Hundred Orthodox Church break with Moscow Patriarchate


Eastern Europe


Service of Eastern Orthodox Church. Photo Facebook, Lviv Eparchy

More than 50 Eastern Orthodox Churches have already switched from the Moscow Patriarchate to the Kyiv Patriarchate. About 100 are still in the process of transitioning.

Metropolitan Epiphanius, the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, announced that on the national telethon, Ukrinform reports. The metropolitan notes that people " who have been in spiritual delusion everywhere in Ukraine are beginning to see." He says that at least one community every day decides to switch from the Moscow Patriarchate to the Kyiv Patriarchate.

Metropolitan Epiphanius says that every community has the legal right to switch from one patriarchate to another. "I urge communities of the Moscow Patriarchate to make appropriate decisions in the future and not remain silent. Join the recognised Orthodox Church", he said.

Many churches break with the Moscow Patriarchate because its head, Patriarch Kirill, supports the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Die Tagespost reports. Kirill still refuses to speak of a war in Ukraine and blames the West for the "conflict."

Metropolitan calls all religious communities to join his Patriarchate

Earlier, Metropolitan Epiphanius called all religious communities to join the Kyiv Patriarchate. He did so in a tweet. "Our Holy Synod calls on bishops, clergy, monasteries and religious communities under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate of Ukraine to follow the Tomos on the autocephaly of the PCU", the metropolitan wrote.

The men's monastery in Lviv and the parish in Chervonohrad are two of the Orthodox communities that decided to transfer to the Kyiv Patriarchate. That was reported by RBC.

On March 17, Metropolitan Dimitri of Lviv received Archpriest Igor Derkach, the rector of the Holy Intercession Church in Chervonohrad. Together with the congregation, they decided that the community should join the Lviv-Sokal Eparchy of the Orthodox Church.

Three days later, the rector of the Lviv Holy Resurrection new Athos Monastery transferred to the jurisdiction of the Kyiv Patriarchate.



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