Monks in Kiev are back between the barricades

Kiev, January 24, 2014

    

At approximately 19:30 yesterday, the priests who stopped the conflicts on Grushevsky Street on the morning of January 21 have returned to their post between the barricades, reports Orthodoxy in the Ukraine.

We and the brothers of the Desyatina Monastery decided to renew our prayer vigil between the sides at enmity,” wrote Archimadrite Alipy (Svetlichny), one of the participants of “Nights on Grushevsky” on his facebook page.

“At 20:00 the truce may be over. And we have to get there before then to occupy the area in the center. At 18:45 we will gather on the square before the Catholic church of St. Alexander, since it is the most convenient place on the Kreshchatik, and we will leave from there.”

* * *

One of the initiators of the vigil on January 21, father confessor of the Decyatina Monastery Hieromonk Melchisedek, wrote on his facebook page after re-entering the arena:

“We are going back to form a human chain between brothers who have had a fight and can’t find the right words in their defense!

“Forgive me brothers, because I have sinned grievously before you! For I also forgive you, who have offended me to the very depths of my soul! Let there be peace and love between us! God, bless us!

“PEACE TO THE UKRAINE! GOD HELP US, FOR YOU ARE ALL-POWERFUL!”

* * *

We ask all those who care to pray!

1/24/2014

See also
Wall crumbles around Sophia Cathedral of Kiev Wall crumbles around Sophia Cathedral of Kiev Wall crumbles around Sophia Cathedral of Kiev Wall crumbles around Sophia Cathedral of Kiev
A part of the wall of the “Sophia of Kiev” National Preserve (the main component of which is the Hagia Sophia Cathedral complex) has partially crumbled. The Culture and Tourism permanent commission in the Kiev City Council did not rule out the possibility of further destruction in “Sophia of Kiev” National Preserve.
Far-right groups threaten Kiev Region priest with reprisals Far-right groups threaten Kiev Region priest with reprisals Far-right groups threaten Kiev Region priest with reprisals Far-right groups threaten Kiev Region priest with reprisals
A video posted on YouTube shows several dozen people entering the church holding Ukrainian flags and symbols of the far-right party Svoboda (Freedom) and the Radical Party led by Ukrainian MP Oleg Lyashko.
Orthodox Christians celebrate Christianization of Kievan Rus Orthodox Christians celebrate Christianization of Kievan Rus Orthodox Christians celebrate Christianization of Kievan Rus Orthodox Christians celebrate Christianization of Kievan Rus
The Christian baptism ceremony celebrated the commemoration day of St. Vladimir with the Family Marathon rally, which was attended by more than 400 families.
Vandalized monument to St. Vladimir being restored in Kiev Vandalized monument to St. Vladimir being restored in Kiev Vandalized monument to St. Vladimir being restored in Kiev Vandalized monument to St. Vladimir being restored in Kiev
The Kiev sculptor Alexander Morgatsky is restoring the monument to Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, originally produced by him. This monument was damaged by vandals in April, 2014.
Extremists threatening Desyatinny Monastery in Kiev Extremists threatening Desyatinny Monastery in Kiev Extremists threatening Desyatinny Monastery in Kiev Extremists threatening Desyatinny Monastery in Kiev
The Desyatina Monastery in Kiev is receiving threats.
Snipers shooting at policemen in Kiev, 20 injured Snipers shooting at policemen in Kiev, 20 injured Snipers shooting at policemen in Kiev, 20 injured Snipers shooting at policemen in Kiev, 20 injured
More than twenty law-enforcement agency officers were injured on Thursday as a result of the sniper's shooting on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti ("The Independence square") in Kiev.
Monks from the Kiev-Caves Lavra stand between police and demonstrators in Kiev Monks from the Kiev-Caves Lavra stand between police and demonstrators in Kiev Monks from the Kiev-Caves Lavra stand between police and demonstrators in Kiev Monks from the Kiev-Caves Lavra stand between police and demonstrators in Kiev
Yesterday morning, monks from the Kiev-Caves Lavra Fr. Gabriel, Fr. Melchisedek, and Fr. Ephraim stood on Grushevsky Street in Kiev with a cross and icons, between the demonstrators and the Ukrainian special police force “Berkut”, and stopped the conflict.
×