On October 11, 2013 in the Cultural and Information Center of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Hellenic Republic has been held the ceremony of gifting facsimile edition of the Ukrainian shrine - Peresopnytsia Gospel and the edition „Peresopnytsia Gospel. Origins and Present„ to the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II. The event was held in the framework of the social project „Ukrainian community initiatives” to celebrate the 1025th Anniversary of Crhistianization of Kievan Rus.
In his speech Ambassador V.Shkurov stressed the conspicuous historical and cultural significance of the Ukrainian First Book – Peresopnitsa Gospel, its uniqueness in terms of studying the history of the modern Ukrainian language.
As Ambassador of Ukraine noted, gifting of the sacred Ukrainian book to the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Jeronymos II is going to demonstrate throughout the Orthodox world support of the Ukrainian society to the autocephalous Church of Greek.
The representatives of the high hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church, academics, intellectuals, diplomatic corps, Ukrainian Diaspora and mass-media, that participated the event, have enjoyed the wonderful singing of the Choir of the Cathedral of St. Dionysius Ariopagite in Athens.
The walls of the Cultural Center has been decorated by the exhibition of modern art pictures „Kiev Pechersk Lavra – relic of Ukraine”, provided by the National Kiev Pechersk Historical-Cultural Preserve.