On October 10, 2021, His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Onufriy performed festive services in the Dormition Svyatogorsk Lavra on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Donetsk diocese of the UOC and the episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol. This was reported by the Information and Education Department of the UOC.
Before the beginning of the service, the Primate was solemnly greeted at the gate of the Lavra. His Beatitude Vladyka consecrated a new monument to the late Primate of the UOC, His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan).
During the Divine Liturgy in the Dormition Cathedral of the monastery, the Primate was co-served by: Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel, Metropolitan of Donetsk and Mariupol Hilarion, Metropolitan of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Pavel, Archbishop of Przemysl and Gorlitsky Paisy (Polish Orthodox Church) Metropolitans: Ternopil and Kremenets Sergiy, Kharkov and Bogodukhovsk Onuphriy, Zaporozhye and Melitopol Luka, Svyatogorsk Arseniy, Gorlovskiy and Slavic Mitrofan, Izium and Kupyansk Elisey, Mukachev and Uzhgorod Theodor, Lugansk and Alchevskiy Fyodor; archbishops: Krasnolimansky Alipy, Makeevsky Barnabas, Berdyansky and Primorsky Ephraim, Alexandria and Svetlovodsky Bogolep, Yuzhny Diodorus; bishops: Innokenty (Shestopal), Khotinsky Benjamin, Baryshevsky Victor, Belogorodsky Sylvester, Dobropolsky Spiridon, Volnovakhsky Ambrose, Belovodsky Pavel, Irpensky Lavr, Borodyansky Mark, Novopskovsky Irinarch, Konstantinovsky Paisy and the priesthood of St. The abbess of the monasteries of the UOC and numerous believers prayed during the service.
At the small entrance, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry, on the occasion of the 70th birthday and 30th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Hilarion, awarded him the right to present the cross during divine services.
After reading the Gospel, the Primate addressed the flock with a sermon, in which he explained the story of the miraculous fishing on Lake Gennesaret.