Category Archives: theft

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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Destruction of Orthodox holy sites continues in Albania

June 15, 2017 – The Orthodox heritage in Albania has suffered another blow with the decay of the Monastery of St. Athanasius in Kato Lenitsa, founded in 1797. Due to the idleness of authorities, who confiscated the monastic buildings but undertook no measures to restore the landmark, the monastery sustained irreparable damage in the winter of 2017. The monastery currently […]

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Icons from the XVIII stolen from a church in the Vinnitsa region (Ukraine)

June 14, 2017 – Three icons have been stolen in the village of Kalitinka, Vinnitsa region, from the Saint-Dmitry church of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The theft was reported by the Rector of the church. According to the report, unknown individuals broke into the church, breaking the wooden window preemptively. They proceeded to steal icons of Saint Nicholas, an […]

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The Tabernacle with the Holy Sacraments is stolen from a Khmelnitsky (Ukraine) church

June 1, 2017 – The Tabernacle with the Holy Sacraments was stolen from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, named Svyato-Pokrovksy, in the village of Adamovka. The evildoers have broken into the side door of the church, and entered under the cover of the night. According to Archpriest Michael Varahoby, they have also desecrated the church, and were planning to steal […]

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Robbery and desecration of a Russian Orthodox Church in Voronezh

May 29, 2017 – Unknown assailants have broken into the Bogoyavlensk Orthodox Church in the center of Voronezh and stole the donation box. The incident occurred on Monday morning. The police are currently investigating the perpetrators, trying to determine the amount of the funds stolen. A criminal investigation under article “Theft” has been opened. Furthermore, local media sources state that […]

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