Sviatogorsk Lavra comes under fire again

Sviatogorsk Lavra. Photo: Convent's Telegram channel

Two refugees living in the territory of the Sviatogorsk Monastery suffered from shelling.

On May 4, 2022, the Holy Dormition Sviatogorsk Lavra again became a victim of shelling, reports the Information and Education Department of the UOC.

At 7:45 am, during the conciliar prayer service of the Mother of God, two explosions were heard in the Lavra: one rocket exploded near the shore next to the temple, the other – in the air, about a hundred meters above the Lavra. The monastery yard was dotted with small fragments.

Two refugees were wounded in the stomach and arm; they were taken to a hospital in Kramatorsk city.

Windows and doors, which had been recently restored after the March shelling, were shattered in churches and buildings.

At present, in addition to the brethren, 300 refugees live in the Lavra, 50 of them are children. Daily regular services are held in the shrine. All residents are working to eliminate the consequences of the previous explosion.

It is also reported that there has been no mobile communication in the Sviatogorsk Lavra since April 26, and there has been no Internet since April 27.

Recall that on March 12, as a result of hostilities, the temples of the Sviatogorsk Lavra and the buildings, in which monks and refugees live, were damaged.

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