Remembrance Day of the Cossacks, who fell on the field of battle Berestetskiœ
Ninth Friday after Easter, and the second Sunday after Pentecost
Why are you turned black
- I turned black from the blood
For arbitrary will.
Terms of campus Berestechko
My lads, Cossacks
Covered with corpses.
Yes, even my rooks
Sheltered from the north ...
Peck eyes Cossack,
A troupe do not want.
I turned black, green,
And for your freedom.
Once again I'll turn green,
And you will never
DO NOT return to freedom,
I was quiet and Pasha
The fate of the curse.
NINTH Friday after Easter, and the second Sunday after Pentecost (All Saints Ukrainian land) - a nationwide commemoration of the Cossacks, who died on the field Berestetskiœ battle. In 2008, this date falls on 27 and 29 June.
In the battle of Berestechko in 1651, the Cossacks and peasants found exceptional courage, bravery and sacrifice. Thousands of dead - a victim of Ukraine for freedom, independence, and for the Orthodox faith, for everything, everything he wanted the Ukrainian people throughout its history. Starting with the first half of the XIX century. people attended Berestetskiœ field of battle, the island Zhuravlikha to honor and venerate the memory of heroic ancestors, who died here overcame death. In June 1908 on the island Zhuravlikha the first formal Memorial Cossacks. Then the idea of building a memorial church on the site to gather here the remains of thousands of nameless heroes. 1909 in the ninth Friday after Easter, held its first crowded on to the religious processions. Zhuravlikha. Example of donations for the construction of the pantheon, the temple Cossack Graves gave the Emperor Nicholas II, Countess Anna Grub, which is free to transfer ownership to land on. Zhuravlikha plot, Prince Volkonsky, the Kuban and Don Cossacks, and all the Volyn farmers, financially, and their work gained access to the building. At 9 Friday after Easter, June 2, 1914 the solemn consecration of the monument - a temple at the Cossack tombs to found a monastery - hermitages.
Since 1990, renewed the prayer at the Cossack tombs. And in the 9 th Friday after Easter and the 2 nd week after the day of the Holy Trinity go to funeral Divine Liturgy and ecumenical memorial service at the courtyard of St. George Monastra on male Cossack graves on about. Zhuravlikha, which involved dozens of bishops, priests, thousands of pilgrims and is traditionally headed by His Holiness Patriarch Filaret.
Having been here for every believer and conscious human being becomes clear:
Cossack GRAVES - THIS IS THE SOURCE OF OUR MEMORY, THE TRIUMPH OF OUR FAITH AND DISPLAY OF OUR LOVE TO UKRAINE.
Communion from this source, because "there is no longer the love that a man lay down his life for his friends" and never forget that we UKRAINIAN.
Glory to Ukraine!
HEROES THE GLORY!
Added citing the publication, "St. George Monastery in the Cossack tombs." 2006.