On December 13, the First Hierarchical Liturgy is being held at St. Andrew's Church, the Patriarchal Stauropegia.
"On December 13, the First Hierarchical Liturgy will be held at St. Andrew's Church, the Patriarchal Stauropegia. The Liturgy will begin at 9:30. The liturgy will be presided over by exarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate," according to the Religious Information Service of Ukraine.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on October 18 passed presidential bill No. 9208 on transferring Kyiv-based St. Andrew's Church to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for permanent use.
On November 3, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I thanked Poroshenko for the transfer of the church's building to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
The Ukrainian president on November 7 signed the bill into law to enact the transfer of St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for permanent use.
St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv is an architectural monument of the 18th century, which is part of the Sofia Kyivska National Reserve. The church is state property of Ukraine.