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Offline Orest

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EP Archons: Memorandum regarding Unity In Ukraine
« on: October 11, 2018, 05:33:16 PM »
A Memorandum to the Orthodox Christian Clergy and Laity regarding Unity In Ukraine

It cannot be disputed that these criteria are met in granting Ukraine autocephaly.
We conclude with a quote from Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, dated September 24, 2018:
In the past few weeks I have reviewed numerous articles, thoughts and opinions about the prayerful decision of the Mother Church of Constantinople to take appropriate action in order to resolve the anomaly of ecclesiastical division in Ukraine. It is interesting to observe how conveniently some of us tend to interpret the Sacred Canons and history of the Church without truly studying the reasons for the Canons coming into existence and historical events developing in different ages of the Church's growth and development. …  In my opinion, at this particular time of history, the only individual who has exhibited the will to imitate Christ and act with His intentions and through His teachings is His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.  The call from the Patriarch has consistently been to prayer, reflection, reconciliation and now to action that is based on the Sacred Scriptures and pure pastoral care... so, I would encourage people to pray, reflect, speak and work for the glory of God … .

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Re: EP Archons: Memorandum regarding Unity In Ukraine
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 11:12:03 PM »
Whole thing needs a giant [citation needed].

Wishing to grant pardon for ancient debts, he who cancels the debts of all people came himself and dwelt among those who were estranged from his divine grace; and tearing apart the record of sin, he hears from everyone: Alleluia.

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Re: EP Archons: Memorandum regarding Unity In Ukraine
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 03:28:08 AM »
Just to find two outright lies in this (the biased accounts of recent history are par for the course):

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church under Moscow is indeed autonomous.

The Church of Georgia has never been under Constantinople.