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In memory of Metropolitan of the UAOC Vasyl Lipkivsky

28.11.2017

In memory of Metropolitan of the UAOC Vasyl Lipkivsky

On November 27, 2017, representatives of the clergy employees of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya", the head of All-Ukrainian Society named after Metropolitan Vasyl Lipkivsky's Arsen Zinchenko paid tribute to the memory of Metropolitan of the UAOC Vasyl Lipkivsky in the Reserve.

On the 80th anniversary of his execution a memorial warship was performed for the repose of the soul of the prominent figure of the church and pastor, as well as the souls of all those killed in the repressions and the Holodomor.

On the night Metropolitan Vasyl Lipkivsky was shot, 86 people more were shot in Kiev by NKVD officers.

Father Andriy Vlasenko, the rector of the St. Michael's Church in the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine, emphasized that Metropolitan Vasily Lipkivsky was an integral person, and his distressing path has become the path of the whole Ukrainian Autocephalous Church in Soviet times.