Apparently, when there was a split in ancient history, it was over interpretation of one sentence. I can't quote out of memory. Now the churches found out that they actually MEAN the same interpretations. No split should have even been.
Relations between East and West had long been embittered by political and ecclesiastical differences and theological disputes.
Hardly looks like a single sentence, which you have difficulty with recalling ;) Does that sentence of yours was the reason of burning 190 churches in Ukraine?
Tough questions. Do we get Russified or do Ukrainians get Polonized?
You put these questions very often in your history and got burnt. I hope you finally learnt something. (I am kidding, I will never ever believe in that, because you won't :)
Hopefully into their own, if they can have it.
;) No comment on that one.
nationalism Bandera proclaimed was the worst on could think of
He openly proclaimed "Ukraine is for Ukrainians only"
Wow, what a traspass! It is really the worst he could have said ;) I am happy neither Russians, nor Polish did anything when they eliminated millions without saying these words on their own behalf.
And now you express the admiration by his deeds...
I am surprised about all the Polish and Russian hatred Stepan Bandera evokes. A bit of history on him, which many of you even don't know:
He was imprisoned:1934-1939 - Polish Concentration Camp in Bereza Kartuska (he was 25 years of age when arrested)
1941-1944 - Nazi Concentration Camp in Sachsenhausen for proclaiming independance.
In 1942 before even Ukrainian Insurgent Army was formed, Polish inmates murdered his two brothers Vasyl' and Oleksander.
His brother Bohdan was killed by NKWD in 1944.
His father Andrij Bandera sentenced to death in 1941 in Kijiv.
His mother and sister sent to Siberia into Soviet Concentration Camp; both were forbidden ever to return to Ukraine.
Stepan Bandera was shot in 1959 by NKWD agent in Munich.
He lost everything just because he loved his country.
And yes, I admire him - he is more than worth it. He was more a political leader, who had great organizational skills, but not on the battlefield. Some said that he is our only hero ;) No, he is not. We have Roman Shukhevych, Lev Rebet, Taras Borovetz, Dmytro Klyachkiwskij, etc...These were fearless fighters, who all died for my freedom, not mentioning all the regular soldiers.
Weird is the fact that those who occupied my country let off snots of their noses and cry like pus*ies. Yes, this is very weird...
You've forgotten of course Uniate Church which probably saved Ukrainians from being totally russified.
Ukrainian Catholic Church, which you call Uniate, has so little to do with Roman Catholic Church. Basically, besides recognizing a pope as a head of the Church, it is identical to the Orthodox Church. All the rites and the look of the churches inside is done in a marvelous Orthodox style. It played a major role in keeping Ukrainian spirit, traditions and language, not because it was Catholic, but exactly because it was Orthodox, different from Polish churches. That was the reason Poles burnt 190 churches in Wolyn (later they waited for love there;) and converted the rest into Roman Catholic. We live in times when religion seems something unimportant and faith is laughed at, but no, it is something that keeps us united, separate, unique...