The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with his own wife Marina is present at official events in Kiev on the occasion of the 1,000 th anniversary of the repose of St. Prince Vladimir: the divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir's Cathedral, the main Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the so-called Kiev Patriarchate (UOC KP), holds the head of the UOC-KP, Patriarch Filaret.
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. According to the action plan, published on the Internet office of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine, after the Liturgy at 12. 00 (time coincides with Moscow time) it is expected many thousands Procession from the main entrance of the Vladimir Cathedral to the monument to the Holy Prince Vladimir. The procession headed by Patriarch Filaret.
Also solemn prayer service will be held on the square in front of the monument to Prince Vladimir at Vladimir hill. Filaret will return with the word to the believers. 17. 00 on the Vladimir hill held an enlarged meeting of the Ukrainian Council of churches and religious organizations, with the assistance of the government. In the evening, at 21. 30 at St. Michael's square will feature art program with a performance of choral works of Ukrainian authors from the middle ages to the present.
Today in Ukraine there are 3 Orthodox patterns, only one of which - the UOC-MP is canonical and recognized by all the local Orthodox churches of the world. The other two - the UOC-KP and the UAOC - with the support of the political authorities in more than 2 decades, demand the recognition of their legitimacy.
The UOC-MP on Tuesday, conducts the divine Liturgy in their own Church - Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The procession from St. Volodymyr's hill to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - passed yesterday, according to the UOC-MP, was attended by More than twenty thousand people.