Archbishop Isichenko Concerned about Pompous Celebration of Baptism of Rus

7 June 2013, 14:42 | National religious question | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

ghjj.jpgA pompous celebration of the baptism of Kyivan-Rus every five years is not consistent with our traditions and threatens to impose Byzantine type church-state relations. This opinion was expressed by the Archbishop of Kharkiv and Poltava Ihor (Isichenko) on June 6 in Lviv during his book presentation.

"The fact that the celebration will be at the high state level with very strong political aspects greatly concerns me. In any case it does not correspond with our history and the history of the baptism of Rus. The very model of celebrating the baptism of Rus every 5 years has this danger, if not caesaropapism, but still the Byzantine type of relationship imposed on a church,"he said.

Archbishop Ihor said that the first celebration of the baptism of Rus was in the nineteenth century.

In Soviet times, in 1988, the government also decided to use that date to their greatest advantage.

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  • Linda Knox | 27 June 2016, 15:32

    That’s your only complaint that Catholics were not singled out? You must have a limited understanding about the importance of the Encyclical and a lot of free time on your hands. Perhaps you should

  • pavloosh | 27 June 2016, 14:23

    "In particular, she addresses an appeal to governments in that region to protect the Christian populations – Orthodox, Ancient Eastern and other Christians – who have survived in the cradle of

  • Georgio | 26 June 2016, 17:05

    Враховуючи те, що на останньому архієрейському соборі УПЦКП було допущено можливість існування в рамках автономії, такий сценарій має місце. Поживемо побачимо.

  • Игил | 24 June 2016, 22:01

    Не дає!

  • Ігор Мицько | 24 June 2016, 13:51

    Чи це дає можливість легалізації канонічности УПЦ КП.

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