The Ukrainian Church asked to “deprive the throne” of Patriarch Kirill

The rector of the OCU called on the Ecumenical Patriarch to deprive the head of the Russian Orthodox Church of the throne of the patriarch for supporting the special operation alt=”The Ukrainian Church asked to 'dethrone' Patriarch Kirill” /> Metropolitan Epiphanius One of the conductors of the ideology of the “Russian world” became the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, because of which the church is divided along national lines, the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew should deprive him of the throne of the patriarch, said the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) Epiphanius after the liturgy, his words are quoted by the website of the church. At the same time, he denied accusations of the militaristic nature of his statements. to unite everyone, including those around the authorities. The Orthodox Church of Ukraine was proclaimed on December 15, 2018 at the Unification Council in Kyiv (Epiphanius was also elected there) by the decision of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to grant it autocephaly. Article content Authors Tags Subscribe to VK RBC Get news faster than anyone else Истoчник rbc.ru He added that the ideology of the “Russian world” distributed by the Moscow Patriarchate as a “heretical current of ethnophyletism”; (phyletism— the tendency to sacrifice general church interests to national-political ones.— RBC). «nonsense all this»— Kirill emphasized. “Whether our Russian brothers like it or not, they will follow [this] decision pretty soon,” — stressed Bartholomew. The Orthodox Church of Ukraine urged “to break the shackles of spiritual slavery” and not to submit to the Moscow Patriarchate. In early May, during a service in the main temple of the Armed Forces, he said that the fate of Russia depends on military duty and how much “his soul, according to the commandment of God you are able to put. He argued that for the ROC “this event means absolutely nothing. Epiphanius urged “to leave non-canonical subordination” ROC and “break the shackles of spiritual slavery”. Perhaps the state will come to it. “We condemn this and appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarch <…> with a request to condemn the spiritual crimes of Cyril and deprive him of the throne. The OCU was proclaimed in 2018. He pointed out that the ROC would have to accept this change, since the Ecumenical Patriarchate was endowed with exclusive rights based on the decision of the Ecumenical Councils. “The schismatics chose a schismatic”, — said the press secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. Read on RBC Pro Pro x The Economist Why English-speaking countries suffer more from inflation – The Economist Research Pro The self-employment market will grow. What else is missing in business Forecasts Pro Let's break through: three keys to success in strategic planning more in demand than ever: what companies want Articles The Moscow Patriarchate criticized the decision, expressing confidence that in the Orthodox world they were “going” recognize the new church, its head. The ROC also announced the “zero” canonical meaning of what happened. RBC turned for comment to the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media and to the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. Earlier, on May 24, the Bishops' Council of the OCU was held in Kyiv, based on its results, the participants called on Epiphanius to bring to “canonical responsibility” Patriarch Kirill and depriving him of the throne of the patriarch. “There was one Metropolitan of Kyiv in Ukraine— Onufry, remains so,»,— insisted Vladimir Legoyda, head of the synodal department of the Moscow Patriarchate for relations between the church, society and the media, in an interview with RBC. For he cannot hold the chalice with the Eucharist and the pastor's baton, whose hands— in the blood»,— said Epiphanius.