Nosovka, Chernigov Province, Ukraine, October 9, 2023
Photo: spzh.news The violent schismatics of the “Orthodox Church of Ukraine,” who enjoy the recognition and backing of Patriarch Bartholomew and the Patriarchate of Constantinople, continue their shameful crusade against the Orthodox Church.
Several churches have been violently seized and vandalized recently. The Holy Trinity Church in the city of Nosovka, Chernigov Province, in particular has been the scene of several violent altercations just since the beginning of October.
Around midnight on October 2-3, unknown men in camouflage, led by OCU “clerics” and with the support of the police broke down the doors and seized the church, claiming to have documents confirming their ownership of the church, despite the fact that 450 parishioners had gathered in April to confirm their loyalty to Holy Orthodoxy and His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine.
Then uniformed men told the Orthodox Ukrainians that “You are enemies to me, you must be destroyed.” An OCU “priest” blatantly lied, claiming that “donations from this church buy bullets that kill us.”
Later that day, while the Orthodox faithful were praying in front of the church fence, a man in military uniform, with the help of OCU representatives, began beating a woman, leaving her with a broken ribs and bruises on her chest and arm.
Another violent altercation broke out yesterday, Sunday, October 8, when those who believe in Christ again gathered to pray at the fence of their church, while the OCU conducted their “service” inside the seized church.
In particular, Matushka Maria and several other parishioners were injured.
One woman suffered a broken leg at the hands of the schismatics. She was treated by ambulance doctors who arrived on the scene.
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