Today, Archpriest Georgi Gulyaev, head media contact at the UPTs/MP Diocese of Donetsk and Mariupol, told us that clergy celebrated holyday services for the Day of the Baptism of all the Russias in all DNR Orthodox parishes, saying, “Our parishes held festal services in honour of Grand Prince St Vladimir. We serve moliebens in our parishes every year on the Day of the Baptism of all the Russias. It’s become a tradition for the main celebration to occur at the parish dedicated to Equal-to-the-Apostles Grand Prince St Vladimir in Kuibyshev Raion in Donetsk, for this is its patronal feastday. Metropolitan Ilarion Shukalo of Donetsk and Mariupol served Divine Liturgy today at that parish. Following the service, we held a procession around the church”.
28 July 2015
DAN Donetsk News Agency