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Growing Rift Between Russian And Greek Orthodox Chruch Over Ukraine Question

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Growing Rift Between Russian And Greek Orthodox Chruch Over Ukraine Question

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On November 3, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, His Holiness Kirill, declined to commemorate the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, His Beatitude Ieronymos, in prayers during the Divine Liturgy at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

The Greek Primate’s name was omitted in response to the decision of the Holy Synod of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece to confirm the latter’s right to handle the issue of autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. By the same decision, the Holy Synod acknowledged the Ecumenical Patriarch’s privilege to grant the Tomos of Autocephaly.

“… we (the Moscow Patriarchate) said that if the Archbishop of Athens officially recognizes the Ukrainian schism, that his name will be deleted from the diptychs of the Russian Orthodox Church. What does this mean? That during Divine Liturgies the (Russian) Patriarch (Kirill) will not commemorate the Archbishop of Athens, just as the Patriarch of Constantinople (Bartholomew) is not commemorated… In other words, we are suspending the Eucharistic communion with the Archbishop of Athens,” the Russian Church’s Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, His Eminence Hilarion, commented.

It should be noted that the decision of the Greek Holy Synod to de-facto support the creation of the ‘independent’ Orthodox Church of Ukraine caused mixed responses from Greek hierarchs. Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus and Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira and Antikythera have already sent a joint letter-appeal to all local Orthodox churches calling on them to hold the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Ukraine question. Additionally, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus emphasized that the Ukrainian schism is a dagerous development that may have negative consequences to the Orthodox World.

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Mike

Israeli troll toronto tonto post countdown in 3..2..1.. Also solomon kupek(toronto tonto) you lost Syria get over it. Or you still pissed of at the Russians over Prague 1968, well you know what get over it.

Toronto Tonto

Whats up diklik , This Kirill clown is just part of putins gang of thieves .

Mike

Whats up from whatever loser country you are from, Russia will always amount to more then whatever shithole country you came from. Now thanks to proving how stupid and predictable you really are, by responding to this post you proved my point.

Toronto Tonto

Canada rocks Russia is a wasteland shithole .

Mike

Your not Canadian, you are an Israeli, and that is shithole country solomon kupek.

Mike

And even if you Czechoslovak like some other poster claimed of you solomon kupek, then that means you are from just another shithole eastern European state, that is source of cheap labor for the West. Again get over it that Russia is greater country then wherever you a really from.

Mike

Got no rebuttal or proof you are canuck right solomon kupek, not that Canada is much of real country anyways.

AM Hants

Geoffrey Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Ukraine, who then moved over to Greece and ironically, shortly afterwards the Orthodox Church in Greece and Russia start having problems???? Sad state of affairs when the Orthodox Faith allows the satanists to set up base. Greece, what on earth are you doing?

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