Appeared the statement of the Synod in Ukraine

Появился текст заявления Синода по Украине

The meeting of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Ecumenical Patriarchate has once again confirmed that it has started the granting of autocephaly Churches in Ukraine.

The Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the meeting on Thursday, October 11, has adopted several decisions on matters of the Ukrainian Church. In the statement, which was read out by Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, said about the decision to continue work on granting of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.

The Holy Synod discussed in detail the ecclesiastical Affairs of Ukraine in the presence of His Excellency Archbishop Panfilovskogo Daniel and his grace Bishop Ilarion of Edmonton, Patriarchal Exarch of the Ukraine, and following extensive debate adopted a resolution:

1) to resume the decision to the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded with the granting of autocephaly Churches in Ukraine.

2) restore, at the moment of stavropigio Ecumenical Patriarch in Kyiv, one of his numerous stavropigio in Ukraine, which has always existed.

3) to receive and consider petitions for appeal of Philaret Denisenko, Macarius of Miletich and their followers caught in the split is not for dogmatic reasons, in accordance with the canonical prerogatives of the Patriarch of Constantinople to receive such petitions by bishops and other clergy from all Autocephalous Churches. Thus, the above-mentioned persons was canonically restored to its hierarchical or priestly rank, and their believers are restored to fellowship with the Church.

4) cancel the legal effect of the Synodal letter in 1686, published by the circumstances of the time, which gave the Patriarch of Moscow through the oikonomia the right to ordain a Metropolitan of Kiev, who was elected spiritual-miransky collection of his diocese, who on any occasion will honor the Ecumenical Patriarch as first Hierarch, declaring and Reaffirming its canonical dependence on the Mother Church of Constantinople.

5) to encourage all parties involved to avoid the appropriation of churches, monasteries and other property, and any other acts of violence and retribution to the world and the love of Christ has triumphed.


Earlier, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret confirmed the Synod’s decision on granting of the Tomos Ukraine.


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