Apologies for the machine translation. This is a follow up to an earlier posting (see here). A two month timeline is not a small matter for a break like this.
(romfea.gr) - Very strong language used by the Patriarchate of Antioch against the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, warning that if not resolved Archdiocese Qatar within the next two months, then you have to stop them society!
The decision of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch, which brings in publicity Romfea.gr, fell as a shock to all the autocephalous Orthodox Churches and is indicative of how heavy is the climate in relations between Damascus - Jerusalem.
The bone of contention between the two sides is the area of Qatar which is considered by the Patriarchate of Antioch and, as indicated, is part of the "normal" territory.
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem with an "aggressive" energy (pp thus characterizes itself Patriarchate of Antioch) proceeded to the election of Bishop'' Qatar'' and, despite the interventions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Greek government's solution has been found.
A few days ago met the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch and authorized the Patriarch of Antioch John to take stringent measures against Jerusalem.
In the event that within the next two months, has not the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in a goodwill gesture on the issue, then empower the Patriarch of Antioch even go to the discontinuation of society with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
"Unstoppable Our persecution from Jerusalem"
In its communication, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch first mentioned in grief caused by the election of the Archbishop Qatar from the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Emphasize that while initially content to express their grief "to incessant persecution from the attack of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem," although, as noted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Greek government made efforts to resolve the crisis, without there has been some progress theme.
Also in communication, the Holy Synod said again'' desire to find a peaceful solution, "insisting but found this solution'' within the next two months.''
The Communication stresses that'' if the Patriarchate of Jerusalem did not give a positive outcome to a legitimate demand of the Church of Antioch to stop the assault of Jerusalem to its normal ground empower the Patriarch of Antioch to take the necessary measures, including the termination of society. "
It emphasized that the'' Holy Synod decided to suspend the participation of the throne of Antioch from all episcopal assemblies in countries of the diaspora to the cessation of the attack in Jerusalem in normal territory ".
I very much expected, according to information from Romfea.gr, both from the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Greek government and other Orthodox Churches, what will be the reaction of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the time limit set by the Patriarchate of Antioch.
The question is whether to effect a rupture would cause sores on the unity of Orthodoxy both so sensitive areas (Jerusalem, Syria) directly affected the Christian populations.