UOC-USA is asking about the autocephaly of the UOC

УПЦ США просит об автокефалии УПЦ

The UOC-USA has supported the petition for autocephaly of the UOC

Subordinate to Constantinople the Ukrainian bishops in the United States, supported the creation of a unified Ukrainian local Orthodox Church.

The standing conference of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA supported the petition to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This was reported on the website of the UOC-USA.

“Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops outside of Ukraine wrote a letter of support for the actions undertaken by His all Holiness Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Holy Synod about the possibility of granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church”, – the statement says.

UOC-USA was organized in 1919 by a group of Ukrainians in the United States. In 1924 it was headed by Bishop of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) Ivan Teodorovich. In 1995 a large part of the parishes came under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, in 1998, four of the parish passed to the UOC-KP.

Recall, April 19 speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy has signed a resolution on the appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with a request to grant the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. The document, the Verkhovna Rada adopted on April 19 268 votes. Later it was reported that the Ecumenical Patriarch proceeded to the consideration of the request of Ukraine about autocephaly.

 

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