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Date: 7 months ago   Category: Politics

The statement of the Synod of ROC in connection with illegal invasion of the Constantinople Patriarchy on the initial territory of ROC


The sacred Synod of Russian Orthodox Church with a deep regret and grief has apprehended the statement of the Sacred Synod of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for appointment of "exarchs" to Kiev. This decision is made without coordination with the Head of Russian Orthodox Church and the Most blessed Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Onufry — the only initial head of Orthodox Church in Ukraine. It is the most rough violation of ecclesiastical law, invasion of one Local Church on the territory another. Moreover, the Constantinople Patriarchy positions appointment of "exarchs" as a stage in implementation of the plan of granting "autocephaly" to Ukraine which, according to his statements, is irreversible and will be finished. Seeking to prove claims of the Constantinople Throne for renewal of jurisdiction over the Kiev metropolitanate, Fanar's representatives say that the Kiev metropolitanate as if never and was transferred to jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchy. Similar statements aren't true and completely contradict historic facts. The first department of Russian Orthodox Church, the Kiev metropolitanate, throughout centuries made with her a whole, despite of the political and historical adversities sometimes terminating unity of the Russian Church. The Constantinople Patriarchy which jurisdiction initially included Russian Orthodox Church to the middle of the XV century consistently defended her unity that has found subsequently reflection in a titulatura of the Kiev metropolitans — "vseya Russia". And even after the actual transfer of primatial department from Kiev to Vladimir, and then to Moscow metropolitans всея Russia continued to be called Kiev. Temporary division of a uniform metropolitanate всея Russia on two parts is connected with sad consequences of Ferraro-Florentiysky Cathedral and the beginning of the union with Rome which the Constantinople Church has first adopted, and the Russian Church has at once rejected. In 1448 the Cathedral of bishops of the Russian Church without blessing of the Constantinople Patriarch at that time staying in the union has put the metropolitan the prelate Jonah. From now on the Russian Orthodox Church conducts the autocephalous life. However ten years later, in 1458, the former Constantinople Patriarch Grigory Mamma who was in the union and staying in Rome has imposed for Kiev the independent metropolitan — the uniat Grigory Bolgarin, having subordinated to him the territories which are nowadays making a part of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and Russia. The Moscow metropolitanate has been ennobled by the decision of the Constantinople Cathedral of 1593 with participation of all four East Patriarchs to the status of Patriarchy. This Patriarchy united all Russian lands what the letter of the Patriarch Constantinople Paisius to the Patriarch of Moscow Nikon of 1654 in which the last is called "As the Patriarch of Moscow, Great and Small Russia" confirms. Reunion of the Kiev metropolitanate with the Russian Church has taken place in 1686. About it the corresponding act signed by Pa has been published

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