«Unification» Cathedral Ukraine will become a shameful page, stated in the ROC

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The so-called «backplane» Cathedral Ukraine will remain a «shameful page» in Church history and will not be accepted by the Orthodox world, said the Deputy Chairman of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Nikolai Balashov.

«Unification Council», if held, will remain in the history of shameful page of our unsuccessful attempt of the ancient Church long defunct Empire to sanctify by their authority the state violence over the believers, take communion anathema, to justify and legitimize the split. And then another to make the entire world Orthodox family, all the local Orthodox churches to recognize and justify the fait accompli, because «where do they go» have, they say, to recognize «the superiority of our kind,» — said on Wednesday, Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, RIA Novosti.

«Don’t! Will not suffer the Lord,» he added.

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 is scheduled for 15 December in the capital of the country. 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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