Believers of the UOC during divine services
His Beatitude Onufry blessed to read the text of the Appeal of the Holy Synod of the UOC during the Sunday Liturgy in all the churches and monasteries of the canonical Church.
23 December 2018 during the Sunday Liturgy in all churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church believers read the text of the Appeal of the Holy Synod of the UOC on the latest developments in Ukraine’s religious life, said the outreach Department.
His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Onufriy blessed to acquaint clergy and laity to Appeal to the archpastors, pastors, monastics and believers (Journal No. 73), which on 17 December, the Holy Synod adopted during the emergency meeting in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.
The meeting decided to ask the Primate of the UOC to inform the primates of other local Orthodox Churches on the results of the “unifying Council” in Ukraine and other developments in the religious life of the country.
The outreach Department also said that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as of the end of 2018 there are 12 092 religious communities and clergy 12 409 and 258 of the monasteries, which contends 4 501 monk.
Recall, 17 December 2018, the head of the DNC “Metropolitan of Kiev” Epiphany Dumenko said that his set up at the “unification Council” 15 December 2018 new religious organization has only about 7,000 parishes.