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MP breaks communion!
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:42:29 PM »
Its an unfortunate day for orthodox around the world.
https://www.rt.com/news/441323-russian-orthodox-church-ukraine/

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 02:56:59 PM »
Since the OP posted a source from Russia in English, please allow me to link also a website from Ukraine describing the same event, also in English, so that forum members may see see descirptions of the event from both sides.
https://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/confessional/orthodox_relations/73060/

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 03:27:02 PM »
All this talk of scandals,  and Corruption(my own spiritual father words of hierarchy),  and now schism has me feeling burned-out 😔

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 03:28:37 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui! (Lord have mercy!)

I feared this would happen  :'( 

may God have mercy on the Greek (Constantinople) Orthodox Christian Faith!
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 04:17:16 PM »
And this just had to happen when I was planning a visit to MP's WR parish in Stockholm...
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 04:19:13 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui! (Lord have mercy!)

I feared this would happen  :'( 

may God have mercy on the Greek (Constantinople) Orthodox Christian Faith!

...as well as the Russian Orthodox Faith.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 04:21:24 PM »
So, this extends to the laity as well? Does it also constitute a claim from the point of view of Russia that EP Churches are graceless?
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 04:26:04 PM »
So, this extends to the laity as well?

Yeah.

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Does it also constitute a claim from the point of view of Russia that EP Churches are graceless?

I doubt it. I don't think they think that way. Did they say ROCOR was graceless before the reunion? I don't think so.
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 04:28:34 PM »
And this just had to happen when I was planning a visit to MP's WR parish in Stockholm...
Visiting is allowed, but if the local priest follows the Minsk decision, you may not take communion.

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 04:49:17 PM »
This will be a good day for American Orthodoxy without Grand Pontiff - er, I mean Ecumenical Patriarch - Bartholomew to contest our autocephaly.

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 04:49:31 PM »
Didn't Antioch break communion with the JP recently over the jurisdiction of Qatar?
ROCOR was split from the MP for over 80 years IIRC.
The Old Believers schism was serious, and yet healed in modern times.
Then there was the controversy in the 1930's between the OCA, ROCOR, the traditional MP and the Renovationists if you count the USSR and the US together.
When else in the last 500 years have we seen a schism so large in Orthodoxy?
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 04:50:47 PM »
This will be a good day for American Orthodoxy without Grand Pontiff - er, I mean Ecumenical Patriarch - Bartholomew to contest our autocephaly.
Whether the MP is right in its decision, a status of schism, along with its causes, are not good for the church, including the OCA.
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 04:51:05 PM »

The Old Believers schism was serious, and yet healed in modern times.



This is an exaggeration....
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 04:52:15 PM »
The Old Believers schism was serious, and yet healed in modern times.


What healing are you referring to? Edinoverie is early 1800s stuff but that doesn't really count.

The Old Believer Church certainly doesn't believe in the MP coming into communion as of today.
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2018, 04:54:35 PM »
And this just had to happen when I was planning a visit to MP's WR parish in Stockholm...
Visiting is allowed, but if the local priest follows the Minsk decision, you may not take communion.

I know. Still, traveling across the sea just participate in mass and not being able to partake the communion is kind of anticlimax.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2018, 04:55:23 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui! (Lord have mercy!)

I feared this would happen  :'( 

may God have mercy on the Greek (Constantinople) Orthodox Christian Faith!

...as well as the Russian Orthodox Faith.

Why?
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2018, 04:56:53 PM »
This will be a good day for American Orthodoxy without Grand Pontiff - er, I mean Ecumenical Patriarch - Bartholomew to contest our autocephaly.
Whether the MP is right in its decision, a status of schism, along with its causes, are not good for the church, including the OCA.

Why?

The Greeks have been responsible for every single problem facing American Orthodoxy today including the jurisdictional crisis. That is not even to touch upon international affairs, but suffice to say, the Ecumenical Patriarch has increasingly expanded his power in global affairs and put us into a tight spot. This was long overdue. The cancer has been removed. Now we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief and the Greeks no longer have to pretend that they have any modicum of respect whatsoever for converts or other Orthodox nationalities. Had we allowed the Ecumenical Patriarch to continue, he would have become another Pope.

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2018, 05:16:00 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui! (Lord have mercy!)

I feared this would happen  :'( 

may God have mercy on the Greek (Constantinople) Orthodox Christian Faith!

...as well as the Russian Orthodox Faith.

Why?

