The Kiev Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church planned to merge with pro-independence Moscow Patriarchate bishops into an independent (autocephalous) Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. - Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP)", "Ukraine thanks Ecumenical Patriarchate for supporting independence of Ukrainian Orthodox Church", "The Ecumenical Synod lifted the anathema on the leaders of the UOC-KP and the UAOC | The Koz Times", https://web.archive.org/web/20181012134709/https://koztimes.com/the-ecumenical-synod-lifted-the-anathema-on-the-leaders-of-the-uoc-kp-and-the-uaoc/2792/, "Announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople", "Ecumenical Patriarchate To Recognize Ukrainian Church's Autocephaly Despite Moscow's Disagreement | Greek Reporter Europe", "Serbian Church refuses to recognize "reinstatement" of Filaret and Makariy", "Став Српске Православне Цркве о црквеној кризи у Украјини после најновијих одлука Цариградске Патријаршије | Српскa Православнa Црквa [Званични сајт]", "Serbian Orthodox Church Bishops' Council expresses its position on situation resulting from Patriarchate of Constantinople's actions in Ukraine | The Russian Orthodox Church", СТАТУТ ПРО УПРАВЛІННЯ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ ПРАВОСЛАВНОЇ ЦЕРКВИ КИЇВСЬКОГО ПАТРІАРХАТУ, The Ecumenical Patriarchate unveiled documents in support of Ukrainian autocephaly, Russia seeks to crush the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Crimea for helping resist Russification, Synaxis of Hierarchs of The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, "Ukraine wins approval for historic split from Russian church", "Announcement (11/10/2018). Reacting to the Russian Orthodox Church's announcement, the press secretary of the Kyiv Patriarchate said, Patriarch Kirill has personally been an architect of the schism in the Ukrainian church since 1991" and that his conduct has "pulled all of Orthodox Christianity into conflict.". "This decision shows that the words of representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate about a desire to overcome schism in the Ukrainian Orthodoxy are gradually nearing to real doings", the Press Center of the Kyiv Patriarchate quotes head of the Information and Publishing Department of the Kyiv Patriarchate Bishop Vasylkivsky Evstratiy (Zorya). The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is recognized around the world, whereas the other churches, including the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, are not. The newly elected Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will hold the title of Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine. Ukrainian Orthodoxy was under the jurisdiction of the Russian church for over 300 years, until 2019.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a historic church council agreed on the creation of an independent Orthodox church for Ukraine. Under the Chrisoboulo, which the Patriarchate of Moscow received in 1590 from Constantinople, the Metropolis of Kyiv was not included among her jurisdictions.  The synod also withdrew Constantinople's 332-year qualified acceptance of the Russian Orthodox Church's jurisdiction over the Ukrainian Church, contained in a 1686 letter. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate is considered by the world Orthodox community to be a schismatic jurisdiction. After the 9–11 October 2018 synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Filaret was reinstated and it was decided to grant autocephaly to a unified church in Ukraine. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Holy Synod at the Pochayiv Lavra monastery on September 9, which was chaired by Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Volodymyr (Sabodan).  The Moscow Patriarch did not comply.. "Our deputies' consciousness calls us to declare an obvious fact: Metropolitan Philaret (Denisenko) is an obstacle on the way of spiritual revival of Ukraine, of purification of the society from the diseases of stalinism, he must quit the office of Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, give it a possibility for keeping its unity, for correct self-expression in the new political situation, to feed the exhausted nation with pure faith and spiritual power.". "ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ | Βαρθολομαίος σε Ονούφριο: "Patriarch Bartholomew explains Metropolitan Onufriy reasons for Ukraine church's autocephaly (Letter)", "Kiev Patriarchate does not exist, never existed - Patriarch Bartholomew", "Константинополь: "Надеемся, Москва обратится к разуму". Since then Patriarch Filaret annually visits our Church (1998-2010). According to preliminary estimates, 192 delegates would attend the Unification Council, held on December 15, and they would elect a Primate in two rounds. In the … The UOC-KP had 34 dioceses worldwide, and over 5,100 parishes in Ukraine. Thus, the above-mentioned have been canonically reinstated to their hierarchical or priestly rank, and their faithful have been restored to communion with the Church. depends on recognition or irrecognition of Philaret as Patriarch. Mstyslav never approved of the union of the UAOC and the UOC-KP.. On 20 June 2019, a small number of Pro-Filaret UOC (former UOC-KP) members—including Filaret—left the OCU after a local UOC-KP council. - Announcements - The Ecumenical Patriarchate", "Constantinople recognizes Kyiv Patriarch Filaret as church bishop", "Заява Прес-центру Київської Патріархії про рішення Священного Синоду Константинопольської Матері-Церкви та їхнє значення для Церкви в Україні", "Kiev Patriarchate declines to implement the Phanar's decision on Filaret", "Phanar considers Filaret an ordinary bishop without an episcopal see".  It was later clarified that the Ecumenical Patriarchate considered Filaret "the former metropolitan of Kiev" and Makariy "the former Archbishop of Lviv" and, on 2 November 2018, the Ecumenical Patriarchate did not recognise the UAOC or the UOC-KP and their leaders. In the meantime, Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Kiev’s Patriarchate issued a statement denying any involvement in the threats and blaming Russia for distributing the quoted leaflets. When Ukraine was part of the Russian empire, and part of the Soviet Union, the Orthodox Church in Ukraine was part of the Russian Orthodox Church. To revoke the legal binding of the Synodal Letter of the year 1686, issued for the circumstances of that time, which granted the right through oikonomia to the Patriarch of Moscow to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv, elected by the Clergy-Laity Assembly of his eparchy, who would commemorate the Ecumenical Patriarch as the First hierarch at any celebration, proclaiming and affirming his canonical dependence to the Mother Church of Constantinople.". Photo: ukranews.com . Nothing was said as to whom it will be granted, how this will be accomplished; and nor when this will happen. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew urged Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate and the Metropolitan Makariy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church not to run for the office of the Primate of the unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 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The general public of believers and non-believers learned from the publications of Kyiv and Moscow about the private life of Metropolitan Philaret, which was far from monastic. "The mechanism of proclamation of autocephaly proposed at the session of the committee in Shambezi is unrealizable and futile. Since irrecognition of "patriarch" Philaret automatically implies irrecognition of all the bishops he consecrated, and irrecognition of those these bishops consecrated in their turn. Ukrainian Orthodox priests, monks, nuns and believers attend a religion march organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate... Monastery and Church of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra seen in Kiev, Ukraine. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on the TV channel "Russia-1" shared his opinion that the new church structure - the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is an association of two groups of schismatics. }, Page last modified:
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