OCU hierarch participates in the ordination of a bishop of Patriarchate of Constantinople

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For the first time in the history of relations between two local Churches - the Mother Church of Constantinople and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Archbishop Yevstratiy Zorya of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, took part in the consecration of the new ruling Bishop of the Patriarchate of Constantinople - the head of the so-called Diocese of Forty Churches, Andrew.

Religious scholar Andriy Yurash wrote about this on his Facebook page.

The event took place on Sunday, March 21, in Istanbul.

In addition to the bishops of the Church of Constantinople, the hierarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, Metropolitan George of Guinea, also took part in the ordination.

"Therefore, anyone who has an unharmed spiritual vision and a hearing that is not spoiled by listening to false sermons can decide who is a schismatic and who shares the common liturgical Cup with the entire fullness of the Church!" said Yurash.

"At the end of the Sunday service, Archbishop Yevstratiy took part in the traditional rite of the celebration of orthodoxy on this day, which provides for the glorification and veneration of icons, and not the recitation of ideologically motivated anathemas, as is customary in the neighboring Ukrainian - Russian Orthodox Church," the religious scholar added.