Severodonetsk eparchy expresses support to His Beatitude Met. Onufriy
At the eparchial council, the clergy adopted a document in support of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Severodonetsk eparchy supported the preservation of the existing status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This is stated in a document published on 30 October 2018 by the press service of the eparchy.
“We, the undersigned, deans of the ecclesiastic districts, abbots and the abbotess of the monasteries of the Eparchial Council of Severodonetsk eparchy, at the regular meeting under the chairmanship of His Eminence Nikodim of Severodonetsk and Starobelsk, express our support and recognition to Your Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy as the only canonically acting Primate of the UOC and the Holy Synod of the UOC. We are in favor of preserving that canonical status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is granted to Her according to the Tomos, bestowed by His Holiness Patriarch Alexiy II of Moscow and All Rus on 27 October 1990 in Kiev,” the document says.
Previously, loyalty to the Primate and the canonical Church was testified by the bishops and clerics of Sumy, Tulchin, Rovno, Kherson, Kirovograd, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog, Kamensk, Zaporozhye and Poltava eparchies of the UOC.