After numerous attempts, the religious community of the village, where the priest congratulated Putin, passes to the OCU
This was reported by Antonina Yevtodyuk, candidate of philosophical sciences, associate professor, psychologist and public figure, informs Bug.
Representatives of the OCU community, most of the villages of Halynivka, with the help of lawyer Mykola Sorokopud, tried to pass under the jurisdiction of the OCU for 7 months peacefully, in a law-abiding and legally correct manner.
On February 5, the amendments to the statute of the religious organization "Religious community of St. Sergius of Radonezh Ukrainian Orthodox Church" of Volodymyr-Volynsky district were officially registered in a new version under the new name religious organization "Religious community of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church of Ukraine)".
On February 4, representatives of the OCU from Halynivka demanded the registration of their community for the second day in a row under the Volyn Regional State Administration.
Everything began in July 2020, when the then rector of the church of the village of Halynivka, Oleksiy Sharan publicly congratulated the leader of the aggressor country Vladimir Putin on saint patron's day. The villagers were outraged by this fact, conducted a secret survey, and it turned out that most of the parishioners do not support the position of the clergyman with his frank pro-Russian sentiments, and therefore began collecting and issuing documents for the transition from the UOC-MP to the OCU.