Metropolitan Anatoly of Polessk consecrated a church in the village of Yasinets for a parish that suffered from church raiders

On March 13, 2021, Metropolitan Polessky and Sarnensky Anatoly consecrated the Peter-Pavlovsky church in the village of Yasinets, Dubrovitsky district, Rivne region. This was reported by the Information and Education Department of the UOC.

After the raider seizure of the St. Nicholas Church in the village of Selets, the religious community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was forced to pray in a chapel located at the cemetery in the village of Yasinets. Through the efforts of the rector Archpriest Nikolai Ivanichko and the parishioners, the premises were equipped for a church.

On March 13, Metropolitan Anatoly consecrated a new throne and, with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Onuphrius, laid the relics of Hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia into the cross of the Holy See. After the consecration, the first Divine Liturgy was performed in the church.

Vladyka was co-served by Archimandrite Anthony (Griban), the governor of the Intercession Monastery of the village of Velikiye Tseptsevichi; Archpriest Nikolai Ivanichko – rector of the Peter-Pavlovsky church in the village of Yasinets; Archpriest Alexander Ksendzyuk – rector of the Paraskevsky church in the village of Krupovo; Archpriest Alexander Gorbachevsky – cleric of the nunnery in honor of the Volyn Icon of the Mother of God in the village of Serniki, Zarechny region; clerics of the Kiev Diocese of the UOC: Archpriest Alexei Godun and Priest Georgy Ivanichko.

Metropolitan Anatoly congratulated the clergy and pilgrims on the consecration of the temple, thanked the faithful for the sacrifice and wished the parishioners to preserve both the temple and the faith of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers.

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