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Patriarch Theophillus of Jerusalem and Metropolitan Vladimyr of Ukraina concelebrate on Mount Tabor ( 22.08.2007 )

On the feast of our Lord’s Transfiguration, His Holiness Theophillus III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, and His Grace Vladimyr, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine, visited the Holy Transfiguration church on the holy Mount Tabor, where they concelebrated at the Divine Liturgy. Participating in the Liturgy were hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches.

During his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Mary Magdalene and also performed the Great Blessing of Waters at the river Jordan, where our Lord had been baptised. On the eve of the feast, Partriarch Theophillus and Metropolitan Vladimyr had a meeting, in the course of which they disscussed church and political issues, current in Ukraine and in the Holy Land.