«New Ukrainian Church» will depend on Constantinople, stated in the ROC

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Created in the Ukraine «United Church» will be dependent on the Patriarchate of Constantinople in all key questions, it is not even entrusted to prepare a Charter, said Wednesday RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Nikolai Balashov.

«Constantinople outwitted Ukrainian government officials. Religious organizations that are trying a quick sculpt of the dissenters, the President Poroshenko as their main election project, under the guise of «autocephaly» slipped the dependence on Fanara in all key questions. «One Church» did not even trust themselves to write their own Charter,» said Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, commenting on published in the media of the provisions of the Charter created in Ukraine structure.

He noted that the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is a self-governing Church of the Moscow Patriarchate with the rights of broad autonomy is not called Autocephalous, but has much greater autonomy. Thus, in contrast to the UOC created a «single local Church» would not have any influence on the decisions taken against it by the Patriarchate of Constantinople, said the Deputy head of the Synodal Department.

«But the years had passed, Filaret Denisenko (the head of the non-canonical Church structures – ed.) in an interview, said: «What’s the difference to submit to Moscow or to submit to Constantinople? Ukraine — an independent state,» justifying the requirement for full and unconditional autocephaly. And here I had to abandon the «Patriarchate» and the real independence, and from plans to personally lead the «unification Council», which, according to rumors, «the former Metropolitan of Kiev», as it is called now Filaret Greeks, and plan not to let in order to avoid surprises. Completely different people now guide the process. And are concerned they are mostly reliable fixation of numerous «stauropegic monasteries», that is private land Fanara in Ukraine. Among them is Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and the Hermitage of maniava,» — said Balashov.

In his words, «unification Council» overseas leaders to organize their own can not» and «this part of the work entrusted to the Ukrainian authorities».

«What methods we will seek to «ensure the presence», we can see from stocks in recent days in relation to «disobedient» Ukrainian Orthodox Church: the interrogations and «conversations» in the SBU, searches and threats of criminal cases. And behind the investigators and detectives to discern the shapes of our brothers of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, alas. They are the ideologies of the great «unification of all Orthodox of Ukraine», to be held later this month under the auspices of Fanara. Those who do not wish to «voluntarily» bow down under the «foreign yoke with unbelievers» (2 Cor. 6:14), prepared for the deprivation of temples and shrines, even deprivation of the right to be called his own name, as well as the prospect of being prosecuted on criminal charges for not recognizing the canonicity of the new Church-state structures», — said the Agency interlocutor.

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church is convinced that «nothing good will come of it»: «God is not mocked, and «the gates of hell» the Church It will not absorb».

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. 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 ROC I hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.

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