Blagodatnoe, Ukraine, March 15, 2018
A new monastery, the St. Nicholas Convent, has been founded in the Kherson Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The decision was made at yesterday’s session of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Church held under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine at the Kiev Caves Lavra, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Having heard the report of His Eminence Metropolitan John of Kherson, the Holy Synod resolved to found the new monastery on the site of the St. Nicholas Skete of the Annunciation Convent in the village of Blagodatnoe in the Kherson Province in southern Ukraine.
Nun Callisthene (Oksana Bogdanova Neverova) was elevated to the rank of abbess and given the abbatial pectoral cross.
The Holy Synod also established four new monasteries at its December 2017 session.