Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians celebrate the baptism of Kievan Rus’
August 02, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: During the reign of St. Vladimir the Great, the people of Kievan Rus’ (map) were baptized in 988. In Kiev, an estimated 350,000 Orthodox faithful took part in a procession led by bishops of the the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, issued a statement in which he also recalled the 425th anniversary of the Union of Brest, in which several Orthodox bishops entered into full communion with the Catholic Church.
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