Lviv City Council: On Independence Day, August 24, at 16.30 in the square in front of the monument to Taras Shevchenko will traditionally be held a festive ecumenical liturgy of the akathist of the Holy Virgin performed by the Lviv State Academic Men’s Choir “Dudarik”. Both Lviv citizens and guests of the city are invited to join the event.
An Akathist Hymn is a type of hymn dedicated to a saint, holy event, or one of the persons of the Holy Trinity. The name derives from the fact that during the chanting of the hymn, or sometimes the whole service, the congregation is expected to remain standing in reverence, without sitting down, except for the aged or infirm.
Lviv State Academic male choir “Dudaryk” is a Ukrainian choir founded October 17, 1971 by the Ukrainian music and choir Society. The choir is a Shevchenko National Prize laureate.