In Kiev-Pechersk Lavra today said one of the biggest holidays in the Orthodox Church the Dormition of the mother of God, according to “112 Ukraine”.
“This is truly a great and joyous day. The day of the assumption of the mother of God. The mother of God was in everything like us except sin. The blessed mother is the patroness of all who live on earth, so everyone feels its mother’s love,” explained the vicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Paul.
The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry came to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. There he met the clergy of the Church and believers.
Near the assumption Cathedral of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra held a Liturgy for the Dormition of the Holy virgin.
The feast is preceded by a two-week fast. On the Dormition of the mother of God Christians go to Church, light candles for the family and pray for the children.
“Even the dignity that is in us by nature, through sin we turn into disadvantages for themselves and for the people. The Dormition of the Mother of God tells us, despite the fact that the mother of God has departed from us to heaven, but she left the world. She cares for each person”, – told the managing Director of the UOC Metropolitan Anthony.
Believers in this day needs to come to Church, confession and communion.