Extraordinary fees of the clergy of the diocese of Rivne in Gorodok St. Nicholas convent
In the Rivne diocese, the clergy fully supported the Primate of the UOC his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry.
October 19 in Gorodok St. Nicholas convent held an extraordinary fees of the clergy of the diocese of Rivne, in which the clergy expressed their full support to his Beatitude Onufry, the correspondent of the SPM. The meeting was attended by more than 200 priests of the diocese, the abbots and Abbesses of all the monasteries.
The reason fees are the events which alarmed the Orthodox around the world: anticanonical Fanara actions and reactions of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches.
“The decision of the Synod of the Church of Constantinople, taken unilaterally and without the consent first of all with those whom these decisions concern – lawlessness” – said the Metropolitan and Ostrog, Rivne Bartholomew. He called on all to intensify prayers and making informed decisions.
“We will not be able to impose the substitution of concepts and values and to involve in the political games of those in power,” said the Bishop.
The vicar of the diocese of Rivne Dubno Bishop Pimen continued extraordinary diocesan fees. He spoke about the canonical violations by Fanara and the possibilities of overcoming the conflict between the Churches.
Rivne, rural Dean of the deanery Archpriest Valery Kapitanuk commented on the statements of authorities and radical nationalists, which openly call to deprive the UOC of the property, churches and monasteries. “I believe that the orders for the census of the Church property are complete nonsense, which will entail a lot of problems,” said the priest. He is confident that the census “gives carte Blanche for Antiques lovers and thieves”.
Fees of the clergy of the diocese of Rivne ended with the voting. The clergy have unanimously condemned the actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.