Kiev, December 29, 2017
Year-end statistics on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been released, showing that the number of priests increased by 249 throughout 2017, and around 100 faithful took monastic vows, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
As of the end of this year, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has 12,069 parishes, which is 52 more than one year ago. The relevant data was reported in the report of the Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary.
There are 12,283 clergymen throughout the Church’s 53 dioceses, which is 249 more than in 2016.
4,412 monks and nuns labor in the Church’s 251 monasteries, as compared to 4,315 last year.
There are also 1,333 students in the Ukrainian Church’s 17 higher theological institutions.
Statistics were also recently released on the Kiev Diocese in particular, which has 396 parishes, 23 monasteries with 1,035 monastics, and 777 clergymen.