The Primate of the Church of Cyprus promised to "put in place" hierarchs who disagree with the recognition of the OCU

The Primate of the Church of Cyprus promised to "put in place" hierarchs who disagree with the recognition of the OCU - фото 1
The head of the official (new calendar) Church of Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos, said that he "has methods" to put in place those members of the Synod of his church who do not agree with the recognition of the autocephaly of the OCU.

This is reported by "Оrthodoxia.info", according to Credo.Press portal.

Metropolitans Athanasius of Limassol, neophyte of Morphia, Nikephoros of Kykkos, Isaiah of Tamasos, as well as bishops Nicholas of Amafunt and Epiphanius of Ledera, who do not agree with the recognition of autocephaly by the OCU, refused to take part in the Conciliar Service appointed by the Synod of the Archdiocese of Cyprus on July 10.

According to Archbishop Chrysostomos, the refusal of hierarchs to perform conciliar service indicates disrespect for the decisions of the Synod and an attempt to "circumvent the Primate." "I'm not dead. I'm still alive, " he exclaimed.

According to the Primate of the Archdiocese, hierarchs who refuse to serve him are mistaken, and if he begins to restore order, the Metropolitans will cease to be members of the Synod.

"That's why I keep silent, so as not to harm the Church," Chrysostomos said.

When asked whether this crisis will lead to a break in Eucharistic communion within the Archdiocese of Cyprus, Chrysostomos replied: "I have ways to put them [metropolitans] in their place, but I will not start now."