"Persecuted" UOC-MP opens three new monasteries for men

13.05.2021, 11:00
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On May 12, 2021, during the first meeting of the Holy Synod of the UOC-MP this year, it was decided to establish three monasteries in the Dioceses of Mohyliv-Podilsk, Chernivtsi-Bukovina and Lviv.

This is reported by the Information and Educational Department of the UOC-MP.

"By the decision of the Holy Synod, three monasteries were formed: in honor of the precious and life-giving Cross of the Lord (Valley of crosses) of the Mogilev-Podolsk diocese; in honor of the beheading of the head of John the Baptist of the Diocese of Chernivtsi-Bukovyna and the Holy Resurrection of New Athos in the Diocese of Lviv.

Also, after reviewing the reports of diocesan bishops, the Synod approved the rector, vicar and Abbesses for such monasteries: St. Nicholas Monastery of the Diocese of Mohyliov-Podilsk; Cosmo-Damian Monastery of the Diocese of Simferopol; Holy Epiphany Convent of the Diocese of Ternopil; convent in honor of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara of the Belotserkovsky diocese and the Holy Dormition Yelets Convent of the Diocese of Chernihiv," the report says.

As RISU reported, a new monastery for the Prophet of God Elijah will appear in the Diocese of Vinnytsia of the UOC-MP. The monastery is being built in the agronomic micro-district of Vinnytsia, reports Orthodox Life. On April 24, 2021, Metropolitan Varsonofy of Vinnytsia and Bar together with Archimandrite Arkady (Senchukovsky), Secretary of the Diocese, visited the construction site. The hierarch got acquainted with the progress of work on the construction of the Church of the Prophet Elijah and examined the surrounding area. His Eminence handed over to Father Arkady an order dated April 8, 2021, which blesses the creation of the Elijah monastic community, and Archimandrite Arkady (Senchukovsky) is appointed its chairman.