Since 2018, residents of one of the city’s districts in Pervomaisk have been trying to “transfer” the St. Michael’s Church of the UOC to the OCU, but some of those who signed up for the transition still visit the UOC temple, and some have nothing to do with the parish. This is reported by Suspilne Mykolaiv.
In the Department of Culture of Nationalities and Religions, there are no documents under consideration on the change in the affiliation of the St. Michael’s religious community. “As far as I know, the documents were received, but were returned to the citizens for revision, since they did not comply with the norms of the law,” said Andrei Shostak, deputy head of the department for nationalities and religions.
The rector of St. Michael’s Church, Father Roman, says that people who do not belong to this religious community speak and collect signatures about the transfer of the church to the OCU.
According to Father Vladimir, rector of the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael of the OCU in Pervomaisk, there are still few signatures to make a decision on the transfer. But some of those who signed up for the transition still visit the temple of the UOC.