Epiphanius for the first time conducts Christmas service in Holy Dormition Cathedral
Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphanius for the first time conducts the Christmas liturgy in the Holy Dormition Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
According to an Ukrinform correspondent, the festive liturgy began at 09.00.
As reported, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine recommended that the National Reserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” not to renew the agreement with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate for the lease of the Dormition Cathedral and the Refectory Church in the Upper Lavra, the term of which expired on January 1, 2023.
According to Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko, the commission for the acceptance and transfer of the Dormition Cathedral and the Refectory Church of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the state completed its work on January 5.
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