President Petro Poroshenko and the head of the UOC-KP Filaret
For the leadership of the Kyiv Patriarchate postpone granting of the Tomos is a serious problem, and it must be solved quickly, says journalist Kateryna shchotkina.
Church-administrative structure of the UOC-KP, which “acquires allies among “Church” and “secular” (including politicians)” is not located to the delays. About the author of articles on religious themes in the portal writes “Mirror of week”.
“The postponement of autocephaly can be a problem not only for President Poroshenko, who will not be able to submit to the voters a fresh “Peremoga” before the elections, and generally will be subject to a well-orchestrated ridicule on this subject,” explains the author.
She believes that the head of the Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret “every year more and more is temporary, and without it, getting thin the chances of the UOC-KP become the Church that will receive the Tomos and with it canonical recognition. The Church, which “form the basis” of a Local Church, and thus retain all their structure and will have the opportunity to expand at the expense of those who wish to join the national Church project.”
The journalist describes the mechanism of granting of the Tomos, which, she believes, has “painted notes”: “Sinax in the Phanar considers the appeal of Patriarch Filaret about the illegal anathema and abolishes it. The Cathedral Church of Constantinople, the Mother decides on the granting of a Tomos of the Ukrainian Church by the certificate is claimed is already written.
“After that, Ukraine is the unification Council, which elected the Patriarch – Filaret, of course, because who else? And this Patriarch received from the hands of representatives of the Mother Church the Tomos of autocephaly”, – predicts expert.
The provision of the Constantinople Patriarchate by the Tomos of Autocephalous Church in Ukraine is constantly delayed, despite the forecasts of the country’s leadership and the UOC-KP that it would happen to 1030 anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy said that the granting of the Tomos may, has been postponed for autumn.
The head of the UOC KP has repeatedly stressed that it sees its mission in the growth structure of the UOC-KP and explained that he saw God’s intervention, opustevshiy the war in the Donbass. Filaret said that the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and Pochayiv Lavra, which belongs to the UOC must be new Local Church, which he Filaret plans to lead.
Ekaterina Shchetkina – a journalist writing on the subject of the Church, and actively collaborates with the weekly “Mirror of week”, laureate of the prize named after Pope John Paul II.