Epiphanius: In Ukraine built four thousand temples

Епифаний: В Украине построили четыре тысячи храмов

Hundreds of churches of a single local Ukrainian Orthodox Church are in a state of construction, said the Metropolitan.

In Ukraine during the years of independence built about four thousand Orthodox churches. Such data was voiced by the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Epiphanius, UKRINFORM reported Saturday, April 6.

“For independence of the Ukrainian state built about 4 thousand Orthodox churches. If you delve into history, in any country within such a short time was not built of so many Orthodox churches,” said Epiphany, during the blessing in Zhytomyr nakuplennyh crosses to the Cathedral of the Holy Prince Vladimir.

He noted that throughout Ukraine continue to be built and sanctified temples.

“Now hundreds of our churches of a single local Ukrainian Orthodox Church are in a state of construction, and every year we make dozens of consecration of newly built temples. This suggests that our people are very religious,” – said the head of the local Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Previously Epiphanius explained the scheme of the transition of communities in ptsu. According to the Metropolitan, only the parishioners, not the clergy must make the decision about whether to join a local Church.

We will remind, as of April 1 ptsu passed 505 and two parish churches Cathedral of the UOC-MP.

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