Monday, June 30, 2014

Ukrainian Churches Being Attacked in Slavyansk, Ukraine

Resurrection Church of Slavyansk attacked in Ukraine

 -By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

My heart broke when I read the following article from the Ukraine. How would you feel if you had been in church last Sunday, only to have bombs or shelling strike your church? This is exactly what happened to these people. How very sad. 

Please pray that the divine hands of God's mercy will intervene and retrain the violence and horror of fighting in the Ukraine at this time. May God bless and protect His beloved people in the midst of this bloody chaos. The Body of Christ is ONE throughout the world, regardless of nationality.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert-
Slavyansk, Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian government forces have shelled a church in the city of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. An estimated 1,000 people were on the territory of the church during the shelling, which lasted for 30 minutes; however, none was killed, nor injured. Moreover, Ukrainian forces shelled the microdistrict of Artyom and the city's central marketplace, where several people died, the statement on the eparchy's website says.

Cathedral of St Alexander Nevsky being shelled

"The shelling began on Sunday morning at 6 am GMT during a liturgy. People were praying, when Ukrainian forces produced a first volley from Karachun hill. One woman was nearly beheaded by an explosion. We've buried her," archpriest Nikolay Fomenko said.

Ukrainian government forces have launched an attack on the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Slavyansk, according to the local diocese.

"There were several more volleys and one of the shells hit the Palyanitsa bread kiosk located a few meters from the church, tearing it apart and burning whatever was left. Having heard the first volley, the saleswoman ran out - and that saved her life," said Archpriest Nikolay Fomenko, added.

"After the shooting began, everyone rushed into the church, people were praying on their knees. The wave of explosion hit the dome and smashed several stained-glass windows, prompting the people to pray even more. The volleys lasted for about half an hour," the priest said.

Speaking about the attacks on the Artyom micro-district and the central market, he said, that "civilians were killed in the Artyom area, two have already been buried today, Father Tikhon read a service for them. Our morgue is not working as there is no light in the city, so people have to bury their relatives in this warm weather straight away. 

One woman who was buried had her head nearly ripped off."

Ukrainian government forces have been firing at Slavyansk churches for seven days now, he recalled.
My personal comment

Another church shelled in the region

Why would the Ukrainian government be shelling churches during this time of internal conflict? What military threat do peaceful unarmed Christians pose  to them? Shouldn't their attacks be aimed more towards actual military targets instead? What kind of dark hidden agenda is this, that they are deliberately targeting churches and seeking to murder innocent Christians? 

Please, let us join in prayer for God's children in the Ukraine, caught unwillingly in the crossfire of such deadly conflicts.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert-

1 comment:

  1. This is so SAD and before the last month and a half almost 2 months began I was praying for the persecuted church.I know that Churches will be targeted in the coming "" Black Awakening"" the satanic super soldiers....part of their agenda too.All we have to do is look at what is happening to our brothers and sisters and KNOW that there is NO SUCH thing as a "" rapture""" MANY who say they are Christians today are their fruits you shall know them.I KNOW that God got my dad out of here before any of this started just over 9 years ago.He could not handle what we are about to witness.He questioned his salvation and had a hard time seeing God as Father.Even though he knew God's Word from cover to cover.WE NEED to keep VERYYYYY CLOSE to the Father at this time.I DEEPLY appreciate the work you put into this blog.It has become another avenue that God is using to keep me updated and in the know.