Athos Monks Visit Kyiv Caves Monastery

23.04.2007, [19:39] // Orthodox // risu.org.ua

MonksKyiv – Monks from the St. Anne Skete on Mt. Athos, Greece, arrived in Kyiv, where they visited the Kyivan Monastery of the Caves and were received by Metropolitan Volodymr (Sabodan), head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP). Among other things, they discussed the issue of the schism in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. religare.ru posted the story on 19 April 2007.

Source:

• http://www.religare.ru/article40720.htm

 


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