Acting Vicar of St. Elijah's Monastery of the UOC-MP was killed during shelling in the Luhansk region

04 May, 09:25
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Acting Vicar of St. Elijah's Monastery of the UOC-MP was killed during shelling in the Luhansk region - фото 1
On 3 May 2022, as a result of a shrapnel wound during the shelling of the village of. Mykhailivka, the acting Vicar of St. Elijah's monastery in the village of Varvarivka and the rector of the Church of St. Theodosius of Chernihiv in Mykhailivka village (Rubezhansky deanery) hieromonk Parfeny (Fedorchenko) were killed.

This is reported by the Facebook page of the Diocese of Severodonetsk, UOC-MP, according to Orthodox Life.

Hieromonk Parfeny (Oleksiy Fedorchenko) was born on January 11, 1958.

On March 29, 2009, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Agapit of Severodonetsk and Starobilsk. On July 19, 2009, he was elevated to the priesthood. He served as a priest in the Church of St. Theodosius of Chernihiv in the village of Mykhailivka.

On March 30, 2020, Metropolitan Nykodym of Severodonetsk and Starobilsk was tonsured a monk with the name Parthenius, in honor of St. Parthenius of Kyiv. He was appointed acting Vicar of St. Elijah's monastery in Varvarivka.