Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    In Volyn, UOC (MP) priest hides keys to church after parish merges with OCU

    OCU hierarch, Metropolitan Mykhailo of Lutsk and Volyn performed a divine service in the church of Saint Arch-strategist Michael in the village of Pavlivka, Horokhiv deanery, which recently joined the OCU.

    It happened on Sunday, November 12, as reported by

    The senior dean of the Lutsk district, Archpriest Andriy Sydor, the abbot of the temple of Archpriests Petro Pshenych, and the clergy of the Horokhiv, Ivanychiv, and Radekhiv deaneries co-served with the Metropolitan.

    The religious community of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel in the village of Pavlivka decided to transition to the OCU in May 2022. However, the priest did not follow the congregation and refused to hand people the keys to the church. The locks had to be cut under police supervision.