Archbishop Varlaam was not present at the “ordination” of the UAOC – evidence of falsification

Since the beginning of the 1990s, especially after the final exposure of V. Chekalin as a swindler, there were many rumors, hypotheses and assumptions about the participation of some mysterious “acting bishop of the Moscow Patriarchate” in the first ordination of the UAOC. They also talked about the film or video of this ordination, where the figure of the “unknown bishop” is seen. However, there was no documentary evidence of this until Dmitry Gorevoy published copies of several documents of unknown origin on the Cerkvarium Internet portal, as if confirming…

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Ordinations of “OCU” – is it the canonicity or a deception?

Analysis by Archpriest Andrei Nikolaidi on the topic of non-canonical ordinations of “clergy” of the OCU. One of the most important questions that arose about the emergence of the so-called “OCU” in Ukraine is the question of the validity and canonicity of their so-called ordinations of “hierarchs” who became part of this newly formed religious structure. Of course, this question is not the only one, but for many it is a cornerstone, significant, pivotal one. Leaving outside the brackets other questions that also require an answer, I will attempt to…

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