Photo of Patriarch of Kiev and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret
Ukrainian Orthodox Church moved from Moscow Patriarchate to Kiev
About 30 parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church moved this year from the Moscow Patriarchate to Kiev. According to UKRINFORM, this was said by the Patriarch of Kiev and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret in the Chernigov journalists, reports The Christian Telegraph in reference to LIGABusinessInform.
“There were only 30 parishes that moved. First of all there were some dioceses from Rivne region, but also some from Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk, and in the south of Ukraine. But this is only the beginning of that sort of move,” said Filaret.
According to his opinion, the process of unity in a single local church should be peaceful, without capturing temples, which are already owned by Ukraine, and “it is going to happen when God wants it. And He wants that to happen only, when the Ukrainian people repent of their sins and overcome corruption.”
“When we overcome this evil, then everything will be fine. Then the Lord at one movement will change everything and we will be united in one church,” said the Patriarch, noting that next year will be difficult not only for Donbass, but for the whole Ukraine “because it will be a year of fighting corruption, which is not so easy to overcome.”
“We need to be ready to fight because the provocations around will be a lot. And it will be necessary to be reasonable and to separate good from evil,” said Filaret.