The Bethlehem Peace Light will be brought to Uzhgorod after the European marathon (PHOTOS)
The advent tradition to spread the Bethlehem Peace Light was launched in 1986 by the Austrian Broadcasting Company ORF of Linz. In Ukraine, the Bethlehem Fire is spread by members of Plast - the National Scout Organization of Ukraine, - Andriy Rebryk, the Plast member informs.
The handover of the sacred light was blessed by Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.
According to Andriy Rebryk, this year the route of the Light has several strategic directions. First, Ukrainian scouts received the Light in Vienna and gave it to the Ukrainian community in Austria and Germany (Munich). And in a week, Plast delegations carried the Light to Ukrainians from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.
Kyiv scouts also carried the Peace Light to the embassies of the U.S.A., Latvia and Estonia. The handover of the Bethlehem Light in Uzhgorod will be held on December 29, Sunday, at the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral at 9.45. The candle will be burning in the temple until Christmas. So everyone has the opportunity to light their own candle. After the candle has burned for a while, it can be put out, and then lit up just before the festive dinner - the scout responsible for the delivery of the sacred light said.
24 December 2013 17:31