Category Archives: desecration

Orthodox Church and Suday school destroyed by arson in Rostov

December 16, 2017. On the morning of December 16, unidentified persons set fire on the temple in honor of the icon of Mother of God from Don, situated in the park named after Anatoly Sobin in Zheleznodorozhny district of Rostov. Attackers also destroyed and burned the parish Sunday school in the premises. Both buildings were temporary trailers, equipped with the […]

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Repeating attacks on Serbian cemeteries and sacred places in Bosnia and Herzegovina

November 5, 2017. Serbian National TV channel RTRS braodcasted report on repeating  attacks on Serbian cemeteries and sacred places in BiH. On the 4th of November 2017 several tombstones were destroyed on the Orthodox cemetery in Briješće near Sarajevo, 15 days before in the village of Karaula near Kakanj, the Orthodox plot at the Sarajevo cemetery Bara has been desecrated […]

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Unknown vandals desecrate grave of St. Alexander (Petrovsky)

October 10, 2017. On the night of October 6, presumably between 1:00 and 2:00 AM, the grave of the holy Hieromartyr Alexander (Petrovsky) was vandalized in the Kharkov city cemetery, reports the Kharkov Diocese. The cross at St. Alexander’s grave was broken, and his gravestone was partially damaged. Photo documents from the Kharkov Diocese Sources:

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Two men attempt to steal relics of Great Martyr Paraskeva from Zaporozhye church

September 20, 2017. Two men were detained early this morning at about 1:40 AM at St. Andrew’s Orthodox Cathedral in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye for attempted robbery, especially of the relics of the Great Martyr Paraskeva of Iconium which had been brought to the city the day before, reports the Melitopol-based Mestnie Novosti (Local News). The two men […]

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Orthodox cemetery desecrated in Cyprus

August 23, 2017. An act of vandalism was committed on the evening of Thursday, August 17, in a cemetery in the village of Kalavasos on the island of Cyprus, 37 miles south of the capital city of Nicosia. Tombstones of Orthodox Cypriots were subjected to desecration and destruction, many covered with Nazi and Satanic symbols, and some of the crosses […]

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