Uniates in Ukraine call for “Primitive Unity” with the Orthodox

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Uniates in Ukraine call for “Primitive Unity” with the Orthodox

Hat tip: M.C.

(Interfax) – The leader of the Uniates Lubomir Husar called for the unification of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the self-proclaimed “Kiev Patriarchate and Ukrainian autocephalous Orthodox Church, as well as the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in one local Church of the country.

“We have a desire to see these four branches back to the primitive unity. But this unity will not be the same as in the times (prince), Vladimir (Grand – IF),” – said the head of Church in Tuesday’s press conference Kiev.

According to L. Husar, the establishment of a united church of Kiev should occur in the form of participations – need to combine faith and traditions of each of the branches to leave. “We are all equal … We are the same can be only in the holy faith. And those already operating time, tradition, way – this is secondary. We must learn to be tolerant to each other, take it, do not insist that we must all become like one or another branch “, – the head of the Uniates.

In the view of L. Husar, Patriarch, who will head one local church, could belong to any of the four branches, and the spiritual center of the united Church will be Cathedral of St. Sophia in Kiev.

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church came under the Brest union in 1596 to unite the Orthodox and Catholic churches in the territory of the Commonwealth with the recognition of the primacy of the Pope and a number of Roman Catholic canon, while maintaining the Eastern rite.

After the Lviv Cathedral Church in 1946 has been eliminated, although continued to operate illegally in the western regions of Ukraine and abroad. In 1989, the Church in fact was re-legalized as a result of diplomatic agreements between Mikhail Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II.

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  • Arturus

    The Eastern Orthodo9x Church has been a complete failure in the mission
    of the Church to evangelize the world. And in those places where it has
    been ascendant, it has been over-run by Islamic hordes, Communism, and
    secularism. It is a complete failure, still living in the first
    millennium. I recently returned from a pilgrimage to the middle east. In
    the holy land, the sacred spaces are hovels,ruled over by real Greek
    pricks! And in the Turkish world, it is all just ruins. Disgraceful!
    Become eastern orthodox? Get real! Crapulous, and with nothing to
    recommended them!

    • HmkEnoch

      The Patriarchates there are not even Orthodox anymore; they mostly ceased being Orthodox after they completely gave into ecumenism, modernism, Sergianism, and ethnicism. In America the Patriarchates don’t even care about moral issues; for example, the Ecumenical Patriarch has been notorious for his pro-abortion stance, yet no one seems to care in the ‘official Church’. The Bulgarian Patriarchate metropolitan in America was exposed being a KGB agent, and it was just accepted. The seminary at St. Vladimir’s teaches the Scriptures are just fables, and one of their famed professors said many of the Gospel miracles are legends that never happened. The Antiochian Patriarchate clergy give communion to the Muslim spouses the Antiochian husband or wife. Most of the Patriarchal clergy have no concern with missionary work, and many/most don’t even believe the Orthodox Church is the one True Church; therefore, if that’s the case, and everyone just gets into heaven irrespective of what you believe or do, it doesn’t really matter.
      This is why you have traditionalist, or true, Orthodox Churches. This is why I and others, left the Patriarchal churches as in apostasy.

      • Not completely irrespective, they have a passionate hatred of us. Jews, Muslims, Hindus, or probably even Mormons are just fine with them. It seems to be championed lately by a rising tide of Johnny come lately converts.

      • Arturus

        Thanks for the reply Enoch. So which are the “true” Orthodox churches?

        • HmkEnoch

          Where do you live? In Ukraine?

          -Fr. Enoch

          • Arturus

            No, in Australia. Is it germane?

          • HmkEnoch

            Ok. Are you asking for a list of Churches in the ‘abstract’ who profess True Orthodoxy? Or are you looking for a concrete parish and mission listing in Australia?