“I will do everything in their power to inform everyone about the situation in Ukraine, all the primates of the local Churches,” said Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Feodor II after the divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Odessa 28 September 2018, according to Information-enlightenment Department of the UOC.
The Patriarch of Alexandria, noted that his presence at celebrations in the diocese of Odessa suggests that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is the only canonical Church in Ukraine.
“As we remember, the biggest problem in the Church all over the world were heresies and schisms, — said his Beatitude the Patriarch. I want to ask you that you remain faithful in the face of Christ his Church.”
He explained that all need to rely on God: “the Church belongs to Jesus Christ, and He directs”. “The Lord fights for his Church” — said His Beatitude.
Addressing the hierarchs, clergy and faithful, Patriarch Theodoros II said: “I will do everything in their power to inform everyone about the situation in Ukraine, all the primates of the local Churches. To the canonical Church was the only canonical Orthodox Church, and the Lord has always set her own good.”
He also added that “huge sin will be on the Second Court if he spilled even one drop of blood”.
According to the Archpastor, the highest value in the world is the canonicity of the Church. “Your Church — canonical, Orthodox and Holy,” — said the Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore.
Earlier, the Alexandria Patriarch Theodoros II in his address to the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church after the prayer service of the unity of Orthodoxy in Ukraine in the Odessa Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral expressed his support to his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry as head of the canonical Church in Ukraine.