UOC-MP resumes trips to Mount Athos: the ban on praying in the Churches of the Ecumenical Patriarchate is not a hindrance
This is reported by Spiritual Front of Ukraine with reference to the Pilgrimage Department of the UOC-MP.
It is noted that the next trips of believers and clergy of the UOC-MP to Mount Athos will take place from August 26 to September 2 and September 23-30.
Recall that after the Ecumenical Patriarchate began the procedure for granting the Tomos to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Russian Church announced that it was breaking the Eucharistic unity with the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The UOC-MP also made a similar decision. The Russian Orthodox Church also banned pilgrims from receiving Communion on Mount Athos and praying in churches of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and threatened ex-communication for such actions.
Judging by the pilgrimage program published by the UOC MP, every day, pilgrims will visit the Monasteries of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Mount Athos and pray there at liturgies and evening services.