On January 22, 2023, Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich, Deputy Head of the DECR of the UOC, gave an interview to the Viche YouTube channel, in which, in particular, he spoke about the so-called. 10 questions to the Synod of individual priests of the UOC.
“We really want to quickly get all the answers to all questions. It is impossible now, in my opinion, to give answers to these questions. I believe that we need a discussion, we need a dialogue within the Church. But you shouldn’t throw everything out at once,” the priest said.
Father Nikolai believes that the very method, the very presentation of these questions by priests should be more ecclesiastical, that is, not in the form of claims.
“I personally did not like the very style of these ten questions, that is, “if so, then so,” etc. You can say the same things a little brazenly, sharply, or you can say the same thing in a completely different way and get a different answer, ”said Father Nikolai.
Finally, the clergyman emphasized that “now it is impossible to substitute the Church. The Church is in a difficult situation.
“The priest is the father. He must speak like a father. He shouldn’t be hysterical. It is now important for us to preserve this “paternity,” the archpriest added.