Khmelnytsky eparchy shows closed churches after seizure by OCU raiders

15 June 2023 11:21
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Closed temple in the village of Haluzyntsi. Photo: Khmelnytsky Eparchy Closed temple in the village of Haluzyntsi. Photo: Khmelnytsky Eparchy

The press service of the Khmelnytsky diocese published a video on the tg-channel, where it showed the state of five churches seized by the OCU in the Derazhnya deanery.

The press service of the Khmelnytsky diocese published a video on the telegram channel, where it showed the state of five churches seized by the OCU raiders in the Derazhnya deanery.

“On June 11, 2023, on All Saints’ Week, we visited 5 churches of the Derazhnya deanery, which were illegally and by force transferred to the OCU,” the press service says.

Representatives of the diocese visited the Church of the Intercession in Kopachivka village, Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in vlg. Slobidka-Kalnyanska, Assumption Church in Kalna village, St. Michael's Church in vlg. Radivtsi, Archangel Church in Haluzyntsi village.

The camera operator filmed all these temples from 9 am to 10 am, when worship was usually held in them. All of them were closed.

“Why seize temples if no one goes to them, and a rusty lock hangs on the doors? This is a rhetorical question, and let everyone give an answer to it for themselves,” the diocese summarizes.

Earlier, the UOJ wrote that not a single person came to the "liturgy" in the seized temple of Khmelnytsky.

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