Thousands of archpastors, pastors, monastics, and laity were prayerfully commemorated on Monday in Kazakhstan at a site known for the execution and burial of 1,000s of faithful Orthodox Christians during the godless communist years.
Former Vice President Joe Biden had a meeting with the schismatic “Patriarch” Philaret of the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate” on Monday, during which he expressed his support to the creation of an autocephalous church in Ukraine.
In a video posted on the monastery’s YouTube channel yesterday, the abbot of the Kiev Caves Lavra, His Eminence Metropolitan Paul of Vyshogorod and Chernobyl, spoke of violent provocations planned against the monastery in the coming months and urged all the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to strengthen their prayers for their holy Orthodox shrines.
The Orthodox Encyclopedia Church-Academic Center is completing its work on the publication of a large body of newly-identified documents pertaining to the question of the reunification of the Metropolis of Kiev with the Russian Orthodox Church in 1685-1686.
His Eminence addressed the Ukrainian government: “You are playing a terrible geopolitical and geostrategic game between NATO and the Russian Federation, so understand that these things cannot be used as tools in the Church.”
The granting of a tomos of autocephaly to Ukrainian schismatics, which the Ecumenical Patriarchate is preparing for, should have an impact on Belarus as well, the head of the schismatic “Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church” (BAOC) believes.