UGCC Head blessed the iconostasis of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord in Dubno

Friday, 29 March 2013, 15:05
As part of the visit to the Lutsk Exarchate, His Beatitude Sviatoslav visited the city of Dubno. UGCC Head was greeted at the entrance to the city by Rev. Roman Bobesiuk, administrator of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Vasyl Antoniuk, city mayor, and representatives of all city administrative departments.

As part of the visit to the Lutsk Exarchate, His Beatitude Sviatoslav visited the city of Dubno.  UGCC Head was greeted at the entrance to the city by Rev. Roman Bobesiuk, administrator of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Vasyl Antoniuk, city mayor, and representatives of all city administrative departments.

Then the procession proceeded to the church of the Ascension of the Lord where the participants prayed the Akathist to the Passion of Christ.  After the prayer His Beatitude Sviatoslav blessed the newly-installed iconostasis, which crowned the decorative works in the church, according to Rev. Volodymyr Zinko.

Lutsk Exarch Bishop Josaphat (Hovera) presented certificates to donors who funded the iconostasis and contributed to the community’s development.

In addressing the congregation, His Beatitude Sviatoslav noted: “As the church is the pearl of the ensemble of Dubno, so also is the newly-blessed iconostasis the pearl of the decorations in the church.  It does not conceal from us the mystical acts on the altar, but through icons of saints and holydays imbedded therein, it opens for us a window to get to know Divine realities.”

Also, Bishop Josaphat noted that “the church in Dubno is the first completed church and this is the first iconostasis, built and blessed in the church during the five-year existence of the Lutsk Exarchate.”

In conclusion UGCC Primate gave his blessing to all present and presented small icons of the Kyiv Oranta.

UGCC Department of Information

 

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