Moscow, January 11, Interfax - The UOC administrator Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary draws a parallel between Ukraine's recently created church and Titanic liner, considering both projects manifestations of pride, which leads people to false path.
"Constructors and owners of this giant liner arrogantly stated that even the Lord would fail to wreck it, but the newly built ship never returned from its first voyage. When its captain heard about icebergs he did not slow down and did not change the root as he was very sure in its unsinkability," the metropolitan said in his interview with the Orthodox Life Ukrainian website.
"Today we witness to the same situation: self-assured and bold plan of creating "an unsinkable church Titanic" by people who have lost the fear of God. On their approval and under their guidance destructive mechanisms violating peace and bringing discord are introduced in the big Orthodox family. These people will be responsible for ruined souls that they are leading to the false path," the UOC official said.
According to him, a characteristic of the true Church is the fact that it is being prosecuted. "Its sufferings, trials, tears and blood of the holy martyrs for faith is the main witness. The true Church is the Church of martyrs and confessors, righteous people and holy hierarchs, always persecuted, but never broken and invincible," the metropolitan said.