The Moscow Patriarchate remains in slavish obedience to the tyranny of the Kremlin – Epiphanius

Ekaterina Prisyazhnyuk08:51, 04/16/23

The structures of the Russian Orthodox Church were systematically included in the implementation of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the metropolitan noted.

Metropolitan Epiphanius , who is the primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, said that the Moscow Patriarchate is in slavish submission to the tyranny of the Kremlin.

One of the instruments of aggression of the “Russian world” are church institutions, according to Epiphany’s material on “Ukrainian Pravda” . “The Moscow Patriarchate, headed by Kirill Gundyaev, is in slavish obedience to the Kremlin’s tyranny and serves as its instrument. The structures of the Russian Orthodox Church – and not only we see this, but independent international experts also recognize – were systematically included in the preparation for aggression against Ukraine and in its implementation” – said the Metropolitan.

Epiphany noted that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in words distances itself from the Russian Orthodox Church, but in reality remains subordinate to it. In his opinion, the Ukrainian state has the right in the spiritual sphere to protect itself from the hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation.

Church News – What You Should Know Today

In mid-November 2022, law enforcement officers began criminal proceedings after information appeared that on the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra  during the service they glorified Russia , which invaded our land and killed civilians. 

In early December, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree that put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to ban the activities of religious organizations affiliated with the Russian Federation in our state.

In early December, the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra  was registered as a monastery of the OCU . It is worth noting that representatives of the UOC-MP did not want to voluntarily leave the territory of the Lavra.

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. The Muscovy Orthodox Church is not a Christian church, this is a church of Satan. They bless weapons, they bless criminals in uniforms, they bless a fascist crime syndicate regime, they bless war, and they bless the killing of innocent people. They stand for evil. They worship wickedness.

    • “…church of Satan.”
      I wouldn’t be so categorical.
      Even satan doesn’t want Russians anymore: “they are worse than me” 🙁

      • That is the staff of the leader of the UOC and only he can carry it. It was formed in the 15th century after the previous staff formed during Kyivan Rus times.
        The Serpents on the staff below the cross represent Wisdom, according to the Bible. As you see the Serpents are turned so they see the cross which represents the Church.
        So symbolically, the Serpent’s wisdom is watching the Church. We think of Serpents a little more skeptically now but after the Dark Ages they widely represented wisdom.

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