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Russia Lost the War of the Churches (70)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Church matters remain the leading topic in Ukrainian media, and the leading Ukraine topic in global mass media. Interesting statements by Pres Poroshenko and leader of the Crimean Tartars Dzhemilev. Honorary Patriarch of the OCU Filaret observes that the OCU will be the world’s second largest Orthodox… Continue reading Russia Lost the War of the Churches (70)

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (64)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarch parishes are rapidly defecting to Ukraine and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.  Numerous articles backing the law renaming the UOC-MP to indicate it is a part of the Russian Orthodox Church.  The article by Tony Wesolowsky at RFE/RL is outstanding.  The fusion of… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (64)

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The UOC-MP convened an extraordinary meeting of the Synod


A late development in the War of the Churches The UOC MP convened an extraordinary meeting of the Synod Why?  Why a late development?  Is it to: Unite with the UOC-Kyiv Patriarch (doubt it) Unite with the ROC officially and drop the UOC-MP?  (perhaps) Is it to claim “victimhood and oppression” from Kyiv to be… Continue reading The UOC-MP convened an extraordinary meeting of the Synod

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (55)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. It appears Russia is flailing about in desperation to find something, anything, to get their way when it comes to the Russian Orthodox Church trying to regain subordination of the Ukraine Orthodox Church. There is a common nickname for that: the mommy-daddy game.  If one parent says no, perhaps… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (55)

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (46)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The Ukrainian government investigation of the ROC Abbot of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, and the potential loss of religious artifacts, has produced some coverage in the Western media. The KP backgrounder is very good, reporting that the Abbot was famous for a very lavish lifestyle and unusual… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (46)

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (45)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. From some feedback that I have received, it is apparent that some readers do not understand the multiplicity of attack vectors that Russia is using to attack Ukraine. The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) lost the Ukraine Orthodox Church (UOC) through a ruling by their ‘headquarters’, the Ecumenical Orthodox Church. … Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (45)