ROC: Representatives of local Churches will not attend the enthronement of the head of the DNC


The head of the DNC Epiphany has announced the date of his “enthronement” on 3 Feb.

None of the Orthodox churches, except Constantinople, will not send representatives to the enthronement of the “Primate” of the DNC, scheduled for 3 February.

The enthronement of the head of the DNC “Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine” by Epiphany (Dumenko) will not be representatives of the local Orthodox Churches, said on Thursday Deputy head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Archpriest Nikolai Balashov. About it reports “Interfax”.

“None of the local Orthodox churches in the world has not recognized the newly formed efforts of Ukrainian politicians and Fanara Church, congratulated her Primate. – said the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church at the meeting of the “round table” which was held on 24 January in Moscow. – No one is going to send representatives to the upcoming “the enthronement” of its so-called Primate”.

The priest stressed that the mouths of bishops and Holy synods of a Local Church voicing its “deep concern about the ongoing invasion of the political element” in the Church sphere. That the intervention of the secular state in religious life is unacceptable, says the Vatican.

According to Archpriest, at the upcoming meetings of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill with the leadership of the local Orthodox Churches that have been scheduled in celebration of the decade, the election of Patriarch Kirill to the throne of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the situation of the Orthodox in Ukraine will be a Central topic of discussion. At the celebrations in Moscow expect of the primates of the Antiochian, Serbian Orthodox Churches, Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech lands and Slovakia, ROCA and other high representatives of the local churches in the world.

“The celebration will be an occasion to discuss topics that arise not only in Ukraine but also in the world of the Orthodox family,” said Archpriest Nikolai Balashov.

Earlier the head of the DNC Epiphany has announced the date of his “enthronement” on 3 Feb. The ceremony will be held in the Cathedral of St. Sophia – this Church is the head of the DNC held the first service after receiving the Tomos of autocephaly.

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