The media has named the date of the «unification Church Cathedral» in Ukraine

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Conducting a Church «unifying Council» is scheduled for November 22, reported the Ukrainian edition of «Voice of UA».

It is noted that the event will prepare the Statute of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine and the text of the Tomos of autocephaly.

According to the newspaper, on Thursday in Kiev will arrive the Chairman of the unifying Council of Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (the Bishop of Constantinople Orthodox Church). He is responsible for the preparation of activities in connection with the «unifying Council» of the bishops, which should be elected the Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church.

The outcome of the Assembly present at the session of the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which will take place 28-30 November. After the session Tomos signed by Patriarch Bartholomew, will present the new Primate.

In the project Thomas has included a provision on more than 20 farms of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised to pass before the election.

According to the publication, the new Church will receive the status of an Autocephalous Archbishopric by the example of the Orthodox Church of the Czech lands and Slovakia. It will be independent in management, and approval of the elected Primate will receive from the Patriarch of Constantinople.

The situation of the UOC

The authorities in Kiev and non-canonical Church structure in Ukraine hope till the end of the year to receive the Tomos of autocephaly from Constantinople, but Tomos can get only the Primate of the «United» Church. It must select on the «unification Council» of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine. This canonical UOC said that is not going to participate in this event.

On the eve of the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Holy Synod declared the illegality of the interference of Constantinople in the internal Affairs of another local Church, but also that attempts to solve the Ukrainian Church question with the participation of public authorities and schismatics is invalid.


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 abolition of Constantinople by the 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 the division.The media has named the date of the «unification Church Cathedral» in Ukraine© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka in the Orthodox world: to be or not to be