People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Vadym Novynskyi, together with the community of the Holy Trinity Church of the Holosiivsky Deanery of the Kyiv Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, took part in the solemn prayer in honor of St. Nicholas.
The celebration was attended by parishioners of the church, students of the Orthodox school attached to the church.
The Vadym Novynsky Charitable Foundation prepared gifts for the youngest parishioners in honor of St. Nicholas.
“This is our beautiful and great Orthodox holiday, the day when we honor our protector Saint Nicholas. All his life he fought for the purity of our Orthodox faith and helped those who turned to him. Therefore, we turn to him with sincere prayer - the children pray to him for the health of his parents, ask him to give wisdom to comprehend the basics of science and faith, to live joyfully, in love and prosperity. Parents pray to St. Nicholas for strengthening in faith, because only a heart filled with faith and love for the Lord can know happiness. And St. Nicholas always sends a miracle and is our protector and representative before God. I am sincerely glad to share this holiday with the community of the Holy Trinity Church, which we are building together under the leadership of Father Superior Kostiantyn. I ask the great St. Nicholas about peace in the heart and in our country,” MP Vadym Novynskyi said in his address.
The Holy Trinity Church of the UOC is made in pseudo-Russian architectural style. The prototype was chosen the Assumption Cathedral of the Optina Desert Compound in St. Petersburg. The interior design of the temple was developed by the Guild of Temple Creators Andrei Anisimov.
The restoration of the Holy Trinity Church began on the site of the unfinished Trinity Church of the XIX century on the initiative of Vadym Novynskyi.
Design began in 2008, active construction work - in 2016, the completion of construction is scheduled for 2020. The architectural complex with a total area of 2124 square meters will consist of a church, an educational center with an evening school, workshops for children, cells and a refectory for pilgrims, as well as a museum of the New Martyrs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.