Priest Yevgeny Zotov gathered ten people of his supporters, who took shape as “ten” and re-registered the community. Believers of the UOC are asking to appoint a new abbot.
In the village of Farbovannoe of the Boryspil eparchy of the UOC, priest Yevgeny Zotov formalized the “transfer” of the religious community to the OCU, said the “hierarch” of this structure, Alexander (Drabinko), UOJ reports. Drabinko also said that he “accepted” the community into his eparchy.
The Borispol diocese lawyer, Archpriest Alexy Nosenko, told the UOJ that this “transition” was carried out in a fraudulent manner. Zotov gathered ten people of his supporters, formalized them as the church “ten” and immediately re-registered the community in the OCU.
“The information about the transfer of the UOC community of the village of Farbovannoe to the subordination of the OCU does not correspond to reality,” the priest said. – Since 2001, a parish in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been operating in the village of Farbovannoe, Boryspil district, Kiev region. The young priest Yevgeny Zotov, who served in the parish for the last year, decided to transfer to the OCU. Religious community with. Farbovanny remains in the bosom of the canonical Church.
Fr. Aleksiy said that at the meeting, the members of the church community made a decision to express their loyalty to the UOC.
“At the meeting, it was decided not to change confessional affiliation and remain in the bosom of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the omophorion of His Beatitude Onuphrius, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. Moreover, the Parafians condemned the actions of Fr. Eugene and asked the managing bishop to appoint a new abbot,” Archpriest Alexy said.