Let’s not fool ourselves. Who does not recognize the right of Ukrainian Church autocephaly is not recognized the right of the Ukrainian people to exist.
Tomos our. I am far from religious issues, but for me it is obvious that the Ukrainian people have the same right to their local Orthodox Church as Russians, Bulgarians, Serbs or Romanians. Most members of the multi-million Ukrainian nation is Orthodox. And the situation in which the Ukrainians did not have its Autocephalous Church, was definitely unfair.
Russian politicians and journalists became hysterical. Threatened with war, murder, conflicts. The intensity of anger and hatred towards Ukraine is comparable to 2014. In the list of Russia’s enemies have now been added and the Church of Constantinople. Now there are also traitors, enemies, wrong, Orthodox, etc.
But here, no surprises there. Much more interesting to observe the reaction of the Tomos in Ukraine. I hear the gnashing of teeth scoundrels, who denied his countrymen’s right to their Autocephalous Church. Such a reaction autocephaly is a good marker. Let’s not fool ourselves. Who does not recognize the right of Ukrainian Church autocephaly is not recognized the right of the Ukrainian people to exist.
It is important to understand and draw the appropriate conclusions.
What is Tomos?Tomos is a unique Church document. Release the ego, when the main Church wants to grant de facto independence – autocephaly. Occasionally Tomos issued on matters that relate to the position of the Christian faith, most often it concerns Church order.