Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ukrainian Orthodox Local Synod Glorifies New Saints, Elects Bishop of Kremenchug

The Local Synod of the autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church met today under Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) of Kiev to discuss internal issues in the life of the Church of Ukraine. Among other things preparations for the upcoming 1,000th anniversary of the Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom in Kiev were approved and Archimandrite Nikolai (Kapustin) was elected as Bishop of Kremenchug. The Local Synod also glorified Schema-Archbishop Anthony (Abashidze) of the Kiev Caves Lavra, Schema-Archimandrite Theophan (Medvedev) of Nizhyn, Archpriest Sergius (Bondarenko) the Hieromartyr of Chernobyl, and Stephen (Nalyvaika) the New Martyr of Melitopol' as saints. More (in Ukrainian) can be found here.

Update (15-6-2011): At its meeting yesterday the Local Synod also transferred Bishop Nikodim (Gorenko) of Volodymyr-in-Volhynia to the cathedra of the Eparchy of Zhytomyr, transferred Bishop Volodymyr (Mel'nik) of Shepetivka to the Eparchy of Volodymyr-in-Volhynia, and elected Archimandrite Dionisiy (Konstantinov) of the Kiev Caves Lavra as Bishop of Shepetivka.

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