(Updated: 19:59 23/10/2018)
KIEV, October 23 – RIA news. In Kiev the priests of the non-ecclesiastical church structure tried the temple of Anastasia Patternress in the Buchansky Correctional Colony No. 85 to infiltrate, said the canonical Ukrainian orthodox church.
"Today, three people, two of them are" priests of the Patriarchate of Kiev, "very stubbornly and arrogantly tried to penetrate the church of St. Anastasia of the Patternsters.When they heard that this clergy of the UOC-KP were, the community of the prison church defended them and did not leave them inside "the website of the information-educational department of the UOC, with reference to the rector of the church, the archpriest Nikolai Mogilny.
As the archpriest pointed out, such actions clearly indicate feelings that are opposed to those explained by the leadership of non-church church structures.
"They promise us that everything will be quiet and peaceful, not attacks, but here they want to go to the temple, where have you been for 20 years of this temple?" – asked the abbot.
Earlier, the UOC has repeatedly reported attempts by non-church church structures to conquer its temples. According to the Metropolitan of Boryspil and Brovarsky Anthony, supporters of the Kyiv Patriarchate have seized more than 50 churches since 2014.
In mid-October, the Patriarchate of Constantinople announced that it was launching autocephaly to the non-canonical church in Ukraine. In particular he drew the law of 1686 on the transfer of the diocese in Kiev to the jurisdiction of the patriarchy in Moscow, and also abolished the anathema imposed by the Russian Orthodox Church at the head of the self-styled Kiev Patriarchate Filaret. , leader of the non-canonical Ukrainian autocepal orthodox church Macarius and their followers.
In the ROC, these actions were called a split and they broke off the Eucharistic community with the Patriarchate of Constantinople. A similar decision was taken by the synod of bishops of the Russian church abroad.
The gap applies to the entire canonical area of the Russian Orthodox Church, including Ukraine and Belarus. As stated in the Patriarchate of Moscow, Constantinople lost the right to be called the coordinating center for the entire Orthodox Church.
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