The Patriarch of Filarete: Mikhail palinchak / RIA Novosti
The former Patriarch of the unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate Filaret said his Church will not perform the conditions, stated in the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church. The head of the unrecognized Church organization told in interview to the edition “Now”.
According to him, Tomos spelled out three conditions that are contrary to the principles of the Autocephalous churches. So, Tomos indicates that the Ukrainians living outside the country, are subordinate to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the Ukrainian Church. In addition, the conflict situation in the Ukrainian Church are not decided independently, but under the mediation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Finally, Ukrainian priests are forbidden to cook chrism (the oil used in the anointing — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), they have to get it from Constantinople that, according to Filaret, evidence of dependence.
Filaret said that currently there is a “big struggle for the destruction of the Kyiv Patriarchate as such”, therefore, his religious structure will not perform these three stated in the Tomos of conditions. He stressed that to abandon Thomas Church is going.
Earlier Filaret spoke about the deception of the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the head of the DNC Epiphanius, by which he was removed from the management of non-canonical religious structure.
In early October, 2018 the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded with the granting of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, removing the anathema from the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius. In December of the same year they took part in the unification Cathedral in Kiev, which proclaimed the establishment of the PCU and chose her to lead the Epiphany.
A new religious structure received from Constantinople Tomos in January 2019, however, most local churches it is not recognized. In Ukraine Tomos was also the cause of numerous conflicts. The priests of the DNC accused Constantinople of deceit and broken promises, which were given to Ukrainian churches to receive the Tomos. Ukrainian priests also criticized Constantinople for the fact that they had not discussed the text of the Charter of the DNC. In the religious structure of his received two hours before the adoption of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
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