UOC priest: Epiphany’s brother had a child baptized in our temple
According to the rector of the temple in the village, where Epipaphany grew up, members of the OCU "immoralize people spiritually but baptize their children in the UOC."
In 2019, the brother of the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Epiphany, had a child baptized in the temple of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Archpriest Vasily Gutsuliak, rector of the church in honor of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in the village of Staraya Zhadova, Chernivtsi region, told Klymenko Time reporters about this.
“I want to say that the younger brother (of Epiphany – Ed.) was a godfather and he was here,” said Fr. Vasily.
As the clergyman noted, members of the newly formed church structure “deceive people, lead people to spiritual immorality but have their children baptized in the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church."
Recall, on February 24, 2019, the faithful of Staraya Zhadova, the village where the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epiphany Dumenko spent his childhood, voted for their allegiance to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, led by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.
On November 1, 2019, the husband of Epiphany’s “godmother”, Mikhail Poliak, broke the locks at the UOC temple in honor of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Staraya Zhadova, after which the OCU activists entered the church. At the same time, Epiphany’s “godmother” Olga Poliak had previously stolen a large sum of money from the cash desk of the temple. An open letter addressed to the head of the OCU, in which the parishioners asked to return the illegally seized to them, was ignored.