In Vinnitsa in the diocesan office has summoned for interrogation the priests that are most favorable to the position of Metropolitan Simeon, who did not sign the resolution condemning the intention of Constantinople to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church. About this Facebook said the priest Vinnitsa Victor Parandak.
It is noted that the priests encouraged him to convene a General meeting of all the Vinnytsia eparchy of the UOC on November 19.
“In the diocesan office has summoned for interrogation the most loyal to the Autocephalous position of Metropolitan Simeon deans and the priesthood of the areas that clearly indicates that the Lord their position change is not intended and carefully gathers together all the “prihilny”. The bottom line is clear: if November 19 is still happen the General diocesan Assembly, Bishop Simeon intends to show that “not all so is simple in the Danish Kingdom”. And he supposedly also has its own – Autocephalous wing, even a wing underdeveloped and weak (I would add, and rotten), but it’s there,” wrote Parandak.
The priest noted that more than 90% of the priests of the city of Vinnytsia has officially declared that does not agree with the current anti-Church position of Metropolitan Simeon.
“I think now is the time for words and actions on the issue of the Primate of our Church, his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry. We are patiently waiting. And Vladyka Simeon, if you do not change your decision, even his apostasy may serve the service of the Church – to become “orderly forest”. Let them collect under his wing the whole rabble of opportunists from the priesthood, for which their area of comfort, coziness and tranquility is more important than Christ and the Truth, and let go once the Autocephalous schism! Good riddance!” – added Parandak.
The mood in Vinnytsia diocese also posted a video 112 channel – it believers require the Metropolitan Simeon to support the position of the UOC-MP. This opinion they expressed on the extra fees of the clergy, which took place in Vinnitsa.
Meeting participants expressed support for the decisions of the Council of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which severed ties with Constantinople, said in the story.
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