On 21 October, on the feastday of the Righteous St Aleksei Kabalyuk Confessor of Podkarpatskaya Rus (2001), as part of an archpastoral visit to the Diocese of Khust, Metropolitan Onufry Berezovsky of Kiev and all the Ukraine, the First Hierarch of the UOC/MP, served Divine Liturgy at St Nicholas Monastery in Iza-Karpovtlash (Khust Raion) in Podkarpatskaya. Besides, this day was the 100th anniversary of the tragic Maramorosh-Sigotsky trial of Orthodox activists in 1913-14. The accused were on trial because they professed the Orthodox faith openly. The main defendant was Priest Aleksei Kabalyuk… an active partisan in the movement to revive Orthodoxy in Podkarpatskaya. On 21 October 2001, the late Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan canonised St Aleksei at the St Nicholas Monastery.
At the service, which took place outdoors to accommodate a crowd of thousands of believers, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry served along with Metropolitan Mark Petrovtsy of Khust and Vinogradov, Metropolitan Fyodor Gayun of Kamenets and Gorodok, Metropolitan Sergei Gensitsky of Ternopol and Kremenetsk, Metropolitan Vladimir Moroz of Pochaev, Metropolitan Antony Pakanich of Borispol and Brovary (UOC/MP Chancellor), Archbishop Ioann Siopko of Kherson and the Tauride, Archbishop Fyodor Mamasuev of Mukačevo and Užgorod, Archbishop Melety Egorenko of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, Bishop Antony Borovik of Ugolsk, Bishop Efrem Yarinko of Berdyansk and the Primorsky, Bishop Kliment Vecherya of Irpensk, Bishop Paisjusz Martyniuk of Gorlice (Orthodox Church of Poland), Archimandrite Iov Stec (Secretary of the Diocese of Khust), governor Monastery Archimandrite Adrian Maleta (Superior of St Nicholas Monastery), the clergy of the monastery, and many clergy from the Diocese of Khust, the Orthodox Church of Czechia and Slovakia, and the Orthodox Church of Poland. Local officials came to the liturgy, including Vasili Gubal, the head of the Podkarpatskaya Oblast OGA, Podkarpatskaya Oblast Soviet Chairman Ivan Balogh, and Mayor of Khust Vladimir Kashchuk.
In his sermon to the assembled believers, Metropolitan Onufry described the tragic events of a century ago, and noted the example of courage and resilience in the faith shown by St Aleksei, along with all the other confessors with him. During the Liturgy, Metropolitan Onufry prayed for peace in the Ukraine. He also lifted up prayers for the repose of the souls of all those who fought for the Orthodox faith in Podkarpatskaya. After the end of the festive Liturgy, in gratitude for the archpastoral visit, the thousands of believers sang Many Years for Vladyki Onufry, along with the choir.
21 October 2014
Media Service of the UOC/MP
The Uniate pig who is the “Governor” of Podkarpatskaya Oblast refused to show up at the Liturgy. The head of the OGA (Oblast State Administration… the administrative apparat of the oblast) DID show. Note well that I I Balogh (the brother of V I Balogh) was at the Liturgy… that means that Vladyki Onufry confabbed with him. No one knows what went down… but it sure looks like Onufry is deep into plotting. The Balogh brothers (“Clan Balogh”… Viktor, Ivan, and Pavel) are the “bosses of Podkarpatskaya”. Nothing goes down without their say-so. Some say that V I Balogh (the most powerful brother) is in Hungary now (or has gone and has returned), for what, no one knows, although people have reported that he’s confabbed with both government and Jobbik figures. The Triumvirate shitcanned Geletei… Geletei was a major pal of the Baloghs. There’s no doubt that the Baloghs believe that they’re next on the shit list. There’s also no doubt that Vladyki Onufry believes that the junta isn’t long for this world and he’s gathering intel personally.
The Uniates are taking “stupid pills” big-time. They should have gone to this affair… but they didn’t… or the UOC/MP didn’t report it. The Uniates rant that they’re “Orthodox in Union with the See of Rome”. Until they recognise Ss Maksim Sandovich and Aleksei Kabalyuk… they aren’t. They’re peddling utter horseshit. These bodies have become nothing but Roman Catholics with a funny liturgy… as institutions, they’re NOT very Orthodox at all (note well that the “Byzantine Catholic” clergy and hierarchy kiss the junta’s ass, whilst the people don’t). God willing, “Byzantine Catholic” believers will see this… and do something of it. Your place at table IS waiting for you in the Last Homely Home…