Festival for people with impaired hearing was held on the territory of the Svyato-Iversky men’s monastery in Odessa
The festival called “In the silence” has collected hearing-impaired from all over Ukraine.
Ukrainian festival for people with hearing problems was held from 4 to 5 August on the territory of the Svyato-Iversky men’s monastery in Odessa, the press service of the diocese.
The festival was held with the blessing of Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel, and with the support of the Bishop of Yuzhnensky Diodorus, was timed to the day of the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Elizabeth. Elizabeth and the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Odessa Orthodox community for people with hearing problems.
The festival Orthodox community of deaf from Kiev, Krivoy Rog, Kharkov, Lvov, Dnepr, Pervomaisk, Kherson, Odessa and Balti (Moldova).
On 4 August the celebration began with a prayer in sign language, after which the community discussed urgent problems of catechesis deaf people.
August 5, after the divine Liturgy in sign language, the guests went to the Holy places of Odessa.
The closing of the festival happened in the Transfiguration of the Odessa Cathedral of the city, where all took the head of the youth Department of the Odessa diocese Archpriest Maxim Omelchenko.
Earlier in the school “Hear the heart” with Spiritually-educational centre Cathedral of the UOC in honour of the Resurrection, the pupils prepared a video greeting on Easter for the hearing impaired.