UOC hierarch comments on OCU’s celebration of Christmas on 25 December
Metropolitan Luke of Zaporizhzhia and Melitopol said that the decision of the OCU to celebrate Christmas on December 25 is a step towards merging with Catholicism.
Metropolitan Luke of Zaporizhzhia and Melitopol called the decision of the OCU to postpone the date of Christmas "the victory of Olivier over beetroot salad". Vladyka wrote about this on his Telegram channel.
The UOC hierarch noted that the permission of the OCU to celebrate the Nativity of Christ on December 25 has as its goal not some spiritual-practical interests, but a desire to please the belly for the New Year.
“The global trend is already moving towards the idea that after death the body is best used as fertilizer for gardens, but for this, of course, it must be well nourished so that the fertilizer is of high quality. Pitiful arguments, “so that it is not like the others,” one can continue – “so that it is not like the Mother of all Churches – Jerusalem,” added Vladyka.
The Metropolitan of Zaporizhzhia and Melitopol suggested that Dumenko, following this logic, conduct an audit of the saints, once and for all deleting Luke of Crimea, Seraphim of Sarov, Sergius of Radonezh, Seraphim of Vyritsky and hundreds more names of the righteous, who are revered throughout the Orthodox world, from Christmas time.
His Eminence called the decision to postpone the date of Christmas a practical step towards merging with Catholicism, noting that even the Uniates did not take this step.
“And those, in turn, assure the whole world of their readiness to create such a kind of Chrislamism – a compost from all religions. That is, in fact, instead of Living Water flowing into Eternal Life, they want to offer us a stinking slurry under the guise of a global religion of "love". Only this will be love not to God, but to his antipode, and we know his name," assured Metropolitan Luke.
Earlier, the “synod” of the OCU authorized church rectors to decide on the date of the celebration of the Nativity of Christ on their own.