Date: 9 months ago   Category: Politics

Autocephaly and Christianization of Kievan Rus'. Results of religious processions


The celebrations devoted to the 1030 anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus' on July 27 and 28 have collected thousands верян from the whole country. In Ukraine last week have celebrated the 1030 anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus' - on July 27 parishioners of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow patriarchy, and on July 28 - the Kiev patriarchy, have passed a religious procession on streets of Kiev. The president Petro Poroshenko on the Vladimir hill has said that he томос about autocephaly will finish the statement of independence and independence of Ukraine. Корреспондент.net tells details. A record religious procession of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Some days before the religious procession on July 27 representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) said that "certain representatives of authorities and law enforcement agencies" interfere with the organization of arrival in Kiev of participants of a religious procession. On July 26 in Ukrainian Orthodox Church have said that the radical organizations block journey of pilgrims from Nezhinsky, Chernivtsi, Rivne and Odessa dioceses. However, according to the statement of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 250 thousand people, as a result, have participated in a religious procession that is twice more, than last year. At the same time, the police reports that no more than 20 thousand people have come to a religious procession of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). "We have only officially brought 20 thousand from regions, it apart from those who reached under the own steam, and Kiev residents", - the speaker of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Nikolay Danilevich has commented on data of police. The religious procession has begun on the Vladimir hill where the metropolitan Onufry has served a prayer for the world and the end of war in Ukraine. During the procession from the Vladimir hill to Kiev Pechersk Lavra the metropolitan Onufry has personally served a lity (a prayer for deceased) on the memorable sign about the dead during the Euromaidan. The religious procession of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) has come to the end with nightlong standing in Laurus with a prayer for the world in Ukraine. At this prayer there were also representatives practically of all other local orthodox churches of the world. In a procession of believers along Kiev on Friday or a prayer in Laurus any representative of the present power hasn't accepted. Poroshenko at the head of the course of the Kiev patriarchy passed on July 28 a religious procession canonically of unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev patriarchy. His target was to set about desire of Ukraine to receive autocephaly. The column striding верян was headed by the president Petro Poroshenko and the head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of RC, the patriarch Kiev and всея Russia-Ukraine Filaret. The religious procession of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of RC has taken place from Vladimirsky Cathedral in Taras Shevchenk Boulevard to the Vladimir hill. According to police, 65 thousand people have participated on July 28 in a procession. In the Kiev patriarchy give big figures - 150 thousand people. Poroshenko has acted on the Vladimir hill where he has said that the Ukrainian society expects the decision on granting a tomos on autocephaly of Ukrainian Orthodox Church. According to the president, Ukrainian society is ready to him, "but opponents distribute myths, threaten and intimidate". "I guarantee, the power won't interpose in especially internal church affairs. But I emphasize, but also the Ukrainian power won't allow to do to other states it. For this purpose also I consider extremely necessary to chop off all feelers which in our state body

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