2 thoughts on “Russian orthodox church (ie, the KGB) in Ukraine refuses burial service to a fallen Ukrainian soldier

  1. beauregard

    Isn’t that the reason there is a Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church?

    Do you think that Rome was any different in WWII?

    Maybe you should check out Peter and Paul Church in Lviv and ask them if they accept Kiev or Moscow or march to their own drummer?

    Now you are finding out why there are many independent Christian churches…

    For some of the over the hill gang, what you experienced is nothing new.

    Some seek power…

    1. Roman

      From Wikipedia — The 2006 Razumkov Centre survey indicates:[3]

      14.9 percent of believers identify themselves with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kiev Patriarchate;

      10.9 percent are adherents of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (which has the largest number of churches in Ukraine and claims up to 75% of the Ukrainian population[4]);

      5.3 percent belonged to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (sometimes referred to as the Uniate, Byzantine, or Eastern Rite Church);

      1.0 percent belonged to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church;

      0.6 percent belonged to the Roman Catholic Church;

      0.9 percent identified themselves as Protestants (Pentecostal, Baptist, Lutheran, Mennonites, Adventists);

      0.1 percent follow Jewish religious practices;

      3.2 percent said they belonged to “other denominations”.

      62.5 percent stated they are not religious or did not clearly identified their church allegiance (many Orthodox Ukrainians do not clearly self-identify with a particular denomination and, sometimes, are even unaware of the affiliation of the church they attend as well as of the controversy itself, which indicates the impossibility to use the survey numbers as an indicator of a relative strength of the church).


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