Kyva: "We will deliver the Holy Fire from Jerusalem to every corner of our country through our party members"
Chairman of the Socialist Party of Ukraine (SPU) Illia Kyva, together with his daughter Kateryna and a small son, Heorhiy, came to the Boryspil airport to meet the Holy Fire from Jerusalem. The plane with the Easter Fire arrived at the airport at 19:40 on April 7.
"For me and my children this is a very big event. This fire is a symbol of the Easter heat, the victory of Jesus Christ and the triumph of our country over the defeated enemy. This is the fire of unity. Unity of the nation. Unity of Christians. Today there are so many different things that separate us, let this fire unite us and make us strong," Kyva said.
The Holy Fire descended in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem at 14:16 Kyiv time. Traditionally, the delegation of the Kyiv Patriarchate is the first to deliver the Holy Fire to Ukraine, after which clergymen and the laity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate take it to various places of the country. The SPU chairman said that the Socialist Party is ready to contribute to the strengthening of Christian traditions in Ukraine.
"We will deliver the Holy Fire from Jerusalem to every corner of our country through our party members, and first of all, to Donbas. After all, today, ensuring peace in the country is our main goal."