A procession to protest against churches belonging to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church being seized
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Vkontakte
  • Messanger
  • Telegram
  • WhatsApp
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

The faithful of the diocese of Chernivtsi-Bukovina (canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church) organized a procession to protest against churches belonging to them being seized. They were carrying crosses and banners with these words, “We are the Ukrainian Orthodox Church”, “Stop seizing our churches”. They passed through the streets of Zastavna (Chernivtsi region) on January 30th. The procession was led by Metropolitan Meletius of Chernivtsi and Bukovina.

When they passed in front of the offices of the local administration, where a “round table” was being held regarding the passage of religious communities to the new “autocephalous Church of Ukraine“, the clergy and the faithful demonstrated in prayer.
Then the demonstrators met with the president of the local administration. On behalf of the faithful, Metropolitan Meletius protested against the illegal transfer of churches belonging to the canonical Church in the Zastavna district.
“We have come to remind you that an open and cynical iniquity is at work in your district. As we all know, churches belonging to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church were illegally seized in the villages of Boyanchuk and Gorochovtsiy. What is happening in the villages of Zadubrivka and Vaslovovtsiy is beyond understanding,” said Bishop Meletius. He added that “the authorities just callously watches “.

You can watch here a video of the procession. The faithful sing the Akathist to the Mother of God.

Source (with picture and video) in Russian

Dear readers,

This is one of the five free articles that you can read in their entirety.

To access the unlimited number of full articles, please:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Vkontakte
  • Messanger
  • Telegram
  • WhatsApp
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

About the Author

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France, where she taught English. She moved to the United States in 2001, and she now teaches French. Beside her anthology on Cistercian texts, she has translated and published articles on Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She converted to Orthodoxy in 2008. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

Orthodoxie.com Newsletter

Don't miss out on important news and updates. Subscribe to our free bi-weekly newsletter.



Divider

Popular Posts

A Serbian Orthodox teacher is being prosecuted by the Belgrade court for his positions in favor o... Anti-Christian persecutions 104632

Vladimir Dimitrijević, Ph.D. in philological sciences and high school teacher, known for his stance in favor of the traditional family, is the subj...

The King of Jordan covers the cost of restoration of the Holy Sepulchre Headlines 104630

Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem thanked King Abdullah II of Jordan on behalf of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, for covering the costs...

Communiqué of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Europe 104627

The assembly of bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church took place May 9-18, 2019, at Žiča monastery, then in Belgrade. We publish here our translat...

«Travailler l’icône, c’est cultiver son moine intérieur», un entretien avec Marie-Noëlle Garrigou 104623

Peintre d’icône au cœur du Vercors, Marie-Noëlle Garrigou enseigne cet art « qui rend visible le monde invisible ». Elle a donné un entretien à La ...

“The Church of Jerusalem is the mother of all Churches and the guarantor of Orthodox unity&... Headlines 104621

On May 16, Patriarch Theophilos III, the head of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, met with a delegation of the Imperial Orthodox Society in Palest...

“Au Mont Athos, une opération de haut vol” 104611

Un court documentaire diffusé par Arte.

May 9 (old calendar) / May 22 (new) Living with the Church 104609

May 9 (old calendar) / May 22 (new) Fast Midfeast of Pentecost Prophet Isaiah (8th c. B.C.). Martyr Christopher of Lycia, and with him Martyrs Call...

May 22  Living with the Church 104607

May 22 Fast Midfeast of Pentecost Martyr Basiliscus, Bishop of Comana (ca. 308). Commemoration of the Second Ecumenical Council (381). St. John (Vl...

9 mai (ancien calendrier) / 22 mai (nouveau) 104605

9 mai (ancien calendrier) / 22 mai (nouveau) Jour de jeûne Fête de la Mi-Pentecôte. Transfert des reliques de saint Nicolas le Thaumaturge à Bari (...

22 mai 104603

22 mai Jour de jeûne Mi-Pentecôte. Saint Basilisque, évêque de Comanes, martyr à Amasée dans le Pont (vers 312) ; commémoration du second Concile Œ...

A choir of 450 children sang the patriarchal liturgy in Christ the Savior Cathedral Europe 104600

On May 19, 2019, the 4th Sunday of Pascha, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.

“La signification spirituelle de la maladie chez les Pères de l’Église” 104594

Le site Philitt a publié un article de Grégoire Quevreux sur “La signification spirituelle de la maladie chez les Pères de l’Église”.