Ukraine celebrates 1020th anniversary of Kyiv Rus Christianization (schedule)

11:14, 23 July 2008
Ukraine
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On July 23-27, Ukraine will celebrate the 1020th anniversary of Kyiv Rus Christianization.

According to the information of the President`s press-office, the schedule of the celebration will be as follows:

July 23, 2008

12.00 Presidential Secretariat

Solemn meeting with members of All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations.

July 25, 2008

10.00 - 11.00 Boryspil airport

Welcoming ceremony in honor of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

The event is broadcast live on Inter, 1+1, ICTV, Channel 1 and Channel 5.

11.30 - 12.00

Visit of the President of Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarch to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

12.15 - 12.45

Flower laying ceremony near the monuments to Olga of Kyiv, Cyril and Methodius, St. Andrew Protocletos, and St. Volodymyr.

16.30 - 17.30 Presidential Secretariat

Meeting of the President of Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarch with delegates from foreign churches.

18.00 - 19.00

Evening service in Saint Sophia Cathedral celebrating 1020th anniversary of Christianization of Rus with participation of the President of Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarch.

The event is broadcast live on Inter, 1+1, ICTV, Channel 1 and Channel 5.

Satellite parameters:

Sirius 4 at 4.8°E

Frequency: 12723,75

Vertical polarization

FEC  78   

SR   3,333

July 26, 2008

11.00 - 13.15

Celebration of 1020th anniversary of Christianization of Rus at the square in front of Saint Sophia Cathedral.

The event is broadcast live on Inter, 1+1, ICTV, Channel 1 and Channel 5.

Satellite parameters:

Sirius 4 at 4.8°E

Frequency: 12723,75

Vertical polarization

FEC  78   

SR   3,333

13.30 - 14.00

Requiem for those lost in Holodomor 1932-1933 with participation of the President of Ukraine. The service is conducted by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and representatives of Orthodox Churches of the world.

The event is broadcast live on Inter, 1+1, ICTV, Channel 1 and Channel 5.

Satellite parameters:

Sirius 4 at 4.8°E

Frequency: 12723,75

Vertical polarization

FEC  78   

SR   3,333

16.30 - 17.30 The Ukrainian House

Opening of portrait gallery of the distinct Ukrainian figures, presentation of jubilee coins and post stamps.

20.00 - 21.30 National Preserve «Kyivan Sophia»

Festive reception by the President of Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarch.

July 27, 2008

8.30 - 11.00

Festive liturgy near the monument to St. Volodymyr on the occasion of 1020th anniversary of Christianization of Rus with participation of the President of Ukraine. The liturgy is conducted by the Ecumenical Patriarch, representatives of Orthodox Churches of the world.

The event is broadcast live on Inter, 1+1, ICTV, Channel 1 and Channel 5.

Satellite parameters:

Sirius 4 at 4.8°E

Frequency: 12723,75

Vertical polarization

FEC  78   

SR   3,333 

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