UOC: record number of Ukrainians watched the broadcast of the celebrations for the Day of the Baptism

© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace fotoracconti in the course of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kiev. Archival photo.UOC: record number of Ukrainians watched the broadcast of the celebrations for the Day of the Baptism© RIA Novosti / the image Bank Stringreplace

More than 4 million Ukrainian viewers watched the broadcast of the celebrations for the Day of Baptism of Rus on July 27-28, it said in a statement on the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.

«Solemn services on the Day of the baptism of Russia on 27 and 28 July 2017, which was broadcast on the TV channel «inter», gathered in these days, Ukraine’s largest audience», — said the Information-enlightenment Department of the UOC, citing data of the TV channel «inter».

In particular, the stream of the divine Liturgy in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, which on July 28 was led by the Primate of the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Onufry, collected 13.1% of the audience «18+» across all Ukraine. «The total number of people who have seen the worship is more than 2 million people», — stated in the message.

A festive prayer service held at Vladimir hill on 27 July, and the procession also attracted a large audience in nearly 3 million viewers (11.6 percent). «In General, the events dedicated to the Day of the baptism of Russia, on 27 and 28 July in a live TV channel «inter» was watched by more than 4 million people», — added in the UOC.

Earlier managing the Affairs of the UOC-MP Metropolitan Anthony said that in a procession in Kiev on 27 July, organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate on the occasion of the baptism of Russia, was attended by about 100 thousand faithful. At the same time Ukrainian police announced their estimates of the number of participants of procession, according to her, the event was attended by about 15 thousand people.

Thursday, July 27, the faithful led by the clergy were from St. Vladimir’s hill near the street Khreshchatyk to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, where the evening was a festive all-night vigil.

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