The arrival in Florence was transferred from the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate within ROCOR


In connection with non-canonical actions Fanara against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church parish of the Church of the Nativity and of St. Nicholas in Florence, Italy, moved from the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia, reports Седмица.Ru with reference to Interfax-Religion.

“After anticanonically decisions made by Patriarch Bartholomew on October 11, we stopped to remember. These decisions, Patriarch Bartholomew made the Orthodox Church of Ukraine headed by Metropolitan Onufry persecuted”, – said the rector of the Church Archpriest George Blatensky.

Unanimous support for the decision to move to the jurisdiction of the ROCOR was expressed at a General meeting of parishioners, which was attended by over a hundred people.

Now in the temple commemorated during the Liturgy Metropolitan of Eastern America and new York Hilarion, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.

The Church of the Nativity and of St. Nicholas in Florence built on the initiative of Russian immigrants in 1903. From 1927 resided in the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe (the so-called Russian Exarchate of the Constantinople Orthodox Church).

Earlier, in a sign of solidarity with the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Patriarchate of Constantinople left, the rector of the Dormition Church in Bluefield (WV, USA), priest mark Tyson.

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