The procession of the UOC in Kyiv in 2018 became the largest for all years of independence of Ukraine
An unprecedented number of Czestochowa – this is the second loss of power in the humanitarian field. This was on may 9, considers politicsit Ruslan Bortnik.
The power was in opposition to the faithful of the UOC. Now, even assuming that the Patriarchate of Constantinople will ever give Kyiv the Tomos of autocephaly, it will be Tomos not for the whole country, said the Director of the Ukrainian Institute of policy analysis and management. It is reported by “Country”.
“The Ukrainian Orthodox Church once again demonstrated a high capacity for mobilization of believers, – says the analyst. – And the more the government tries to interfere in the Affairs of the Church, the more Processions”.
According to the analyst, an unprecedented number of Czestochowa – this is the second loss of power in the humanitarian field. Before that it was may 9, when the “Immortal regiment” in Kiev held tens of thousands of people.
“The government is losing the struggle for the agenda” – said Bortnik.
He also noticed that in the procession of the faithful in Kiev on 7 July and the Liturgy in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra did not participate no member of the current government.
“The government was in opposition to this part of the population of Ukraine. Now, even if we assume that the Ecumenical Patriarchate will ever give Kyiv the Tomos of autocephaly, it will be Tomos not for the whole country. The opinion of most believers Fanar ignore. Taking into account the already announced plans of the supporters of the autocephaly of seizures of temples and Laurus after Thomas, it is clear that this will lead to a tremendous confrontation in the society, when every district center will be a place of religion and war. Probably think about it and in the Constantinople Patriarchate and to delay the decision, not wanting to take responsibility for the consequences,” – said Bortnik.
According to preliminary data, July 27, in the procession of the UOC took part about 250 thousand people.
As reported by the SPM, the Appeal of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the clergy, monastics and laity on the occasion of the 1030-th anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus ‘ bishops of the UOC-MP stressed that attempts to change the status of the Church will only lead to restriction of rights and freedoms to which she is entitled, having the right of broad autonomy. According to them, these attempts will not cure and will only deepen the split in Ukrainian Orthodoxy and the Ukrainian society.
Earlier, the head of the Department for external Church relations of the ROC Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said that the legalization of the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate can lead to tragic consequences may spill blood.