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An appeal to priests

Post date:   2009-08-15
Autor:   Synod UO GCC
Dear ministers of the altar and shepherds of God’s people, we announce to You that on 11th August 2009 the orthodox Catholic Bishops’ Synod of the UGCC declared establishment of an orthodox Church structure under the name of the Ukrainian orthodox Greek-Catholic Church – abbreviated to UOGCC. By establishment of the UOGCC You are given the opportunity to separate from the heretical administration and to transfer under the spiritual rule of the orthodox Catholic Synod. Nowadays it is necessary that there are at least several heroic priests who really have at heart salvation of the immortal souls, love for Christ and sincere love for the Ukrainian nation.



An appeal to the faithful

Post date:   2009-08-15
Autor:   Synod UO GCC
Dear faithful of the UGCC, we announce to you that with relation to the fact that Card. L. Husar and the heretical Synod are excommunicated from the Catholic Church, our orthodox Catholic Synod has established an orthodox Catholic structure under the name of the Ukrainian orthodox Greek-Catholic Church, abbreviated to UOGCC. Thereby as a parish community you were given an opportunity to come out from the heretical structure which, because of its heresies, gives you neither Christ’s teaching nor Christ’s Spirit and therefore it does not lead you on the way of salvation. This hierarchy demands of you and your priests all kinds of obligatory money contributions and collections, the effect of which you most often cannot see. Our programme, however, is a spiritual renewal of the individual, family, community, parish and of the whole UGCC



An appeal to men religious

Post date:   2009-08-15
Autor:   Synod UO GCC
Dear fathers and brothers, You who resolved, in different religious institutes, to follow wholeheartedly our Lord Jesus Christ, that You may become the salt and the light not only for the Church but for the world too, the Lord called You and You decided to follow Him. Unfortunately, many of You have forgotten the essence of the religious life and opened up to the spirit of the world. This process of loss of the first love for Jesus was so slow and inconspicuous that You have not even been conscious of it. Many of You, in the name of obedience, made certain steps of betrayal of Christ and His Gospel.



An appeal to women religious

Post date:   2009-08-15
Autor:   Synod UO GCC
Dear sisters, You who were to be the brides of Christ and abandoned the world, that especially through prayer, adoration and contemplation of Christ You may unite with Him and thus become atoning sacrifices for the souls, were often in Your monasteries slowly and inconspicuously robbed of Your first love for Jesus. Because the first place was not given to repentance, prayer and the following of the abandoned and humble Christ, this was gradually replaced by the spirit of lukewarmness and incapability of radical and pure love to our Lord and His Gospel.



Memorandum UOGCC

Post date:   2009-08-11
Autor:   Synod UO GCC



Decree of establishment of the UOGCC

Post date:   2009-08-11
Autor:   Synod UO GCC



Establishment of the UOGCC - letter to the Holy Father

Post date:   2009-08-11
Autor:   Synod UO GCC
Your Holiness, we hereby announce to You that on 11th August 2009 our orthodox Catholic Bishops’ Synod of the UGCC resolved to establish a new ecclesiastical structure (Church) under the name of the Ukrainian orthodox Greek-Catholic Church, abbreviated to UOGCC. The reason for the establishment is the fact that the heretical structure persists in its heresies, exerts a systematic pressure on priests and the faithful. Now both the faithful and the clergy are given the opportunity to come out of the spiritual Babylon of the heretical structure and to join the structure which will give them an assurance of salvation through the orthodox Catholic doctrine. We acknowledge Your primacy and infallibility ex cathedra; however, we can by no means be subordinated to the antipapal structure which occupies all key posts and denies the papacy as well as the fundamental truths of the faith.



Establishment of the UOGCC - letter to V.Yushchenko

Post date:   2009-08-11
Autor:   Synod UO GCC
Dear Mr President, we hereby announce to You joyful news that our orthodox Catholic Bishops’ Synod of the UGCC has established a new Church under the name of the Ukrainian orthodox Greek-Catholic Church, abbreviated to UOGCC.We hereby turn to You in an official way with a request for registration of our already existent Ukrainian orthodox Greek-Catholic Church. Mr President, in case of procrastination of the registration the bishops, priests and believers are going to be exposed to persecution, which will not go without various disorders, and, as the final result, the responsibility therefor will unfortunately fall upon You. We believe that in conformity with the Ukrainian laws You will help us to be registered without problems, and our Ukrainian state will thus guarantee freedom of worship for orthodox Catholics the same as it guarantees it for Buddhists or Hindus.