July 8, 2014
On the square in front of the Dormition Cathedral of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, a liturgy and funeral service was held for the late Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine.
Many came to pay their respects, including representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Georgia, Serbia, Poland, America, Belarus and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
After the funeral all the fullness of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church completed a procession with His Beatitude’s body to the monastery’s cemetery (Far Caves), where he was buried by the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church.
The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Vladimir departed unto the Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 79 years of age.
Photographs of priest Maxim Brusniki, website Fotolitopys.