Vicar of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Vyshgorodsky and Chernobyl Pavel
The nation was divided, but the Church is not divided, said the vicar of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Paul.
The Archbishop invited all the faithful to take part in the procession from the monument to St. Volodymyr in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. He said this during a briefing on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the revival of monastic life in the monastery on July 23.
“We need to gather near the monument to St. Volodymyr, of our Baptist, and then in procession go to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, where will be performed the evening worship, night of worship and Liturgy late,” he stressed.
He said: “today we are in Laurel with God’s grace 220 monks live. We should always have love, to have no enemies. We must keep their history, their land, their country, because we grew up here, and we need it, she gave us everything necessary for our lives.”
The Bishop explained that on 23 July, the celebration in honor of the 30th anniversary of the revival of monastic life there are representatives of the Jerusalem and Romanian Orthodox Churches, however, “the main celebrations will start on the Baptism of Russia. Representatives from all the local Orthodox Churches will come to Kyiv on 26, 27 and 28 July.”
20-23 July at the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra held celebrations in honor of 1035 anniversary of the birth of St. Anthony of the caves and the 30th anniversary of the revival of monastic life.