Date: 4 months ago   Category: Politics

As PTsU received Tomos about independence. Main thing


Delivery of a tomos about autocephaly became a final stage of recognition of independence of Orthodox church of Ukraine. Ukraine celebrated Christmas together with tomosy about independence of Orthodox church, the signed Universal patriarch Varfolomey in Istanbul on January 5. The Russian Orthodox Church called томос "attempt to steal Christmas" and warned about "a condition of split for hundred years". The correspondent.net tells porobnost. Varfolomey transferred томос to Epiphanius on January 5 the Universal patriarch Varfolomey signed томос about autocephaly of Orthodox church of Ukraine in Saint Georgy's temple in Istanbul. The text calligraphical is issued on parchment from blessing of the abbot of the Ksenofontsky monastery on Athos, the archimandrite Alexey. Before signing of the diploma about independence of PTsU in the temple of the Constantinople church there passed the joint prayer with participation of the head of Orthodox church of Ukraine Epiphanius. He was elected by unifying cathedral on December 15 which also created Orthodox church of Ukraine. Also before signing Varfolomey's meeting with the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took place. In Istanbul on signing of a tomos for Ukraine also there arrived the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, the third president Viktor Yushchenko and the Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak. Poroshenko awarded the order to the Universal patriarch For merits І degrees "for an outstanding personal contribution to development of autocephalous local PTsU, rise of authority of Orthodoxy on the world...". Varfolomey, in turn, handed to the head of the Ukrainian state a commemorative medal - the Panagiya Pammakaristos cross. The patriarch also awarded the speaker of Rada Andriy Parubiy with Saint Andrew the First-Called's cross. In Saint Georgy's cathedral - the residence of the Constantinople patriarch, after signing of a tomos and Poroshenko's speech attendees, in particular representatives of PTsU, sang the known Ukrainian Christmas carol Nova радість became. Later this day the president of Ukraine on the page on Facebook published the text of a tomos in Ukrainian. In the morning on January 6 the Universal patriarch Varfolomey officially handed signed томос for Orthodox church of Ukraine to the head of PTsU Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Epiphanius. Delivery of a tomos happened at 10:11 on the Kiev time, after a joint liturgy of two heads. On the final act in the course of granting independence to the Ukrainian church there arrived quite numerous delegation from Kiev. Priests of the new created church, cabinet ministers, the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and also the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko entered it. In the address after the delivery ceremony in Istanbul told a tomos about autocephaly of PTsU of Poroshenko that it - actually one more act of declaration of independence of Ukraine. The ceremony of delivery of a tomos and the Divine liturgy in Saint Georgy's temple were followed by traditional Epiphany bathings in waters of Bosphorus. In the evening on January 6 the plane with tomosy landed in Kiev. A train he was brought in Sofia Kiyevskaya where earlier there passed the unifying cathedral. Honorary patriarch of PTsU Filaret

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