A new church consecrated in Sarny Eparchy to replace the OCU-seized one
Metropolitan Anatoly congratulated the faithful on the consecration of the new church and called for the preservation of the Orthodox faith.
After the raider seizure of St. Nicholas church in the village of Selets, Dubrovytsia district, the persecuted church community had to continue praying in a chapel located at the cemetery in the village of Yasinets. Through the efforts of the rector of the church, Archpriest Nikolai Ivanichko and the parishioners, the premises were repurposed as a church.
Metropolitan Anatoly consecrated the new throne and, with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry, laid the relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kyiv and Galicia, into the cross of the Holy See. After the consecration of the church, the first Divine Liturgy was performed in the hierarchical order.
Metropolitan Anatoly was concelebrated by Archimandrite Anthony (Griban), rector of the Holy Protection Monastery of the village of Velyki Tseptsevychi, Archpriest Nikolai Ivanichko, rector of Sts. Peter and Paul church in the village of Yasinets, priests of neighboring villages, as well as clerics of the Kyiv diocese.
Metropolitan Anatoly congratulated the clergy and believers on the consecration of the temple, wished the parishioners to preserve the temple and the faith of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers, and thanked the believers for the sacrifice.
As the UOJ previously reported, a domed cross was consecrated in a church under construction in Belgorodka.