Monks of Svyatohirsk Lavra killed and injured by shelling

01 June, 21:50
Orthodox
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On May 30, 2022, as a result of the Russian shelling of the city of Svyatohirsk, the Holy Dormition Svyatohirsk Lavra was destroyed, two monks of this monastery and a nun were killed, and three monks were wounded.

This is reported by the Information and Educational Department of the UOC-MP citing the press service of the Diocese of Donetsk.

“On May 30, the 3rd and 4th monastery buildings of the Holy DormitionSvyatohirsk Lavra were damaged during military clashes. Archimandrite Galaktion, dean of the Lavra, Monk Aristoclius, and nun Varvara were killed in the shelling. Hieromonks Ioasaph and Amphilochius, as well as Hierodeacon Alypius, were injured. The number of dead and injured laypeople is still unknown,” said Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol, Holy Archimandrite of the Holy Dormition Svyatohirsk Lavra.

The connection with the Lavra has been unavailable for a long time.