Several thousand people gathered in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on the divine Liturgy, dedicated to the Millennium of the death of St. Prince Vladimir.
Solemn event dedicated to the day of baptism of Kyivan Rus and the 1000th anniversary of the demise of Prince Vladimir in Kiev on July 27-28.
"We pray at every Liturgy, we call for the world. Yesterday (Monday) Patriarch (the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Onufry) also stated that We pray for peace in Ukraine, the war to stop, for to stop the feud and to a United Ukraine ", - told the correspondent the official representative of the Department of Church relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Danilevich.
the Liturgy also gathered Authorized local churches of Bulgaria, Romania and other Orthodox countries. At the same time the Liturgy is not authorized Ukrainian authorities. However, According to the Danilevich, the Church to the presence of the authorities are not committed, as is a self-sufficient organization and its main task is to reconcile the people.
according to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yesterday in the process of the cross from St. Vladimir's hill to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra was attended by Over twenty thousand Orthodox believers from all over Ukraine. The participants of the procession, which began after the festive prayer service, carried through the main streets of Kiev the ark with the relics of St. Prince Vladimir and eight miraculous icons of the virgin, brought to Kyiv on the occasion of the celebration from different areas of the country.