Saturday, June 27, 2015

UOC-MP "concerned" by EP bishops visiting UOC-KP/UAOC

(RISU) - The arrival of two bishops of the Constantinople Patriarchate in Ukraine and their meeting with Ukrainian clergy was one of the topics discussed by the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), held on 24 June in Kyiv. In particular, they referred to Bishop Hilarion (Rudnik) of Edmonton and the Western Eparchyand Bishop Daniel (Zelinsky) of Pamphilon.

This was reported by the official website of the UOC (MP).

Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) “expressed concern” about their activities in the “canonical territory” of the UOC (MP) without consent of the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). Separately, members of the Synod asked Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine toturn to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I for an explanation of the situation.

As it was previously reported, on June 8, 2015 in St. Michael's Monastery, in the Hall of the Academic Council of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy, a joint meeting of the Committees UOC Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church was held.

The hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Constantinople – Bishop Hilarion (Rudnik) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada and Bishop of the UOC in the USA Daniel (Zelinsky).


  1. Begging the question. The Moscovite church is asserting that Ukraine belongs to its canonical territory. Where was it written and by what authority was it decided that ecclesial life in Ukraine is decided by the Russian church?

  2. Where are any Russians in the text?