«New Ukrainian Church» can become «branch» of Constantinople, says expert

© AFP 2018 / Ozan Conlmittee of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archival photo«New Ukrainian Church» can become «branch» of Constantinople, says expert© 2018 AFP / Ozan Kose

New «one Church» of Ukraine, according to the published first page of the Charter will be dependent on the Patriarchate of Constantinople and would become a «branch», they may conflict, said RIA Novosti the Orthodox publicist Arcady Maler.

Earlier, the Greek Church news Agency Romfea.gr has published one page of the draft Charter of the Church of Ukraine, which was approved by the Synod of the Constantinople Patriarchate at the meeting of 27-29 November. According to the document, the new «United Church» of Ukraine, probably, will be created on the model of the Cretan head is Metropolitan and not a Patriarch, Constantinople will be under control of the monasteries — stavropigio. «The Ukrainian Church» can receive the chrism only from Istanbul, the newspaper writes.

«Knowing the history Fanara (historic district, where the residence of the Patriarch of Constantinople — ed.) and its religious-political ideology, its claim to rule throughout the Orthodox world, it can be assumed that there is no autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church will not, Fanar will simply dominate the Ukrainian Church. Moreover, as such its not. It was predictable for the policy of the Patriarchate of Constantinople is to create another branch», — the expert said in an interview with the Agency.

According to him, Fanaro unprofitable to create an independent Ukrainian Church, which is not controlled him.

«Even if we imagine that they will call her autocephaly, I’m sure that the official and unofficial levels will be agreed mechanisms by which this Church is directly subordinate to the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which will be from him one way or another to depend on. At least at the level of the provision of Miro (specially prepared and consecrated oil used in the sacrament of confirmation — ed), which is a very important factor in this addiction. He who gives myrrh actually is the sovereign source of ecclesiastical law,» said Mahler.

As the expert noted, the Patriarchate of Constantinople for the last three months actually «exposed its geopolitical claims.»

«Fanar literally broke loose, which probably was Washington, and lost political relevance. Even those who claim that it offers Ukraine far not every Ukrainian patriot like. Because Ukrainian nationalists want the Ukrainian Church was independent, and now she is completely dependent. It will be incomparably more dependent on the Patriarchate of Constantinople, than depended UOC from the MOC,» — concluded Arkady Maler.

According to him, Fanar able to deceive US, as «thinking themselves the center of the entire Orthodox world, but also has its political line.»

With regard to the further development of events, the writer believes that the date of the «backplane» of the Cathedral will continue to be permanently deferred, as a result, it is no longer the unifying and constitutive.

The Agency’s interlocutor did not rule out the possibility that Metropolitan may be someone of the dissenters, the reaction Filaret on what is happening would be «hysterical», in the end, it is possible to predict the conflict between the UOC and Fanara.

Earlier, the Ukrainian authorities, including the President, have declared that do not intend to interfere in the Affairs of the Church, but do it all the time. So, despite promises, Poroshenko made from Constantinople the recognition of non-canonical Church in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church called schismatic. Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Later, the Ministry of justice of Ukraine was deprived of the canonical UOC right of use of buildings of Pochayiv Lavra. Action against the Pochaiv monastery testify to the intimidation of believers by the authorities of Ukraine, stated in the ROC. Advisor Poroshenko Rostyslav Pavlenko went to Istanbul to observe the Synod and meet with the Patriarch of Constantinople on the question of autocephaly. The security service of Ukraine November 30 held at the place of residence of the Abbot of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Paul searches. The Metropolitan said that the authorities are trying to put him under political pressure.

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 needs to select on the «unification Council» of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine, which date is not appointed yet. This canonical UOC said that is not going to participate in this event.

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.

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