Even after the terrible atrocities in Bucha, Onufriy remembers Kirill, direct ideologist of aggression, - Yuri Chornomorets

07 April, 10:23
Orthodox
Even after the terrible atrocities in Bucha, Onufriy remembers Kirill, direct ideologist of aggression, - Yuri Chornomorets - фото 1
"No community or diocese can have any canonical connection with Moscow any longer. After all the pictures of the mass murders in Bucha, Onufriy remembers "Lord Kirill, His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia" as his boss and Primate," said Ukrainian theologian and philosopher, Professor Yuriy Chornomorets, who enrolled in the Territorial Defense of Kyiv in the first days of the war and took part in the fighting.

Yuri Chornomorets wrote about it on Facebook.

According to him, Kirill is remembered even though "over the past week, leading theologians of the Russian Orthodox Church from ultra-Orthodox (prof. Osipov) to ultra-liberal (Fr Kochetkov) fully supported Russia's aggression against Ukraine, cursed us as 'fascists', supported the Russian army, which committed atrocities unknown since the total genocide in Rwanda, and in Europe unprecedented since the Second World War."

"Onufriy cannot continue to commit a simple act that not only the late Metropolitan Volodymyr, but also any primate of the UOC-MP would have committed in his place-he cannot stop commemorating Kirill, who is one of the direct ideologists of today's aggression and related genocide.

I believe that Onufriy and all those who adhere to his line should be immediately deported to his "lord" Kirill, so as not to mess with the court for collaboration. The decision to ban any ties with Moscow in the religious sphere and deport leaders who failed to take an elementary step of at least a symbolic break with Moscow in a month and a half should be immediately adopted by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and implemented.

The Diocesan Assembly of the UOC-MP clergy must decide on its own further canonical status. Either they join the OCU. Or they join putting forward the candidates for bishops from their own environment. Or they appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarchate with a request to clarify the canonical status of the dioceses of the UOC, the former UOC-MP, in the conditions of war with the Muscovy," Yuri Chornomorets claims.

According to him, similar appeals took place in the 17th century, and they are still possible today.

"Carthage must be destroyed, the Kremlin and Chisty Pereulok must be stripped of all, even purely symbolic, power over Ukraine. The episcopate of the UOC-MP should be punished, and the canonical situation of communities and dioceses should be normalized.

Let me remind you that according to world Orthodoxy, there was no UOC-MP, but there was a sum of dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church on the territory of Ukraine (this is repeatedly witnessed by the letters of the Ecumenical Patriarch). Since 2018, this territory, which was annexed in a non-canonical way in 1686, has been completely returned to the Ecumenical Patriarchate; since January 6, 2019, it is exclusively the territory of the OCU.

Whatever the status of the communities and dioceses of the "UOC-MP" in the near future, after the atrocities of the Russians in Bucha, no community or diocese can have any canonical connection with Moscow. Away from Moscow!" says the theologian's note.