Date: 6 months ago   Category: Russia

Parishioners of ROC will not be able to pray on Athos


Athos is the initial territory of the Constantinople patriarchy. Believers of Russian Orthodox Church will not be able to pray and take communion in temples on Mount Athos in Greece because of a rupture of the relations between the Moscow and Constantinople patriarkhat. The press secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill priest Alexander Volkov told about it. "Athos is the initial territory of the Constantinople patriarchy with all that it implies", - Volkov told. He explained that the rupture of the relations between the Moscow and Constantinople patriarchy which the Synod of ROC declared on Monday for "believers of our Church means that from now on and until change of a position of Constantinople and, respectively, revision of the position by the Russian Church, they will not be able to participate in church services, to take communion, pray in temples of the Constantinople patriarchy, to participate in other sacraments". Volkov noted that he would not begin to call the incident new Great split. "I would not begin to call so loudly all these decisions which were made today. However, of course, the tragedy of the events is obvious to all. And we with the deepest pain note that the Constantinople patriarchy made those steps which forced Russian Orthodox Church to stop eucharistic communication with Constantinople today. Continuation of communication is impossible from now on and until refusal of the Constantinople patriarchy of the anticanonical decisions made by it", - he told. Before ROC declared the termination of the relations with the Constantinople patriarchy. Such decision was made because of the beginning of process of granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian church. Reacted with Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the decision of the synod of ROC of News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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