Phanar: Yes to the recognition, no to “Macedonia” for the Archdiocese of Ohrid

09 May, 21:38
Orthodox
Phanar: Yes to the recognition, no to “Macedonia” for the Archdiocese of Ohrid - фото 1
The recognition of the Ohrid Archdiocese took place today by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, during the meeting of the Holy Synod, and after an in-depth discussion. The Ecumenical Patriarchate announced that it accepts in Eucharistic communion “the hierarchy, clergy, and people of this Church under Archbishop Stephen.”

Source: Orthodoxtimes

In this way, as argued in the communiqué, it heals the wound of the schism and pours “oil and wine” into the wound of the Orthodox brothers and sisters there.

He clarified that it was up to the Church of Serbia to settle the administrative issues between it and the Church in North Macedonia.

It makes clear that it excludes the term “Macedonian” and any other derivative of the word “Macedonia”, and recognizes the name of the Church as “Ohrid”.

He promises to continue to be interested in the progress and stability of the Ohrid ecclesiastical entity.