Sunday, July 21, 2024

    OCU joins rehabilitation program for Ukraine’s military

    Within the framework of the Spiritual Restoration through Culture campaign, the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra National Reserve, in cooperation with chaplains and the local men’s monastery run by the OCU, is engaged in rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers. This time, a group of nine military chaplains joined the efforts aimed at spiritual recovery of Ukraine’s defenders.

    This is reported by the Ukrainian Lavra charitable foundation.

    As noted in the report, the purpose of the program is moral and spiritual support of Ukraine’s defenders after the most difficult trials of the war through immersion in the cultural and historical space of the national shrine. The spiritual recovery is set up with the support of the Ukrainian Lavra Foundation, as well as the ministries of culture and defense.

    Over a seven-day program, the participants will communicate with the monks of the men’s monastery and participate in religious services in the temples within the Reserve.

    Excursions, visits to exhibitions, workshops, and museums located on the Reserve’s premises are also part of the program.

    According to Ihor Tereshchenko, the program manager, military chaplains will learn about the archaeological projects of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and attend lectures. They will be able to participate in master classes on the restoration of art objects, icon painting, and Ukrainian cursive script.

    It should be recalled that the court found it legal to terminate the lease of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra from the UOC (MP).