UOC MP elects new bishop for Cherkasy region

15.05.2021, 09:18
On May 12, the Synod of the UOC-MP elected Archimandrite Anthony Pukhkan, a cleric of the Kyiv diocese, as bishop of Korsun-Shevchenko, and Vicar of the Cherkasy diocese.

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

The newly elected Bishop spent a significant part of his life in Russia.

He was born on August 27, 1974, in Moscow. Riga (Latvia) in the family of a serviceman.

In 1991, after graduating from secondary school No. 75. Nikolaev entered the Nikolaev Medical School, which he graduated with excellent grades in 1994.

1994-1998, she studied at the Kaluga Theological Seminary.

In 1998, he entered the full-time Department of the Moscow Theological Academy, from which he graduated in 2002 and was sent to Ukraine by the training committee of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox church.

On July 22, 2002, he was appointed to the parish of St. John the Baptist. Euphrosyne of Polotsk in the city of In Kyiv as a full-time psalmist.

On November 13, 2007, he was appointed press secretary of the Youth Affairs Department of the Holy Synod of the UOC-MP, and, at the same time, since April 2008 – Press Secretary of the spiritual and educational projects sector of the UOC-MP.

Since April 2008, he was tonsured in a mantle with the name Anthony in honor of St. Anthony of the Kyiv Caves.

In 2010, he was elevated to the rank of Archdeacon.
On August 28, 2011, he was ordained a priest.

From August 2021 to the present day, he has been serving as the assistant secretary of the administrator of the Cherkasy Diocese, Archbishop Theodosius of Cherkasy and Kaniv.

At the same Synod, Archimandrite Paisii Shynkarev, who is listed by the Myrotvorets website as an accomplice of terrorists, was elected Vicar Bishop for the Diocese of Horlivka.