Monday, September 2, 2019

EP flattens W. Europe Exarchate of Russian tradition parishes

And by flatten I mean compress the organizational chart of. This body will either accept this decision or just come under Moscow. And as Moscow has already drawn up their plans for this same group, I am more disposed to think that's the way they'll go.

(Romfea) - The meeting of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which took place on Thursday and Friday, August 29 and 30, in the Holy Trinity Monastery of Halki, was concluded.

During the meeting, it was decided to discharge Archbishop Ioannis of Harioupolis from the Apostolic and Patriarchal Ecumenical Throne, personally and only to him, thereby relieving him of the responsibility of the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox parishes of the Russian Tradition in Western Europe. services.

As a consequence, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France is now responsible for parishes of the former Exarchate.

The same is true of the rest of the former Exarchate parishes in other Western European countries, which fall under the responsibility of the respective Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in these areas.

Furthermore, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to appoint Archpriest Alexis Struve, University Professor, to replace the Head of St. Alexander Nevsky Holy Church in Paris.


  1. They had better get themselves under!

    1. I don't know about France, but hardly anyone in the UK will want to go under Moscow, given the way the MP treated the Diocese of Sourozh from 2002 onwards.

    2. That is true but some would rather risk MP than the Pope of Istanbul

  2. "relieving him of the responsibility"

    From what I understand, the typical practice is for a bishop to ASK to be relieved (due to age, bad health, etc.), not for this relief to simply be pushed on him.

  3. A Synod of Bishops may relieve a bishop, especially if the latter is guilty of heresy. But it is Constantinople that is guilty here. Let the modernist element in the Western European Eparchy stay with Constantinople, if they are on board with the EP agenda. Those who value their Orthodox faith; it is time to vote with your feet.