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Russia Losing the War of the Churches (8)


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The self-inflicted unravelling of the “Russian World” game appears to be gathering momentum.


Decision on Tomos to be made next week, – head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – 112.international

The decision to provide Ukraine with Tomos, or in other words the order of the Ecumenical Patriarch on the provision of the autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, might be made next week, as Patriarch Filaret claimed, Channel 5 reported. “I think that we will not delay in dealing with the summoning of the Council. If Tomos is adopted on 9-11 October this year, we will summon the Council in October,” Filaret said. On July 28, the Ecumenical Patriarchate confirmed the intention to provide the autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Head of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Filaret says newly-elected head of church to get Tomos – Tomos to be provided to newly-elected Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church – 112.international

Tomos, or in other words the order of the Ecumenical Patriarch on the provision of the autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be received by a newly-elected head of the church. Patriarch Filaret claimed this as Channel 5 reported. “The Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be elected at the Unifying Council which will consist of bishops of Kyiv Patriarchate – 41 bishops; 12 bishops of Autocephalous Church and 10 bishops of Moscow Patriarchate,” Filaret said.

Patriarch Filaret explains procedure for selecting head of new local church in Ukraine | UNIAN

Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP), Filaret, says it will be a new head of the UOC who will be receiving the tomos – the decree of the Ecumenical Patriarch on granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The new leader will be selected at the Unifying Council. “The head of the Ukrainian [Orthodox] Church will be elected at an Unifying Council, which will include 41 bishops of the Kyiv Patriarchate, 12 bishops of the Autocephalous Church, and 10 bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate,” Filaret told Ukrainian TV Channel 5 on September 30. Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/society/10280925-patriarch-filaret-explains-procedure-for-selecting-head-of-new-local-church-in-ukraine.html

Once an outcast, Ukrainian Patriarch ready to lead church split from Russia | Reuters

Patriarch Filaret was defrocked and excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox church, and accused by his opponents of being a KGB agent, having a secret family and embezzling money.

Reuters: Once an outcast, Ukrainian Patriarch ready to lead church split from Russia | UNIAN

But more than a quarter of a century after he led a split of the Ukrainian church from its Russian parent following the Soviet Union’s collapse, Ukrainian Patriarch Filaret, now 89, is close to achieving his dream of an independent national church. Filaret said Ukraine could be weeks away from achieving its goal despite fierce opposition from Moscow, and that a synod in Istanbul would approve autocephaly latest by the end of this year.

After Ukraine receives autocephaly, Moscow Patriarchate to be gradually removed from religious life – expert | UNIAN

The Ukrainian local Orthodox Church could get from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople a tomos for autocephaly as early as October 9-18, 2018, according to a Ukrainian historian and religious scholar Rostyslav Martyniuk. It is noted that the two exarchs of Constantinople are already actively working in Ukraine.

Russian Orthodox Church Threatens Break With Istanbul-Based Patriarchate

The Russian Orthodox Church is threatening to sever ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community if he grants autonomy to Ukraine’s Orthodox Church.

Constantinople publishes centuries-old documents confirming its canonical and legal jurisdiction in Ukraine (28.09.18 17:52) « World | Censor.NET

28.09.18 17:52 – Constantinople publishes centuries-old documents confirming its canonical and legal jurisdiction in Ukraine The research also proves Moscow Patriarchate has violated the rules of the Patriarchal and Synodal Act of 1686 of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. View news.

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