First liturgy in Romanian language was performed at Kyiv Caves Monastery
On November 13, with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine, in St. Stephan’s aisle of the Assumption Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the first Divine Liturgy in Romanian was performed for the Romanian and Moldovan members of the community in Kyiv.
Praying at the worship service was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Ukraine Mr. Cornel Ionescu, Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to Ukraine Mr. Nicholas Myinya, staff of embassies of Romania and Moldova, representatives of Romanian and Moldovan Diaspora in Kyiv, the Romanian believers. Also the celebration was attended by pilgrims from Romania, headed by the Monastery superior Archimandrite Macarius (Roman). The choir of this monastery’s monks sang at the worship.
The Liturgy was headed by a co-worker of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC priest Dmitry Popescu, in concelebration of Archimandrite Macarius.
After the service Father Dmutry addressed the audience with a word of guidance. He also thanked all those present for their support of this good initiative and donated to the Romanian pilgrims an icon of the Venerable Fathers of the Kyiv Caves.
With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine and at the request of Romanian and Moldovan community in Kyiv on Sundays and on major holidays and immovable feasts at 9 a.m. at St Stephen’s aisle of the Assumption Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the Divine Liturgy will be officiated in Romanian. The worship will be performed by a co-worker of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC Fr Dmitry Popescu.