The enthronement of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine , Epiphanius, began in Sofia Сathedral in Kiev, 2019.02.03, 15:48
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Liturgy and enthronement of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphanius, takes place in Sofia Kyivska.
Representatives of the clergy - the Patriarchate of Constantinople, local churches, as well as representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, in particular, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his wife, and believers - take part in the enthronement.
Police are on duty at the Sofia Square, part of the square near the Sofia Cathedral is separated by a metal fence.
The enthronement ceremony of Epiphanius takes place on his birthday - on February 3, he is 40 years old.
In his congratulations to the Metropolitan, President Petro Poroshenko noted that for Epiphanius "the creation of an independent church and the receiving of Tomos is only the beginning on a long path of unity and service, and he will undoubtedly pass this way with dignity."