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Schismatics have captured the Cathedral of St. Michael in Khmelnitskiy region

Schismatics have captured the Cathedral of St. Michael in Khmelnitskiy region
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10 April 2023 year 15:28

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Cathedral of St. Michael in the city of Shepetovka, Khmelnitskiy region, was captured on April 8, 2023, by supporters of the schismatics Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Union of Orthodox Journalists reports.

On April 9, the feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, the faithful of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, who had been deprived of entry to their own church, had to celebrate out-of-doors.

The divine service was presided over by Metropolitan Yevsevy. “Unbelievers watched me saying, ‘We have read the Gospel and we know that followers of Christ will be persecuted and persecuted here are only you. It means that you are on the right path”. “Let us repent of our sins and ask forgiveness. We are on the right path”, the hierarch said to the persecuted community.

“Let us love and pray for persecutors just as Christ prayed on the cross when He was crucified: “Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing” (Lk. 23:34). But there are scales they cannot remove. It is beyond some, but we are given the truth; we will cherish it and follow Christ and will be given eternal joy in heaven”, Metropolitan Yevsevy exhorted.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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