The Tomos of autocephaly can give in November, the UOC – KP

Томос об автокефалии могут дать в ноябре - УПЦ КП

Now in Ukraine moving to the next stage, when it is necessary to collect a Cathedral for unification of Ukrainian churches.

In the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate hopes that the Ecumenical Patriarchate will give Ukraine the Tomos of the Synod in the second half of November. This was said Archbishop yevstratiy Zorya, commenting on the broadcast channel Gromadske the consequences of the decision of the Synod from October 11.

On the question of the timing of Thomas Zorya said, “the Closest date that can be, is the next meeting of the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which is supposed to happen in the second half of November.” “We will do everything we can to make it happen as soon as possible”, – he stressed.

He said that now in Ukraine moving to the next stage, when it is necessary to collect a Cathedral for unification of Ukrainian churches. “Until now it was not possible to collect the Cathedral, as the representatives of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate could not take part in it: they had the assurance,” explains dawn.

He said that the position of the head of a local Church, the UOC-KP will be to support the candidacy of Patriarch Filaret, because he lifted the anathema. “But there will be the opportunity to nominate other candidates, while other candidates were not called, who would be the alternative,” he said.

“After the voting, the election, the Primate shall obtain from the Patriarchate of Constantinople Tomos – as a physical document like a letter. This stage, we will complete,” added Zorya.

After receiving Thomas, said the Archbishop, in Ukraine will begin a more extensive unity of the Orthodoxy around a Single local Orthodox Church. “We believe that basically this process must occur for 3-4, maybe 5 years,” he said.

Earlier Zorya said that after receiving the Ukrainian Church of the Tomos of autocephaly, it will join about half the parishes of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate.

We will remind, at the session of the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on 11 October it was decided to continue the procedure for the granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Thus, officially launched the procedure for granting autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.

Prior to this, the UOC-KP said 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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