In the Orthodox churches of Ukraine began the Easter service
Metropolitan Of Kiev Epiphany
KIEV. April 27. UNN. In the Orthodox churches of Ukraine began the Easter service. About it reports UNN.
Easter service of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) in Sophia started at 23:30.
“Today at the Paschal service in the refectory Church of St. Sophia (Small (Warm) Sofia) will light the lamp of the Holy fire from Jerusalem. We remind you that Easter service will begin at 23:30. The consecration of PASOK will be around 3:30-4:00. Also to sanctify PASOK in Hagia Sophia will be on Sunday from 6:00 to 12:00,” – said on his page in the network Facebook a press-the Secretary of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Ivan Sidor.
In addition, Easter services are held in the Mikhailovsky and Vladimir cathedrals ptsu in Kiev.
Also, the Easter service after 23:00 began in the Cathedral of the Dormition in Kiev Pechersk Lavra (UOC-MP).
We will remind, for the first time in the history of the United Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy fire from Jerusalem was delivered to the faithful of our Church and everyone.
The delegation of 30 people, clergy, veterans, environmental protection, Ukrainian politicians, philanthropists, government representatives and public figures from all regions of Ukraine, carried out a visit to Israel, where after visiting the “Church of the Holy Sepulchre” is brought out the main attribute of Easter – the Holy fire.
After this the Holy light (so this fire is called in the Greek tradition) was brought to St. Michael Golden domed Cathedral, where he was met by the rector of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphanios. The Holy fire will be in the Cathedral where everyone can light a candle from him.