“What they fought for…”: one “bishop” of the OCU seizes parishes from another

Mutual attacks and redistribution of parishes continue in the OCU. As “bishop” Afanasiy Shkurupiy (formerly a representative of the UAOC) reported on April 4, 2021 on Facebook, two of his parishes became the target of raids by his “colleague” – “bishop” Mitrofan, who entered the OCU from the UOC-KP. “The devil organized a sabbath in the parishes of Sokolovo and Tsirkuny in the Kharkiv region and with the hands of their rectors, fr. Stanislav Ashtrafyan and fr. Oleg Kozub, removed from the parishes by me for a time, there is…

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In pursuit of ratings, it is important not to lose the future of the country, – Metropolitan Anthony

For some reason, it is believed that political ratings are the most important tool for gaining or retaining power. And if so, then for the sake of the necessary indicators, it is supposedly possible and necessary to go to various tricks and manipulations. UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, writes about this, Vesti reports. “From a political point of view, this approach, perhaps, can still be understood somehow. However, there are things that are a hundred times more important than politics. The same patriotism, concern for the state…

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The priest of the UOC called on the OCU not to seize churches, but to build their own

If the authorities denigrate the UOC, and its believers are “wrong,” why then seize their churches? This was said by Archpriest Vitaly Durov, rector of the St. Michael’s Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the village of Zadubrovka, Chernivtsi Region, where believers have been protecting their church from being seized by OCU activists for about two years. “When some representatives of the OCU, representatives of certain media, some representatives of the authorities denigrate our Church, call it wrong, give different reasons why we are somehow different. However, they do…

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Before Biden’s arrival, it is not in the benefit of the authorities to repeat the Montenegrin scenario in Ukraine, – Metropolitan Luke

Metropolitan of Zaporozhye and Melitopol Luka (Kovalenko) commented on the possible future arrival of the US President Joe Biden to Ukraine, Pravblog writes. According to the hierarch, “first it is necessary to understand whether this voyage will take place in reality or not.” “If, nevertheless, he comes, then I would assess the situation in the proportion of 60 to 40. 60 percent in favor of the fact that the UOC needs to prepare for serious trials. 40 – in favor of the hope that common sense will win. After all, why,…

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