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The Memorial Hall of Saint Aphanasius Ukrainian Orthodox Church commemorates the millenium of Christianity in the Ukraine from 988 to 1988. 

The history of Christianity in Ukraine dates back to the earliest centuries of the apostolic church. It has remained the dominant religion in the country since its acceptance in 988 by Vladimir the Great (Volodymyr the Great), who instated it as the state religion of Kievan Rus', a medieval East Slavic state and establishment of the Kiev Metropolis.

In the year 988 A. D. the Grand Prince of  Ukraine - Rus Volodymyr (Swiatoslawovych) personally accepted the Christian faith from Constantinople who baptised the Ukrainian in the waters of the River Dnipro Slavutych.

 

Location

Address:William Street & Enid Avenue, Saint Aphanasius Ukrainian Orthodox Church , Granville, 2142
State:NSW
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.836215
Long: 151.012559
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:988
Approx. Event End Date:1988

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th November, 1988
Front Inscription

ST ANAPHASIUS
PARISH HALL 

(Plaque)

              THIS MEMORIAL HALL
HAS BEEN ERECTED THROUGH THE EFFORTS
OF THE PARISHIONERS OF THE ST.ANAPHASIUS PARISH
OF THE UKRAINIAN AUTOCEPHALIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
IN AUSTRALIA,   AND OTHER PEOPLE OF GOODWILL 
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 
MILLENIUM OF CHRISTIANITY IN UKRAINE
                    988 -1988
OFFICIALLY OPENED AND DEDICATED ON
         13th NOVEMBER 1988  BY
HIS GRACE ARCHBISHOP VOLODYMR (DIDOWYCZ)
       THE RULING BISHOP OF 
THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND DIOCESE
OF THE UKRAINIAN AUTOCEPHALIC ORTHOX CHURCH
                                      Parish Priest Very Rev. W. Lulka

Source: MA
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