Serbian Patriarch believes that the orthodox of Ukraine cannot have autocephaly
Archimandrite Romanos Anastasiades of the Ecumenical Patriarchate commented on the recent interview of the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church Porfiry to the Russian Foreign Ministry magazine. Porfiry calls the autocephaly of the OCU "a violation of the canons." This is reported by the Spiritual Front of Ukraine.
"I expected at least indignation from the patriarch of Serbia, reflections on the illegal and illegal invasion of Muscovites in Africa to the detriment of the Patriarchate of Alexandria", Romanos says in his blog.
"But our domestic Kremlin parrots once again present him with a repetition of the very nasty troubles of Russian propaganda against the Ecumenical Patriarchate concerning Ukrainian autocephaly. And who says so? A Serb. He says that “the Patriarchate of Constantinople ignored the Holy canons, ecclesiology, the Ancient Order of the Orthodox Church, the Holy Tradition”!",- Romanos is indignant.
He noted that the Ecumenical Patriarchate gave the Serbs what they have in Christianity, gave them autocephaly and patriarchal dignity. Moreover, the Ecumenical Patriarch did not consult with anyone else for this purpose, and also without a “Pan-Orthodox Council” for their ratification.
"But they are Serbs! And in their bottomless nationalist selfishness, they believe they “have the right” to what they have almost like a natural right, as a self-evident divine gift!" Archimandrite Romanos Anastasiades writes.
"But others, in this case, Ukrainians, are an inferior people in the perception of the Serbian Patriarch. They, who only belong to the Autocephalous Church of Ukraine, four times larger than Serbia, do not have the right to an autocephalous church from the Ecumenical Patriarchate! For the patriarch of Serbia, they should be content with the "autonomy" that Moscow allegedly granted them," the note says.