OCU primate notes Estonian chaplain Aivar Sarapik

OCU primate notes Estonian chaplain Aivar Sarapik - фото 1
Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine met with guests from the Republic of Estonia at the Metropolitan House on June 1, 2021.

The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was visited by the defense attache at the Estonian Embassy in Ukraine, Colonel Vagur Murulaid, and military chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Estonia Aivar Sarapik. The meeting was also attended by Archpriest Konstantin Kholodov, deputy chairman of the Synodal Department of military clergy for international and interfaith cooperation, and archpriest Oleksiy Goncharenko, Secretary of the SUVD, according to the official website of the OCU.

The parties discussed issues of social protection of chaplains, in particular, those stipulated in the draft law on Military Chaplaincy Service (No. 4626), which recently passed the first reading and training and internship of Ukrainian chaplains abroad.

In addition, for his international support and contribution to the development of chaplaincy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, His Beatitude awarded father Aivar Sarapik with the order of the Holy Great Martyr Yuri the victorious.