Anyone without bad habits: OCU is looking for rectors for seized churches

28 August 2023 15:44
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I. Yaremenko. Photo: Facebook of the Cherkasy diocese of the OCU I. Yaremenko. Photo: Facebook of the Cherkasy diocese of the OCU

The Cherkasy "hierarch" of the OCU says that anyone can become a church rector.

In the Cherkasy diocese, the OCU is looking for people to serve as priests in churches seized from the UOC. Channel 5 reports the words of "Metropolitan" Ioan Yaremenko.

Journalists claim that the conversion to the OCU in the Cherkasy region is slow – only 60 churches have moved so far, while 200 are still under the "subordination of the Russian Kiril."

“In this situation, it is important that we have a source of devout candidates (to become rectors – Ed.),” said Yaremenko. “If they don’t have bad habits, we prepare them for the priesthood.”

According to Yaremenko, anyone who has love for God and people can become a priest of the OCU. Those should undergo distance training in the Dumenko structure.

Earlier, the UOJ wrote that the “hierarch” of the OCU, Daniil Kovalchuk, urged Ukrainians to look for men in the villages who could become priests.

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