Upon the invitation of His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the delegation of the hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople arrived to Kyiv, Ukraine in order to participate in the festivities dedicated to the First Anniversary of the Unification Council of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine that took place on December 15, 2018.
His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilohiy, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA), His Grace Bishop Ilarion (UOC of Canada) and His Grace Bishop Maximos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of France arrived to Kyiv in order to take part in the liturgical services and formal programs of the celebration.
Following the conclusion of the Archpastoral Council of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine that took place in the historic Metropolitan’s administrative building of St. Sophia Cathedral, the delegation of the Ecumenical Throne joined the hierarchs of the OCU for the Thanksgiving Moleben service, which was served by His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy, Metropolitan Makariy of Lviv and Metropolitan Symeon of Vinnytsia. Following the conclusion of the service, Metropolitan Epiphany expressed his profound welcome to the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and offered words of gratitude to the hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine for their dedication and perseverance in the process of establishment of the various programs and ministries of the Holy Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
The day concluded with the celebration of the All-Night Vigil at St. Michael the Golden Domes Monastery – that serves as the main cathedral of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
Архієпископ Даниїл приймає участь в літургійних богослужіннях та відзначенні першої річниці Об’єднавчого Собору Православної Церкви України
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