Metropolitan Paul Pulled Out of Canonical Parish for Arrest

His High-Eminence Orthodox Metropolitan Paul, the Abbot of the Great Kiev Monastery, arrested by the Ukrainian Police, as a suspect for supporting Russian invasion. 


  1. All of this is like something you would read about from the lives of the Saints

  2. Chris Banescu says

    Zelensky’s thugs are persecuting a righteous bishop who did nothing wrong except speak the truth and defend the faithful and the Church.

    Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

  3. John 18:11 [KJV]
    Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath:
    the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

  4. He is sentenced to two months of house arrest without the right to visit Lavra. They put an electronic bracelet on his leg. The house he was ordered to live for the next two months is not suitable for living. The Union of Orthodox Journalists reported that the Ukrainian government is considering to give Lavra to Bartholomew.

  5. Well, when Z kicks God out of Kiev the vacuum will be filled with none other than Satan.

  6. Prayer for Christian Martyrs

    Lord, so great is our love for you
    That even though we walk in a world
    where speaking your name can mean certain death
    Your faithful still speak it
    And speak it all the louder.

    Help us work for a world where all may speak their creeds
    And pray their prayers
    Without fear of violence.

    Hear the prayers of those who abide with you
    in dangerous times
    and in dark valleys,
    And who die with your name on their lips.
    Draw them quickly to your side
    Where they might know eternal peace.

  7. I would like to borrow words from one Serbian hierarch: There is no Ukrainian state that would allow having Church that also belongs to Moscow.

    • That Church that belongs to Moscow populated the entire landscape before 2018 when Bartholomew darkened their doors. One wonders where all those people are.

      • That is an excellent question. How can you be so dumb to fight against your own beign for old man from Bosphor and senial man in Washington.

  8. Dcn John says

    Our tax dollars at work

  9. An Ukrainian Church for the Ukrainian people. Having a church controlled by the state that is literally invading you, stealing your territories and murdering your people is insane.

    • An Ukrainian Church for the Ukrainian people.
      I am not sure anymore if they deserve the Church, moreso if they let this go. You have to fight for the Church. This what Mitrpolitan Paul said, you can’t be silent anymore.

    • I guess we should have taken all the Catholic churches away when we were fighting Mussolini and the Lutheran ones, and heck all the Metropolia parishes during the Cold War, cause you know, democracy and religious freedom and like such as.

  10. Prayers for Metropolitan Paul, suffering clergy, and faithful of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church!

  11. I will also cut quick :). Of course they had. Belarusians too have a Church. Montenegro too. But was never autocephalous Church. And in the Ukrainian Nazi state they will have to fight for the Church.

  12. In addition to praying just for peace, our churches here in the U.S. should also be praying for the suffering clergy and faithful of the TRUE (canonical) Orthodox Church under His Beatitude, the Most Blessed ONUFRIY of Kiev and All-Ukraine! (Especially since the Zelensky regime has increased pressure everywhere, including the Kiev Caves Lavra!)

    If anyone cares to take the time to send a respectful and forthright email to suggest this, I’ve included the email addresses for the primates/senior hierarchs of the both the OCA and AOCA.

    His Beatitude, the Most Blessed TIKHON, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All-America and Canada (OCA):

    His Eminence, the Most Reverend SABA, Archbishop of New York; Metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCA):

    I left the Greeks out because, they don’t seem to care, and we all know why.

    If anyone has email addresses for the other presiding hierarchs in this country (Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Georgian, etc.), please feel free to add on to what I’ve posted!

    Let us all pray!

  13. I will also cut quick. Of course they had. Belarusians too have a Church. But was never autocephalous Church. And in the Ucrainan state like this they will have to fight for the Church.

  14. Dean Calvert says

    The guys in masks that are arresting the bishop are the ones the US is supporting.

    Think about that for a moment!