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A new church instead of the one captured by schismatics consecrated in Vinnitsa village of Strizhavka

A new church instead of the one captured by schismatics consecrated in Vinnitsa village of Strizhavka
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30 October 2021 year 16:14

On October 28, 2021, Metropolitan Varsonofy of Vinnitsa and Bar consecrated a new church of the Intercession community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the urban-village of Strizhavka (earlier Kolo-Mikhailovka), Vinnitsa district of the region of the same name in Ukraine.
 
It took almost three years to build a new church. After the previous rector of the Strizhavka community joined the schism and captured the church by force, the faithful of the Intercession community had to worship in the private house of a parishioner. According to the villagers, most parishioners remained faithful to the canonical Church and almost no one come to the captured church.
 
Kind people donated a plot of land for building a new church on it. They made the design, purchased the construction materials and paid for the installation. The newly built church was dedicated to the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God. The first Divine Liturgy to be celebrated in the new church was led by Metropolitan Varsonofy. He was assisted the secretary of the diocese Archimandrite Arkady (Senchukovsky), dean and rector of the Church Archpriest Nikolay Strok, dean of the Litin district Archpriest Oleg Makar and the clergy of the diocese of Vinnitsa.
 
The festive service was attended by many believers, who spoke about their new church with joy and tears in their eyes.
 
In his address after the Liturgy, Metropolitan Varsonofy thanked Archpriest Nikolay Strok for his service at the Intercession parish in the hard time and expressed gratitude to all those who put their efforts into the construction of the church. With a blessing of His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, he awarded the rector of the church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God with the Medal of the Holy Prince Vladimir.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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