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Against the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) can be applied to certain measures if it continued to oppose autocephaly churches in Ukraine. This was stated by the representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople Archbishop Teleski job (Hecha), reports “Russian service Bi-bi-si”.
According to him, in tamasah of the autocephaly of all new churches told they must accept the primacy of Constantinople. “Here at the world level judge or arbitrator is Constantinople, and no other, according to the canons, according to Orthodox ecclesiology,” he said.
The Lord reminded job that the Patriarch’s status was given to the Russian Orthodox Church in the XVI century by the Ecumenical Patriarch Jeremiah II. “This document clearly States that the Moscow Bishop is given the right to call himself the Patriarch despite the fact that it needs to recognize the Patriarch of Constantinople as its head,” he said. The Archbishop believes that if the ROC has doubts about this, then she should renounce their own autocephaly.
“We hope that the Orthodox Church of Russia will come to mind and return to unity with the Ecumenical throne, because the throne of the universe does not wish to tear with it relations. But if this situation will continue for a long time, of course, the Ecumenical throne will be forced to make certain decisions to ensure the unity of the Church”, — said the representative of Constantinople.
In late October Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill said that the actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople for the provision of Ukraine of autocephaly associated with the order for the destruction of the “island of freedom”, which is the ROC.
On 11 October, the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople decided to return Ukraine under its jurisdiction, revoking his own decree dated 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv metropolis Moscow and took the anathema to the leaders of the two schismatic Ukrainian churches.
In this regard, the Russian Orthodox Church on 15 October broke Eucharistic communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate, October 20, declared the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew a schismatic according to Church canons. The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church saw the cancellation policy in Constantinople of the act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate.
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