The Divine Liturgy was celebrated solemnly in Kyiv on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, according to the Julian calendar.
The Divine Liturgy was celebrated following the Orthros on Thursday night. Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine celebrated this morning the Divine Liturgy.
Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, who is currently on a visit to Kyiv these days, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy, along with Archbishop Agapit of Vyshgorod, Abbot of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery.
The Metropolitan of Kyiv thanked the Metropolitan of France for his visit and participation in the Divine Liturgy and asked to convey his respect and love to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
On his part, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France conveyed the wishes of the Ecumenical Patriarch and thanked Metropolitan Epiphanius for the opportunity to celebrate with the pious Ukrainian brothers the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.