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Friday, 11 July 2014

11 July 2014. Video from the Burial of Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan in Kiev

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The above is a 23-minute clip of part of the burial service of Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan in Kiev.

BMD

Thursday, 10 July 2014

10 July 2014. Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan’s Funeral Procession in Kiev

00 metr vladimir funeral. Kiev. 10.07.14

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Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan died on 5 July… it’s been awaited for some time, in fact, a locum, Metropolitan Onufry Berezovsky exercises the office of Metropolitan of Kiev and all the Ukraine. Of course, the Church allowed no Uniate or schismatical clergy to take part in the ceremonies, despite pressure from the criminal illegitimate junta. The UOC/MP Holy Synod will choose a successor, but it’s a foregone conclusion. Metropolitan Onufry will take over, and he’s already taken a hard-line against Uniate and schismatical interlopers. The UOC/MP represents 85 percent of the Orthodox believers in the Ukraine, but the schismatics simply have better press in the USA, especially, from running dogs like Radio Liberty. The Uniates are only 8 percent of the population, whilst most studies on religion in the Ukraine have major flaws… most Orthodox see themselves as simple believers, they don’t explicitly call themselves Orthodox, so, the stupid clueless intellectuals mark them as “religiously uninvolved”… I shit you not, that’s how divorced from reality most current “academics” are. So, if you see “studies” purporting to show massive support for schismatics or for huge numbers of atheists/agnostics, do disbelieve them.

The junta kept HH from attending… in any case, it was too dangerous for him. Some Uniate or schismatical nutter would’ve fired at him… the imprudence of it proved the most decisive in the end. The junta doesn’t have the power to guarantee public safety, and Uniate thugs roam the streets, acting as unregulated and unrestrained vigilantes, brutalising all those that they care to. There’s only one good result from this… when the junta falls, it’ll turn the people against the Unia. Ergo, HH couldn’t come… not only was the “government” opposed, that “government” can’t even provide basic safety and security to its citizens, let alone a distinguished guest.

As for Metropolitan Vladimir, вечная память… there’s nothing else to say, is there?

BMD

Monday, 23 June 2014

BREAKING NEWS… Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan in Critical Condition… Internal Bleeding… End May Be Near

00 Metropolitan Onufry with Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan. 25.02.14

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Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine is declining, he has internal bleeding. Metropolitan Aleksandr Drabinko, the Secretary of the First Hierarch of the UOC/MP, said, “His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir has internal bleeding, so I ask everyone to pray for him. However, in terms of modern medicine, it isn’t critical, he’s receiving all possible care. His life isn’t threatened. Now, he’s in a Kiev clinic for treatment”.

Editor:

Liar, liar, pants on fire… I think that there’s more to this than what’s obvious. To be frank, this is the sorta thing released close to a person’s death to get people ready for it. He may not be in IMMEDIATE (that is, in the next hour or two) danger, but internal bleeding is always dicey. Pray for Metropolitan Vladimir… we’re Christians…

BMD

23 June 2014

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=55679

Thursday, 23 January 2014

A Plea for Peace at the Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra

00 Yanukovich at the Kievo Pechersky Lavra. 23.01.14

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On 22 January, with the blessing of Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine, there was a molieben at the Assumption Cathedral of the Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra for the Ukrainian Day of National Unity. At the head of the clergy were Metropolitan Pavel Lebed of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl (Metropolitan Vicar), the Superior of the Lavra, and Metropolitan Antony Pakanich of Borispol and Brovary, the Chancellor of the UOC/MP. Concelebrating were Bishop Ilarion Shishkovsky of Makarov (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), Bishop Iosif Maslennikov of Romny and Buryn, Bishop Feodosy Snigiryov of Boyarka (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), Bishop Varsonofy Stolyar of Borodyanka (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), Bishop Damian Davydov of Fastov (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), and Bishop Nikolai Pochtovy of Vasilkov (Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev), along with many other clergy; besides this, many believers attended, including, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, Secretary of the National Security and Defence of the Ukraine Andrei Klyuyev, General Procurator of the Ukraine Viktor Pshonka, and Anatoly Prisyazhnyuk (former SBU general), the head of the Kiev Regional State Administration.

Before starting the service, referring to present events in Kiev, Metropolitan Antony urged believers to raise fervent prayer to God to end the violence and bring reconciliation of the warring parties. During the past day, there have been violent confrontations between police and rioters. A representative of the website Orthodoxy in the Ukraine asked Metropolitan Antony to give some comments on the continuing crisis. Vladyki Antony said, “Today, we celebrate the Ukrainian Day of National Unity with a sense of sadness and grief. The country is on the brink of the abyss. This morning, all of us heard the shocking news about the latest clashes in the centre of Kiev and the death of one of the rioters. Again, and yet again, the Church demands a stop to the violence. People! Come to your senses! Opposition leaders should make every effort to stop the rioters attacking the police. Straight away, the authorities and opposition should sit down at the negotiating table. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church reaffirms its readiness to mediate in such negotiations. This day is a symbol of the Ukrainian land’s unity and of the Ukrainian people’s unity. However, today, we show the world not collegiality, but confrontation and conflict. We can’t have a strong state if there’s no unity amongst the people, in which there’s no dialogue between the government, opposition, and civil society. We offer prayers for our country and for our people. May the Lord give us the wisdom not to destroy our own country, not to drown in the depths of Civil War”.

22 January 2014

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/3533743.html

Editor’s Note:

Do note that the pro-Western suck-up Klichko didn’t show up. The only reason that Viktor Fyodorovich hasn’t crushed the criminal rioters without mercy as they deserve is that he’s a loyal spiritual son of the late Elder Zosima Sokur. He’s shown forbearance and patience with these unruly and violent elements. I think that if the rioters refuse to stop their thuggery, it’s time to take off the gloves. The Church should bless the security forces, then, they should move in to snuff out the rebels. Perhaps, that’d lead to Galicia seceding from the rest of the Ukraine… let them go… they’d find out that “independence” isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. It’d lead to consolidation of the Orthodox Ukrainian lands… let the Uniates go… let Zakarpattya be free of Galicia (they don’t deserve oppression from the Galician nutters)… then, there’d be peace. God willing, there’d be no need of a “population exchange”… but if the Uniates refuse to live in peace with us, that might be the only course.

Why must we live in such times?

By the way, the hierarchs were mostly men below 50… only two were above 50, and none were above 60. To put it bluntly, the legit Church isn’t a Church of the elderly; it isn’t a place of senescence. Don’t listen to Uniate and American propaganda. Stand with the REAL Church… that’s our DUTY as Orthodox Christians.

BMD

 

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