“What about the face”: the network exploded with memes after the photo of Pasha “Mercedes” under the laurel


“What about the face”: the network exploded with memes after the photo of Pasha “Mercedes” under the laurel

Christmas this year in Ukraine is special not only because of the war, but also because of the great victory in the religious plane. On January 7, Metropolitan Epiphanius of the OCU held a divine service for the first time in the Dormition Cathedral of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Previously, the odious Pasha “Mercedes” “ruled” there.

During the festive Christmas service on the territory of the Lavra, they noticed the “viceroy of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra” Pavel Lebed. He stood on the side of the road and watched the streams of believers heading to the historical liturgy of the OCU, Channel 24 reports.

The photo of Pasha “Mercedes” was published by People's Deputy of Ukraine Oleksiy Goncharenko. This provoked a wave of derisive comments and memes from Ukrainians.

Pasha “Mercedes” in front of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra / Photo by Alexey Goncharenko

“In general, I don’t want to leave the Lavra, from the Kiev-Pechersk” / Photo by Goni

In case of important negotiations / Photo by Goni

And what happened / Photo by Goni

And what about the face / Photo by Goni

Apt message / Photo from telegram no_father_bot

Verification failed / Photo from Igor Zhogla's Twitter

Metropolitan of the UOC-MP did not pass the face control / Photo by @ogarchenyigolos

What preceded this

  • Until recently, representatives of the UOC-MP, who supported Russia's invasion of Ukraine, ruled in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. In particular, in November 2022, in the Lavra, women sang a song glorifying Russia.
  • As a result, the SBU started criminal proceedings, and later conducted searches in the Lavra. Investigators found pro-Russian literature there, Russian citizens with USSR military IDs, and millions of cash.
  • Volodymyr Zelenskyy introduced personal sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council against UOC-MP functionaries. The governor of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Pavel Mercedes, also fell under the sanctions.
  • On January 1, representatives of the UOC-MP were unable to get into the two main churches of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The official reason is the termination of the lease on January 1. In the swamps, because of this, they howled. They called such actions of the Ukrainian authorities “raiding”.

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