Filaret: Synod decided on the Tomos for Ukraine

Филарет: Синод принял решение о Томосе для Украины

The Primate of the UOC-KP also reaffirmed the Holy Ecumenical Patriarchate took his anathema, and also decided to invalidate the annexation of the Kyivan Metropolitanate in 1686.
At the meeting of the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on Thursday, October 11, it was decided to continue the procedure for the granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This was stated by the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret.

Thus, officially launched the procedure for granting autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church. Now, as expected, representatives of Ukrainian churches will gather to hold a Cathedral, during which a decision about the merger. In addition, the Council will be elected the Primate of the local Church. After that, the procedure for the granting of the Tomos complete.

“We just held a session of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which considered the Ukrainian question. As you know, the main issue for us is the creation in Ukraine of a single local Church. But in order to create this Church we need to unite the three churches in orino. For this we need to do some important things”, – said Filaret.

According to him, the condition was the removal of the anathema with Filaret.
“Now the decision on the invalidity of all of these prohibitions gives the opportunity to unite with the bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate. So now, we the bishops of the three churches are legitimate and canonical. May our good will to unite into a single Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which will then be recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. But the Tomos of Autocephaly we get from Ecumenical Patriarch”, – he said.

The Patriarch stressed that the unification of the churches will only occur voluntarily.

The UOC-KP noted that the Council may be convened in a few weeks.

The Archbishop of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, Secretary of the Holy Synod of the UOC-KP, head of the Information Department of the Kyiv Patriarchate yevstratii Zorya published a decision of the Synod.

Earlier the UOC-KP of saili that the Holy Ecumenical Patriarchate lifted the anathema of Patriarch Filaret, and also took a decision on the recognition of the illegal annexation of the Kyivan Metropolitanate in 1686. This information was confirmed himself Filaret.

 

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