The ROC is likely to deny mother Church – the Ecumenical Patriarchate. But Russia can run multiple scenarios to prevent the unification of the Ukrainian Orthodoxy.
The opinion 24 of the channel expressed by the political expert Andrey Wegrzecki.
The expert says: ROC on October 15, already planned in Minsk, the holding of the Synod, where, most likely, disconnected from the Ecumenical Patriarchate. According to Wegrzech after providing the Ukrainian Church Thomas influence of the Russian Orthodox Church is shrinking, and the Moscow Patriarch Kirill has limited powers, abolishing the letter of 1686, which provided the right of the Patriarch to appoint Metropolitan of Kiev, elected by the clerical Council of the diocese.
Limit the role of the ROC will generate policy statements of Russia that the West interfere in religious matters. About once a rebellion and a coup in Ukraine with the help of Western intelligence agencies, which are enforced by implanted religious beliefs. Therefore, on the feast of the Intercession on 14 October in Ukraine is expected to share the disagreement of the parishioners of the UOC-MP with the decision of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The issue of their radicalism – open and the most threatening. Because these shares can be harsh. There may be a collision and bloodshed, notes Wegrzecki.
According to the expert, the question arises concerning the organization of a unifying Council of churches. Because with strong domestic acute – provided mass protests of the faithful it will not be easy to hold. In addition, there may be another scenario. Under the pretext of protecting the Orthodox possible intensification of hostilities in the Donbass.
In a situation with granting of the Tomos the only question is how sincere the politician in his faith who takes part in it. If everything for the Church, it is not necessary to do political advertising. Because then we a little than will differ from medieval Europe, where the power of monarchs and the power of the Church were United. The Church ruled by reason and the monarchs – Finance and government, said Wegrzecki.
The decision on Thomas, see the video:
We will remind, on October 11, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul adopted a decision on the granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
At the meeting of the Synod also adopted a decision on lifting of anathemas from patriarcha Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius and the acceptance of them as canonical.
As explained by Filaret, of the UOC KP to unite with the bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate and Autocephalous Church (UAOC) to create a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
How to create a Unified local Church in Ukraine? 9 October in Istanbul began a three-day meeting of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. 10 Oct at these meetings, the clergy heard the report of the envoys of Patriarch Bartholomew (exarchs), who almost spent a month in Ukraine. The Exarch went there on the Ukrainian churches, talked with priests. Is based on the results of their report and adopted a resolution on the creation of a Single Local Church.
After providing Ukraine Thomas in Kiev will hold a unity Council, which announced the creation of a new Autocephalous Orthodox Church will choose its Primate. According to religious experts, the Council may take place before the end of 2018.
The congregation of the Cathedral in the near future, announced the head of the UOC-KP Filaret.
What is Tomos? Tomos is a unique Church document. Release it when the Church wants to provide the actual independence – autocephaly. Occasionally Tomos issued on matters relating to the provisions of the Christian faith, often it relates to Church polity.