Orthodox themple shelled in Novolugansk

December 18, 2017. During the evening divine service a projectile hit the territory of the Orthodox Ascension Temple, in Novolouganskoye of the Bakhmut district (Ukraine), as reports  Gorlovka Diocese. The attack occured on the eve of the day of the memory of Saint Nikolas of Bari, one of the most venerated saints in the UOC. The explosion damaged the foundation and the wall of the diaconicon, blasted fifteen windows in the temple, torn the slate from the roof of the diaconicon and the coal barn.

No one of the parishioners was injured.

According to the testimony of the priest of the temple, priest Roman Sotnikov, the canonada lasted for the third day.

Photo document from Gorlovka Diocese of the UOC

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