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Fr. Oleg Mokryak sprinkles holy water along the route followed by the Pride Parade. Twitter / @cityod

UKRAINE. August 24, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – After a gay pride parade went through his city in Ukraine, an Orthodox priest followed, blessing and cleansing the route with holy water.  

The priest, Fr. Oleg Mokryak, head of the Missionary Department for the Diocese of Odessa, Ukraine, walked with parishioners along Seaside Boulevard, “dousing the road, people, and monuments with Holy Water,” according to a report

Fr. Mokryak explained he was, “cleansing the boulevard after the sexual deviancy parade that defiled the street.”

Homosexual sin is traditionally one of the four sins that cry to heaven for vengeance. 

Saint and doctor of the Church St. Peter Damian (d. 1072) taught that the evil of homosexual behavior “surpasses the savagery of all other vices,” and “is to be compared to no other.”

“For this vice is the death of bodies, the destruction of souls, pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the intellect, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, introduces the diabolical inciter of lust, throws into confusion, and removes the truth completely from the deceived mind.”

He notes that “whoever has soiled himself with the contamination of sodomitic disgrace … unless he is cleansed by the fulfillment of fruitful penance, can never have the grace of God, will never be worthy of the body and blood of Christ, and will never cross the threshold of the celestial homeland.”


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