Church of St. Catherine, Shchastya, Luhansk oblast

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Church of St. Catherine
General information
Building typechurch
LocationSchastia, Luhansk Oblast
Religious affiliation*Orthodoxy (UOC MP)
Date of damage28 February 2022
Damage degreesevere
*as for moment of shelling

According to the report of the Member of Parliament of Ukraine Victoria Hryb, during the military operations on February 28, 2022, Church of St. Catherine was damaged. The doors and windows were destroyed, and the roof was damaged. The church was built and consecrated in 1914. During the Soviet anti-religious campaigns, the upper part of the church was destroyed, the bell was demolished. The premises were used as a stable, a warehouse and a grain store. Religious services were restored in 1990. The floor tiles from 1914 have been preserved in the church. It is included in the list of monuments of architecture. The Synod’s Information and Educational Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports: "The church’s dean Archpriest Rostyslav Horyachev was wounded by shrapnel, the dean of city Church of the blessed Matrona of Moscow Hieromonk Arseniy (Skladanyuk) was seriously wounded as well, he was also on the church’s territory at that moment."