The Moscow patriarchy is one of the tools of the Soviet Kremlin for managing and spying on the Soviet republics. The priests, or rather, the governors of the Kremlin's tyranny on the ground, were obliged to control the cultural and ideological impulses of the peoples to abandon the power of the Soviet Union and return to their roots. Unfortunately, this Moscow cesspool has been operating for 32 years as a free Ukraine. It is noteworthy that almost all the priests of the Moscow patriarchate, as it turned out, have Russian citizenship.
In 2022, the process of abandoning the Moscow patriarchate began in Ukraine, and already this year, Ukraine returned the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra to its possession. On April 2, 2023, a Moscow priest in the holy intercession cathedral in the Khmelnytsky region beat a Ukrainian soldier who came to pray. The video of the incident hit the internet, and on the same day, a crowd of Ukrainians came to the cathedral gates shouting "Down with the Moscow priest" and "Glory to Ukraine!" The next day, the citizens and the city administration voted to ban the orthodox church of the Moscow patriarchate in the Khmelnitskyy region. On April 11, throughout the Moscow patriarchy was banned throughout the Volyn region, and as of April 12, more than 300 churches made Moscow priests personas non grata.
April 16 Ukraine celebrates Easter. And for the first time in many years, the service of the Ukrainian patriarchate will be held in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. True, due to the threat of Russian missiles attacking civilians, the sacred service will be held online.
On the cover, you see a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Zhytomyr region and a symbol of happiness in Ukraine — a stork.