Thursday, March 23, 2017

Camouflaged UOC-KP devotees storm church & hold service

March 13, 2017 (Orthodox Rights) – On 11 March representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP), accompanied by a group of volunteers in camouflage, occupied the Assumption Cathedral of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, where they performed a service despite the protests of the clergy of the UOC, writes Patriots of Ukraine.

Representative of the UOC-KP, priest Dmitry, accompanied by 200 volunteers who participated in the service, came to the Cathedral on the pretext of visiting the National Kiev-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve.

Two priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church attempted to prevent a 15-minute worship of the schismatics, however, as reported, “the activists asked not to interfere with the service.”

The radical group justified their provocation by the fact that the Assumption Cathedral is part of the reserve, which “belongs to the people of Ukraine.”


  1. Why should anyone outside a jurisdiction care about jurisdictional squabbles?

    1. The UOC-KP isn't a jurisdiction. It's not even canonical.

    2. Yes this is not a jurisdictional squabble, this is open persecution and intimidation against the canonical Orthodox Church in the Ukraine, perpetrated by a non-canonical, schismatic group lead by a deposed and excommunicated former Bishop who said that the people of Eastern Ukraine must pay for their "sins" in blood (referring to them resisting the fascist, failing ultra-nationalist current regime squatting in Kiev). Churches have been burned, stolen, priest have been harassed, its a horrible situation in the Ukraine which, unfortunately, our government supports. The Kiev regime increases it's shelling in Eastern Ukraine on sundays when they know people are heading to out of their homes for church. It's a sick situation. Lord have Mercy.

  2. If there's one thing that I know, it's never to mess with Mother Nature, mothers in-law, and ******-******* Ukrainians.