I'm not convinced; this has been part of the rhetorical wheel from Ankara for years, present (shocking!) developments notwithstanding (i.e. giving deed to the Patriarchate, thereby de facto treating them as if they are a formal organization/institution).
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.