His Eminence Metropolitan Epiphanios (that sounds so right “position” head of the Church) was born in the Odessa region and received an excellent education. The news of his election became the top one in the national media.

Metropolitan Epiphanius (in the world Sergey p. Dumenko) was born on 2 February 1979 in Odessa region. Soon the family moved to Chernihiv, where he spent his childhood the future of the Primate, according to “Диалог.UA”.

In 1996, he entered the Kiev spiritual Seminary of the UOC-KP, from which he graduated in 1999 with a first class. In 1999 entered the Kiev theological Academy, from which he graduated in 2003 with a degree in theology.

Since 2013, Bishop Epiphanius was the second person after Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate at the age of 34 years, the decision of the local Church Council. The Metropolitan Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky and bila Tserkva Epiphany is also known as a gifted preacher, and this is not surprising given that my father is also a journalist, skillfully wielding the Word, and a member of the National Union of journalists.

Interestingly, the young Bishop many years ago “predicted” the emergence of Ukraine in the manure of the Church, recognized by the world Orthodoxy, when it still could not dream.

Speaking about the identity of the new head, the chaplain, a priest of the UOC-KP Konstantin Kholodov reported that the Archbishop was one of the first to help the Ukrainian army, at the beginning of the military conflict in the East and blessed the father of Constantine to chaplaincy Ministry.

He also blessed the priests and parishioners for participation in events connected with the Revolution of dignity in Kyiv.