Because Orthodoxy is Orthodoxy is Orthodoxy.
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2018, 05:20:23 PM »
Didn't Antioch break communion with the JP recently over the jurisdiction of Qatar?
ROCOR was split from the MP for over 80 years IIRC.
The Old Believers schism was serious, and yet healed in modern times.
Then there was the controversy in the 1930's between the OCA, ROCOR, the traditional MP and the Renovationists if you count the USSR and the US together.
When else in the last 500 years have we seen a schism so large in Orthodoxy?

I'd say the Acacian Schism (lasted about 35 years) is a better analogy given how large scale and political it seems to have been.

But still, I've never been sadder that there's not an OO parish in my area (not that they're free of squabbles themselves, of course)...
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2018, 05:41:06 PM »
This will be a good day for American Orthodoxy without Grand Pontiff - er, I mean Ecumenical Patriarch - Bartholomew to contest our autocephaly.
Whether the MP is right in its decision, a status of schism, along with its causes, are not good for the church, including the OCA.

Why?

The Greeks have been responsible for every single problem facing American Orthodoxy today including the jurisdictional crisis. That is not even to touch upon international affairs, but suffice to say, the Ecumenical Patriarch has increasingly expanded his power in global affairs and put us into a tight spot. This was long overdue. The cancer has been removed. Now we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief and the Greeks no longer have to pretend that they have any modicum of respect whatsoever for converts or other Orthodox nationalities. Had we allowed the Ecumenical Patriarch to continue, he would have become another Pope.

There is lots of interchange of laity and clergy between EP and OCA parishes. A breach in communion between the two would be a huge headache. Your assessment is generally silly.
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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2018, 05:53:43 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2018, 06:01:27 PM »
This will be a good day for American Orthodoxy without Grand Pontiff - er, I mean Ecumenical Patriarch - Bartholomew to contest our autocephaly.
Whether the MP is right in its decision, a status of schism, along with its causes, are not good for the church, including the OCA.

Why?

The Greeks have been responsible for every single problem facing American Orthodoxy today including the jurisdictional crisis. That is not even to touch upon international affairs, but suffice to say, the Ecumenical Patriarch has increasingly expanded his power in global affairs and put us into a tight spot. This was long overdue. The cancer has been removed. Now we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief and the Greeks no longer have to pretend that they have any modicum of respect whatsoever for converts or other Orthodox nationalities. Had we allowed the Ecumenical Patriarch to continue, he would have become another Pope.

There is lots of interchange of laity and clergy between EP and OCA parishes. A breach in communion between the two would be a huge headache. Your assessment is generally silly.

Did you expect any depth?
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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2018, 06:09:05 PM »
This will be a good day for American Orthodoxy without Grand Pontiff - er, I mean Ecumenical Patriarch - Bartholomew to contest our autocephaly.
Whether the MP is right in its decision, a status of schism, along with its causes, are not good for the church, including the OCA.

Why?

The Greeks have been responsible for every single problem facing American Orthodoxy today including the jurisdictional crisis. That is not even to touch upon international affairs, but suffice to say, the Ecumenical Patriarch has increasingly expanded his power in global affairs and put us into a tight spot. This was long overdue. The cancer has been removed. Now we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief and the Greeks no longer have to pretend that they have any modicum of respect whatsoever for converts or other Orthodox nationalities. Had we allowed the Ecumenical Patriarch to continue, he would have become another Pope.
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2018, 06:39:18 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui! (Lord have mercy!)

I feared this would happen  :'( 

may God have mercy on the Greek (Constantinople) Orthodox Christian Faith!

...as well as the Russian Orthodox Faith.

Why?

Oh...should we pray instead that God condemn the Russian Orthodox Faith?
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2018, 06:46:00 PM »
There is only one Orthodox Faith.


Any sort of Nationality prefixed to it is just that and not central to the One Holy and Apostlic Church.
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2018, 06:49:55 PM »
There is only one Orthodox Faith.


Any sort of Nationality prefixed to it is just that and not central to the One Holy and Apostolic Church.

This.

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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2018, 07:39:36 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui! (Lord have mercy!)

I feared this would happen  :'( 

may God have mercy on the Greek (Constantinople) Orthodox Christian Faith!

...as well as the Russian Orthodox Faith.

Why?

Oh...should we pray instead that God condemn the Russian Orthodox Faith?

No there is no reason as the Russian Orthodox Church has done nothing wrong.
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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2018, 07:44:32 PM »
All this talk of scandals,  and Corruption(my own spiritual father words of hierarchy),  and now schism has me feeling burned-out 😔

Yes, it can just be exhausting after a while. We are too connected through the internet, there is too much to take in and process some days.
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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2018, 07:54:44 PM »
All this talk of scandals,  and Corruption(my own spiritual father words of hierarchy),  and now schism has me feeling burned-out 😔

Yes, it can just be exhausting after a while. We are too connected through the internet, there is too much to take in and process some days.

