The schismatics’ “main focus is on politics, perhaps not on saving the heart, ” Dcn. Georgy said.
The repentant Dcn. Georgy is regarding the far right. Picture: ovruch. Church.ua
Another cleric has repented associated with the soul-destroying sin of schism and gone back to Jesus Christ when you look at the canonical Ukrainian Church, bringing their parishioners with him.
On March 10, within the cathedral into the town of Korosten when you look at the Zhytomyr Province, into the existence of His Eminence Metropolitan Vissarion of Ovruch and Korosten and 5 priests, Deacon Georgy Shevchuk repented of their amount of time in the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” (KP) under “Patriarch” Philaret Denisenko, states the press service that is diocesan.
“We accept you with comfort and love and rejoice at your come back to the Church that is holy of, which in Ukraine is headed by their Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and all sorts of Ukraine, ” Met. Vissarion told the repentant deacon.
“You desired to make amends for the sin by arranging and creating a church that is small Osivka. May the father assist you to along with your parishioners in this holy cause, ” the bishop added.
As Dcn. Georgy had written inside the penitential page, the parishioners from their community also indicated the aspire to come back to the canonical Church and in addition penned a letter that is penitential the diocesan chancellor.
In accordance with Dcn. Georgy, during their amount of time in the KP he noticed that “the primary focus is on politics, maybe not on saving the soul, ” and therefore the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine, ” which he had been forced to join, “is engaged in politicking and inciting enmity and hatred. ”