Lviv bids farewell to Patriarch Lubomyr
Today, on June 1 in the evening the coffin with Patriarch Lubomyr’s body was brought to St George’s Cathedral of Lviv. Hundreds of Lviv residents came to meet the funeral procession. People prayed, many of them did not hide their emotions. Clergymen brought the coffin to the cathedral in their hands, where it will stay for three days.
Many of Lviv residents, who came to the Cathedral, had known personally the Patriarch, had talked to him and received his spiritual guidance, advice. After returning from abroad Lubomyr (Husar) stayed in Ukraine more than 20 years. Here he was born. In Lviv, on January 26, 2001, he ascended to the throne of the Archbishop of Kyiv and Galicia and led the UGCC.
The residents and visitors of Lviv will have an opportunity to come and pay tribute to the deceased for two days – on Friday, June 2 and Saturday 3 June. During this period, St. George Cathedral will be open day and night.
In addition, on Friday at 10 am the funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated. The next day, after the Hierarchical Divine Service, which will begin at 9 am, a mourning procession will follow the streets of the city, ending at the church of St. Archangel Michael of the Studite Monastery.
On Sunday, June 4, the funeral procession with the body of Patriarch Lubomyr will arrive in Kyiv to the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection.