Wednesday, October 20, 2010

15th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Philaret (Denisenko) of Kiev

The schismatic Kiev Patriarchate is preparing to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the enthronement of its first hierarch, Patriarch Philaret (Denisenko) of Kiev and All the Ukraine, this Thursday. More here.

Patriarch Philaret was defrocked by the Russian Orthodox Church, within which he was a senior hierarch under the Soviet Yoke, for immorality and for leading part of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church into schism through union with the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, a World War II-era creation supported by Germany, at the behest of the Ukrainian government.

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