The delegation of the UOC was presented to the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos traditional Ukrainian Easter basket

Делегация УПЦ подарила патриарху Иерусалимскому Феофилу традиционную украинскую пасхальную корзину

The delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church gave to the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos traditional Ukrainian Easter basket, said the information Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Jerusalem.

The meeting was held the evening of 29 April in the Jerusalem Patriarchate. The head of delegation Manager of UOC-MP Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) said that every year, coming for Holy fire, representatives of the Church give to the Patriarch in memory of the meeting something Ukrainian.

“This year is the traditional Easter basket. To the Patriarch of Jerusalem, who repeatedly visited us, and felt such a ritual part of our Easter night. We also gave Easter eggs decorated with Petrikov painting. Is what fills our holiday cultural flavor,” he said.

The delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which traditionally came to Jerusalem for Holy fire, asked the Patriarch of Jerusalem to pray for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people on Holy Saturday, when there will be a Holy fire during Easter service at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

“We pray that Ukraine was United. This is the main thing”, – said the Patriarch of Jerusalem.

We will remind, in the evening of 30 April, on Holy Saturday, the official delegation of the UOC will bring the Holy fire in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Today believers can light from your lamps. At 23:00 at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the Primate of the UOC Metropolitan Onufry will distribute the Holy fire to all who come to Easter service. From the capital of the Holy fire takes in all dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, so everyone can feel the joy of the miracle that occurred in the Holy Land.

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