Metropolitan Onuphrius: Sinful man is no Tomos will not help

Not to listen to false promises of politicians, and to deal with the matter of personal salvation, called on Orthodox Christians, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry in a sermon during the Liturgy in the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Bolgrad September 30, 2018, according to “Orthodox life” with reference to Information and education Department of the UOC.


“Not Tomos solve the problem, but man for his good effort, his hands, head should solve the problem. Sausage not increased in price due to the lack of Tomos and will not be reduced if you give it,” – said the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

As noted by the blessed Lord, “every person should get a personal “Tomos of freedom”, and “it is given to man not any Patriarchy, it is given by God.”

“When a person pursues a godly life, repent of their sins, protects from wrong, tries to do what God commands him to do, love God, love neighbor, doing charitable deeds, then the person gets free from sin. And freedom from sin is the “spiritual Tomos” which the Lord gives man as evidence that he is free in the proper sense of the word,” said the Archbishop.

Unfree person makes it a sin, said his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry.

“If I’m here in sin by the ears, then I’m not free, I am a slave of sin, slave of Vice, the servant of the devil. And the devil no Tomos does not scare me and will not take away from yourself, it can be driven off only by repentance and prayer, good deeds”, – concluded the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

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