Friday, July 25, 2008

About the 1020th Anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus


Taras comments at his blog about Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople visit in Kyiv to celebrate the 1020th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus.

The visit came amid tensions stirred by the Russian Orthodox Church, which considers Ukraine its canonical territory, even though the baptism of Kyivan Rus predates the founding of Moscow.

Patriarch Bartholomew I, accompanied by President Yushchenko, who supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, laid wreaths at the monuments to Princess Olha and St. Volodymyr.

It is the first time a Constantinople Patriarch visits Kyiv since 1648, and while Constantinople does not yet recognize the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, President Yushchenko sees the visit as a positive signal.

3 comments:

Christos Moissidis said...

Apart from Patriarch's visit, I think his blog is really interesting and you should pay a visit:)

Mert said...

interesting...

Taras said...

Thank you, Christos!

Your blog speaks with many voices and helps people understand the religious makeup of the world.

It's a pleasure to have your feedback!

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