Sunday, July 10, 2011

Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kiev Marks 45th Anniversary of Episcopal Consecration

Yesterday, the second day of the Jubilee Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the assembled Ukrainian Orthodox hierarchs, clergy, and faithful concelebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honor of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the consecration of Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) of Kiev to the episcopacy.

During the Divine Liturgy Metropolitan Volodymyr elevated Archbishops Serhiy (Hensitskyy) of Ternopil' and Simeon (Shostatskiy) of Vinnytsia to the rank of metropolitan and Bishop Panteleimon (Bashchuk) of Uman to the rank of archbishop. The festal services were celebrated on the square in front of the Kiev Caves Lavra's Cathedral of the Dormition. More (in Russian) here.

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