Vladyki Longin Zhar, Bishop of Banchensk, Vicar of the Diocese of Chernovtsy (UPTs/MP), called “The Father of 400 Orphans”, preached an extremely harsh sermon against the Ukrainian Civil War and the against the so-called Ukrainian “leadership”, which he called “cursed” and “Servants of Satan”. Moreover, he urged Ukrainian believers not to send their children to death, as it’s contrary to the Orthodox faith.
Bishop Longin on the Mobilisation
I urge you to be as one… don’t send your children to death! Our Orthodox faith doesn’t allow us to kill each other. They want us to kill our people, who live in peace and in God, for the sake of their petty political interests, for the sake of their business, to defend their leadership positions. My dear ones, you should NOT shoot and kill. God gives life and He takes it. Ukrainian leaders said, “The Orthodox faith is the greatest enemy of the Ukraine”. That’s what these oddballs said; that’s the unvarnished truth, they’re all blind.
Bishop Longin on the Victims of the Conflict in the Ukraine
How can you pick up arms and shoot at God’s creation? He, like you, has a mother, wife, and child. Who’s forcing us to kill each other? What was secret is now obvious… tens of thousands have died, but they claim that it’s only been hundreds. I do NOT bless you to take part in this war. We should act as peacemakers. About 10,000 soldiers died in this war, they don’t even tell their mothers that they’re no longer alive. I’m not involved in partisan politics, but the painful truth is that this war isn’t a war with an external enemy; it’s a fratricidal intramural war. The cursed leadership defends the USA, they want to see Orthodox people kill each other, meanwhile, they eat, drink, party, and make merry… all whilst blood flows in our holy homeland.
Bishop Longin on the Participation of the USA and the West in the Conflict
They will pay in full for the blood that stains their hands and their clothes. It’s all the handiwork of Damned Europe, of which the Holy Fathers said, “Don’t worship the beast”, and of America, who only sows hatred and bloodshed wherever it intervenes. Now, it watches us and enjoys the fact that Christians shed each other’s blood. Brethren, we all feel ourselves on the threshold of a Third World War. That’s why I appeal to you… Repent! I’m grateful that all the villages of Bukovina, that all its people rose up. We all say the same thing… “We won’t give up our children unto death!”
Bishop Longin on the Current Ukrainian Leadership
I’ll never commemorate the damned “leaders” of our country in the Divine Liturgy; they’re unbelievers with no fear of God, who sit in the seat of power and hand out orders to murder. There’s only one prayer possible for people like that… “Lord, if you still can, enlighten them, because they’ve taken darkness and Hell upon themselves”. They don’t want anything other than bloodshed, in which they find pleasure. They’re Satanists! They’re Servants of the Evil One. If they don’t stop what they’re doing, then, God will stop them, but only at the cost of great suffering.
16 September 2014
I was listening to the TV news today, and the absolute ignorance and hate poured out by Republican congressmen on our Russian motherland was just mindboggling. It’s clear that no Orthodox Christian can support any Republican candidate or support its theomachistic ideology. This is especially true of Anglo konvertsy… who’re in bed with godless Republicans. This is especially true of so-called “Ancient Faith Radio”, which indifferently associates with godless Evangelicals (“Jayzuss” isn’t related to the Lord Christ, and that’s that… a Russian bishop called them “Christian atheists”, and I agree wholeheartedly). They not only push theologically suspect notions (like the “toll houses”… a notion that the Church told us NOT to discuss), they also spread unreasoning hatred in Church circles, especially in re those that they consider “homosexuals” (I seem to notice that their “gaydar” is FUBAR… look at how WHO they support… I rest my case).
We face the same sort of evil here. The Republican Party worships Unbridled Evil… it bows low before the Almighty Dollar. Evangelicalism is nothing but a religious apologia for such Evil… it has little, if any, relation with real historical Christendom. Lex orandi, lex credendi… as one worships, so one believes. Indeed… it’s clear that Evangelical worship isn’t Christian liturgy, so, it’s clear that they aren’t Christians. We associate with such trash at our peril.
Anglo America stands for objective evil… and the Republican Party is the main source of that evil (“Winning is the only thing”). That’s that. It’s time to raise our voice…