Epifaniy's rep: After receipt of Tomos, OCU Synod to set up governing bodies
Until the Tomos of autocephaly is received, there will be no significant changes in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. A representative of Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Fr Ivan Sydor said this during a live broadcast on Pryamyy TV Channel.
“Negotiations about the future of the Church are undeway, which means that the Church is new: there are no divisions, no bodies, no commissiona, all of which will be set up when the Synod convenes. These bodies of the Church will be responsible for different aspects of the life of the Church.
As Bishop Epifaniy said, there will be no fundamental changes in the Church until the Tomos is received. We are waiting for an important moment - to receive the Tomos. "When the Tomos is received - the Church wil be independent, legitimate, canonical, you will not think of anything negative in its respect. The congregations of the Church are being convened and will be formed, "he said.