Easter procession in Zaporizhia gathers believers of different faiths

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On April 16, the procession organized by the Spiritual Council of Christian Churches of Zaporizhia walked along the main avenue of Zaporizhia – Soborna avenue. Christians of various denominations, representatives of the local authorities were involved in the procession.

Хресна хода у Запоріжжі

The procession followed from the city council to Festivalna Square, the participants welcomed the citizens shouting “Christ is risen!” and passers-by answered “Truly He is risen!” The religious songs were sang, the procession participants praised Resurrection. All those willing joined the procession, and after its completion on Festivalna Square, in front of the regional administration, leaders of churches spoke, following which a performance took place.

Bishop Stepan Exarch of Donetsk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Bishop Ian Sobilo of Kharkiv and Zaporizhia Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, Bishop Fotiy of Zaporizhia and Melitopol of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, rector of the Armenian Apostolic Church Community Father Yusik and leaders of Protestant churches talked about the importance and Easter grandeur, the great hope that it gives.

владики Степан та Ян

MP of Ukraine, coordinator of the National Prayer Breakfast and public activist Pavlo Unguryan spoke about the Parliament’s work on legislative embodiment of Christian values.

Director of the Department of culture, tourism, religions and nationalities of Zaporizhsa Regional State Administration Vladislav Moroko said that for over three years the religious denominations had been holding joint actions that strengthened the unity of Ukraine.

During the concert, prepared by various church communities, the spiritual contemporary songs were performed, biblical scenes displayed.

Хресна хода у Запоріжжі

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  • Slava43 | 31 March 2017, 17:08

    Патріярха виклик до молитви 2-го Квітня особливо важний. Однак ми повинні що неділі в наших церквах молитись за єдність та перемогу над ворогами - зовнішніми та внутрішніми. Ми не повинні

  • Грицько | 15 March 2017, 10:58

    це на мові військових це називається : збройний конфлікт низької інтенсивності. Війна - це велика Вітчизняна війна, 1-ша світова війна, вітчизняна війна 1812 р. і т.д. война — это крайняя, наиболее

  • Оленка | 3 March 2017, 14:55

    Якби ж то я могла бути почутою ним.

  • Оленка | 3 March 2017, 14:54

    У Бога немає ворогів. Хіба сатана, та й той по своїй злій волі виступив проти Всевишнього. Ворог України - диявол? Цілком і повністю згідна! Саме він за допомогою нещасних рабів, котрі під його

  • enzian | 2 March 2017, 19:11

    Нехай би закликала до миру Путлера.

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