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Ukraine creates new Orthodox church independent from Russia

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Ukraine creates new Orthodox church independent from Russia

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Metropolitan Epifaniy, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

12/15/18
A council of Orthodox bishops has created a new Ukrainian church, marking an historic split from Russia which its leaders see as vital to the country's security and independence. The announcement on Saturday came after Ukrainian priests held a synod in capital Kiev's 11th-century Saint Sophia Cathedral to establish an Orthodox church independent from Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that 39-year-old Metropolitan Epifaniy of the Kiev Patriarchate church is the head of the new church. His secular name is Sergiy Dumenko. "This day will go down in history as a sacred day ... the day of the final independence from Russia," Poroshenko told thousands of supporters, who shouted "Glory! Glory! Glory!" "I would like to call on all our brothers, bishops and all believers to the newly created united Ukrainian Orthodox Church," Yepifaniy told the crowd outside the cathedral. "The doors of our church are open to all."

The newly formed community is now expected to receive independence from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Istanbul-based institution considered the so-called "first among equals" of leaders of the world's Orthodox Churches. Poroshenko said he would travel with Epifaniy to Istanbul in January to receive an official Tomos from the head of global Orthodoxy granting the new church independence.

This is huge news for Ukraine. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church will no longer be subservient to the Russian Orthodox Church as it has been for hundreds of years. The Eastern Orthodox Church Patriarch in Constantinople granted independence earlier this year and it will become official after the New Year. Rather than graciously accept the Patriarch's decision, the Russian Orthodox Church has split from Constantinople.

This is also a national security victory for Ukraine. Russian Orthodox clerics in Ukraine were repeating Kremlin propaganda in their sermons and vocally supporting the Muscovite proxies in eastern Ukraine etc.

Related: Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople over Ukraine
 

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Religion and politics? What can go wrong here?
 

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Religion and politics? What can go wrong here?

Just like Poland's high degree of devotion to the Catholic Church, Ukraine is also a highly religious country, albeit to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

In eastern Europe, nationhood and religion is inextricably intertwined, although not officially.
 

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Just like Poland's high degree of devotion to the Catholic Church, Ukraine is also a highly religious country, albeit to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

In eastern Europe, nationhood and religion is inextricably intertwined, although not officially.
.......nicely confirmed by the spectacle of Moscow's patriarch Kirill slamming the Ukrainian Church as "of the devil".

Very Christian.
 

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Ukraine creates new Orthodox church independent from Russia

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Metropolitan Epifaniy, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.



This is huge news for Ukraine. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church will no longer be subservient to the Russian Orthodox Church as it has been for hundreds of years. The Eastern Orthodox Church Patriarch in Constantinople granted independence earlier this year and it will become official after the New Year. Rather than graciously accept the Patriarch's decision, the Russian Orthodox Church has split from Constantinople.

This is also a national security victory for Ukraine. Russian Orthodox clerics in Ukraine were repeating Kremlin propaganda in their sermons and vocally supporting the Muscovite proxies in eastern Ukraine etc.

Related: Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople over Ukraine

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Good bye ulus )) LOL

https://www.debatepolitics.com/euro...dox-priests-establish-independent-church.html
 

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Ukraine creates new Orthodox church independent from Russia

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Metropolitan Epifaniy, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.



This is huge news for Ukraine. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church will no longer be subservient to the Russian Orthodox Church as it has been for hundreds of years. The Eastern Orthodox Church Patriarch in Constantinople granted independence earlier this year and it will become official after the New Year. Rather than graciously accept the Patriarch's decision, the Russian Orthodox Church has split from Constantinople.

This is also a national security victory for Ukraine. Russian Orthodox clerics in Ukraine were repeating Kremlin propaganda in their sermons and vocally supporting the Muscovite proxies in eastern Ukraine etc.

Related: Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople over Ukraine

A dead birth. One god one church and not as many idiots as many churches. Start to reunite.

 
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Thousands from across the country stood for hours on a square outside the St. Sophia Cathedral since the early morning in freezing temperatures. They listened
to political speeches, prayers from a group of military chaplains and musicians playing the bandura, a traditional Ukrainian string instrument. As darkness fell
shortly after 5 p.m., the bells of the cathedral rang and Mr. Poroshenko took the stage with Metropolitan Epiphany.
“It’s the day of our final independence from Russia,” Mr. Poroshenko said to cries of “Glory!” and “Thank you!”
 

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Great to see how the US engineered this in a vain attempt to boost its favorite oligarch's abysmal popularity.


The reality of course is that globalism hates religion. The illegitimate Ukrainian church can expect to die young.
 

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Great to see how the US engineered this in a vain attempt to boost its favorite oligarch's abysmal popularity. The reality of course is that globalism hates religion. The illegitimate Ukrainian church can expect to die young.

Lol. Conspiracy everywhere. You're hanging out with Fagan way too much. That's not good for critical thinking skills.

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All the religious leaders of Ukraine congratulating the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine at Ternopil Zbarazh Castle yesterday 12/17/18.

Needless to say, the butthurt leader of the Russian Orthodox Church couldn't make it. He was busy hobnobbing with his master.....

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Lol. Conspiracy everywhere. You're hanging out with Fagan way too much. That's not good for critical thinking skills.



All the religious leaders of Ukraine congratulating the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine at Ternopil Zbarazh Castle yesterday 12/17/18.

Needless to say, the butthurt leader of the Russian Orthodox Church couldn't make it. He was busy hobnobbing with his master.....

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ROC is a sect today , moved back to Nestorianism ulus of juchi :lamo
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Establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Press Statement
Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 17, 2018


The United States congratulates Metropolitan Epifaniy on his election as head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The establishment of the Church was a historic moment for Ukraine. The United States maintains unwavering support for Ukraine and respects the freedom to worship unhindered by outside interference. The right to religious freedom extends to all Ukrainians, including those choosing to join – or not to join – the new Orthodox Church.
 
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