Onufriy (Berezovsky)


Metropolitan Onufriy (Onuphrius, secular name Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovsky, Ukrainian: Орест Володимирович Березовський, Russian: Орест Владимирович Березовский; 5 November 1944, Korytne, Chernivtsi Oblast) may be the current mind from the Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel (Moscow Patriarchate).

He was created 5 November 1944 in Chernivtsi Oblast while the son of the priest. In 1961 he graduated from senior high school. From 1962 to 1964 he researched in the Chernivtsi specialized school, and he worked well in construction companies in Chernivtsi.In 1966, he joined up with the specialized faculty from the Chernivtsi University, and in 1969, following the third year, entered in the next class from the Moscow Theological Seminary; the next yr, he became area of the brotherhood from the Trinity Sergius Laura.March 18, 1971 he was tonsured a monk with name Onufriy, honoring St. Onuphrius the fantastic. June 20, 1971 he was ordained a hierodeacon. May 29, 1972 ordained a hieromonk.After 18 years, Archimandrite Onufriy returned towards the Ukraine seeing that the superior from the Pochayiv Lavra from the Holy Assumption. 2 yrs afterwards, he became Bishop of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna, portion this diocese for 23 years.In 1988 he graduated in the Moscow Theological Academy as an applicant in theology.On July 20, 1988, he was appointed Father-Superior from the Dormition Pochayiv Lavra.On Dec 9, 1990, he was consecrated Bishop of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna on the St Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kiev.January 22, 1992 refused to indication the selling point of the bishop conference from the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral to Patriarch of Moscow and everything Russia Alexy II with the necessity to provide autocephalous Cathedral in Ukraine, and on January 23 he was transferred by Metropolitan Philaret (Denysenko) to Ivano-Frankivsk diocese.Apr 7, 1992 was restored from the Diocese of Chernivtsi.July 28, 1994 was elevated towards the rank of archbishop and appointed a permanent person in the Holy Synod from the Ukrainian orthodox church.November 22, 2000 was elevated towards the rank of Metropolitan.November 23, 2013 by Metropolitan of Kiev and everything Ukraine Vladimir he was awarded the proper to wear the next Panagia.Feb 24, 2014 the Holy Synod from the Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel elected him by magic formula ballot for the post of locum tenens from the Kiev metropolitan seat regarding the a medical certificate of inability of Metropolitan of Kiev and everything Ukraine to execute the duties from the Primate from the Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel.On 13 August 2014 he was elected as the brand new mind of his chapel as primate from the Ukrainian Orthodox Chapel from the Moscow Patriarchate (succeeding Metropolitan Volodymyr).


Metropolitan Onufriy has described Ukraine's aspirations to become listed on europe being a "tragedy".Onufriy refused to operate when the Ukrainian parliament honoured the Ukrainian fighters from the Battle in Donbass (against pro-Russian separatists), but afterwards commented it. In August 2014 Onufriy mentioned that there have been simply no priests in his cathedral who backed separatism. His cathedral generally abstained from commenting for the 2014–15 Russian armed forces involvement in Ukraine.