Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church visits Mt. Athos

Source: DECR
Natalya Mihailova | 06 November 2015
On 4 November 2015, the feast day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine arrived in the Russian monastery of St. Panteleimon on the Holy Mountain of Athos.

The brethren met the Metropolitan at the gates; he proceeded to the main church and venerated the miraculous icon of St. Panteleimon, the Great Martyr and Healer, and relics of other saints. In the evening the All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated.

On November 5, his birthday, Metropolitan Onufry fasted and prayed. He visited other monasteries on Mt. Athos and prayed for the restoration of peace and well-being in Ukraine.

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry used to come to the Holy Mountain every year and celebrate his birthday here, official site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports.

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