The church of St. Andrew the Apostle, that is located in the village of Ulianivka, Skadovsk Region, is being built non-stop. It is expected that the cupolas will begin to shine before New Year’s Holidays. Nadiia Tverdokhlib, the Head of Ulianivska Rural Council, has informed Kherson Women Union about this during the interview.
According to the official’s words, works don’t stop even for a day:
“The constructors have been working every day. I don’t see at the weekends, but on weekdays, when walking to work, I can observe how the building “is growing”. The foundation has been laid, the outer and inner walls are being built. Corrections are made all the time. I was communicating with Father Superior recently. He told me that we have craftsmen that will make cupolas for the church. They will be erected before the New Year holidays”, stated N. Tverdokhlib.
The Head of the community mentioned that home folks have bought into the idea of having the own church. Thus, it is currently important, to join the efforts of the whole community for the sake of one aim:
“We are boundlessly grateful to the Charity Fund of Ievhen Ryshchuk for the fulfillment of this socially significant construction, to Kherson Women Union and Farm Enterprise “Sotsenko” for the constant support. Now the ball is in the community’s court. We will perform meetings to unite our efforts and to finish the construction of the church. As it is a great deal. We can say, the deal for a full due!” she noted.
Please be reminded that Kherson Women Union chose the charitable aim to raise funds for the beginning of the church construction in the village Ulianivka, Skadovsk Region, during the holiday of Ukrainian charm and traditions “Ivana Kupala” that was held at the Equestrian Club “Grand Prix” in 2017. The sum of 98,176 uah was raised then due to the efforts of concerned Kherson folks and guests.
Documentation issues lasted for a year, and in July 2018 Nadiia Tverdokhlib happily informed on her Facebook page that due to well-coordinated work and mutual understanding at the Deputy Corp of the Rural Council, and on the regional level, all approval documents were ready. Therefore, construction has been started.
We believe that pretty soon this church, the only one Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate in Skadovsk Region, will bless everyone with its silver bells! Godspeed!
Photo: from the archive of Ulianivka Community
Translated by Anastasia Kyselyova