The participants of the procession, organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), now listen to a prayer service at Volodymyr Hill, a QHA reports journalist reports.
Primate of the UOC MP, Metropolitan Onuphrius, has arrived to Volodymyr Hill where the monument to St. Volodymyr is set up. Yuriy Boyko, Vadim Novinsky and Nestor Shufrych, MPs of the "Opposition Bloc," take part in the event as well.
Miraculous icons were brought to St. Volodymyr monument before the beginning of the prayer.
“Prayer at the monument to St. Vladimir has already begun. People came with gonfalons and icons. They pray, glorify God and listen to the preaching of the clergy. Some tried to break through to the icon and Onuphrius,” told a QHA correspondent.
Representatives of Zaporozhye Cossacks NGO help ensure order in the city center.
Thousands of faithful with their children take part in the prayer service. The participants are supposed to hold the procession with the miraculous icons from St. Volodymyr Hill to Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, where the event of the UOC MP on the occasion of the Day of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus' and the "1000th anniversary of ancient Russian monasticism on Mount Athos" will continue.