The Ukrainian authorities began to round up the people in prayer for autocephaly

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A rally in support of avtokefaliia: RIA Novosti

Ukrainian officials have decided to gather the faithful to prayer for the autocephaly of using the administrative resource. About it reports the portal “News” by posting a photo of the relevant order.

Kievo-Svyatoshinskiy district administration has directed the heads of local authorities “to ensure the arrival of delegations for participation in the event (maximum possible number) from each locality”. Thus, it is planned to execute the order of Kyiv regional state administration “regarding proper prayer for Ukraine”.

According to data from social networks, “volunteers” to participate in the prayer gain in Melitopol for 300 hryvnia.

On Sunday morning, October 14, at St. Sophia square in Kyiv will be held a prayer service for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP). To pray “all the world” called for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

On 11 October, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate lifted the anathema from the Primate of the UOC-KP Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius. Both organizations are non-canonical. The only recognised other Orthodox churches are the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, which has much autonomy and does not require autocephaly.

September 7, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has appointed two exarchs in Kiev “in preparation for the granting of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.” In Constantinople contend that in the XVII century, has not transferred the Kyivan Metropolitanate to the subordination of the Russian Orthodox Church, as it was considered before. The ROC warned that after the granting of autocephaly in Ukraine may spill blood.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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