Real life matters more.  Go to Liturgy and let not your heart be troubled.
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2018, 08:07:49 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui! (Lord have mercy!)

I feared this would happen  :'( 

may God have mercy on the Greek (Constantinople) Orthodox Christian Faith!

...as well as the Russian Orthodox Faith.

Why?

Oh...should we pray instead that God condemn the Russian Orthodox Faith?

No there is no reason as the Russian Orthodox Church has done nothing wrong.

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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2018, 08:12:12 PM »
Preserve, O Lord, every Holy Orthodox Church from the "leaven of the Pharisees".

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« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2018, 08:23:17 PM »
Can I get a quick rundown on this?
I've been following the polemic very loosely through some youtube posts, mentioning the direction the jurisdictions were taking.
So far, I've been understanding the situation the following way:

> There's a bunch of "schismatics" in Ukraine severed from the body of the UOC, which answers to the MP;
> EP for some reason decides to recognize them, meddling in affairs regarding to the MP jurisdiction;
> MP warns the EP not to do it, or else;
> EP names two Exarchs to the "new recognized 'church'" despite threats from the MP;
> MP severs communion with the EP for they are meddling in their own affairs and the EP is not the pope;

Did I get this right? Who was in the wrong here? gib rundown plox.

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2018, 08:44:21 PM »
Gospodi Pomilui! (Lord have mercy!)

I feared this would happen  :'( 

may God have mercy on the Greek (Constantinople) Orthodox Christian Faith!

...as well as the Russian Orthodox Faith.

Why?

Oh...should we pray instead that God condemn the Russian Orthodox Faith?

No there is no reason as the Russian Orthodox Church has done nothing wrong.

Preserve, O God, the Holy Orthodox Faith (except ours, we’re OK) and Orthodox Christians (also totally fine, God, but the others suck and could use your help) unto ages of ages!

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2018, 08:50:34 PM »
Well the other shoe dropped, and it’s quite a letdown.  I was hoping Moscow might turn the other cheek.  What we need to do now is pray that the other EO churches don’t start breaking communion with each other.

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« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2018, 08:52:22 PM »
Newly posted document from the Moscow Patriarchate:

https://mospat.ru/en/2018/10/15/news165263/

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Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the encroachment of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the Russian Church


With profound pain the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the report of the Patriarchate of Constantinople published on October 11, 2018, about the following decisions of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople:  confirming the intention ‘to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church; opening a ‘stauropegion’ of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Kiev; ‘restoring in the rank of bishop or priest’ the leaders of the Ukrainian schism and their followers and ‘returning their faithful to church communion’; ‘recalling the 1686 patent of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the transfer of the Metropolis of Kiev to the Moscow Patriarchate as its part.

These unlawful decisions of the Synod were adopted by the Church of Constantinople unilaterally, ignoring the appeals of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the plenitude of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as sister Local Orthodox Churches, their primates and hierarchs to hold a pan-Orthodox discussion of the issue


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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2018, 09:05:00 PM »
Well the other shoe dropped, and it’s quite a letdown.  I was hoping Moscow might turn the other cheek.  What we need to do now is pray that the other EO churches don’t start breaking communion with each other.
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2018, 09:19:46 PM »
Newly posted document from the Moscow Patriarchate:

https://mospat.ru/en/2018/10/15/news165263/

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Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the encroachment of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the Russian Church


With profound pain the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the report of the Patriarchate of Constantinople published on October 11, 2018, about the following decisions of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople:  confirming the intention ‘to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church; opening a ‘stauropegion’ of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Kiev; ‘restoring in the rank of bishop or priest’ the leaders of the Ukrainian schism and their followers and ‘returning their faithful to church communion’; ‘recalling the 1686 patent of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the transfer of the Metropolis of Kiev to the Moscow Patriarchate as its part.


So based on the way that the EP is acting, it could even decide to revoke its medieval granting of Patriarchal and autocephalous status to the Metropolitan of Moscow?

