Why is the tone of the villain still respectful?
The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany was not met these days in Kiev with such honors, as the leader of the Greek quarter of the city of Istanbul. But Germany is also the guarantor of the Minsk agreements, thanks to which Ukraine is still showing signs of life, and the EU locomotive. Whereas the Istanbul Patriarchate is one of hundreds, if not thousands, religious organizations. But it was the head of the dwarf patriarchy, Zelensky and Shmygal, who were invited to Kiev, in fact, with the state (!) visit. After all, it was not confined to a religious, and by the state date - the 30th anniversary of the "independence of Ukraine".
The state significance of the visit of a foreign religious figure was evidenced by the fact, that not only social events with his participation, but all his services were broadcast by the First National TV Channel. Finally, and the Ukrainian Epifanchik Bartholomew blurted out in his simplicity, that the visit of his boss is "state-church".
However, was it a visit at all in the diplomatic sense?? After all, according to tomos, SCU is a division of the Istanbul Patriarchate. Bartholomew and names Ukrainians as children of the "Mother Church of Constantinople". And the head of the Department of Religious Affairs of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers Uniate Yurash, who met this holiness at the airport together with Prime Minister Shmygal and his dowry Epifan, He stated: "Your Holiness - you are at home!»
Yes there, on the same day, the SCU recognized this holiness as "Divine"! As such, the Istanbul patriarch of the SCU was presented at the evening service in St.Andrew's Cathedral in Kiev, built by the Russian Empress Elizabeth.
Not surprising, what's on the solemn, but for the purely monastic meal of the SCU, the table in strict fasting was filled with modest food, which confused part of the Internet community a lot.
Looks like, more eaters attended the banquet in honor of the universal deity, than at his first Kiev "divine service". Expected to get about 4 thousand. people ... However, only the Aryan pagans from "Azov" * publicly volunteered to take part in the service.
As an "alaverda" to the Ukrainian neo-Nazis, the Fuhrer of the Aryan Hellenes spoke at the "Veteran Forum “Ukraine 30″». To the deserved punishers, their patriarch opened, that they "defend this land" with 2013 of the year. He's partly right: the first murders were committed by "peaceful protesters" in November 2013 of the year.
Much more people were at the next service in St. Sophia Cathedral. There, the headliner was the local idol of the "Thomas Witnesses".
All the cameras at the "liturgy" were not turned to Bartholomew or Epiphanes
The audience was much more attracted by the opportunity to take a selfie with the tomos bearer, rather than listening to the boring Greek chants of the tomosor.
Photo - SERGIUS FOTIK
With the blessed photo-communion, the shaved ones dispersed.
Photo - SERGIUS FOTIK
And the overripe "marvels" had a wonderful opportunity to "marvel at people and show themselves" in such a chosen society ...
... which was only allowed through metal detectors. Even the "holy fathers".
Photo - SERGIUS FOTIK
Such an audience gathered for a cultural event no more than a thousand. But the parishioners of the canonical church in Ukraine, who met the Istanbul guest all the way from Boryspil airport to Verkhovna Rada (first point of visit), there were more than ten thousand. Orthodox Christians held posters demanding an end to the seizure of churches, return the captured and generally repent, or at least go out - communicate with believers. However, the police began to clean up the banners mentioning the name of Bartholomew., and in some places the picketers themselves. For example, policemen detained a man, who held a poster that said: "St. Andrew's Church is the heritage of Orthodoxy, not Satanism ".
Of course, it was naive to believe, that an Istanbul thief will read these banners. The curtains of his limousine were drawn, and the patrolmen organized a "green corridor", blocking traffic. The motorcade entered the parliament through the backyard, so that in front of the main entrance not to overshadow the picture of "a joyful meeting of their patriarch by a grateful people"!
At Rada, the "peace of mind" of the Ecumenical Patriarch was protected from the believers of the UOC (MP) National Guard units.
And already inside the building, an honor guard was assigned to him..
