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Three monks were killed during the shelling of the Holy Dormition Lavra

01 Jun, 2022
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Three monks were killed during the shelling of the Holy Dormition Lavra

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This was reported on June 1 by the website of the Donetsk Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

With a deep sorrow I inform you that on May 30, during the clashes, the 3rd and 4th monastic buildings of the Svyatogorsk Holy Dormition Lavra were damaged. During the shelling, the dean of the Lavra, Archimandrite Galaktion, the monk Aristokliy, and the nun Varvara were killed. Hieromonks Joasaph and Amphilochius, as well as Hierodeacon Alipiy, were wounded

the Holy Dormition Lavra
The Holy Dormition Lavra is a major Orthodox Christian monastery on the steep right bank of the Seversky Donets River. The name comes from the surrounding Holy Mountains.

The number of dead and injured civilians is currently unknown.


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