On May 27, on the eve of the Chemist's Day, a chapel built by the plant's employees was opened and consecrated at the Cherkassk "Azot". The event became a gift to the residents of Cherkassy and the company's staff for their professional holiday. Director of "Azot" V.L. Sklyarov was awarded a church order, active participants in the construction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church were presented with blessed letters.
The chapel was built by Transcarpathian craftsmen from a wooden frame according to ancient technology. This is a full-fledged small temple, which has an altar, an iconostasis, and rooms for prayer. The temple is named in honor of the holy great martyr Demetrius of Thessaloniki.
The opening and consecration ceremony of the chapel was conducted by Archbishop Feodosy of Cherkasy and Kanev together with other representatives of the clergy.
According to the press service of Group DF, the doors of the chapel will be open all the time so that employees of the enterprise can come to pray in their free time. The constructed chapel has already become an adornment and the center of spirituality of "Azot", as well as a place where every traveler can stay, because it is located on the outskirts of the city. And on big church holidays, liturgies will be held in the Azotov chapel. It is symbolic that the first prayer in the only consecrated church was a prayer for chemists.
The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessaloniki was the son of a Roman proconsul in Thessaloniki (modern Thessaloniki, the Slavic name is Thessaloniki). Christian saint, venerated in the face of the great martyrs.
Azot Private Joint Stock Company is one of the leaders in the chemical industry in Ukraine. The enterprise is the main asset of the OSTCHEM holding in promoting the strategy aimed at popularizing the urea-ammonia mixture in the country. OSTCHEM is a company that produces nitrogen fertilizers. Is the key line of business of Group DF Dmitry Firtash.