UOC MP reaction to defamation about prayers for RF army in Service books

29 November 2018. Metropolitan Jonathan (Yeletskikh) of Tulchin and Bratslav and priests of the Tulchin eparchy of the UOC are going to give advisors to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Service books to assure them: at Divine services in the UOC, they do not pray either for Putin or the RF army, reports Metropolitan Jonathan’s official website.

Clerics of the Tulchin eparchy of the UOC are planning to attach a “respectful request” to their gift to find in the liturgical books “non-existent fake prayers for the Russian army and for the RF President V.Putin”.

On November 28, during a visit to the Ascension Church of the “Kiev Patriarchate” and communication with residents of the Kozelets village in the Chernigov region, Petro Poroshenko said that in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, services begin with a prayer for Kirill and Putin.