Category Archives: vandalism

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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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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Vandals burnt a four-meter cross beside the Andronikov monastery in Moscow

May 29, 2017 – On Sunday night, unknown assailants burnt the four-meter cross beside the Saint Andronikov monastery in Moscow. “The vandals hacked it with an axe, covered it with flammable liquids and burnt the cross beside the monastery”, according to Lada Savonina, the Director of the monastery’s public restoration movement. The cross was established near a miraculous well and […]

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