Patriarch Filaret said that fighting for independence from Constantinople

Патриарх Филарет заявил, что борется за независимость от Константинополя

Patriarch Filaret

The Hierarch said that there are priests and officials who betray the Church, while St. Filaret himself is fighting for its independence.

Honorary Patriarch Filaret said that now there is a struggle for the independence of the Ukrainian Church, noting that there were priests and officials who contribute to her addiction. On Tuesday, may 14, he said at a solemn service on the day of memory of the Hieromartyr Macarius, according to the page, Patriarch Filaret in Facebook.

“Now there is a struggle … within the Orthodoxy. … The fight is for something to be in an independent state Ukrainian Church or not. And in this fight some defend the independence of the Ukrainian Church and independence of the state, and betray others just as betrayed, and then. And not only clergy, but also the state. Not all state, but many officials, not understanding what was happening, or, on the contrary, understanding help to Ukraine was not independent of the Church, and that was dependent on one center or the other”, – said Patriarch Filaret.

He stated that he will continue to fight for the independence of the Church.

“We will continue to fight for a United Ukrainian Orthodox Church independent of Moscow nor of Constantinople,” – said Filaret.

Earlier it was reported about the conflict of Metropolitan Epiphanios with Patriarch Filaret, who wants to restore the Kyiv Patriarchate. Recall, today at a meeting with Filaret arrived only four bishops out of more than 60.

 

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