Session of the UOC Holy Synod starts at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Members of the Holy Synod of the UOC

At the meeting, members of the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will consider current issues of the life of the Church.

On 13 November 2018, a regular meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church began in the residence of the Primate of the UOC in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, informs the UOC Information and Education Department.

The meeting is presided by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kiev and All Ukraine.

“Today we need to discuss a very important problem – the ecclesiastic situation in our Ukrainian state,” said the Primate of the UOC, opening the meeting. “A lot of events are developing around the Church today. They are trying to involve the Church in political games. They want to turn the Church into a political tool which would enable to achieve some of their earthly goals. Our ultimate goal is to preserve the purity of the Orthodox faith, to preserve our faithfulness to Christ.”

It is noted that during the work of the regular meeting of the UOC Holy Synod, hierarchs will consider current issues of the life of the Church. Synod journals will be published later on the website of the Information and Education Department.

As the UOJ reported, on November 13 at 2 pm there will be held a meeting of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with the episcopate of the UOC.

 

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What do you think Poroshenko creates under the guise of the Single Local Church?
a new schismatic structure controlled by the state
52%
an autocephalous Church, which Phanar will take under its omophorion
15%
it does not matter – it will not work out anyway
33%
Total votes: 221

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