OCU will serve in the Lavra

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Епифаний ПЦУ

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine decided to create a new religious organization as part of the OCU on the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

The decision was made taking into account the special significance of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra as a shrine of all-Ukrainian and world significance in order to overcome the consequences of the non-canonical subordination of this monastery to the authorities of the Moscow Patriarchate.

At the suggestion of His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphanius, the synod decided to form, as part of the religious association of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church of Ukraine), the religious organization “Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, namely the monastery of the OCU.

The synod approved its charter and determined that it has direct subordination to the Primate of the Orthodox Church as its Hieroarchimandrite (rector).

Now Epiphanius must apply to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with a request to transfer one of the churches of the Upper Lavra and its individual premises for use for worship and monastic activities of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra of the UOC (UCU).