Kyrenia, May 12, 2015
Schismatics in North Cyprus are trying to cash in on the religious sentiments of Russian tourists and pilgrims. An a man ordained by the so-called “Patriarch” Philaret (Denisenko), leader of the Ukrainian schismatic church, has recently started serving in an Orthodox church of the port town of Kyrenia (the Turkish form – Girne) in the northern part of the island, occupied by Turks, reports the Slovo.by Belarusian Orthodox portal.
Services, or, to be more exact, theatrical performances by this pseudo-priest are intended to attract the Russian-speaking tourists and to demonstrate the religious tolerance of the Turkish authorities in the northern part of Cyprus. But this “tolerance” is a lie.
“They have acted very slyly,” noted the Cypriot hierarch. “Why haven’t they [the Turkish authorities] invited a real, canonical priest? They did it deliberately. The sacraments performed by this ‘priest’ are not valid. This is all no more than a theatrical performance.”