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Priests launched a flash mob in support of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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Priests launched a flash mob in support of Ukrainian Orthodox Church


11.12.2018

Priests launched a flash mob in support of Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Photo: Facebook

The clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) started a flash mob in support of the church, Izvestia reports. The priests chose this way to show that they would not be intimidated by the pressure from the intelligence agencies. 

Photo: facebook.com

The flash mob was started by archpriest Vasily Nachev. "I support the UOC and I am ready to be summoned to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)," he wrote on his personal Facebook page.  The priest explained that this way the participants would prove that they remained faithful to the canonical church and its head, Metropolitan Onufry. 

Other UOC priests and worshippers supported the action and the flashmob went viral.

The Russian Orthodox Church also supported the initiative. The head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda noted that the pressure from Kiev did not deprive the UOC clergy of a stiff upper lip and courage. 
 
The personal data of some participants have already appeared on the infamous Mirotvorets website "Peacemaker". They were declared opponents of the independence of Ukrainian Orthodoxy and accused of "manipulating socially important information."


Russkiy Mir reported earlier the UOC to believe that Kiev used the same methods as the repressive machine that operated during the Soviet period to get the autocephaly. Searches were conducted in the houses of priests in several dioceses, the SBU searched the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. There are many facts confirming that the Ukrainian government officials threaten, insult and do other things that violate fundamental rights.
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