Filaret responded to the decision of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

У Филарета отреагировали на решения Синода РПЦ

Patriarch of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine Filaret

The Kyiv Patriarchate appreciates the decision of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church as baseless and unjustified from all points of view.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) condemned the decision of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) on the severance of prayerful communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch. This is stated in the press center of the Kyiv Patriarchate, published on Friday, September 14.

It is noted that the Eucharistic communion between the bishops might be justified serious violations of a theological nature.

“Termination of remembrance in prayer with one another Primate of the Church of the Primate of the Church and the Eucharistic communion between the bishops might be justified serious violations of a theological nature (the preaching and the spread of heresy or other false doctrines)”, – stated in the message.

In addition, the UOC-KP stressed that the Ecumenical Patriarch never passed his canonical rights of the Kyiv metropolis.

“It is known and obvious that from the time of Askold (mid IX century) and Vladimirov (con. X century) of the baptism of Rus-Ukraine had a canonical and hierarchical relationship with the Ecumenical Patriarchal throne of Constantinople as its mother Church. It is known and it is also clear that the first canonically recognized by the Ecumenical Orthodoxy, the Primate of the Moscow Patriarchate, delivered the Constantinople Patriarch Jeremiah at the end of the XVI century, i.e. more than six centuries later the time of formation of the Kyiv metropolis,” – said in a statement.

“The Kyivan Patriarchate appreciates the decision of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church as unfounded, not justified neither from a theological nor historical, nor from the canonical point of view,” said the UOC-KP.

On the eve of the Synod of ROC decided to stop participating in the structures under the chairmanship of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In the temples of the Moscow Patriarchy will cease to mention the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in prayers. At the same time, the Eucharistic communion between the Patriarchates remains.

Earlier, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has appointed two representatives to prepare for the autocephaly of the UOC. In the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate was called the move a “gross violation”.

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