In the village of Mascha, Kostopolsky district, Rivne region, the rite of consecration of a place for a temple of the UOC was held. The believers plan to build it instead of the captured one, the UOJ reports.
Metropolitan Anatoly of Sarny and Polissya, co-served by the clerics of the diocese, led the consecration rite.
After the seizure of the temple by the supporters of the OCU, despite the continuous terror from the raiders, the believers of the UOC in Mascha remained in their Church. The community acquired a land plot and issued permits for a new church. It will be built in honor of the holy apostles Peter and Paul. Now believers are collecting money to bring in building materials and, while it is still warm, to start building walls.