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wax about Orthodox swords but don't actually go to church much -- meaning?

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Ukraine's Orthodox Church, which is powerful politically — Ukrainians tend to be more personally devout than Russians, who like to wax about Orthodox swords but don't actually go to church much — has explained that it rejects Western post-modern values but emphatically does not reject Europe or democracy.

What do they mean by Orthodox swords? Something idiomatic, maybe?