2015, Bishops Ilarion and Andriy presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Metropolis of Derkoi’s St. Stephen’s Church in Yeşilköy, during which the Ukrainian Orthodox community of Istanbul was present, together with Ukrainian Consul General Serhii Kravchenko and his staff.