Constantinople is fully subordinate Ukrainian Autocephalous Church, write media

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The future of a «single Ukrainian Church» will be completely subordinated to Constantinople. This writes the Ukrainian edition of «Vesti», citing a source.

Ended 29 November, the Synod of the Church Konstantinopolsky announced the Tomos of autocephaly of Kiev. Instead, it has adopted a Charter for a «single Ukrainian Church», which did not manifest. A source of «News» has called nine of the main points of the document from which the publication came to the conclusion that talking about the independence of the new Church is not necessary — rather, it is subordinate to the Constantinople.

The source said that the document emphasizes that the new Church structure will be inextricably linked with the Patriarchate of Constantinople and only through him the rest of the world — exactly the same as the canonical UOC connected with other churches through the ROC.

It is noted that the head of the new Church education will carry the title of Metropolitan and not a Patriarch, making him lower in status to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Ukrainian side will not even have the right to canonize their saints without the approval of Constantinople. The publication also emphasizes that «bishops’ Council of the Church prescribed for all global issues to contact the Ecumenical Patriarch,» which will inform the Kyiv its decision. In point, according to the publication, there is a clause stating that Constantinople should not have to explain their motives. In addition, States that the new Charter also creates loopholes through which Fanar may receive under its control the part of the monasteries in the Ukraine. The future of the «United Church» will have no right to deal with chrism.

The granting of autocephaly

In early October, the Ecumenical Patriarchate took the decision to proceed with the granting of autocephaly of the non-canonical Church in Ukraine and to restore its stavropegic — direct submission. Moreover, Constantinople has canceled all anathemas and prohibitions imposed on the head of the self-proclaimed «Kiev Patriarchate» Filaret. The Patriarchate of Constantinople declared that restores the rights and dignity of Filaret and the leader of the non-canonical Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Macarius, and their followers. By its decision of Constantinople for the first time recognized the legitimacy of the schismatic Church structures in Ukraine.

The Patriarchate of Constantinople recalled the legal obligations of historical writing in 1686 on the transfer to the Moscow Patriarch the right to appoint the Metropolitan of Kiev, who was elected Cathedral of his diocese. Therefore, the Patriarchate had actually said about their rights in Ukraine.

In the Russian Orthodox Church of the decision of the Patriarchate of Constantinople considered the legalization of the schism. ROC said that such actions will cause catastrophic damage, touching the lives of millions of people not only in Ukraine but throughout the Orthodox world. As noted in a press-service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the communion of Constantinople from the schismatics destroys the canonical Orthodoxy. 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.Constantinople is fully subordinate Ukrainian Autocephalous Church, write media© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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