Majestic Procession of 350,000 faithful in Kiev By: Thanos Thanopoulos
"Today is Tuesday, the 27th of July 2021, eve of the celebration of the Baptism of Rus, and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is ready to celebrate this day in all majesty, just like every year. On the evening of Tuesday a majestic procession took place in Kiev, in which more than 350 thousand faithful participated. Leading this great procession was Onuphry, Metropolitan of Kiev, while the clergy and the people accompanied the procession with banners, relics, and wonderworking icons. It should be noted that on Metropolitan Onuphry stopped the procession Hrusevski Street, where he prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died in the tragic events of February 2014. After the conclusion of the awe-inspiring procession all-night vigils will be served in all the churches of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Finally, it should be mentioned that representatives of three Orthodox Churches, Ephraim of Seleucia (of the Patriarchate of Antioch), Bishops Stefan of Remesiana and Hierothey of Toplica (of the Patriarchate of Serbia), and the Archbishop Michael (of the Church of the Czech Lands) participated in the procession."