Patriarch Kirill told about the order for the destruction of the unity of Orthodoxy

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photovacation of Moscow and All Russia Kirill during a press conference in the framework of the festival of Orthodox media, Faith and word. 30 Oct 2018Patriarch Kirill told about the order for the destruction of the unity of Orthodoxy© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has called actions in preparing the «Ukrainian autocephaly» order with a «global dimension» and «the struggle for the destruction of the only powerful Orthodox power in the world.»

«The stakes are very high, and the order for the destruction of the unity of our Church is an order that has a global dimension. It’s not just a struggle for jurisdiction — a struggle for the destruction of the only powerful Orthodox power in the world,» the Patriarch said during a dialogue with the participants of the VIII international festival of Orthodox media «Faith and word».

According to him, when they say that 150 million believers is the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia and other countries is «do so, those people who try to live according to Orthodox law».

Because of the decision of Constantinople to begin providing non-canonical autocephaly churches in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church is called the schism, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on 15 October announced the severance of communication with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the ROC, including Ukraine and Belarus.

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has called canonically void, and saw politics in the decision to cancel the Constantinople act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople lost its right to be called the coordinating centre of Orthodoxy. In the Russian Orthodox Church hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.

The Eucharistic communion makes it impossible for all of the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church to serve together with the hierarchs and clergy of the Church of Constantinople, and for the laity — participate in the ordinances performed in her temples.

Patriarch Kirill told about the order for the destruction of the unity of Orthodoxy© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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