Ukraine - 2023 Christmas stamps "Ukrainian carols in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra" Sheet (MNH)
2023 Christmas sheet - "Ukrainian carols in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra"
Issued on December 22, 2023
On January 7, 2022, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epiphany held the Christmas service for the first time in the Assumption Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, which ended with the performance of Ukrainian carols. This event was the restoration of historical justice, because the OCU is the legal successor of the ancient Kyiv Metropolitanate, which owned the shrine for more than 600 years since its foundation. In addition, the Ukrainian language has finally returned to one of the largest Christian centers of our country, which is a significant contribution to the preservation of the national and spiritual identity of every citizen. In honor of this achievement, and on the occasion of the 950th anniversary of the founding of the Dormition Cathedral, we present a new postal issue - "Ukrainian carols in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra".