Kiev Pechersk Lavra prayed for Russia's victory: SBU investigates what happened

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Prayers for Russia's victory prayed within the walls of Kiev Pechersk Lavra

During the service, prayers and glorious songs are sung in honour of Russia at Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

The Security Service of Ukraine is already investigating why songs praising the "Russian world" were sung in one of the temples of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The SBU head, Vasyl Malyuk, said that the situation would not remain without an appropriate response. The incident inside the church was reported by PCU priest Mykhaylo Omelyan on Facebook, who was quoted by the SBU as saying.

At the same time, Omelyan stressed that there should not be such manifestations:

"Those who in the conditions of full-scale war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine, waiting for the "awakening of Mother Russia", should understand that it harms the security and interests of Ukraine and our citizens.And we will not allow such manifestations

The day before, a video appeared on social networks showing a song with the words "The bell is floating, floating over Russia, Mother Russia is awakening..." being heard and heard during a service in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Priest Michael Omelyan, a lecturer in the theology department of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy, was outraged that the people who witnessed this prayer did not react in any way to it:

I am also surprised that people who pass by, hear all this and keep silent. Does not your heart and soul ache because of what Russian occupants did in Bucha, Borodyanka, Andreevka, in Mariupol, Kharkiv region and other temporarily occupied territories?

He appealed to the faithful who come to services and participate in this action:

People, how long will you support those who belong to the "church" of the occupier!

We would like to add that the Lower Lavra is still under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), while the Upper Lavra is under the jurisdiction of the Kiev Pechersk historical and cultural reserve.

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