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Metropolitan Epifaniy enthroned as head of new independent Orthodox church

The guests from Constantinople and hierarchs from the diaspora came to the enthronement ceremony
12:09, 3 February 2019

Metropolitan Epiphanius enthroned today
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The Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epifaniy has been officially enthroned today, the broadcast of the ceremony is on the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Facebook page.

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The ceremony was held during the liturgy at the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv. Thus, Epifaniy has become the Metropolitan of Kyiv and of all Ukraine from the moment of enthronement.

Related: Orthodox Church of Ukraine registered as entity

The President Petro Poroshenko visited the ceremony as well.


The guests from Constantinople and hierarchs from the diaspora came to the enthronement ceremony. In particular, a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, a delegation from the Ukranian Orthodox Church in Canada, the Ukranian Orthodox Church in the USA, and the representatives from the holy Mount Athos arrived.

The enthronement of the Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epiphanius was held on his birthday. 

Related: Filaret urges to eradicate name “Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church”
 

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