The community whose rector congratulated Putin on his name day officially moves to the OCU
This is stated in the order of the deputy chairman of the Regional State Administration Serhiy Movenko "On registration of the Charter of a religious community in a new version," VolynPost reports.
In August, in the village of Halynivka, Volodymyr-Volynsky district, peasants hung their own lock on the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh. This happened after the villagers learned that the priest of the UOC-MP Oleksiy Sharan congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on the day of the angel on Facebook.
"Happy Saint's day! I wish you health, patience, optimism and all the best for many and a good summer!!!" wrote Oleksiy Sharan.
However, then the cleric wrote on his page that he did not want to offend anyone with this, that it turned out to be a mistake. So Sharan deleted the greeting.
Subsequently, people said they did not want to pray together with the father, who wishes health and patience to the occupier and dictator. Therefore, we decided to move to the OCU.
Later it became known that parishioners from the village of Halynivka, Vladimir-Volyn district, were holding services on the street near the church for nearly half a year because the transfer to the OCU was not officially registered at that time. The building had been sealed for several months, and the former rector of the church, who congratulated Putin on the saint patron day, went to the monastery for repentance.
Now they have officially registered amendments to the Charter of the religious organization: "Religious Community of St. Sergius of Radonezh of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church" in the village of Halynivka, Volodymyr-Volyn district in the new version under the new name will sound like a religious organization "Religious Community of St. Sergius of Radonezh of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church of Ukraine) of the village of Halynivka, Volodymyr-Volynsky district, Volyn region".
On October 4, priest Oleksiy Sharan secretly held a divine service in a rural church.