UAOC May Be Banned From Serving Daily Liturgies in St. Andrew's Church
The Supervisory Council of the National Reserve Sophia of Kyiv proposed to prohibit the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church to conduct daily services in the Church of St. Andrew which is part of the reserve.
So reported "Коmmersant with reference to the Head of the Supervisory Council, Academician, Petro Tolochko.
According to him, the smoke from the candles used during the services ruins the unique icons and frescoes and the issue of the preservation of the monument should be settled “at the state level.”
“It should be a museum complex and not a church. Religious people should be allowed to be there only on great feasts, such as Easter, for instance,” said Tolochko.
Representatives of UAOC consider these actions attempts to deprave them of the church.