Epiphany is planning to postpone Christmas

To postpone the date of the celebration of Christmas I want from 7 January to 25 December, but only when believers are ready.

DNC admits that the date of Christmas celebration, you can migrate from 7 January to 25 December, when the majority of believers will support such a move. This was stated by the head of the Church of the Epiphany at the briefing following the Council of the DNC, reports UKRINFORM on Saturday, December 14.

“The date is not dogma. But now we see that not all support this idea. This is especially true of the Western region. Therefore, we will continue to educate and when we see that the vast majority of Orthodox Christians are prepared to change the calendar, then we will hold the calendar reform. And now, since we just “up” as a unified Church, we can contribute to the agenda those issues that have no consensus,” said Epiphany.

According to Epiphanius, ptsu willing to implement certain reforms relating to the rites.

“So far, we have implemented several such positive reforms. It relates directly to the divine Liturgy, and we are changing the approach to communication with our Ukrainian youth, because young people now requires special attention and care of our Ukrainian Church,” he concluded.

We will remind that earlier Epiphany said, when the ROC recognizes the PCU. In ptsu expect next year recognition from several local Orthodox churches.

It was also reported that the UOC-KP and UAOC completely eliminated. At the Council of bishops of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine gathered all the bishops, led by Metropolitan Epiphany.

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