In the Vinnytsia diocese of the Orthodox Ukrainians remain faithful to the canonical Church, the Autocephalous support the preferences of the former administrator of the diocese of units. Reported Information-enlightenment Department of the UOC with reference to the press Secretary of the Vinnytsia diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
21 December 2018 on the website orthodox.vinnica.ua (former site of the Vinnytsia diocese of the UOC) has reported that “three of the arrival in Vinnitsa region joined the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.”
It was reported that one of the wards in tyut’ky S. Vinnytsia region, along with the rector father John Prozanski 19 Dec confirmed its decision taken even before the “unification Council” and joined the “Orthodox Church of Ukraine.” Came under the jurisdiction of “PCU” and in S. rivets ‘ Vinnyts where John Rosanowski is also a pastor, have informed in a press-service.
That is, in the split moved two parishes, headed by a priest.
On the website of the newly formed “ptsu” also gave the news of the transition of the community of S. Kolo-Mikhailovka, ruled by the former Dean of the Vinnytsia district Archimandrite Dorotheus (Markevich), that for participation in the so-called “unification Council” was banned from Ministry by the Synod in December 17.
These transfers represent approximately 1% of all religious communities of Vinnytsia diocese (284 parishes – according to the same site orthodox.vinnica.ua).
It is worth noting that earlier in an interview with a former Metropolitan Simeon of Vinnytsia shared the observation that “at present, the majority of Vinnytsia diocese apparently does not support the idea of an Autocephalous Church.”
As the head of the press service of Vinnytsia diocese UOC Archpriest Vladimir Puchkov, 20 December was held the diocesan Assembly of the newly formed structure. Invitations were sent to all clergy of the diocese – not only those who supported the “PCU”, but those who remained in the UOC.
“But, as far as I know, the fees did not take place. Whether from-for changes of plans of the Bishop, whether because of the absence of priests in General. As I said, supported this idea of man three,” he said.
However, at a meeting of clergy, in which the first day of his stay in Vinnitsa, December 18, was held by the Archbishop of Vinnitsa and Barsky Barsanuphius, according to the calculations of father, Vladimir, was attended by about 300 priests. The meeting discussed the issues of improvement of diocesan life, which appeared as a result of evasion in the split of the predecessor of Archbishop Varsonofy, Metropolitan Simeon, and some of the clergy of the diocese.
Recall, 17 December 2018, the Holy Synod of the UOC was banned, Metropolitan Simeon in the Ministry (Journal No. 69). The members of the Synod urged the congregation to pray for the admonition of Bishop Simeon and his return to the bosom of the Church. It was also decided (minutes No. 72) the Reverend Vinnitsa and Barsky appoint Archbishop Varsonofy.