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Participants in prayer vigil call to return the church in Khotyn Fortress to the community that has restored it from ruins

Participants in prayer vigil call to return the church in Khotyn Fortress to the community that has restored it from ruins
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8 February 2022 year 13:27

On February 7, 2022, in Khotyn (Chernovtsy Region, Ukraine), clergy and parishioners of local churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church assembled for a prayer vigil at the walls of the town hall.

By their common prayer they supported the community of the church of St. Alexander Nevsky in the Khotyn Fortress. Since 1990, this community has been restoring the half-ruined church on their own. However, now the administration of the Khotyn Fortress State Preserve has closed the church for the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and, as the mass media reported, on demand by some activists, it plans to transfer the restored shrine to the ‘OCU’ schismatic organization.

According to the Facebook page of the Diocese of Chetnovtsy-Bukovina, the prayer vigil of the parishioners was joined by the Dean of the Khotyn District, Mitre-bearing Archpriest Anatoly Mandryuk, and the rector of the church of St. Alexander Nevsky, Archpriest Pavel Korytnik and the clergy of the Khotyn Deanery.

The participants in the prayer vigil at the town hall came out with a demand to prolong the lease agreement with the religious community of the church of St. Alexander Nevsky, who have restored it literally from ruins to become a gem of the district.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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