The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine escorted the distinguished guest through the anus and back.
It turns out, The ecumenical patriarch refused to meet with his "spiritual children", albeit lost. He announced, that all Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are henceforth "children of the STSU", and "the mother church for the CCU is the Ecumenical Patriarchy".
And if without Greek guile, did all these pickets and demands for a meeting to exhort "His Holiness" make sense?, when it committed the gravest crime - an attempt on the unity of the Body of Christ? It's as if in 1941 the year the Kievites met Guderian without participation in the Kiev defensive operation, but calls to rethink your behavior.
Defective tone to all these "meetings of Bartholomew", which he did not pay attention to, asked the Congress of Monasticism of the UOC-MP, which took place a month ago - it looks like, another political technological "find" of the philanthropists of the Kiev Metropolitanate of the UOC. The task of the congress was to unanimously vote for documents prepared in advance within one daylight hours. One of these without any discussion of the adopted texts was "Address to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople". "We, monastics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, we appeal to you to assess the consequences of your actions and reconsider your decision, - the document says. - Become the first bishop and father recognized for all Orthodox Christians again ... We, hierarchs, abbess and abbess of all holy monasteries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, we offer our prayers to the Merciful Lord that, to grant you to behold, what has your desire to unite the legitimate Church with those, who left her decades earlier and, strengthened in hard-heartedness, sows confusion and division among ordinary people ".
Still somehow one could understand, if such exhortations and petitions were made two years ago, when the first religious massacre in Ukraine took place and Bartholomew would have realized, what did he do. However, he has never condemned the violence since then.. Therefore, many expected, what is such a costly event (delegates arrived from 258 monasteries and 56 hermitages) held for, to initiate anathema to Bartholomew in front of the Council of Bishops.
Likewise, the pickets of the laity on the day of Bartholomew's arrival would make sense., if instead of raising banners-exhortations a loud "Anathema!». That with such a number of church people would be a powerful incentive for the hierarchy to declare anathema to the heretic.
From the same, that the tone of the villain remains respectful, little will change. “They give preference to foreign interests, and not church criteria ". No, this is not about Phanar - in fact, the "Orthodox" department of the US State Department (guarded Bartholomew in Kiev by the US special services, by the way). This is the head of Phanar, literally on the eve of the visit, described those, who encourages him to return to the canonical field of Orthodoxy. It is no coincidence that Zelensky assured Bartholomew that, that the religious factor in Ukraine is a "hybrid weapon of the aggressor".
It's funny after that to read the assurances of the self-proclaimed "speaker of the UOC" (actually, Deputy Head of the Department for External Church Relations) About, that the "favoritization" of the SCU "comes from officials, remaining from the time of Poroshenko ".
I just want to ask the father-speaker, and Zelensky with Shmygal, singing Hosanna "tomos" and inviting Bartholomew to Ukraine, these are also middle-level officials, remaining from the time of Poroshenko? A, can, on the contrary - bendability for any, the current power comes from some of the priests, put in the days of the head of the DECR, which is now in the SCU?
Good thing, genuinely authorized to speak on behalf of the church in Ukraine by the manager of the UOC (MP) Metropolitan Anthony expressed a much more principled position: no participation in government events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of independence, if Bartholomew is there.
Zelensky saw the crown of these events as the Crimean Platform, which was being prepared for a whole year.. With the same success, it was possible to establish a "Martian platform" with the participation of such space powers, Poland, Moldova, Finland, Denmark, North Macedonia, Bulgaria and the Baltic giants.
of course, the action with the "platform" ended in zilch. No wonder the experienced Merkel refused to participate in this disgrace, even being in Kiev. However, this was not the only reason why the chancellor received such a cold welcome.. Literally on the eve of the celebrations, Zelensky finally made it clear, that no "locomotive" will help him to stretch Ukraine into the EU. As the participant of the "Crimean Platform" put it, Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis, "The launch of the procedure for Ukraine's membership in the EU" "unlikely in the coming years".