The Creation Of The Ukrainian Autocephalous Church
In Kiev needs to quickly and efficiently carry out the Cathedral, which will elect a Patriarch of one Church. Someone that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will give Tomos
Byzantine a week. Ukraine has heard that have been waiting for: the right to local Autocephalous Church is. But as it was said – a master class.
Constantinople had referred to the right of the Ecumenical throne arrived and smarter, and wiser: he has restored what was once was. In fact, the corrected long-standing error, and explained that it was caused by historical realities. This is important because it undermines the Russian scrpit and politico-religious rhetoric.
But for Ukraine it is important now not a reflection of the ROC. Kiev on the verge of serious challenges: to ensure the safety of Church relics, to exclude provocation, when someone starts on someone to push by force, to prevent under the guise of religious processions demarches Russian militants in robes. And most importantly – quickly and qualitatively to carry out the Cathedral and to elect a Patriarch of one Church. To whom the universe and give Tomos. Read more about Tomos for the Ukrainian Church – further into the plot.
“Glory to the heroes, thank you!!” – official Ukrainian slogans and gratitude under the Windows of the Ecumenical Patriarch. These people 4 weeks walked from Ukraine to Istanbul to witness the historic event.
Do not doubt that the representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Ukraine. After studying the situation in Ukraine, came to the Synod to report on the readiness of the Ukrainian Orthodox for unity and independence.
Bishop Emmanuel, who is responsible for the Ukrainian question in the of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, read out the decision: “the Holy Synod of detail and long time discussing the affair of the Church of Ukraine and adopted after extended discussion, to confirm the decision to the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded with the granting of autocephaly of the Church of Ukraine.”
According to the results of the two-day deliberations of the ecclesiastical independence of Ukraine, the Synod issued a document of 5 points. They not only confirmed the intention of Constantinople to complete the process of creation of the Ukrainian Autocephalous – that is, self-governing Church (1), and canceled a document that allowed the Moscow Church to affirm the primates of the Orthodox Church in Kiev (item 4). It was issued in 1686. After which the Kievan Metropolia came under the control of Moscow. In its decision of 11 October 2018 Constantinople returns to Kyiv in its canonical jurisdiction.
The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret said: “the Ukrainian Church has never been Autocephalous. She had rights to the Kievan princes, but was part of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. And then I fell into the captivity of Moscow and was also nesvold. In the twentieth century, when there was a UNR allegedly revived Autocephalous Church, but then she died. But what is happening now, over 1030 years for the first time”.
By its decision of Constantinople also brought back to the bosom of the Church, Patriarch Filaret and of Metropolitan Makarii and the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
Step by step Ecumenical Patriarchate embodied what the Ukrainian Church had been deprived of for over 300 years. The independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church has proven a challenge. The Ecumenical Patriarchate, and it is the first among equals, had to listen to complaints, blackmail and threats from the Russian Orthodox Church. And can’t accept that the Ukrainian believers she did not belong. And for the last six months of ultimatums from Moscow was a lot. But, in the end, Constantinople ignored them.
After April started talking about the possibility of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, the Russian ambassadors have left for other local Orthodox churches with the request that they pressured the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Moreover to convince about the dangers of this solution to Bartholomew personally visited the Patriarch of the Russian Church Kirill.
To no avail. Then the Moscow Church makes an ultimatum: cease participation in the structures under the leadership of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, stops to remember Bartholomew during the divine Services, and suspends concelebration with their hierarchy. And after the decision of the Synod in Constantinople meets on Monday, October 15, to your Synod in Minsk, speaking on the historical territory of the Kyiv Metropolitanate. Preparing, as they say, an adequate and tough response regarding decisions taken by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Kiev is my understanding that this spiritual unity.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during his speech at the Sofia area to the Day of defender of Ukraine, said, “Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church prays for the Russian troops which killing Ukrainian soldiers, killing civilians, killing Ukrainians. And we in Ukraine, unfortunately, there are churches that still commemorate Patriarch Kirill, who sends these prayers. I think that this is definitely not for the Ukrainian people. And how can churches, which are the prayers of the Patriarch, who prays for the Russian army to be called a Ukrainian? I guarantee that there will be no pressure. I guarantee that will be preserved the right way to God of every Ukrainian. But I would like just to think, to reflect and flock and believers of this confession”.
“There is such a law in a free state, the free Church,” they call him the leader of the “Pro-Ukrainian wing” in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. 78-Mirchi Metropolitan Sophronios – one of the few bishops who openly declared their position on the Local Church in Ukraine.
The Metropolitan says: “even If Moscow thought reasonable, to just say, – well there was a time, and now, like it or not, but looking at the situation in Ukraine, it is necessary to solve the issue for people.”
For believers now he and his associates from the Moscow Patriarchate, as well as representatives recently unrecognized by the world Orthodox of the Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church should come to the Cathedral and to elect the head of the local Church. It is to him from Constantinople give Tomos is a legal document on autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.