Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate opened three new monasteries in 2016

10 January 2017, 17:27 | UOC (MP) | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

During the final 2016 meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on December 29, chancellor Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary presented on the life of the Church over the last year, writes the Information Department of the Ukrainain Orthodox Church.

According to the hierarch, three new monasteries were created in the UOC in 2016:

  1. A men’s monastery in honor of St. John the Forerunner in the Khust eparchy(Roztoky village, Rakhiv district, Transcarpathian region)
  2. A women’s nunnery in honor of the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Olga in the Kyiv eparchy (Tomashivka village, Fastiv district, Kyiv region)
  3. A women’s nunnery in honor of the Annunciation in the Rivne eparchy (Andrusiv village, Goschansk district, Rivne region)

Along with the three new monasteries, a total of 200 faithful took monastic vows in 2016. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church now totals 4,318 monastics.


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