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Christmas liturgy takes place in Kyiv’s Saint Sophia Cathedral

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko participates in it
11:20, 7 January 2019

Epiphany Dumenko, the head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Reuters

Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephalous Church, Metropolitian of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy has begun the Christmas liturgy at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

As the correspondent of 112 Ukraine reported, the entry to the territory of cathedral and cathedral itself is restricted. All wishing people can observe the liturgy from the big display installed at Sophia’s Square.

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 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is present at the festive liturgy.

It is expected that Tomos on autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which arrived to the cathedral on the eve will be transferred to the refectory after the liturgy. All people will be able to see it later. The refectory will be opened daily from 08:00 up to 18:00.

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Earlier President Petro Poroshenko called on fellow citizens to gather tomorrow, January 7, in the Sofiivska Square for a common prayer for the establishment of the United Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This is stated in the message of the president on Facebook.

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