Church in Honor of the Pochaiv Icon of the Mother of God, Bucha, Kyiv oblast

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Church in Honor of the Pochaiv Icon of the Mother of God
General information
Building typechurch
LocationBucha, Kyiv Oblast
Religious affiliation*Orthodoxy (UOC MP)
Date of damage24-25 February 2022
Damage degreeslight
*as for moment of shelling

The Church in Honor of the Pochaiv Icon of Mother of God in the city of Bucha, Kyiv region, was founded in 2004. In 2012, the construction of the brick church began, and on November 1, 2019, the church was consecrated by Bishop Tikhon of Gostomel. In the very first days of the war, on February 24 or 25, 2022 (exact date is unknown) the church was shelled. The shrapnel damaged the facades of the building and the church cupolas, windows were blown out. A chapel near the temple was also struck by numerous shrapnel. After the russian army entrenched in Bucha in March 2022, the territory of the Church was taken over by russian forces, who stationed their staff there. On March 31, 2022, Bucha was liberated, and starting April 2022 the church services were restored.



  • Лещинський А., Халіков Р. Звіт № 2 про стан культових споруд у місті Буча за результатами польової розвідки від 02.07.2022.