Metropolitan Agafangel – is the Abbot of Xenophon: do Not become a schismatic!


Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel and the Abbot of the Athonite monastery of xenophontos, Archimandrite Alexy.

On the eve of the enthronement of the head of the DNC, the Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel appealed to the Abbot of xenophontos monastery, Archimandrite Alexy with the letter of appeal.

Not to do with the dissenters and to raise his voice for the unity of the Church called the Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel in his letter addressed to the Abbot of the Athonite monastery of xenophontos, Archimandrite Alexy.

“Raise your voice not become a schismatic!” – said in the letter, the text of which was in the editorial office of the Greek Orthodox resource Romfea.gr.

In his address to the Abbot Agafangel noted the excellent relations and special ties that exist between the mount Athos monastery of Xenophon and the Orthodox people of Ukraine.

“Who will concelebrate with the dissenters, he becomes a schismatic” – recalled the Archbishop, and called on the Archimandrite Alexius to raise his voice for the unity of the Church and follow the path the primates of Antioch and Polish Orthodox Churches.

As reported by the SPM, February 3, in St. Sophia Cathedral the enthronement of the “Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine” Epiphany Dumenko. In celebration, the delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, attended by the Abbot of the Athonite monastery of xenophontos, Archimandrite Alexy.

Recall that the Holy Kinot of Holy mount Athos have decided not to participate in the enthronement of the “Primate” ptsu Epiphany Dumenko.

Some of the monasteries of mount Athos said that if Dumenko will come to the Holy Mountain, they’ll close their gates. In connection with the actions Fanara quality Athos and hermits reported to cease commemoration of Patriarch Bartholomew.

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