Khust, Ukraine, February 12, 2019
Despite the ongoing persecution and propaganda against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church that has only increasing since December 15’s “unification council” and the granting of a tomos of autocephaly to schismatics by Constantinople on January 6, its dioceses are remaining faithful to it. A number of them have already openly expressed their support for the Church’s canonical status as a self-governing autonomous body and for their primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, and now another diocese has joined them.
The deans of the Khust Diocese of the canonical Ukrainian Church met on February 7 under the chairmanship of His Eminence Metropolitan Mark of Khust and Vinogradov, reports the diocesan press service.
“At the meeting, the deans expressed their support for the ruling hierarch of the Khust Diocese of the UOC Metropolitan Mark and the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine,” the statement reads.
The same support for the canonical Church and Met. Onuphry has also been expressed by the Dioceses of Volyn, Dzhankoi, Mogilev-Podolsky, Uman, Ovruch, Berdyansk, Nikolaev, Nizhyn, Nova Kakhovka, Izium, Crimea, Chernigov and Novgorod-Siversk, Kirovograd, Zhytomyr, Lugansk, Mukachevo, Alexandria, Sumy, Romny, Konotop-Glukhov, Zaporozhye, Kharkov, Voznesensk, Tulchin, Rivne, Kherson, Severodonetsk, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog, Kamenka, Zaporozhye, Poltava, and Vinnitsa, and the clergy of the Brovary Region outside Kiev and of the Tatarbunary Region in Odessa.
Of those, the Severodonetsk, Voznesensk, Tulchin, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Nizhyn, Kamenka, Konotop-Glukhov, Simferopol, Mogilev-Podolsky, and Tulchin Dioceses have reaffirmed their loyalty to the Ukrainian Church yet again following December 15’s scandalous “unification council.”
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