On the territory of the Operational Command "East" is an operative association of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the eastern part of the state, held a symbolic event within the congress of chaplains.
It was here that a worship cross was consecrated at the site of the construction of a new garrison temple that would serve the community, both for the military and for the citizens of the Dnieper.
The event was attended by almost the entire composition of the association, which was able to join in spiritual and historical action.
The consecration was attended by the leadership of the CC East, the staff and the highest clergy of Ukraine and Dnipropetrovsk region.
Metropolitan John (Yaremenko), Chairman of the Department of Internal Affairs, while at
Dnipro at the First All-Ukrainian Congress of Military Priests (Chaplains) of the UOC-Kiev Patriarchate, personally visited the Operational Command "East", where he consecrated a new cross. Bishop of Dniprovsky and Kryvyi Rih Simeon (Zinkiewicz), Bishop of Luhansk and Starobilsk Athanasius, First Deputy Chairman of the Department of Interior, Assoc. Taras Melnyk and the military chaplains of the Kiev Patriarchate. The servicemen and representatives of the Dnieper community joined the priesthood.
East Operational Command is the operative association of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in eastern Ukraine. The management of Okhod East (A1314 unit), located in the city of Dnipro, comes from the governing bodies of the 6th Tank Army.
Oleksandr Petrovsky's International Solidarity Foundation, which always and continuously supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, celebrates this important event as an important step towards spirituality for our servicemen and defenders of our country.
And a new temple of the UOC KP in the city of Dnipro will be coming soon.