For the first time, the OCU held a service in the Refectory Church of the Lavra: symbolic photos


OCU held divine service for the first time in Lavra's Refectory Church: symbolic photos

< p _ngcontent-sc148="" class="news-annotation">On the feast of the Candlemas on February 15, the OCU held its first divine service in the Refectory Church of the Lavra. Metropolitan Epiphanius said a prayer for the Motherland.

Yes, this is the first Divine Liturgy of Epiphanius in the Refectory Church of Saints Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves on the territory of the Upper Lavra.

Prayer for the Motherland

After reading the Gospel, the Primate of the HCU offered up a special prayer to the Lord at a time when the Motherland is in danger.

Liturgy in the Refectory Church/Photo Andriy Sidor

Then, prayers were heard for the soldiers defending Ukraine, for the authorities and the people, for the peace of souls of all the fallen defenders of Ukraine and civilians.

In conclusion, Epiphany blessed the candles and sprinkled those present with consecrated water.

Pay attention! On January 7, Epiphany's Christmas service was held in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra for the first time. Previously, only the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate conducted worship there.

Epiphanius said a prayer for the Motherland/WTO Photo

Worship in the Refectory Church/WTO Photo

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Pavel from the UOC-MP, who is called “Pasha-Mercedes”, served in Nizhny Novgorod. During the sermon, he “spit poison” again. He called Epiphany's service a “traveling circus”. He slammed, they say, this is “uncanonical” and “paid for”.

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