An ATO participant ordained deacon in a UOC (MP) church of Rivne Military Hospital
On September 13, a temple in honor of St. Agapit of the Kyiv Caves, located in Rivne Military Hospital, was consecrated. The rite of consecration was performed by Metropolitan Varfolimiy of Rivne and Ostroh in concelebration of the diocesan clergy.
During the Liturgy a hospital surgeon, major of medical service was ordained deacon. Deacon Roman has stayed for a long time in Donbas, in the ATO area, and on his return decided to take deacon's orders.
According to the website of the UOC-MP diocese of the Rivne soldiers get comprehensive spiritual guidance in St. Agapit church. Medical staff and patients of the military hospital attend services, participate in the sacraments and rituals. This in spiritual support is especially noticeable during the hostilities in the east of Ukraine. It is the soldiers from the ATO zone who get to the hospital. Before sending to the zone of hostilities the military and medical personnel must receive the church's blessing.