C14 against the UOC-MP. Why radicals block Laura

С14 против УПЦ МП. Почему радикалы блокируют лавру

The priests of the temples of the Moscow Patriarchate refused to bury baptized the Kyivan Patriarchate.

About three dozen representatives of the Ukrainian radical organization C14 (Sich) 8 Jan blocked the entrance to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and its caves.

Radicals waving fireworks and banners with the slogan “FSB, s get out the laurels”. Towards to them there were 25 priests and began to sing.

In C14 stated that it would continue action against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra will be a Central location such shares.

Корреспондент.net understand, why Ukrainian nationalists picketed the UOC-MP.


Laurel should be Ukrainian

Representatives of the organization C14 8 January in Kyiv staged a protest, blocking the entrance to the territory of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

The protesters came out to protest after Laura refused to bury soldiers killed in the ATO. The reason for refusal was that they were not baptized in the Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Radicals also remembered how in Zaporozhye priest of the UOC-MP has refused to read the burial service of the deceased two-year-old because he was baptized in the Church of the unrecognized Kiev Patriarchate.

Soon, the protesters came prior kiyevo-Pechersky monastery the Metropolitan Vyshgorodsky and Chernobyl Paul. However, to achieve constructive dialogue could not be reached.

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After that, between the staff of the monastery and the radicals occurred verbal sparring, in addition, the activists tried to detain the Range Rover, which hastily left the territory of the Lavra.

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For ParadokS at the monastery that day was followed by a few crews of patrol police.

The next day, January 9, at C14, zapalili about the intention to continue the actions directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra will be a Central location such shares.

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“Laurel – “headquarters,” where they spread their ideas of “Russian world”. This is a landmark, a symbolic place – during Euromaidan it was there hiding aunts, they kept the weapons. In January 2014 there came a Russian officer Girkin to participate in the “procession,” – said Browser coordinator C14 Markiyan Acinac.

He explained that in C14 are calling on the state to clearly indicate that the UOC-MP is a branch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

“Kiev-Pechersk Lavra should be Ukrainian. There must be admitted by all Orthodox denominations, without restrictions. The UOC-MP has no right to monopolize the Shrine,” said Lacinak.

Ukrainian nationalist organization C14 was founded in 2009, started its activities in Kiev. Members of the C14 staged forceful protests against illegal construction. In 2013, “sicheviki” took part in the Euromaidan.

The beginning of the ATO in the East of Ukraine, the members of C14 were part of these battalions, as a Kiev-2, Azov, DUK, Peacemaker and others.


Crimea is Russia

Vicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Paul during communication with the blocker said that Crimea “has never been a Ukrainian”, and the UOC-MP is nothing like a ROC.

According to him, in Ukraine the Moscow Patriarchate, and there is a Russian Orthodox Church.

He also said that in the Soviet Union was “Bandera”. Although later remarked that his grandfather “was killed in 1943 Bandera”.

In social media this statement has caused a storm of discussions. Users have brought up other controversial speech of the Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

22 Jan 2014 in the midst of the Maidan, during a solemn sermon at the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Archbishop Pavel, a former member of the Party of regions, appealed to former President Viktor Yanukovych and assured him of its support.

“Today you are carrying a heavy cross, and the Church with you today to the end, just as Simon Kininase helped to carry the Cross of Christ to Calvary,” said the Metropolitan.

At the end of 2013, the vicar condemned the Kiev Euromaidan for the fact that the majority of the protesters don’t observe lent, eating on the Maidan fast food.

Bishop Paul repeatedly stated that the students came to the Maidan in 2013 money.

In March 2012 the Governor of the monastery is said that the Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate in Ukraine does not exist.


Orthodox churches in Ukraine

In Ukraine there is one Orthodox Church, the UOC – MP, which is subordinate to the Russian Orthodox Church.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church is still not recognized by anyone in the Orthodox world.

Over the past two years, the Verkhovna Rada and President of Ukraine appealed to the Ecumenical Patriarch with a request for recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.

In 2017, the Verkhovna Rada registered two bills that propose to introduce a special status for churches was in the “state-aggressor”. And give the Church the right to “free and unimpeded change of command religious centers.”

But on 1 December, the Russian Orthodox Church officially recognized the self-governing Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. The decision was made at the bishops ‘ Council held in Moscow.

However, the press Secretary of Patriarch Kirill, Alexander Volkov said that these changes were purely technical. The press service of the Council of bishops, said that “these amendments, in fact, recorded that, and so it was in practice.”

“Everything connected with the life of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church previously was a General “self-governing Church.” Now it is carried in a separate paragraph of the Statute of the Russian Orthodox Church,” – said Volkov.

The decision on the recognition of the UOC-MP has adopted a self-governing after the head of the Church, Metropolitan Onufry asked to determine its special status in the Charter of the ROC.

Then took the unanimous decision of the Council that the control center of the UOC is located in Kiev. The amendments made to the Charter of the ROC.

Metropolitan Onufry, in a speech said that the special status of the UOC-MP in the Charter of the Church need to select “avoid speculation aimed at undermining the authority of the Ukrainian Church in the eyes of millions of Ukrainians.”

Now the Highest Church court will have jurisdiction throughout the Russian Orthodox Church, but not in Ukrainian.