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In a village in Volhynia, the UOC temple was “transferred” to the OCU without a priest and parishioners

The media reported on the “transition” to the OCU of the religious community of the Holy Resurrection Church in the village of Kiyazh in Volyn. However, the parishioners write that they remained faithful to the UOC, and the rector Anatoly Demyanchuk refused to go into schism.

“Voting was held near the temple. It was attended by 32 people. Everyone voted for the change of subordination, ”the media write.

In turn, the parishioners of the UOC reported: “On July 2, 2022, in the building of the Holy Resurrection Church, which is privately owned by the community, a parish meeting was held at which, by open voting, members of the religious community voted and decided to remain in the bosom of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the auspices of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry. The decision has entered into force and sent to the appropriate authorities to prevent and prevent any illegal actions on re-registration. At the same time, we inform you that it is known that another meeting will be held on June 3, 2022 by supporters of the OCU. Respecting the right of everyone to freedom of religion, in order to prevent the incitement of inter-religious hatred in the village. Kiyazh, we appeal to the participants of the meeting on June 3, 2022, to register and create a religious community of the OCU, without interfering in the affairs of the Holy Resurrection religious community with. Kiyazh of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. All orders or Decrees issued by the leadership of the Volyn diocese of the OCU have internal legal force and do not apply to parishes and communities of the UOC.”

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