Date: 4 months ago   Category: Russia

The ROC breaks off the relations with Constantinople


The synod of Russian Orthodox Church recognized as impossible its further stay in eucharistic communication with the Constantinople patriarchy. The synod of Russian Orthodox Church made the decision to completely break off the relations with the Constantinople patriarchy. The head of Department of external church relations of the Moscow patriarchy metropolitan Illarion at a briefing after the termination of the synod in Minsk on Monday, October 15 reported about it. "At today's meeting of the Sacred synod the decision on a complete separation of eucharistic communication with the Constantinople patriarchy", - the metropolitan Illarion was made. The ROC says that refuse communication not only with hierarches and clergy of Constantinople, but also and with laymen because the Universal patriarchy cancelled an anathema of the head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the RC OF Filareta and the metropolitan of UAPTs Makari, "encroached on others initial destinies" and also "tried to renounce own historical decisions and obligations". "From now on and until refusal of the Constantinople Patriarchy of the anticanonical decisions made by it for all priests of Russian Orthodox Church the concelebration with clergymen of the Constantinople Church, and for laymen - participation in the sacraments made in its temples is impossible", - it is said in the statement on the website of ROC. Let's remind, on October 11 at a meeting of the Synod of Universal patriarchy the decision to continue the procedure of granting Tomos about autocephaly of Ukrainian Orthodox Church was made. Thus, the procedure of granting the Ukrainian church to autocephaly is officially started. Besides, the Sacred synod of Universal patriarchy removed an anathema from the patriarch Filaret and also made the decision on recognition illegal annexations of the Kiev metropolitanate in 1686. The ROC said that the Universal patriarch passes with such actions red line and catastrophically breaks unity of world Orthodoxy. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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