Patriarch Kirill officiated a memorial service for Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased on the first day weekend in the morning, the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Vladimir, according to a report on the Internet representation of the Moscow Patriarchate.
" The 5-th of July in the house Church of the Patriarchal residence at Peredelkino near Moscow, his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill celebrated the funeral service for the newly-departed Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church his Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Volodymyr, " said the report.
Metropolitan Vladimir died on the first day weekend early in the morning on the 79 th year of a life after long illness. At the end of June, the Metropolitan was bleeding.
Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Volodymyr (Sabodan) was the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Since may 1992. Since the mid-2013 his health remained stably heavy. In connection With the fact that he could no longer perform the duties of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Holy Synod of the UOC on 24 February of the current year was elected Locum Tenens of the Kiev Department of the Metropolitan of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna Onuphrius.