Lone suspect confesses to attacking two OCA churches in Ohio

Source: Orthodox Church in America

Louisville, Ohio, August 29, 2017

Fr. Mikel Hill celebrates his first Liturgy at St. Nikolai Mission in January 2017. Fr. Mikel Hill celebrates his first Liturgy at St. Nikolai Mission in January 2017.
    

A lone suspect was taken into custody in the early hours of Tuesday, August 29, 2017, confessing to attacks on two parishes of the Orthodox Church in America on Sunday morning, August 27.

According to Priest Mikel Hill, Rector of Saint Nikolai Mission, Louisville, OH, “the suspect made a full confession” that included setting fire to the inside of the church, as well as damaging a large cross in front of Saint Nicholas Church, Alliance, OH. Established two years ago, Saint Nikolai Mission is within the OCA’s Bulgarian Diocese, while Saint Nicholas Church, which dates back to 1912, is within the OCA’s Romanian Episcopate. Priest Ilie Geani Nemes is Rector of the Alliance parish.

Fire officials were convinced from the start that the churches, which are a mere five miles from each other, were targeted.

...Read the rest at Orthodox Church in America.

8/29/2017

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Foma8/30/2017 6:39 am
''And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.'' Acts 5:41
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