The Patriarch of Alexandria arrived in Ukraine, reported in the UOC

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in photovacation of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II, archival photoThe Patriarch of Alexandria arrived in Ukraine, reported in the UOC© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II on Thursday arrived in Odessa, the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

«It is expected that at 17.00 will be held a meeting of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria in the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral of Odessa, where a moleben will be served for the unity of Orthodoxy in Ukraine, in concelebration of Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel, the bishops and clergy,» reads the message.

On Friday at 9.00 Theodore II will make a Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Odessa.

The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the second honor the Patriarch among the primates of the local Orthodox churches in the world. Previously Theodore II and the Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland Savva appealed to «all who depend on the Church to overcome misunderstandings related to the granting of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, to do everything possible to avoid conflict over this issue.»

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