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Orthodox shrines all over Ukraine join Local Autocephalous Orthodox Church

Source : 112 Ukraine

In recent days, churches in Lviv, Zakarpattia and Vinnytsia regions turned away from the Moscow Patriarchate.
16:52, 23 December 2018

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The parish of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul of the Moscow Patriarchate (Zhovkva, western Ukraine) joined the Local Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The abbot of the church, Archimandrite Markian (Kayumov) said that as quoted by the website of the UOC-KP (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate).

“Today, on December 22, the parish of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Zhovkva joined the Local Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This decision was made at a meeting of the Parish Council headed by the rector of the church,” Father Markian wrote on his page in the social network.

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Dimitry, the Metropolitan of Lviv and Sokal congratulated Zhovkva residents on the right choice.

On December 21, the parish of the first martyr Archdeacon Stephen, in the village of Minai in Zakarpattia joined the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The parish Archpriest Stepan Belyak addressed Bishop of Uzhgorod and Zakarpattia Varsonofy with a written request for its inclusion in the clergy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The transfer was approved.

Previously, this temple was part of the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, reports the UOC-KP.

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