Russian Orthodox Church

Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate

Patriarchate

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate on the interference of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople into the internal affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Version for print
2 October 2018 year 17:08

The Synod of the Estonian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) expresses its profound concern over dangerous developments in the ecclesial situation in Ukraine caused by the unilateral actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople which has sent two hierarchs to Kiev for implementing a project of establishing the Ukrainian autocephalous church. On the basis of experience acquired by the Estonian Orthodox Church we state that such actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople undertaken without any agreement with the canonical authorities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church can entail dire consequences for both Orthodoxy in Ukraine and the unity of the entire universal Church.

Even today representatives of schismatic communities in Ukraine announce their plans to deprive the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of its official name and to alienate its property in favour of a new church structure. Should these plans be implemented, Orthodoxy in Ukraine will suffer a terrible blow and millions of the Ukrainian Orthodox faithful will be discriminated and left without their church building and monasteries.

We resolutely condemn the anti-canonical actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine, wholeheartedly agree with the position of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church presented in its statement of September 14, 2018, and express our unfailing support to His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, bishops, clergy and the entire Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

We call upon clerics and all the faithful children of the Estonian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) to offer up prayers of fervent supplication for the unity and like-mindedness of the Holy Orthodox Church and for the soonest just settlement of the situation.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

Version: Greek, Russian

Materials on the theme

Archpriest Nikolay Danilevich: The situation in Ukraine is not at all such as being presented to Patriarch Bartholomew and as he declares to the world [Interview]

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Bishop of Antiochian Church

The Bishops’ Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church calls the schism and actions of Constantinople “the greatest problem of the Orthodox Church today”

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine meets with Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem

Churches of the canonical Church have been attacked again in Rovno region in Ukraine

Патриаршее поздравление митрополиту Таллинскому Евгению с 25-летием архиерейской хиротонии [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

Патриаршее поздравление епископу Нарвскому Лазарю с 50-летием со дня рождения [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

Митрополит Таллинский Евгений: Задача священника — понять, зачем человек зашел в храм [Interview]

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate on the interference of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople into the internal affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church [Documents]

Delegation of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus visits Theological Academy in St. Petersburg

Archpriest Nikolay Danilevich: The situation in Ukraine is not at all such as being presented to Patriarch Bartholomew and as he declares to the world [Interview]

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in celebrations on commemoration day of Martyrs of Chełm and Podlasie in Poland

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Bishop of Antiochian Church

Епископ Барышевский Виктор: Не бойтесь ничего, будьте с Богом, и Бог будет всегда с вами [Interview]

Заявление Сербской Православной Церкви по церковной ситуации на Украине [Documents]

Synod of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus does not recognize “Orthodox church of Ukraine”

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Bishop of Antiochian Church

The Bishops’ Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church calls the schism and actions of Constantinople “the greatest problem of the Orthodox Church today”

Разъяснение Юридического отдела Украинской Православной Церкви о применении закона о переименовании [Article]

Other documents

Заявление пресс-службы Екатеринбургской епархии в связи с публикацией результатов опроса ВЦИОМ по вопросу строительства храма св. Екатерины

Обращение пресс-служ­бы Екатеринбургской епархии

Members of Synod of Central Asian metropolitan area send message of support to His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine

Appeal of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics and Faithful, as of December 17, 2018

Комментарий ОВЦС Украинской Православной Церкви в связи с фактом служения епископа Константинопольского Патриархата на канонической территории Украинской Православной Церкви

Послание Архиерейского Синода клиру и пастве Русской Зарубежной Церкви

Заявление Синода Митрополичьего округа в Республике Казахстан в связи с антиканонической деятельностью Константинопольского Патриархата

Обращение Синода Православной Церкви Казахстана по случаю 15-летия учреждения Митрополичьего округа Русской Православной Церкви в Республике Казахстан

Resolution of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of 13 November 2018

Заявление Архиерейского Синода Русской Зарубежной Церкви в связи с неканоническими действиями, предпринятыми Константинопольским Патриархатом