UOC: In the Procession came a hundred thousand believers

УПЦ: На Крестный ход пришли сто тысяч верующих

Procession – 2017 in the center of Kiev

The police also claim to fifteen thousand who came to the prayer service and the course in honor of the baptism of Rus.

About 100 thousand faithful of the UOC took part in the prayer service and procession on the Day of the Baptism of Rus. This was announced by managing the Affairs of the Church, Metropolitan Anthony, informs the official website of the denomination.

When the police first told about six, and then fifteen thousand believers. We will remind, last year the same procession gathered according to official data, about 80 thousand people.

After the prayer service on Vladimir hill, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Onuphrius, together with the clergy led the procession in the direction of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

How did the Procession: video

The course passed through the Central streets of Kiev. At the cross on the street Grushevskogo head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church prayed for the victims during the shootings during Euromaidan.

According to the press service of the UOC, the streets of the capital today brought the relics of Prince Vladimir of Kiev and 11 rare icons from all over Ukraine, which after the move will be available in the refectory Church of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

As reported, the progress was watched by more than three thousand national guardsmen and police. A procession of people were allowed through the metal detectors.

Procession in Ukraine

Religious procession in Kiev 2017: online

In the center of Kiev is blocked: there are metal detectors

SBU raided the organiser of the procession

In the SBU said that the Procession was accompanied by provocateurs from Transnistria

The procession of the Kyiv Patriarchate: photo