The ROC provokes the split of the Church in Greece as it divided the other Churches - Evstratiy (Zoria)
What Moscow Patriarch Kirill did today, ceasing to commemorate in Diptych the Primate of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos, is yet another clear evidence of the practice of neglecting canons deeply rooted in the modern Moscow Patriarchat, the speaker of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Evstratiy (Zoria) wrote in Facebook.
Declaring that the Russian Orthodox Church will communicate only with those hierarchs of the Church of Greece who will not have communion with the OCU, the Moscow Patriarchate hopes to provoke another division - now in Greece.
In the same way that the ROC previously divided:
- Ukrainian Church in 1992;
- The Georgian Church in the early 1990s, in fact creating and supporting separatist rebellions in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region;
- The Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church, trying to hold on the power, forcibly appropriated during the Soviet occupation;
- The Church in Moldova, trying to further maintain the same uncanonically appropriated power over part of the Romanian Patriarchate;
- The Church in America, where it simultaneously retains its direct jurisdiction (“patriarchal parishes”) and the “Russian Orthodox Church Abroad”, and recognizes the Orthodox Church of America as autocephalous, and recognizes the jurisdiction of other Local Churches;
- all Orthodoxy, having tried to disrupt the Holy and Great Council on Crete in 2016.
Today, the Moscow Patriarchate has attached to itself a fragment of the Archdiocese of the parishes of the Russian tradition in Europe. Unable to take over the entire Archdiocese, Moscow deliberately divided it.
“War is peace.” Orwell
"The division is an affirmation of unity." p. Kirill
On the photo: the former hierarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate John (Renneteau) received “a gratitude” for the division of the Archdiocese, a fragment of which he brought to the Moscow Patriarchate.