Patriarch Filaret Makes Archpastoral Visit to U.S.

11 November 2013, 09:49 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Філарет.jpgOn November 8 Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, accompanied by Metropolitan Anthony of Khmelnytsky and Kamyanets-Podilsky, the first rector of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy archpriest Oleksandr Trofymlyuk, professor Dmytro Stepovyk, and journalist from Ukrainian radio station Channel 1 Nina Shavarska departed from Kyiv to the United States.

On the second day of his archpastoral visit to the U.S., Patriarch Filaret gave a two-hour interview to one of Hollywood's biggest TV channels. The content will be used to make documentary.

Then the delegation of the Kyivan Patriarchate visited St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral in New York (Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA) at the invitation of the church’s council, and in particular of Yuriy Fedoriv.

Patriarch Filaret also visited the Ukrainian Orthodox Holy Ascension Church in Clifton, where in concelebrated with Metropolitan Anthony and archpriest Oleksandr Trofymlyuk, the church’s pastor archpriest Oleh Zhownirovych, and many priests of the Vicariate of the Kyivan Patriarchate in the USA and Canada he led a memorial service for victims of the Ukrainian famine-genocide.

According to the press service of the Kyivan Patriarchate, a large number of parishioners attended the memorial service. After the service, the church council of Holy Ascension Church arranged a meeting, during which participants had 

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    • sandy1966 | 23 Jule 2014, 21:26

      Это вашей сталинской МП надо лет триста каяться перед народом Украины за предательство и измену Родине!

    • pavloosh | 22 Jule 2014, 20:33

      More Russian propaganda above. Kievan Rus was baptised in the year 988. Russia did not exist at that time.

    • Валерій | 22 Jule 2014, 13:36

      Геращенко так талановито все розповідає, ніби сам там був присутній! Такий складний, заплутаний сюжет! Думаю, йому треба податись у сценарісти Голлівуду, бо там останній час із цим проблеми.

    • Валерій | 22 Jule 2014, 13:30

      Ну, якщо упц кп вже готове до покаяння, тоді в добру путь...

    • pavloosh | 21 Jule 2014, 18:27

      This Patriarch is as deranged as Putin. As leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill is an imperialist who sees himself as head of all Orthodox churches throughout the world. Psychosis is rampant

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