Today, 33 Kirovohrad citizens received church awards. There are heroes of ATO, volunteers and participants of Kirovohrad Euromaidan among them.
The solemn ceremony was arranged at St. Andrew's Church. Kirovohrad and Holovanivsk Bishop personally awarded Kirovohrad citizens.
"More than 170 people have been awarded for the last two years. There are soldiers, volunteers and political activists among the awardees. It is not the end, because I know that we will try to wake up our society again and again by such means. We'll show that the church is grateful, and will always remember the feats that those people perform. We all have to work for the benefit of our Motherland, for the welfare of our society, for the peace, harmony and love to be restored in our Kirovohrad land", – said the words of gratitude Bishop Mark before the award ceremony.