From the invitations to the unity Council refused Metropolitan Onufry and the other hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. It is known that letters of invitation have gone back to Fanar.
This became known thanks to the message of the Union of Orthodox journalists, which cited its own sources in the unofficial Church circles.
“His Beatitude Onufry, received from Patriarch Bartholomew, a letter of invitation to the “unity Council”, a sealed message in an envelope and no response sent back to the author. Similarly, we intend to do and the other bishops of the UOC, sending back the invitation,” said the journalists.
We also recall the fact that Bartholomew has invited the bishops of the Church to the unity Council. Some of the letters he sent to the heads of local administrations. The latter distributed them to the bishops and asked to come to the Cathedral. It will be held December 15 in St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev. In this day of the UOC will proclaim Autocephalous, approve its Charter and elect a new Church leader.
It will be recalled that the UOC-KP bishops ‘ Council will present 40 bishops. The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church will present the 12 bishops. Despite the harsh statements of the Moscow Patriarchate about the local Church, the Cathedral will involve 3 or 4 members of the UOC-MP. According to Filaret, at the moment there is a struggle for the Ukrainian Church is not recognized.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was on the side of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has deprived the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Onuphrius the title of Metropolitan of Kiev. This opinion was expressed by political expert Nikolai Lucinschi on his page in social network Facebook.
We will remind, the Moscow priests stole 20 priceless paintings: not a divine scandal.
As reported Know.ia Constantinople will save Onuphrius title: published document.
Know.Eeyore wrote, the Ecumenical Patriarch explained how to choose the Primate of the local Church.