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In the ROC compared the "online communion" in Ukraine with the sessions Kashpirovsky

The Moscow Patriarchate called "magical practices" of so-called online communion in schismatic "Orthodox churches of Ukraine" (ptsu), which "cannot be taken seriously".

Earlier one of representatives of the DNC decided in the context of isolation and quarantine to perform "Liturgy" and "communion" of members in remote mode over the Internet, called during this action to put in front of the computer screens, the bread and wine, which, according to his statement, ostensibly after prayers would be a "Holy sacrament".

Commenting on the incident, head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion said that to talk seriously about ptsu as a Church should not be - of such education, he said, are called in the Church "schismatic gatherings", and "even though Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has tried to legitimize this structure, it is from the Church does not become".

"If the so-called priests of this "Church" make the same kind of rituals, it only shows what is happening inside pseudoterminal structure," - said Metropolitan Hilarion, on Saturday in the program "Church and world" on TV channel "Russia 24".

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has compared these actions took place 30 years ago in Russia TV "sessions" so-called type healers Anatoly Kashpirovsky and Allan Chumak, "Saragossa" the water that people had to put in TV screens, and stressed that "all this kind of magical practice of the Church rejected and condemned".

"Take seriously this event, I think, impossible as it is to take seriously the structure that now exists in Ukraine under the name "Orthodox Church of Ukraine." In Ukraine from the times of Kievan Rus there is one canonical Church - it is called the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, headed by his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry", - concluded the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.