Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Metropolitan Volodymyr Celebrates Birthday

The celebration of the birthday of Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) in Kiev is ongoing. In his address to the First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church yesterday Patriarch Kirill (Gundyayev) praised him for "sacrific[ing] himself for the good of his flock, for preservation of peace, and for overcoming of human differences." He went on to say that "we [can] see the real results of [Metropolitan Volodymyr's] bearing the cross of the Lord, namely, the unity of bishops, clergymen and laity uniting around you, and also love of the pious people of the entire Orthodox Rus'."

God grant Metropolitan Volodymyr many, many years! More on his birthday celebrations can be found here.

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