The Church broke away from me: “Pat.” Philaret declares the Ukrainian Church is new creation

Kiev, March 20, 2018

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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.”

“The Ukrainian Orthodox church that Met. Vladimir headed is new, because it separated from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Who was the primate of the UOC in 1991? I was,” Philaret continued, showing his willingness to twist history to promote his schismatic congregation. “Who did the episcopacy of the UOC obey, the patriarch of Moscow or Metropolitan Philaret? Metropolitan Philaret.”

As the metropolitan of Kiev, Philaret himself was under the Moscow Patriarchate, and was up for the patriarchal throne in 1990, although he was not chosen. In 1991, he appealed to the Moscow Patriarchate, being under its jurisdiction, for autocephaly for the Ukrainian Church. The request was denied, and Philaret disobediently created the KP in June 1992.

The canonical Ukrainian Church held a council in Kharkov in May 1992, deposing Philaret and banning him from clerical functions, and Met. Vladimir was elected as the Ukrainian primate. This decision was recognized and supported by the entire Orthodox world. Philaret was invited to the council but did not attend, then going into schism.

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3/20/2018

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Comments
Guillaume4/6/2018 5:07 pm
If i remember. Philarete was a member of KGB.
Contemplative Monks3/20/2018 11:49 pm
Before judging others or calling them names, learn about THE MEANING OF CANONICITY:
https://worldorthodoxdirectory.weebly.com/canonical.html

Anthony3/20/2018 9:39 pm
Are they all complete crackpots over there. Porky Poroshenko the neo nazi, Tshakashvili the war criminal, and pseudo-patriarch Phil the philanderer. Poor Ukraine.
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