Report: UOC's grown by another 250 communities and 100 monastics over 2019

09 December 2019 22:19
Celebration of the Baptism of Rus in Kiev in 2019. Photo: UOJ Celebration of the Baptism of Rus in Kiev in 2019. Photo: UOJ

According to the statistics of the annual report submitted to the Holy Synod, the UOC has increased by another 250 parishes and 100 monks.

On December 6, 2019, during the final session of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Borispol and Brovary, presented a report on the life of the Church over the past year.

The report, in particular, indicated that the number of parishes in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church over 2019 has increased and totals 12,338 religious communities, 246 more than last year (12092).

The total number of the UOC monastics also increased at the end of the year – 4,609 monks and nuns. 108 Orthodox believers took monastic tonsure this year.

Also, two new monasteries were organized.

As reported by the UOJ, on December 6, 2019, at the residence of the Primate of the UOC in the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the last meeting of the Holy Synod took place this year. At the final session of the Holy Synod of UOC, current issues of the life of the Church and the situation in world Orthodoxy were discussed.

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