A traditional Dormition cross procession moving from the Brailiv Holy Trinity Convent to the Dormition Pochaev Lavra began on August 19, 2020, on the feast day of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Two thousand people took part in the cross procession, reports Eparhia.vinnica.ua.
The procession was preceded by a prayer for the travelers.
Metropolitan Varsonofy of Vinnitsa and Bar leaded the procession. Sisters of the Brailiv convent, led by the Abbess Antonia (Stetsenko), joined the procession as well.
Archimandrite Joasaph (Kovetsky) will accompany the participants of the procession all the way.
Thanks to the help of the Ukrainian national police in the Vinnitsa region, the faithful were provided with protective equipment: masks and antiseptics.
The participants of the procession plan to arrive in Pochaev on August 26 to take part in the patronal feast of the Lavra on the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, which will be celebrated there on August 28.