In the Russian Orthodox Church urged not to turn Prince Vladimir the Baptizer of Ukraine "
The head of the Synodal information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda tried to convince not to turn Prince Vladimir, who baptized only one Ukraine, because it belittles the role of the Prince, who has spearheaded the statehood of the whole of Russia and its value system.
in 2015 Ukraine, Russia and Belarus emphasize the 1,000 th anniversary of the repose of the Saint who baptized Rus Prince Vladimir. The Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko in the February decree on the commemoration of called Prince Vladimir " Creator medieval European countries Russia-Ukraine ".
"Today when certain, so to speak, from great thinkers of the Prince, whom Church tradition holds equal to the apostles, comparing his feat with feat distributors of Christianity in the Roman Empire, trying to make some kind of backward of the head, which happens to be not baptized Rus, and, for example, Ukraine or some one ethnic group, this, by itself, undermining the role of Prince Volodymyr," Legoyda said in the interview Last news .
according to his statement, the Millennium of the death of Prince Vladimir enables modern Belarus, Ukraine and Russia once again return to the origins of their shared history, to the choice of Christianity, which " determined the formation of their culture in a broad sense - not only literature and art, but also the economy and legal consciousness with all its features ".
"Personal choice of Prince Vladimir became civilized choice of Kievan Rus, and the Prince - figure exclusive to Russian civilization, man," standing at the origins of Russian statehood and value system of Russia ", said the head of Department.
Tuesday in the Russian capital in the celebrations for the 1000th anniversary of the repose of the Holy equal to the apostles Prince Vladimir will be Authorized to participate fifteen local Orthodox churches. In Kiev celebrations, which began on the first day of the week prayer service at the monument to Prince Vladimir hill, will continue the Liturgy in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. In Crimea there will be numerous baptisms in the sea and the river. Join Orthodox holiday event in Minsk.
Full text of the interview with Vladimir Legoyda read on the Internet office of the Fins news at 12. 00.