Metropolitan Oleksandr (Drabynko): young people cannot fathom why the Church is subordinate to Moscow

Metropolitan Oleksandr (Drabynko): young people cannot fathom why the Church is subordinate to Moscow - фото 1
Metropolitan Oleksandr (Drabynko) of the OCU believes that the withdrawal of communities from the UOC-MP is inevitable - people will simply "vote with their feet".

He stated this, commenting on the words of the famous theologian, Archimandrite Cyril (Hovorun), that the UOC-MP has lost its canonical and theological meaning for its existence.

"I am grateful to Father Cyril for his wonderful quintessence of both his own thoughts and observations. I solidarize with every word. And I will also add that the further you go, the less popular will be the "wolf-borrowed shameless eyes" when joining somebody else's family," he wrote on Facebook.

"As for the "episcopal losses", they are inevitable - parishioners are opening their eyes and developing their canonical consciousness due to access to information and the spread of religious education. They will "vote with their feet". I often communicate with young people who study at the Kyivan universities - they do not understand at all what the "Russian World" is and how come (in canonical terms) that Ukraine should be subordinate to the Moscow Patriarch and the Russian Church!?" said the Metropolitan of the OCU.

In an interview for RISU, Archimandrite Cyril (Hovorun) said that after the creation of the OCU, the existence of the UOC-MP no longer has any canonical sense. When the Moscow Patriarchate clergymen realize that separate existence has not ground, this will open the way to reunification.