Pasechnaya village, the Ukraine, September 13, 2014
This was reported at 21.30 by the journalist and staff member of the Publishing Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (the Moscow Patriarchate) Dmitry Marchenko on his “Facebook” page.
"Pasechnaya village, the Baryshivka district of the Kiev region. Today there was an attempt to seize the local Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit. The invaders are tough guys from among newcomers and several local villagers under the leadership of “priests” of the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate”,” the message reads.
“Priests and parishioners have locked themselves up inside the church. The information is reliable—it has been confirmed by the rural dean. We are asking for prayers”.
A little later, soon after 11.00 Moscow time, one more message appeared on Dmitry’s page:
“At the moment the church is sealed till Monday. Prayers are needed. They can take it (the church) away, but this time “in a more civilized way”.