Epiphanes: The Greek Orthodox Church recognizes de facto the Ukrainian Orthodox Church | Kiev post


Metropolitan Epiphanius (or Yepifaniy), head of the Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, is pictured during his enthronement ceremony at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev on February 3, 2019.

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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (OCU) has already been recognized de facto by the Greek Orthodox Church, said Metropolitan Epiphanes.

“The Divine Liturgy [on the occasion of the 1031st anniversary of the Christianization of Kyivan Rus] Representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church participated. Our bishop also served with representatives of the Greek Church in Thessaloniki, which testifies that de facto the Greek Church recognizes the autocephaly of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church, ”said the Kyiv Metropolitan Press Service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (OCU) citing Metropolitan Epiphanes. as told.

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