Victims of Ukrainian Holodomor commemorated in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Friday, 25 November 2011, 15:36
On Sunday, November 20, a silent procession with banners went from Taras Shevchenko Square near the Cathedral of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris to Notre Dame. During the procession leaflets were distributed with information about the horrible events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine.

On Sunday, November 20, a silent procession with banners went from Taras Shevchenko Square near the Cathedral of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris to Notre Dame. During the procession leaflets were distributed with information about the horrible events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine.

The Divine Liturgy to commemorate this terrible event in our history was led by Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainian in Great Britain, in concelebration with Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, Auxiliary Bishop of Paris, who gave a meaningful sermon, with priests of the exarchate and representatives of other churches.

After the Liturgy an ecumenical memorial service was held for Orthodox priests Fr. Ivan Radevych and Fr. Borys Haynevskyi of the UAOC.Ambassador of Ukraine to France Oleksandr Kupchyshyn and diplomats were at the service.

In conclusion, Bishop Lonchyna thanked all those present for their participation in the service, which ended with a hymn.

For all other activities associated with commemorating victims of the Famine Genocide of 1932-1933 by the Ukrainian community in Paris, you can read on the official site of the Cathedral of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris: http://ugcc-cathedrale-paris.org.ua/

Reported by Fr. Myhkailo Romaniuk,
senior priest of Cathedral of St. Volodymyr the Great

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