About 400 of the clergy Vinnytsia, Tulchinsky and Mogilev-Podolsky dioceses passed through the main street of Vinnitsa procession
The initiator of the procession was the Coordinating Council of canonical bishops of the dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Vinnytsia region.
3 the clergy of the dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Vinnytsia region went in procession to the building of Vinnytsia regional state administration and the mayor of the city of Vinnytsia to give local authorities an official request to return to the relationship between the Church and state authorities in the legal plane, said SPM.
The text of the appeal contains a call to stop pressure on communities and to assist in the return of the captured supporters of the DNC property of the canonical Church.
The procession started at the Sretensky temple immediately after the meeting of the coordinating Council of canonical bishops of the dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Vinnytsia region, which was attended by about 500 priests.
After the meeting, about 400 clerics Tulchinsky Mohyliv-Podilskyi Vinnytsia eparchies and went to Holy resurrection Church and on the street below the Cathedral to the building of the regional state administration.
The participants in the procession gave him released to the employee of administration of the treatment and headed to city hall. However, the mayor was not there, and the appeal of the clergy staff of the municipality registered in the incoming documents.
After this, the procession moved to the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, which had previously been captured by supporters of the DNC.
In the Cathedral, which was closed, despite the daytime, is the tomb of one of the deceased ruling bishops of the diocese of Vinnytsia Archbishop Makarios. Clerics of the UOC celebrated him on lithium and has completed the procession.
Earlier, the SPM reported that the purpose of convening a canonical Council of bishops of the three dioceses of the UOC in the territory of the Vinnytsia region is to coordinate the activities of the clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Vinnytsia region in the new conditions of Church life.