Unification Council of churches in Ukraine: online

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In St. Sophia Cathedral of the 11th century that does not use neither the Orthodox Church, claim a future local Orthodox Ukrainian Church.

In Kyiv on 15 December, is the unification Council, which must approve future local Ukrainian Orthodox Church and to choose who will lead it.

The event takes place in St. Sophia Cathedral of the 11th century in the center of Kiev. It is a historical and cultural reserve and is not used by any Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

At the Council attended by President Petro Poroshenko, according to some, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Was invited by the bishops of the UOC-KP, UAOC and the UOC-MP. Корреспондент.net watching events online.

 

Broadcasting live from Saint Sophia square

Text broadcasting unification Cathedral in Kiev

17.45 the future Primate of the Autocephalous local Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the Epiphany: “We managed to unite the three branches of Ukrainian Orthodoxy into a single local Orthodox Church.”

He thanked all the participants at the Sofia area for their support and prayers.

“It’s so we were excited that we had overcome all those obstacles that were on this difficult path,” he said.

17.39 Poroshenko thanked Filaret and called it the spiritual leader of the Ukrainian Church and the Ukrainian people.

17.30 Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko at the end of the unifying Council in Kiev announced the creation of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Autocephalous Church.

“I congratulate all with the creation of a Ukrainian national Autocephalous Orthodox Church, which had just taken place in St. Sophia,” said he, coming out of the Church under the bells with the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy and the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch, Metropolitan of Gaul Emmanuel.

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17.25 Unification Council ended. The local Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the Council, chose the Bishop of the UOC-KP Epiphany, said the Minister of culture.

This 39-year-old Metropolitan included in the entourage of Filaret. Since 2010 he is the rector of the Kyiv Orthodox theological Academy.

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The Metropolitan of the UOC Epiphany

In June 2013, has been Metropolitan and Patriarchal vicar, that is, the successor of Patriarch Filaret on the occasion of his death.

17.20 Who came to the area in anticipation of an independent Ukrainian Church.

16.50 the culture Minister has urged people to return to the Sofia area, as it will priblijaetsa the final.

16.10 In the Russian Orthodox Church has condemned the participation of two bishops of the UOC-MP in the unification Church, which was called the “wicked Council”.

15.30 the President spoke at the unification Council. He said that Ukraine is now “cut the shackles that bind her to Russia”, never was and never will be canonical territory of the ROC.

He stressed that the issue of granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – it is a question of Ukrainian national security.

“It is a question of Ukrainian statehood. We acquire, finally, the spiritual independence, which can be compared with the attainment of political independence. We cut the shackles that bind us to the Empire”, – said Poroshenko.

He also called on leaders to reach agreement during Cathedral and choose a Primate, the articles of Association of the new Church.

“It all depends on your ability to negotiate,” – said the President.

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14.30 Some media reported that the Cathedral as the guest of honor has arrived the Patriarch of Constantinople Varfalomey. This, in particular, said channel UA: First.

“The organizing Committee said earlier that the Primate of the Church of Constantinople will arrive in these days in Kiev – is the first surprise of the Cathedral”, – stated in the message channel.

14.00 Cathedral lasted for two hours behind closed doors. No news yet.

The head of the press service of the President Svyatoslav Tsegolko showed a photo of the Cathedral.

13.30 the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda said the events before the unification Cathedral on Sofia square in Kiev “tragicomedy”.

13.00 UOC-Moscow Patriarchate stated that it will not participate in the Cathedral, but the Cathedral still profit individual members.

We are talking about the Metropolitan Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky and Vishneve, the UOC-MP Alexander and Metropolitan of Vinnitsa and Barsky Simeon. It was expected that the Cathedral will arrive about ten hierarchs of the UOC-MP.

12.00 UOC-KP reports that the Cathedral began. Before little Sophia was a Liturgy.

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11.20 To the area arrived Poroshenko, where emotsianalno communicate with people. Then he went to Sofia, where even at 10 in the morning was to commence the Cathedral.

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10.00 square mounted the stage, announced by the Minister of culture Yevhen Nyshchuk.

9: 30 am On the square near the Cathedral of St. Sophia already were people waiting for decisions on establishing the Ukrainian local Orthodox Church.

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