The website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Synodal Department for the Cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine has reported that Metropolitan Augustine of Bila Tserkva and Boguslav, Chairman of the UOC Synodal Department for the Cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, presided over the divine service.
Among the participants in the prayer were Archpriest Sergei Yuschik, Provost of the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary; Archpriest Ioann Sveredyuk, Rural Dean of the Dneprovsky deanery; Archpriest Vyacheslav Yakovenko, Rector of the All Holy Warriors Church; and clergymen of the Kiev Diocese.
Following the Service of Intercession, the ecclesiastical mission set off. The mission includes the following priests: Fr. Sergei Yuschik, Fr. Vyacheslav Yakovenko, Fr. Sergei Kiselev, Fr. Andrew and Konstantin Dvoroviy, and also a group of veterans of the Afghan war.
Until the end of the week the clergymen will celebrate Services of Intercession before the shrine with the Holy Relics of the Holy Warriors, hold spiritual talks, and distribute icons and spiritual literature to the soldiers.