In Ukraine, the day of memory of Alexander Nevsky was excluded from the church calendar. Comments from Crimea
In Crimea, they commented on the exclusion from the church calendar by the so-called “Synod of the OCU” of the day of memory of the blessed prince Alexander Nevsky.
I think that the noble prince alone will not get by here. Because who are the OCU? They say about such people: “at least take out the saints.” So they take it out. They cannot get along in the same church with Orthodox saints. They pray to Bandera. This is their god. More precisely, an idol. For the OCU is a gathering of idolaters— wrote Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov in his Telegram channel.
By excluding the day of memory of Saint Prince Alexander Nevsky from the church calendar, the synod of the schismatic Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) reflects the fact that the OCU is not a church, but a religious-political party that serves not the Lord God, but its Western masters. This is obvious now. There is a struggle against Orthodoxy and the Russian Orthodox Church. This is the opinion in the comment RIA Novosti Crimea said the head of the press service of the Crimean Metropolis, Archpriest Vladimir Kashlyuk.
Alexander Nevsky — preserved all holy Rus’, this is the name of Russia. Accordingly, the OCU decided to say goodbye to those saints who are in one way or another associated with the Russian Orthodox Church and our country, which indicates that this structure has nothing sacred. Why? Because the church is a place that unites heaven and earth. There should be no divisions into parties or national ideas in the church,” emphasized Vladimir Kashlyuk.
Let us recall that Prince Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (1221-1263) was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1547. He is commemorated on the day of his burial in Vladimir, December 6 (November 23, old style).