The primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Onufry is healthy and is preparing for the Easter service. The UOC Information Center reports that.
"On Easter night, April 19, 2020, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine will perform the Easter service with a prayer for the end of the coronavirus epidemic," message reports.
It is emphasized that due to quarantine restrictions, Metropolitan Onufriy will celebrate the Easter Liturgy at his residence in St. Panteleimon Monastery Feofania.
As we reported before, today, April 18, the Holy Fire descended in Jerusalem.
The removal of fire symbolizes the exit from the Tomb of the "True Light", that is, the resurrected Jesus Christ.
It is believed that the first witness to the convergence of fire was Apostle Peter. Learning about the resurrection of Jesus, he went to his tomb and saw the light in the place where before that the body of Christ lay.
Also, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Ukrainians on the upcoming Easter.