After five months of war with tens of thousands of dead and an almost completely ruined economy, Ukraine’s nerves are on edge – including among the clergy: A mourner who wanted to videotape the eulogy of a Ukrainian priest now documents the attack by a clergyman of the Russian -Orthodox Church on its peers.
In front of the open grave, the enraged priest rushed towards his colleague from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and hit him with his wooden cross. The mourners immediately tried to stop the attacker – which was not so easy.
The priest who was attacked by his colleague at the cemetery was only slightly injured. However, he also did not want to do what is advised in such cases in the Bible according to Luke 6:29: “But I say to you: Do not resist anyone who does something bad to you, but if someone slaps you on the right cheek , then offer him the other one too.”