“Patriarch” Philaret blesses Eurovision in St. Sophia’s in Kiev in exchange for evicting Ukrainian Autocephalous Church

Source: Union of Orthodox Journalists

December 8, 2016


Audio of Russian pranksters Lexus and Vova speaking on behalf of Kiev mayor Vitaly Klichko with “Patriarch Philaret,” head of the “Kievan Patriarchate,” is gaining popularity in social networks, reports Apostrophe.

The pseudo-Kievan mayor asked how to work out an agreement for Philaret to give his blessing for the official opening of Eurovision 2017 to take place in St. Sophia’s Cathedral. The head of the “Kievan Patriarchate” revealed the desire to take several rooms of the St. Michael’s Monastery under his control.

“Building 8 in St. Michael’s Monastery… the Autocephalous Church is located there… we would like to kick them out of there. This St. Michael’s Monastery is our spiritual academy. The Autocephalous Church is using part of the building there, but we would like that they not renew their contract, but give these rooms to us,” said Philaret.

After “Klichko” promised to assist in evicting the Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephalous Church, Philaret agreed to bless all viewers of the official Eurovision 2017 opening from the stage, apparently not bothered that Conchita Wurst will be co-host.

The conversation was conducted in Russian.

Translated by Jesse Dominick

Union of Orthodox Journalists


Alfie12/12/2016 2:11 am
Au contrair. It merely adds the the other confirmations of Filaret's stupidity and the selling out of Orthodoxy to ZOG
Roman12/9/2016 2:42 pm
I thought this was a reputable source of Orthodox news, but it seems to enjoy engaging in "yellow journalism". Is this article religious news? Does it convey objective truth? Does it give you satisfaction to report something scandalous and mean about someone else, in this case, Patriarch Filaret? And this during the Christmas Fast, when we should be seeking the good in others. I would suggest you remove this objectionable and despicable "scandla-report" from your website and refrain from posting similar items in the future.
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