The Head of the UGCC opened in Rome an international conference on Zamoyski Synod
The Head of the Church assumed that probably today patriarch Josyf, who wanted our Church to create a particular intellectual environment around this church of the Holy Wisdom of God, is rejoicing today. He was craving to see how history of Kyiv Church, its theological point of view, canonical discipline will be grasped or even treated in a new way, thus opened constantly to a contemporary man.
Zamoyski synod of 1720, as His Beatitude says, is a moment of Christ’s Church extreme unction. In today’s circumstances Church is calling the whole Catholic Church to the synodal path.
The Head of the UGCC reckons that that synod was such a moment when everyone was feeling their common responsibility for the future of their Mother-Church and thus got together. And our Church was trying to understand what further steps should be made toward development of life.
During the Divine Liturgy at Basilica of Santa Sofia in Rome participants of the conference were especially praying for eternal rest of all participants of Zamoyski synod.
Specifically, the Head of the Church remembered in prayer Prof. Ihor Skochylias who was dreaming about that conference.
His Beatitude Sviatoslav thanked everyone who gathered in Rome to delve into the times and epoch of Zamoyski synod and which influence it has on both Kyiv Christianity and Oriental Catholic Churches.