The head of the DNC Epiphany explained why remembers Patriarch Kirill
The head of the DNC commemorates the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, although it “requested not to do so”. The last time this happened in the course of his “enthronement” in the presence of the President and officials.
“Primate” Epiphanius stated that commemorated during the service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, as prescribed by Tomos and Mother-Church. He told this in an interview on the Youtube channel of Sonia Koshkina.
“Many people ask me: “Why are you in the diptych commemorate the Patriarch? You didn’t mentioned it after the election of the Primate to receive the Tomos”. Yeah, I didn’t mention him because we are at war. But at a time when I could do it as a Primate. Because until Thomas had no legal requirements that I should mention in the diptychs the Patriarch, and so I didn’t do it,” – said the head of the independent Ukrainian Church.
He continued: “can You imagine if I on the second day, making service in Kiev, the day of the Nativity of Christ, January 7, broke the norm of Tomos? I did not, although there have been many requests for me not to mentioned in the diptych of the Patriarch”.
“Metropolitan” Epiphany added that commemorates the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, however, “praying” for him: “We do not pray for the Patriarch. We need to remember it as one of the primates of the Local Orthodox Church. It makes Patriarch Bartholomew, and we are the Mother Church – sample”.
As reported by the SPM, for the enthronement of the Epiphany Dumenko, which was held February 3 in St. Sophia Cathedral, did not come no hierarchy of the local Churches, except Constantinople. Present were Roman Catholics, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Protestants.