The Governor Pochayiv Lavra - the largest Orthodox monastery in Western Ukraine, Metropolitan Volodymyr (frost) addressed the faithful with a petition intensify their prayers for the monastery in connection with the upcoming regarding it " large-scale provocation ", informs on Wednesday, the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
After the coup in Ukraine in February 2014 Pochayiv Lavra many times been the object of various provocations. Thus, the Ukrainian mass media accused the monks in possession of weapons and the export of the main shrines of the monastery abroad. Also this spring, the deputies of the Ternopil regional Council sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, which is urged to close the monastery, making it part of the Kremenets-Pochaev state historical-architectural reserve.
"Against the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra preparing a large-scale provocation. We ask all the faithful to intensify their prayers for our abode, " he tried to convince the Vicar in a statement published on the Internet representation of the monastery.
Metropolitan Vladimir promised to inform about future developments around the Pochaev Lavra on the official Internet representation, adding that in the future, " can be, it will be necessary to draw data about the situation in our monastery from other sources."" Ahead fresh check.