EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis). Before Pat. Bartholomew proceeded to (as he was ordered – and blackmailed – by the Russophobic warmongers of the American establishment) to issue a tomos of “autocephaly” for the schismatics of Ukraine, he was very sternly warned by many Orthodox hierarchs and many diplomats that his actions would have as a result violence among the Orthodox in Ukraine.  He ignored all of them.  The only thing he did was to add a statement in his very first announcement about the Tomos, where he was urging against violence… It was laughable: on the one hand, he was seeding violence permanently, and on the other, he was “urging” against it… 

Five years later, we have seen countless scenes of violence in Orthodox Churches in Ukraine.  This report by Orthochristian.com is the latest one… Caution: You will be watching disconcerting scenes that no Orthodox church should ever experience…

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source – orthochristian.com

ORTHODOX FAITHFUL DEFEND THEIR CHURCH FROM SEIZURE, PARISHIONERS INJURED BY SCHISMATICS (+VIDEO)

Ladyzhyn, Vinnitsa Province, Ukraine, December 29, 2023

Photo: news.church.uaPhoto: news.church.ua

The Orthodox faithful of the Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in Ladyzhyzn, Vinnitsa Province, managed to protect their church from seizure by radical schismatics yesterday.

However, several parishioners were injured in the altercation.

The attempt began at around 9 AM and lasted for several hours. Several men in military uniforms were bussed in, jumped the church fence and cut the lock, and entered the church, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

However, the rector Fr. Evgeny Vorobiov and many parish faithful arrived to defend their church. Police were present but stood idly by as the altercation turned physical.

The seizure attempt was preceded by a meeting of “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” supporters on November 10, at which they voted to transfer the parish out of the Church and into the schismatic structure. However, the local Orthodox Christians gathered three days later and voted to remain faithful to Christ in the Orthodox Church.

The schismatic OCU enjoys the blessing and support of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria, Archbishop Georgios of Cyprus, and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens, even as its representatives continually turn violent against Orthodox Christians.

In comments to the Union of Orthodox Journalists, Fr. Evgeny explained that the parish rejected the police’s offer to seal the church until the matter can be resolved in court, knowing that the raiders could simply show up and seize the church at any time.

Instead, the faithful have closed themselves inside the church and intend to stay there as long as necessary to defend the sacred place. The door, torn off by the violent schismatics, was put back in place.

About 10 parishioners, including women, were injured while defending their church. Several people received bruises, one had his arm twisted, and another received severe scrapes on his shins when he was dragged across concrete blocks. The rector and several parishioners had their clothes torn.

Fr. Evgeny said that His Eminence Metropolitan Jonathan of Tulchin and the newly established Church Against Xenophobia and Religious Discrimination human rights group will bring the incident to international attention.

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    • And how about Orthodox Christians of Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and the middle East … and we should pray for all Christian Churches and Christians , Muslims and Jews who will suffer the consequences of the Jewish and Evangelical Christian Zionist Cabal who control the Biden Administration and U.S congress who are perpetuating genocide on the Muslim Populist of the Middle East and have killed millions of children in Iraq, libya , Syria , Palestine , Afganistan, Somalia, Yemen etc etc !
      Every Christian Church and Jewish Synague is now indicted for the crimes of the Jewish and Evangelical Zionist of the U.S. State Department , C.i,A , military and Zionist Joe Biden administratio of Jewish Zionist Agents who now continue to target civilians population of the world with War Crime Economic Sanctions pplicies which have been desinged to starve all civilians of the world who do not surrender their elected officials to the rule of the most heinous crime syndicate in World History … the U.S led EU/Nato syndicate!
      That right,,.. already Greek Orthodox churches in Turkey are being Vandalized in Turkey, and of course , Churches have been bombed in Gaza, and their are renewed attacks on Syrian Christian towns of Syria by Israeli and U.S supported Terrorist groups! The support by the U.S Evangelixal Zionist of America in committing genocide against the people of Paleatine have and will evoke attacks on all Christians denominations in non – Christian countries of the world who have been brutalized by U.S Why do you think the Muslim call … America and Western governments … “The Crusaders”

      Today, despicably, Jewish Zionist State department Head Blinken has without approval of the Congress , based on the fact tjat congress is away on holiday has provided hundreds of thousands of shell to Israel to rearm them to continue the mass murder of the civilian population of Palestine including Orthodox Christians !
      We had the “Good German of Nazi Germany” , now we have the Good ” Jew and American ” of Zionist America and Israel! Now you have something to pray about beyond Orthodox Christians of Ukraine!

  1. Black Bart needs to be overthrown as do his arch-bishops of the U.S., Australia, and Western Europe. These wolves only understand one thing: money. I stopped my stewardship, contributions, attendance until they’re removed.

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