Separated from Moscow and preserved unity with Moscow, - OCU spokesman comments on the UOC-MP Local Council

Separated from Moscow and preserved unity with Moscow, - OCU spokesman comments on the UOC-MP Local Council - фото 1
We need to wait for the publication of at least three documents of the Local Council in order to draw conclusions about whether the UOC-MP has drifted away from the Russian Orthodox Church.

Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of the OCU wrote this on his Facebook page.

"We should not assume that with the closure of the "Council of the UOC" and the publication of its resolutions, everything is over.

In fact, many things have only just begun.

The decisions themselves are written in such a way that they make it possible to interpret them exactly the opposite: they separated from Moscow and maintained unity with Moscow.

Therefore, in Moscow, some people praise the decision, while others curse it," the OCU hierarch said.

"We should also wait for the publication of at least 3 documents: decisions of the Synod, decisions of the Council of Bishops and a new version of the Charter on Governance.

Because there may be surprises. And there may also be surprises with the "correction" of decisions when one thing was voted on Friday, and on Saturday the site will render them somewhat differently," he added.

The Archbishop recalled the case of the Vicar of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

"This was already the case when Pavlo (Lebed) was Metropolitan of Chernihiv for "half an hour", and then the Synod's decision simply "disappeared", and he again became the Vicar of the Lavra. The knowledgeable persons know this story well.

Personally, I have 15 years of my own experience in various dialogues with various representatives of the MP. Therefore, I believe only the following things matter:

- hards facts;
- authorized/signed documents only," the OCU spokesman stressed