Episcopal consecrations and the BCPPost date: 2011-05-06
Episcopal consecrations and the BCP
Under Communism, in the years 1946-1990, the UGCC was in the catacombs in the USSR.
In 1996, against the will of three Metropolitans of the UGCC, 17 years excommunicated Bishop L. Husar, who spent his entire life in the West, was illegally installed as a successor to seriously ill Card. Lyubachivskyi, the then Head of the UGCC.
In 2002, in the Basilian monastery in Pidhirtsi a blessed mission began.
In 2004, by a secret decree № 399/2003 of 6th August 2004, Husar turned to the state authorities of Ukraine with a request for deportation of the Pidhirtsi monks from Ukraine.
In 2006, Husar wrote a book “Discussions with His Beatitude L. Husar: On postconfessional Christianity”, in which he preaches several heresies denying the fundamental doctrine of the Church.
On 3rd March 2008, the episcopal consecration of four Basilian monks from the Pidhirtsi monastery was made public. This was announced to the Holy Father along with an explanation that this step was taken in an emergency situation and for the good of the UGCC. By Husar’s overt preaching of heresies, an emergency situation arose in Ukraine. Similarly, there was an emergency under Communism when the orthodox Catholics were persecuted and the Church was in the catacombs. For that reason it was necessary to circumvent the ecclesiastical procedure and receive episcopal consecration in a manner in which it was conferred in the Communist era. Four bishops have suggested a personal visit to the Holy Father, during which they would tell him all the details of the ordination including the documentary photos from the ordination rite. Episcopal consecration of four Basilians was made known also to many Catholic bishops and the entire Ukrainian public. The Holy Father neither excommunicated nor imposed whatever penalty on these four bishops for this non-observance of the ecclesiastical procedure. The Holy Father’s reaction was different from the reaction of his predecessor who immediately excommunicated the bishops consecrated by Msgr. Lefebvre. Silence of the Pope in the case of the episcopal consecrations in Ukraine was taken as an endorsement. Naturally, the bishops did not announce the names of consecrators, circumstances and time to the apostates. Already for a long period of time they had had a sad experience of the dastardly acts of their opponents by which they have destroyed all the divine in the Church. Soon after the publication of the episcopal consecrations, there were consecrated two more bishops, and they all united with two other bishops consecrated in the Communist era. Thus the orthodox Synod of the UGCC was born as a counterbalance of the UGCC official apostate Synod. Grubby intrigues on the part of the official hierarchy and their manipulation of the state authorities made the orthodox Synod establish an orthodox branch of the UGCC under the title of the UOGCC.
On 5th April 2011, due to the growing crisis in the Church, the orthodox Synod of Bishops declared the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate, whose scope of activity goes beyond the limits of the Ukrainian Church and which has become an orthodox alternative for the orthodox Catholics of the Latin rite. The establishment of the Patriarchate has an extremely serious reason, namely: defence of the orthodox Catholic teaching and morals in the whole Catholic Church! As from 1st May 2011, the official structure of the Roman Catholic Church has lost this function and is no longer competent to exercise it because of the fact that its prelates have brought down the severest God’s punishment of anathema upon themselves for elevating the spirit of Assisi – the spirit of antichrist – to the altar of the Church.
Synod of Bishops UOGCC
+ Markian OSBMr
+ Samuel OSBMr
+ Basil OSBMr
Lvov, 5th May 2011
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