EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis). I thought we had seen everything in the crazy times we live in, but it seems that 2022 has many more surprises for us… Please look at this poster from the official gift shop of the White House, where the two top brass ornaments celebrate Christmas and the Ukrainian Orthodox Feast of Epiphany… But wait!… Isn’t Zelensjy a Jew? Yes, he is… And isn’t his wife, Olena Zelenska, an Orthodox Christian? Yes, she is… I tried to find more information online, but I could hardly verify it – very little is known about their wedding in 2003… And I have a big question mark whether she is under the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC) or not – I remember seeing somewhere that she is… And how about their kids’ religious affiliation? If they follow the Jewish practice, the children should follow the mother’s religion…
But the White House Gift store has no real interest in religion these days, except exploiting it for the “optics” (what a silly term!)… And so they make Zelensky the Jew part of Christmas and Epiphany!! Does Patriarch Bartholomew have anything to say? No, nothing at all!! On the opposite: You might soon see a statement coming out of the Phanar in favor of the “pan-religion,” and they would certainly see this “Zelensky celebrating Epiphany” as a step in the right direction!! We are lucky they haven’t (yet) allowed holy communion to dogs!!
God save us all!…
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