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Empty Dormition Cathedral of Lavra during “Christmas service” shown online

About a dozen parishioners of the OCU, together with OCU representatives, gathered at the Holy Dormition Cathedral to celebrate Christmas in the new style.

The Network showed the almost empty Holy Dormition Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra during the Christmas “service” in the new style.

The UOJ has at its disposal video and photo materials from the “Christmas Vespers”, which today, on 24 December, is performed by OCU representatives at the Dormition Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

The video and photos show an almost empty temple, where about a dozen believers of the Dumenko structure are present at the “worship service” in addition to several “clergymen” of the OCU.

It should be noted that the “Vespers” on Christmas Eve in the new style is headed by the acting “abbot” of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Avrahamiy Lotysh.


As earlier reported, the OCU “chaplain” Nestor Nazarov recorded a video message in which he asked the head of the OCU, Epifaniy Dumenko, why the churches that had been converted to the OCU stand empty.

At the same time, Ukrainian President Zelensky assured that all Ukrainians celebrate Christmas on 25 December “as one nation”.


  1. This is a good sign.
    In 1204 the Latins took over St. Sophia in Constantinople for 57 years, and there was a similar phenomenon of the remaining Orthodox faithful rejecting their legitimacy, and not attending the Latin “Uniate” services.

    After the 1439 “pseudo council” of Florence where the clergy signed over authority to the Pope (except for St. Mark of Ephesus), it was the people that jeered and threw pieces of silver at the treasonous emperor / metropolitans / Patriarch, and it was the people who rejected this “agreement” to the point that it failed to take hold. Of course, today’s Phanariotes don’t agree with or even commemorate St. Mark of Ephesos, and it shows why…

    Again, the boycott of barbaric, heretical takeover of the Kiev Lavra by the faithful is a good sign.

  2. When the Latins captured they put a whore on the Patriarchal Throne in Saint Sophia. Little did we know we have had a whore on that throne for almost 50 years.


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