UOC has commented on the demands Poroshenko to demonstrate Tomos


The Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich

From the Patriarchate of Constantinople no Thomas, like many Churches, established on the basis of decisions of the Council, said Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich.

Petro Poroshenko ought to offer the Constantinople Patriarchate to show your Tomos. This was announced on his page in Facebook Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich, commenting on the recent proposal of the President of the ROC to show your Tomos.

“If President Poroshenko have already become so skilled in Tomasak, maybe for a start he proposed to the Constantinople Patriarchate to show your Tomos? Once he gives Ukraine Tomos, is it he himself? Open secret: the Constantinople Patriarchate has no Thomas,” wrote the father of Nicholas.

The priest explained that the status of some Orthodox Churches were established by the decisions of the Councils.

“Status of the Patriarchate of Constantinople is based on the 28th rule of the Council of Chalcedon (Fourth Ecumenical) Council, which was held in the year 451, – said father Nikolai. And the said rule makes no mention of the autocephaly of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the formation of the Patriarchy as such by granting the Archbishop of Constantinople the right to ordain metropolitans in the “Ponti (Minor) Asia and Thrace”, that is actually the Archbishop of the capital (city), was granted the vast territory of the Patriarchy”.

The Deputy head of the Department reminded that the Autocephalous and Patriarchal status of the Russian Orthodox Church was granted in 1589 the Patriarch of Constantinople Jeremiah II, and in 1593 this was approved by the pan-Orthodox Council of Constantinople.

“The Church of Cyprus also has Thomas, and the decision of the ecclesiastical autocephaly adopted at the Third Ecumenical Council in 431. By the way, 20 years before the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Thus, none of the ancient Churches has Thomas as Tomasi in Church practices appear mainly in the 19th century, when they began to proclaim national autocephaly. So, not Tomos one,” concluded FR Nicholas.

Earlier, Poroshenko, speaking at the winery, said that Ukraine is now canonical ptsu, and all the rest should be his to prove canonicity. The President proposed: “let them now will understand, will show Tomos… And where they Tomos? Stalin signed? That’s all this started”.

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