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The head of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” (KP) has declared that the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a “new” Church, and that the KP, in his person, is “the successor to the history of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine,” reports The Union of Orthodox Journalists.
The self-styled “Patriarch” Philaret spoke about this on the provocatively-titled program “Historical Truth with Vakhtan Kipiani: Orthodoxy in Service of the KGB” on the channel ZIK. Ukrainian nationalists and schismatics often try to justify their anti-Orthodox actions against true clergy and believers by slandering them as KGB-controlled Russian invaders.
The host quoted the words of the departed previous canonical Ukrainian primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) of Kiev: “The ‘Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate’ does not exist. There exists the ‘Ukrainian Orthodox Church,’ and this is the name it is registered with. The attachment ‘Moscow Patriarchate’ arose much later to distinguish it from the ‘Ukrainian Orthodox Church-KP,’ which cannot exist without the ‘KP’ addendum, inasmuch as it is a new organization that borrowed part of its name from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.”
In response, the false patriarch said, “The UOC-KP is not new, but on the contrary, it is a continuation of the history of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.”
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