Сandidate for president Alexander Vilkul expresses support for UOC
Ukrainian Orthodoxy is experiencing the hardest times of turmoil and schism, but our holy Orthodox faith will survive, says presidential candidate Alexander Vilkul.
On March 17, 2019, during the celebration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy Week at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the presidential candidate from “The Opposition Bloc – Peace and Development Party” Alexander Vilkul expressed support for the UOC and His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine. He wrote about this on his page on Facebook.
“I thank the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Onufry, for the meeting.
Orthodoxy and our country are experiencing the hardest times of turmoil and schism.
It was like that before. A thousand years ago, in order to please the worldly rulers, our Church almost died,” the politician emphasized.
He added that the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy is a holiday of victory over schism and heresy.
“Our Church has withstood. So do our country and our holy Orthodox faith now,” he writes.
Earlier, during the Week of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, the Divine service at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra was led by the Most Blessed Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, as the UOJ reported. On the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Primate of the UOC celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at the Refectory Church of St. Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves, which was attended by ambassadors and representatives of the embassies.