The UOC-KP urged to start preparing the unification of the Cathedral

УПЦ КП призывает начать подготовку объединительного Собора

The UOC-KP urged to prepare for the Cathedral

In the Kyiv Patriarchate are encouraged to begin work on the preparation for the Council, which will elect the head of the single local Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Kyivan Patriarchate called on the hierarchs of the UAOC and involved in the process of unity the hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine to begin preparations for the Extraordinary Unification of the Cathedral. This is stated in a statement released on Friday, October 12, the statement of the Kyivan Patriarchate.

“The task of this Council is to make a decision on Church unity, choose a single of the Primate of the local Autocephalous UOC, which on its behalf will receive the Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos of autocephaly of the UOC”, – said in a statement.

The UOC-KP hopes that the newly elected Primate of a local Church will have the rank of Patriarch.

“We expect that taking into account all the circumstances – the remoteness of history, productive activities, a large number of bishops, clergy and faithful, monasteries and theological schools, other factors – the Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos will also be approved by the pan-Orthodox dignity of Patriarch for the primates of the local UOC”, – stated in the text.

The Kyiv Patriarchate appeals to the bishops, clergy and faithful of the UAOC, as the bishops, clergy and faithful of the Moscow Patriarchate to support the process of unification of Ukrainian Orthodoxy.

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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