About doublethink of OCU

We can observe a vivid example of “doublethink” among the representatives and supporters of the “OCU”, who without a shadow of embarrassment accuse the UOC of unwillingness to “peacefully coexist” and conduct a dialogue, and then go and seize its churches, beat fellow villagers, arrange persecution of their children in schools and expelled priests of the UOC from their homes, writes “Pravblog”. “At the same time, they call the attempts of the UOC to defend its rights in court as pressure! And the illegal pressure of the authorities loyal to…

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“Hierarch” of the OCU accused of large-scale fraud

The reps of Ternopil eparchy of the UAOC published materials from the criminal case against the “Archbishop” of the OCU Tikhon Petranyuk, the administrator of the Ternopil-Buchansk Diocese of the OCU (at the time of the fraud – the UOC-KP). According to the website, the “bishop” was accused of large-scale fraud – he fraudulently seized funds in the amount of $ 100,000 in the Luhansk region in 2010. In December 2010, by the decision of the Synod of the UOC-KP, Petranyuk was released from the leadership of the Luhansk diocese.…

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The UOC spoke about the features of fasting and visiting temples during the quarantine period

During the quarantine period, the Church urges to observe epidemiological instructions – to wear a mask and refrain from visiting churches if you feel unwell, said the rector of the KDAiS, Bishop Sylvester (Stoychev). “In the conditions of the epidemic, the Church has repeatedly expressed in official appeals that believers need to be in medical masks in the church, and if they feel unwell, refrain from going to the temple and be sure to go to the attending physician. As for kissing icons, in this matter, the Church, given the…

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The Russian Orthodox Church explained why they are not yet accepting the petitions of the clergy of the Alexandrian Church

The Russian Orthodox Church does not lose hope that Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria will abandon his decision to recognize the Ukrainian schismatics. The head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, stated this. According to him, numerous requests of the clergy of the Alexandrian Patriarchate, who do not agree with the recognition of the OCU as their patriarch did, to accept them into the Moscow Patriarchate do indeed take place. Moreover, we are talking about massive appeals of clerics from different…

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The OCU cleric calls for reconciliation with the UOC?

Former UOC cleric, now a representative of Alexander Drabinko`s diocese in the OCU, Andriy Dudchenko wrote in the group in Facebook “The OCU Priesthood” that the new church structure should “work for reconciliation” so that supporters of canonical autocephaly in the UOC “would like to join” it. Thus, Dudchenko responded to the call “Stop being silent on their anti-Ukrainian stories” from the author of the publication, to which he left a comment. “In fact, among the UOC-MP there are many supporters of the idea of ​​canonical autocephaly. These are our…

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Why the OCU is actively broadcasting its commercials

Continuing the topic with the “OCU” commercial. Actually, one can understand for what purpose a given organization is promoting itself as a brand. Despite the “data” of some sociological studies, which “indicate” that the OCU is supposedly “the most” massive “confession of the country, frankly speaking, this organization does not have a very large flock. As an example, we will give a photo that was recently sent to us by our readers. On it – “bishop” (!) “service” in Chernihiv. Sunday, March 28th. See how many people are there. After…

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Faith as an advertising product

Once we have seen an advertising clip “OCU”, aimed at information promotion of both the organization itself and its head. To be honest, this video made an impression. And the question is not even about the quality of the product (everything was filmed quite professionally). We first encountered the direct use of advertising to form the image of a religious organization. Moreover, we have never had to deal with such a clear promotion of “faith” and a specific “denomination” as a brand or product for “spiritual consumption” before. It’s even…

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The head of the Lavra of the UOC named the real reason why the hieromonk left to the OCU

The head of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel, told why, in fact, the former inhabitant of the monastery, hieromonk Innokentiy (Pidtoptanyi), who was banned from serving, left the monastery and ended up in schism. This was reported by the UOJ. “This is a proud, arrogant, power-hungry person, a person who considers himself a great theologian. Because Pidtoptaniy was offended that for three years he was not appreciated as he would like, and he was not elevated to the rank of archimandrite and bishop,” said lord Pavel. “He wanted to become…

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