This year, the OCU will not hold a traditional religious procession in honor of the 1033rd anniversary of the baptism of Rus-Ukraine
This was announced by Metropolitan Epifaniy.
At the same time, he urged: "We will celebrate the 1033rd anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine with a nationwide prayer that will be heard in every corner of our independent Ukraine – the glorious heiress of the Kyivan state."
"I believe that on this important day for us, all of us, despite the distance, will thank the Lord with one mouth for all his benefits for us. We will pray for a just peace in Ukraine, united by our love for God and our neighbors, for our Native church and for the Ukrainian people. And May the Lord do what we ask for good. Glory To Jesus Christ!" the Primate of the OCU emphasized.
But the UOC-MP is preparing mass events in honor of the 1033rd anniversary of the baptism of Rus. As RISU has reported, the Moscow Patriarchate is preparing to hold mass actions in Kyiv on July 27 and 28 in honor of the 1033rd anniversary of the baptism of Rus. Services will be held on St Volodymyr Hill and in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, as well as the "All-Ukrainian religious procession".