No peace between Orthodox churches in Ukraine yet


Eastern Europe

Evert van Vlastuin,

The stone image on a monastery in Ukraine irritated people since it has the Russian eagles. An icon covers the image now. Photo Facebook

The Holy Cross Monastery in Poltava (northeast Ukraine) has a lovely stone image on the bell tower, with a double-headed eagle. But it is a pity that this is the symbol of the Russian Federation. For the patriotic Ukrainians, this ornament is seen as a betrayal. This started the debate on what to do with the stucco image.