The Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich
What is happening in the Church life of Ukraine became a temptation for Orthodoxy, shared Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich.
Constantinople granted autocephaly was not a consequence of the unity, it only exacerbated the discord, said Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich in the air “Pershoho Kozickogo”.
“Autocephaly is not a consequence of the unity, and the reason for more division, cause of quarrels, tears, and suffering. What we see almost every day when taking over the temples and people is at this family level. That’s the trouble, ‘ said FR Nikolai. And this is the responsibility of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, about which we warned in their official statements when he was on the way.”
A cleric of the UOC noticed that all the fullness of the world of Orthodoxy protest against this violence against the Church.
“It is a temptation for Orthodoxy, this applies to all,” – said father Nikolai.
He was confident that Christianity passes the exam “for the unity, maturity and the ability to live on.”
The priest recalled the heroism of the venerable Maximus the Confessor, who remained faithful to the canons of the Church, when everyone else gave in to temptation.
“We can be a lot of us may be little, but it’s important you keep the Truth and the truth”, – said Archpriest Nikolai.
He also drew attention to the fact that the representatives of the DNC want to change all the Local Churches, but do not change themselves. “That is not a sinner is changing, not the man who apostatized from the Church, change, and make change God, forced to change the Church,” said the priest.