Kiev, March 13, 2019
The Ukrainian schismatic church is in dire need of “priests,” given how many parishes its adherents have been seizing from the canonical Church and its lack of spiritually-theologically educated men.
The call is open to all who have any level of spiritual education, and for those who are not fully prepared, courses will be provided.
“With my blessing, the diocesan administration will have courses for those who wish to take holy orders,” the schismatic hierarch writes. “According to the canons, male persons who have reached the age of maturity, who are in their first marriage, and have no canonical obstacles, can enter holy orders.”
“Bp.” Paisy also notes that once the new priests finish the courses provided by the diocese, it will be mandatory to complete studies at a higher theological institution.
Another hierarch of the schismatic-nationalist church, “Metropolitan” Daniel of Chernivtsi and Bukovina, made the same call, entreating even those without any spiritual education to “shoulder the burden of the priesthood,” explaining that they will be educated later.
“Met.” Daniel, who rehashes the blatant lie that all three branches of Ukrainian Orthodoxy united in December, asks for understanding with the “temporary shortage of clergy,” as the faithful in his diocese had been intimidated by Moscow for many years.
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