Filaret thanked God for “a recognized Autocephalous Ukrainian Church”


“Honorable acting spiritual mentor” ptsu “Patriarch” Filaret Denisenko, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a thanksgiving moleben for the creation of ptsu

Once there is ptsu, so Ukraine is and will be, declared “Patriarch” Filaret during a prayer of thanks “for taking the Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos about autocephaly”.

In the Ternopil Church of the exaltation of the Holy cross (UOC-KP) “honorable acting spiritual mentor” ptsu Filaret Denisenko, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a thanksgiving service “for obtaining the Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos of autocephaly about”, reported the website of UOC-KP.

“By creating a single Ukrainian Orthodox Church, we have laid a strong Foundation for our Ukrainian state. This means that the Ukrainian government is and will be, because we as the Hymn says – the body and soul put for our freedom (here and below the author’s spelling preserved, –ALE,” – said Denisenko during the event.

He is convinced that the DNC has already admitted all who had to do it.

“We fought, we won, we achieved our victory was discarded. And today we are recognized Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church”, – said Filaret.

And stressed that “the representatives of all the churches that existed until that time in Ukraine – together”.

It is noteworthy that in the prayer in addition to Poroshenko and “Patriarch” was present from 3 Ternopil “ruling Bishop”: the Archbishop of Ternopil and Kremenets Nestor, Archbishop of Ternopil and Buchach Tikhon, Bishop of Ternopil and Terebovlia Paul.

Also prisustvovali at the prayer service the President of Ukraine stressed that all this “without God’s help <…> certainly not could be.”

Recall, at the time 21 Dec 2018 oficialnoi information on the recognition of ptsu any Local Church in addition to Constantinople, no.

At the same time, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch congratulated the Epiphany Dumenko’s election to the post of “Primate” ptsu.

The head of the UGCC Sviatoslav Shevchuk said that he believes the creation of a new ecclesiastical structure “gift of God” towards “the full unity of the Churches Vladimirovka of Baptism,” which include Greek Catholics.

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