The authors of the posters on the subject of the Church confused the concept of “Tomos” with the name “Thomas”
To counteract the few provocateurs who gathered near the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Zhitomir, came about 500 believers of the UOC.
In the afternoon of 18 November 2018, after the completion of Sunday worship services, under the Cathedral were about a dozen “activists” with posters on which was written with grammatical errors calls for the unification of Ukraine by Thomas. About it reports a press-service of the diocese.
The authors of the posters on the subject of the Church confused the concept of “Tomos” with the name “Thomas”.
At the same time in the Cathedral gathered the priests and some hundreds of believers, which previously no one had warned the residents of the city themselves came to support the clergy of the UOC.
moreover, their presence was voluntary, because no warnings about the collection was not.
Together the Orthodox inhabitants of Zhytomyr prayed at the divine service, the ruling Hierarch, Metropolitan of Zhytomyr and Novograd Volyn Nicodemus.
After the prayer service, his Eminence addressed the congregation in the Cathedral with it. The Archbishop said in his dedication of the UOC and its Primate, urged the clergy and laity to strengthen prayer. Also the Lord blessed fasting with prayer for the Church every Monday.
After some time the activists dispersed.
As reported by the SPM, earlier in Krivoi Rog “Thomas supporters” stormed the residence of Metropolitan Ephraim.