The delegation ptsu clashed with the Russians during a visit to mount Athos
In an interview with reporters said Metropolitan Epiphany.
According to him, on mount Athos the Ukrainian delegation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine personally invited Patriarch Bartholomew.
“Our delegation was even on the territory of St. Panteleimon’s monastery, where the majority of the brethren are Russians, there are Ukrainians, but it is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarch,” he says.
“It was the only monastery, which had some controversy. The delegation was present at the monastery, but they were not opened in the Central Church. They venerated the shrines and there has been some dispute between the delegation and the Abbot, who came and talked to them and said certain Pro-Russian thought”, – noted in communicating with someone the head of the DNC.
Epiphanius also said that in the Vatopedi monastery, which in the Church world call Pro-Russian, the Ukrainian delegation officiated and communicated with the brethren, and our priest there took enough heat.
“I heard that Patriarch Bartholomew will visit mount Athos, and possibly in the delegation will be a representative of Ukrainian Orthodox Church”, – concluded the Epiphany in an interview
Earlier, the head of the DNC Epiphanius spoke about changing the date of Christmas. At a briefing about the arrival of the Epiphany on the small native land, the head of the DNC said about the reformist positions of the domestic Church. So in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine of possible changes:
“We will gradually, soberly, to implement certain reforms in the Church. This would not occur rapidly. But I believe that even in the matter of the calendar, which is also not a dogma, we can make the appropriate changes,” he said.