The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Onuphrius had stated that Ukraine is trying to subjugate God

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The Primate of the UOC Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry said that in Ukraine there is an attempt to take possession of the Church, subordinate to God himself, but this is the wrong spiritual line, which will not bring blessings to the Ukrainian land and its people.

In his first address to the Ukrainian people on the TV channel «inter» on Saturday morning he told a parable from the Bible about the sower, which talks about sowing the word of God and on different soil of human hearts. Such applications will now be aired on the channel every Saturday.

«Unfortunately, today in our country circulates a spiritual line where you are trying to make God his debtor, that God should do what we want. We are looking for buttons to click and to make God obedient to himself. This false spirituality, this is the wrong spirituality. Not all people are this way, but there are some that go this way and try to conquer God, even through the Church. They think that if they take over the Church, and we will manage, then God will have nowhere to go, he will have to listen to us. This is a mistaken view, which does not bring any blessings to those who profess this idea or all our Ukrainian land and people,» said Andrew in his address.

According to him, there are people with hearts of stone, they believe in God, but their lives are not built on the commandments, and their desires.

The authorities in Kiev and non-canonical Church structure in Ukraine hope till the end of the year to receive the Tomos of autocephaly from Constantinople, but Tomos can get the Primate of the «United» Church, it needs to select on the «unification Council» of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine, which date is not appointed yet. This canonical UOC said that is not going to participate in this event.

Because of the decision of Constantinople to begin providing non-canonical autocephaly churches in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church is called the schism, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on 15 October announced the severance of communication with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the ROC, including Ukraine and Belarus. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has called canonically void, and saw politics in the abolition of Constantinople by the act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople lost its right to be called the coordinating centre of Orthodoxy. In the Russian Orthodox Church hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.

The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Onuphrius had stated that Ukraine is trying to subjugate God© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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