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Ukrainian delegation presented traditional Ukrainian Easter basket to Patriarch of Jerusalem
16:48, 30 April 2016
Ukrainian delegation presented traditional Ukrainian Easter basket to Patriarch of Jerusalem

The meeting took place in the evening on April 29 at the Jerusalem Patriarchate

16:48, 30 April 2016

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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church delegation presented the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus a traditional Ukrainian Easter basket, according to Informational Center of the UOC.

The meeting took place in the evening on April 29 at the Jerusalem Patriarchate. Head of Ukrainian Delegation and managing director of the UOC, Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) said that every year, arriving for the Holy Fire, church representatives present something Ukrainian to the patriarch in the memory of the meeting.

Holy Fire descended in the Church of the Lord's Sepulcher in Jerusalem

The delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which according to tradition has arrived in Jerusalem for the Holy Fire, asked the Patriarch of Jerusalem to pray for Ukraine and Ukrainian people on Holy Saturday, when there will be a convergence of the Holy Fire during the Easter liturgy in the church of the Holy Sepulcher.

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