MP Invites Phanar to Baptism of Rus’ Celebrations

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MP Invites Phanar to Baptism of Rus’ Celebrations

(May 26th 2013) Reported on May 21

(Religious Information Service of Ukraine)

On May 21 Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) Boryspil and Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko) of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky and Vyshneve visited Constantinople, where they met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

The meeting was also attended by an advisor to the president of Ukraine, the head of the humanitarian development department Yuri Bohutsky.

Representatives of the UOC-MP and the state shared with the Ecumenical Patriarch the program of commemorative events marking the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus, which is celebrated in Ukraine on the highest church and state level.

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