Alexander Wolcott: Sergei Pyatakov / RIA Novosti
In the Russian Orthodox Church is concerned about mental and spiritual health of the representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople Archbishop job of Telmessos, which had previously said about the end the existence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. On Friday, 2 November, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia priest Alexander Volkov.
“This is a very alarming statement of Archbishop job. If necessary, we are willing to help fellow with the treatment or with the direction to study in one of the seminaries of our Church,” — said Volkov.
According to him, Archbishop job is not an official representative who can speak on behalf of Constantinople, and his “beyond reasonable limits of application” cannot be explained by anything other than “personal malice to the Russian Church”.
Earlier, on 2 November, Archbishop job in interview “Bi-bi-si Ukraine”, said that the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of return on the canonical status of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) Makarios all the Orthodox in Ukraine fall under the jurisdiction of Constantinople, regardless of which one of the three Ukrainian Orthodox Church — UAOC, UOC-KP or the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) — they belonged to previously. “From the canonical point of view, this means that today in Ukraine, the UOC-MP is no longer there,” he explained.
In early October, the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded with the granting of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine and removed the anathema from the heads of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. 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.
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