Epiphanius refused to commemorate Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

Епифаний отказался поминать патриарха РПЦ Кирилла

Епифаний отказался поминать патриарха РПЦ Кирилла

Metropolitan of Kiev Epiphany admitted that it was not mentioned during the service in the Church of the Primate of the ROC Patriarch Kirill, and will not do this in the future because of the war.

He stated this in an interview to “direct”.

Епифаний отказался поминать патриарха РПЦ Кирилла


The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

“Currently, I don’t remember, since we are at war. And because the Ukrainian people do not perceive that the newly elected Primate remembered the name of the Russian Patriarch”

Note that one of the key features of Church fellowship between the primates of the local Orthodox churches, is a memento in strict accordance to their place in the diptychs (the list of local churches).

In the world today, there are 14 recognized local Orthodox churches. The first in this list is the Ecumenical Patriarch, and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine after receiving Thomas, is 15 place.

Recall, December 15, at the unity Cathedral in Kiev was proclaimed the establishment of one national Orthodox Church of Ukraine and its elected Primate, Metropolitan of Pereyaslav and bila Tserkva (UOC-KP), Epiphany (Dumenko). In the second round of a secret ballot, he gained 47 votes, and Metropolitan of Vinnitsa and Barsky of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate of Simeon – 29 votes.

January 6, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew personally will give the Tomos of autocephaly of the newly elected Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epiphany.

On 20 December the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law to rename the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate, according to which the name of a religious organisation, which has its center in the state occupier or the state-aggressor, may not have the name prefix “Ukrainian”. However, in the former UOC-MP has refused to change the name of the Church and plan to challenge the new law.

Volunteer Miroslav guy said that in the spring of 2014, the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine (formerly the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate), helped the Russian-controlled terrorists. Under the guise of pilgrims, they came to the Ukraine-controlled regions and collected information for the militants Igor Girkin (strelkov).