UOC pointed out the ignorance of the Archbishop of Constantinople

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Chairman of the Synodal information Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Kliment commented in an interview with RT the words of the Archbishop of the Patriarchate of Constantinople job on the abolition of the UOC-MP.

According to the RMA, the decision to grant non-canonical Church structures in Ukraine autocephaly actually means the termination of existence of the UOC-MP. In addition, the Archbishop made a revision of the status of the ROC in that case, if the Ecumenical Patriarchate considers it necessary to take this step.

On it the Russian Orthodox Church said it was willing to «help a brother out with treatment», explaining these words of personal anger against the Russian Church.

Clement said that such job’s words indicate his lack of education.

«In the gospel the Lord says that first Church is not the one who is in her boss, and the one who is the servant of them all», the Archbishop said, adding that the first are calling themselves God last.

«Job shows that he was not familiar with the gospel text,» said Clement.

The Archbishop pointed to the fact that such «truths» are known even to young children who attend Sunday school.

In addition, Clement recalled that the UOC-MP Constantinople is not subject, and the decision Fanara about the cancellation of the decree in 1686, relating to the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the Moscow Patriarchate, has no power.

«How to cancel documents the 300-year-old?» — asked Clement a question. He said that such statements are absurd, noting that the Kyiv metropolis of the time the modern borders of the UPC does not match.

The split in the Orthodox Church

The Ecumenical Patriarchate in mid-October, promised to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian non-canonical churches. The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has described such moves as a split, breaking with Constantinople Eucharistic communion.

Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople lost the right to be the focal point of Orthodoxy.

In Kiev before the end of the year expect to receive the Tomos of autocephaly. Thus it can be handed to only the Primate of the «United» Church, which will elect a «unification Council» of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine. The canonical UOC-MP has refused to participate in this event.

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