Crimean Tatars offered the Orthodox Christians of Kyiv Patriarchate to hold services in their mosques


kiThe priests of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate in Crimea are ready to accept the offer made by Crimean Tatars, said archbishop Yevstratiy Zorya, the spokesperson of Kyiv Patriarchate.

Two priests have fled from Crimea already; eleven more, headed by archbishop Klyment, continue to serve there, although the entire Crimean clergy of Kyiv Patriarchate chose to evacuate their families from the peninsula. If threatened or driven out from their churches, the priests and lay believers of Kyiv Patriarchate will accept the Tatars’ invitation to use the premises of their mosques for worship.

“They promised to help us protect our rights” – remarked Zorya.


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  1. chornajuravka chornajuravka says:

    Reblogged this on Voices of Ukraine.

  2. Avatar Irina says:

    Исламское божество, известное под именем Аллах, это то же самое Верховное Существо, которому возносят молитвы евреи и христиане.Крымские татары, мусульмане, осознали правомерность различных подходов к единому Богу. Это значит, что крымские татары отказались от стремления к верховенству, от экстремизма и насилия, которые характерны для современной исламистской фазы развития ислама в других странах…. В самом Коране в нескольких местах указывается, что Бог Корана – это то же самое, что Бог иудаизма и христианства. Самое прямое указание на это дается там, где мусульманам напоминают, что евреям и христианам надо говорить: «Мы верим в то, что было открыто нам и открыто вам: наш Бог и ваш Бог – Бог Один (англ. – Our God and your God is One), и ему мы должны подчиняться» (Сура 29:46, перевод Е. Пальмер). Конечно, приведенный стих можно также толковать в таком виде: «наш Аллах и ваш Аллах – Бог Один (как это сделано в пресловутом переводе Абдуллы Юсуфа Али: “our Allah and your Allah is One”)

  3. Avatar Irina says:

    Islamic deity , known under the name of Allah , this is the same Supreme Being , which Jews pray and hristiane.Krymskie Tatars, Muslims realized the legitimacy of different approaches to the one God . This means that the Crimean Tatars refused desire to rule , extremism and violence that characterize modern Islamist phase of Islam in other countries …. In the Qur’an in several places indicates that the God of the Qur’an – is the same as that the God of Judaism and Christianity. The most direct indication of this is given where Muslims are reminded that Jews and Christians should say : “We believe in what has been revealed to us and revealed to you : Our God and your God – God is One (English – Our God and your God is One), and we must obey him “( Sura 29:46 , translation by E. Palmer ) . Of course, given the verse can also be interpreted in this way : “Our Allah and your Allah – God is One ( as is done in the notorious Abdullah Yusuf Ali translation :” our Allah and your Allah is One “)