Wasn't this kind of issue at the core of the 1054 schism between Rome and Constantinople, only it was Rome that decided it was the "Pope of Popes", so to speak?
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2018, 09:22:46 PM »
 :'(
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2018, 09:25:08 PM »
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2018, 09:26:09 PM »
Can I get a quick rundown on this?
I've been following the polemic very loosely through some youtube posts, mentioning the direction the jurisdictions were taking.
So far, I've been understanding the situation the following way:

> There's a bunch of "schismatics" in Ukraine severed from the body of the UOC, which answers to the MP;
> EP for some reason decides to recognize them, meddling in affairs regarding to the MP jurisdiction;
> MP warns the EP not to do it, or else;
> EP names two Exarchs to the "new recognized 'church'" despite threats from the MP;
> MP severs communion with the EP for they are meddling in their own affairs and the EP is not the pope;

Did I get this right? Who was in the wrong here? gib rundown plox.

PS - I mostly lurk here rarely these days. I hope you guys - all of you - are doing ok.
More or less, you skipped the turning point in which Constantinople single-handedly removed the excommunication and defrockal of all bishops and priests of the schismatics. The two exarchs were sent weeks before that, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk had speculated that they might have been there to reordain schismatics, but I doubt this will happen since Constantinople explicitly reinstated them, implying that there is no need for reordination.

It is a canonically coherent move not to reordain them, but it's not coherent with how Constantinople treats its own repenting schismatics. Not that the Ukrainian ones are repenting of anything, they got what they want.  ::)
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2018, 10:59:20 PM »
More or less, you skipped the turning point in which Constantinople single-handedly removed the excommunication and defrockal of all bishops and priests of the schismatics. The two exarchs were sent weeks before that, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk had speculated that they might have been there to reordain schismatics, but I doubt this will happen since Constantinople explicitly reinstated them, implying that there is no need for reordination.

As I understand, they are reinstated in the rank they had when the broken with the MP. Some were laymen or priests then and have become non-canonical bishops afterwards.
So it is possible that there will be reordinations. But details aren't clear yet. The UOC-EP needs to be formally constituted now, before it can be granted autocephaly. For me, the most interesting questions are: Who will head the UOC-EP? And which bishops will join from the MP?

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2018, 11:05:06 PM »
. . . and what does the Orthodox Church that did not belong to the MP or the Patriarch of Kiev do?

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2018, 11:06:03 PM »
More or less, you skipped the turning point in which Constantinople single-handedly removed the excommunication and defrockal of all bishops and priests of the schismatics. The two exarchs were sent weeks before that, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk had speculated that they might have been there to reordain schismatics, but I doubt this will happen since Constantinople explicitly reinstated them, implying that there is no need for reordination.

As I understand, they are reinstated in the rank they had when the broken with the MP. Some were laymen or priests then and have become non-canonical bishops afterwards.
So it is possible that there will be reordinations. But details aren't clear yet. The UOC-EP needs to be formally constituted now, before it can be granted autocephaly. For me, the most interesting questions are: Who will head the UOC-EP? And which bishops will join from the MP?
Oh, this makes much more sense, thanks.
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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2018, 11:09:04 PM »
The UOC-EP needs to be formally constituted now, before it can be granted autocephaly.

I wonder how long a formally constituted “UOC-EP” will have to wait for autocephaly.

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Re: MP breaks communion!
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2018, 11:22:09 PM »
The Antiochians made a statement on October 6. Here is a link to the Arabic:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1395245937245782&id=292018570901863

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“The fathers examined the general Orthodox situation. They stressed that the Church of Antioch expresses her deep worries about the attempts to change the boundaries of the Orthodox Churches through a new reading of history. She considers that resorting to a unilateral reading of history does not serve Orthodox unity. It rather contributes to the fueling of the dissensions and quarrels within the one Church. Thus, the Church of Antioch refuses the principle of establishing parallel jurisdictions within the canonical boundaries of the Patriarchates and the autocephalous Churches as a way to solve conflicts, or as a de facto situation in the Orthodox world.

“The fathers of the Church of Antioch underline that any approach for granting the autocephaly of a certain Church has to be in accordance with the Orthodox ecclesiology and the principles agreed upon by the Churches in a conciliar way in the past years. These principles for granting autocephaly are about the necessity to obtain the agreement of the Mother Church and the acknowledgement of all the Orthodox autocephalous Churches. The Church of Antioch affirms the necessity to resort to the principle of unanimity concerning the common Orthodox work and the stand on controversial issues in the Orthodox world, and this unanimity is a true safeguard for Orthodox Unity.
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The Church of Antioch calls upon His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch to call for an urgent synaxis for the primates of the Orthodox autocephalous Churches in order to discuss the current developments that the Orthodox world is facing about the issue of granting autocephaly to new Churches, and the efforts made to find common solutions before taking any final decisions about this issue.
SOURCE: http://orthochristian.com/116275.html
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