St. Barbara Chapel has been opened at the depth of 840 meters in the Expluatatsionnnaya mine in the Zaporozhye Region, Ukraine.
Bishop Yefrem of Berdyansk and Primorsk consecrated the church, the local press service reports.
The Great Martyr Barbara is a heavenly protector of coal miners.
According to the Information Centre of the UOC, Deputy Head of the Department for External Relations of the UOC Archpriest Mykolai Danylevych reported that believers covered the way from St. Volodymyr's Hill to the Kyiv-Caves Monastery.
Patriarch Kirill attends reception by Moscow Mayor on occasion of millennium of St Vladimir’s demise28. Јул 2015 - 7:48
In the evening of July 26, 2015, after the Russian Field concert, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the reception given by the Moscow mayor at the Catherine the Great Hall of the Grand Palace in Tsaritsyno.
Moscow Mayor S. Sobyanin welcomed the guest to the hall.
Present at the reception were representatives of the following Local Orthodox Churches:
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin take part in 4th Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field”28. Јул 2015 - 7:46
On 26 July 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the 4th Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field,” organized at the Tsaritsyno Palace and Park Ensemble in Moscow.
This year the Festival is dedicated to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
In Tsaritsyno, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was met by the Mayor of Moscow, Mr. Sergei Sobyanin.
The millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles is widely celebrated in Russia as a church-state occasion. The most important events of the jubilee year will take place in the capital from July 26 to 28, 2015.
On July 26, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Moscow Diocesan House in Likhov Pereulok. The restoration of the historic compound was carried out as part of the Presidential program of celebrations devoted to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir.