OCU names the Сhurches to recognize Ukrainian orthodoxy soon

24.10.2020, 20:45
OCU names the Сhurches to recognize Ukrainian orthodoxy soon - фото 1
"There was a joyful, significant event, delayed in time, but at the same time, the one we expected – the Primate of the Church of Cyprus mentioned during the Divine Liturgy in the Diptych, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine – His Beatitude Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv at his legitimate fifteenth place, as stipulated by the Tomos... We expect similar upcoming new decisions of the heads of local Churches regarding Ukrainian Orthodoxy. In my opinion, this can be done (and I would be delighted as a frequent pilgrim to the Holy Land) by the Church of Jerusalem, which is also one of the Greek Churches in the pentarchy," Metropolitan Oleksandr (Drabynko) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine reacted to today's recognition of the OCU by the Orthodox Church of Cyprus.

The Metropolitan's words were distributed by the website Spiritual Front of Ukraine.

According to him, the Romanian Orthodox Church also has no obstacles to recognizing the OCU. At least, it did not make any canonical or ecclesiological claims and comments, except for mutual requests. The requests of the Romanian Church were met by the OCU because the desired Vicariate was set up. Thus, the anticipation of the reaction of the Romanian Patriarch is quite natural. In the Romanian Church, there are no discussions on the Ukrainian church issue. That is, Patriarch Daniel can act the same as Archbishop Chrysostomos, or just like Patriarch Theodore, and put an end Moscow's pursuit of primacy and "papacy" pre-programmed by Stalin.