Friday, January 12, 2018

Bulgarian delegation at Phanar

Do I think they will be discussing the Macedonian issue? Yes, yes I do.

(EP) - On Sunday, January 7, 2018, His All-Holiness received His Beatitude Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria together with the members of his entourage—various metropolitans and clergy of the Church of Bulgaria—at the Ecumenical Patriarchate, during His Beatitude’s visit for the reopening of the newly renovated Church of St. Stephen in the Phanar District.


  1. It had been announced in the Bulgarian media that they would talk Macedonia so that's not exactly a big secret.

  2. There may end up being two churches in Macedonia. But, for better, or worse, it's not unprecedented. Estonia has two Orthodox churches, MP and the Estonian church with Metropolitan Stephanos under the EP. Likewise, Moldova has the MP, but also another church under Romania. Maybe this is canonically obtuse, but we don't have any Orthodox emperors to enforce the canons.