On July 27, 2021, the brethren of the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos took part in a solemn religious procession on the eve of the feast of the Baptism of Rus and the day of commemoration of St. Equal to the Apostles Prince Volodymyr.
After the completion of the prayer service on Volodymyrska Hill, His Grace Bishop Gideon and his brethren proceeded with His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kiev and All Ukraine, along with representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches, the episcopate and the clergy.
More than 400,000 faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took part in the procession of the cross this year.
We invite residents and guests of the capital to the feast day of the Tithes Monastery, to the place where he lived and rested St. Equalap. Prince Vladimir. The solemn episcopal divine service begins at 8:00. The Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos stands on the site of the first stone church of Kievan Rus - the Tithes Cathedral of the Most Holy Theotokos. At the site of the martyrdom of the martyrs Theodore and the son of his infant John, Saint Vladimir, Equal to the Apostles, subsequently erected the Church of the Tithes, it was here that he lived, ruled and died together with his Byzantine porphyry princess Anna. This is a sacred place for the fullness of our Church.