Primate of the OCU awards authors of the Law "On Military Chaplaincy"

15.12.2021, 12:28
Primate of the OCU awards authors of the Law "On Military Chaplaincy" - фото 1
On December 14, Metropolitan Epifaniy and all Ukraine received at his residence a group of MPs of Ukraine who worked on the law "On Military Chaplaincy", which was recently adopted by the Parliament.

This is reported by the press service of the Kyiv Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (OCU).

The meeting was also attended by Metropolitan Ioan of Cherkasy and Chyhyryn, Chairman of the Synodal Department of military clergy, Archbishop Yevstratiy of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, spokesman of the Kyiv Metropolia, archpriest Leonty Nikitenko and archpriest Konstantin Kholodov, deputy chairmen of the Synodal Administration of the Military Clergy.

The Primate of the OCU discussed with the guests the specifics of the adopted law and the instruments of its application, and also conferred high church awards on Oleksandr Zavitnevych, Roman Kostenko, Lyudmila Marchenko, Solomiya Bobrovskaya, Svyatoslav Yurash, Rostislav Tistyk, Oksana Savchuk, Polina Companets, archpriest Leonty Nikitenko and archpriest Kostyantyn Kholodov.

"To be able to support our soldiers and give them strength, we needed this law. It outlines a new vector for the development of Chaplaincy Service, inspires you to fight even more actively and resist the enemy by defending your homeland. Therefore, I thank everyone who participated in its creation and adoption," Metropolitan Epifaniy said.