UOC announced that the Church under the military Lyceum in Kyiv closed his guidance

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The Church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Kyiv military Lyceum named Ivan Bohun was closed on the orders of the leadership of the institution, reported Monday on the website of the UOC.

Earlier, the UOC said that the General staff of Ukraine prevents the pastoral activities of its chaplains. In particular, in the spring of 2018 in the military received a Directive of the General staff of the APU with the stamp «for official use» to prevent chaplains of the UOC.

«The leadership of the APU blocks the work of the chaplains of the UOC. The eleventh of November, in the Church of the religious community of the Savior Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which operated at the Kyiv military Lyceum named Ivan Bohun, was committed last divine Liturgy. The Church was closed after the orders of the leadership of the Lyceum», — reported on the website of the UOC with reference to the superior of the community of the closed temple Vyacheslav Lipatov.

According to the rector, at the Lyceum, a meeting was held, at which the user stated that he does not need the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. «We need another Church, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the army will no longer be», — said the representatives of the Lyceum.

According to Abbot, two days later, he called and said that Monday access to the territory of the Lyceum will be closed to the Abbot and pilgrims of the temple. According to the UOC, in the Church regular services were held with the participation of students and officers carried out a number of activities.

The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church has repeatedly reported on the harassment of priests and grabs the temples by the representatives of the non-canonical religious structures. In particular, in 2014-2016, the UOC lost 40 temples. In addition, in the database, the infamous Ukrainian site of the «Peacemaker» made the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Onuphrius, and the Governor of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Paul.

Because of the decision of Constantinople to begin providing non-canonical autocephaly churches in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church is called the schism, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on 15 October announced the severance of communication with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the Moscow Patriarchate.

The Synod also called canonically void, and saw politics in the abolition of Constantinople by the act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople lost its right to be called the coordinating centre of Orthodoxy. In the Russian Orthodox Church hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.

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