The priests are not very pleased to hear that in the village they are shouting “Judas”, they say in the OCU

The OCU said that the transfer of parishes from one jurisdiction to another is “not a very pleasant thing.” This was stated by the press secretary of the Khmelnytsky eparchy of the OCU “Archimandrite” Daniil Tarnavsky in the program “Segodnya. Glavnoye.” “This is not always a very pleasant topic – if, say, a priest goes to a parish and hears the words that ‘you are a traitor’, ‘you are Judas’, or other nicknames that are shouted out in the village. Therefore, very often it is quite problematic with these transitions,”…

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OCU cleric challenges the ban on serving with Patriarch Bartholomew

In the village of Pochapintsy, Ternopil district of Ternopil region, “Mitred Archpriest” Roman Budzinsky published an official appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the website of the Ternopil eparchy of the OCU writes. “Archpriest Roman Budzinsky officially appealed to the Ecumenical Patriarchate for clarifications on the procedure for applying Article 2, Section XI of the Statute of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine: To the Ecumenical Patriarch, in accordance with the way it is provided by the sacred canons (9 and 17 of the Fourth Ecumenical Council) and the centuries-old practice of…

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The community will not give up the church for schism, no matter what happens – the rector of the parish in the village Sutkivtsi

In the OCU, where they declared the “legality” of the re-registration of the religious community in Sutkivtsi, “everything is based on lies and slander.” Archpriest Vladimir Stepanishin, the rector of the Holy Protection Church of the UOC in the village of Sutkovtsy, Yarmolinetsky district, Khmelnitsky region, said this in a commentary for the UOJ. The clergyman noted that the situation in the village is stable and the community continues to serve in its church, although “people are all alarmed” by the information about the results of the Supreme Court, which…

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The OCU hierarch promises a new wave of attacks on the churches of the UOC

In an interview with Orthodox Times, the speaker of the OCU “archbishop” Yevstratiy Zorya spoke about how officials and supporters of the new church structure “suffer” from the UOC in Ukraine. “The Russian Orthodox Church creates obstacles in all parishes that recognize the Tomos, at all stages of the process – from the announcement of parish meetings to the moment of passing court decisions. They use pressure on government officials and priests, threats, bribery, communication war. They try to make noise in the media, in order to intimidate those who…

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Another one community of the UOC, whose church was raged by the OCU, started to build a new church

The Holy Trinity community of the UOC, which suffered from the raiding of the OCU, in the v. Rostocky of the Kremenets district of the Ternopil region poured the foundation for a new church, which is being built instead of the one raged by the schismatics. The Favor Charitable Foundation reports this on its Facebook page. “Last week was very productive in the village of Rostoky, Ternopil region. With God’s help, the foundation of the building of the Holy Trinity Church has been poured! And this means that the laying…

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Following Zelensky’s visit to Turkey

The program of the last visit of the Ukrainian president to Turkey did not include a meeting between Zelensky and Patriarch Bartholomew. We have been asked to comment on this moment. Among political scientists – friends of “Pravblog” – there are two versions, two views on what happened. Firstly, it testifies to the artificiality of the project of establishing close cooperation between Kyiv and Phanar. After Biden’s call, the Ukrainian government no longer needs so much external lobbyists who would be able to help organize Zelensky’s contact with the head…

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The schismatics are unable to negotiate

One of the constant and boring reproaches against the UOC and the ROC is the assertion that for “decades” they “did nothing” to heal the schism and did not enter into dialogue. At the same time, those who throw such reproaches ignore the obvious fact – it was impossible to come to an agreement with Filaret and his entourage! The demands of Denysenko and the “episcopate” of the UOC-KP were absolutely unacceptable and impracticable. Even if we imagine that the UOC would have made colossal concessions (contrary to the canons…

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