The church situation in Ukraine is not only a question of the survival of the UOC, but also a catalyst for the situation around the world, when the Churches are trying to impose “neo-Orthodoxy”, said the UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, in a commentary, writes UOJ.
According to Vladyka Anthony, loyalty to the Orthodox faith has always helped Ukrainians to preserve their identity, but now the situation in the entire Orthodox world depends on this loyalty.
“Now in the Orthodox world we see tendencies when the principles of canon law, disciplinary life and even faith are being replaced in order to shift the emphasis,” the Metropolitan noted. – And I would even say that some new, “neo-Orthodoxy” is being created, which is generally unknown to the Orthodox Church.
Therefore, for Orthodox Ukraine it is already a question of survival not only of us as Orthodox people in Ukraine – we are now generally a catalyst of the situation in the Orthodox world.”
Many are looking at Ukraine, how the church situation will develop, the UOC Chancellor emphasized.