Book which broke three national records: the Handwritten Bible presented at Saint Sophia Cathedral

Monday, 07 June 2021, 19:40
In the process of rewriting the Bible took part over 30 thousands of people from all oblasts around Ukraine, including invaded Donbas and Crimea peninsula. This campaign of rewriting The Scriptures became a campaign of a spiritual and de facto unification of Ukraine. It was stated by the Father and Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav during the presentation of a special edition of the Handwritten Bible held today, June 7, 2021 at the National Preserve Sofia Kyivska.

The Handwritten Bible set three national records. Firstly, it is the biggest handwritten book in Ukraine. Secondly, it is a book which holds the greatest amount of different types of handwriting of modern Ukrainians. The third record is that despite an enormous number of pages it was manageable to be comprised it into one volume.

The Head of the UGCC mentioned that this is the everlasting book and our descendants might even see one day those who had contributed to rewriting this Bible. Probably, there is no other way where modern Ukrainians could reach out for eternity.

His Beatitde Sviatoslav called the process of rewriting The Holy Bible, particularly in clear straightforward language, an act of spirituality and state formation.

Besides, the ending of this unique project, as well as 25th anniversary of All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations and 30th anniversary of Ukrainian Bible Society, is the proof that “we don’t just have good intentions but we are able to successfully finish them”, said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

The UGCC Department for Information


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