The Ukraine will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Uniate Metropolitan Andrei Sheptitsky as a state holiday. On Tuesday, 227 out of 320 Rada People’s Deputies voted for the resolution. The Rada recommended that the Cabinet should organise a committee to create, develop, and approve a plan for the preparations, implementation, and financing of the 150th anniversary of Sheptitsky’s birth on 29 July 2015. Sheptitsky headed the Uniate UGKTs in 1900-44. He consistently fought to separate the Ukraine from Russia, not only in a political matters, but also in a spiritual sense. During the First World War, Sheptitsky advocated that after Austro-German troops occupied the Ukraine, they should rip the Church there away from Russia. He believed that the Unia was the only means to effect a permanent separation from the Russian Church and to establish a single spiritual centre in the Ukraine. During the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine, Sheptitsky enthusiastically welcomed the German occupation of Lvov and Kiev. He tacitly approved and blessed repressions against Jews, Communists, and other “undesirable elements”, and he took part in forming the Galizien SS Division.
Some circles allege that Sheptitsky secretly aided Jews… the record shows that he didn’t do so directly. He allowed some of his monasteries to do so… that was it. His brother K Ya Sheptitsky was much more active in this (being made a Righteous Amongst the Nations for so doing). Yad Vashem refused to name A Ya Sheptitsky a Righteous… six voted against him, two abstained, and five approved. After the capture of Kiev on 23 September 1941, he sent Hitler a congratulatory letter, where he welcomed the Führer as “the invincible commander of the incomparable and glorious German army”. He also cooperated with full vigour with the Nazis. Interestingly enough, he was always a servile and obsequious sort… he sucked up equally to the Habsburgs, White Poles, Soviets, and Nazis.
By the way, John Jillions worked for a Uniate institute, the so-called “Sheptitsky Institute” in Canada. I don’t find it coincidental that Jillions has a similar personality to that of Sheptitsky… servile to the powers-that-be, a streak of cruelty, bootless emotional “compassion”, and opposition to Holy Rus. He’s a quisling, traitor, and double-dealer (just like Sheptitsky)… the OCA will rue the day that it allowed such an equivocal sort into its central apparat.
One last thing… the “Ukraine” doesn’t have enough money to pay proper pensions, but it has money to waste on this. None dare call such EVIL…
17 June 2014