Almost 2000 members of Greek Church sign an appeal not to recognize OCU

The Annunciation Cathedral in Athens. Photo: lookmytrips.com

The clergy and laity of the Church of Greece continue to sign a public message to their hierarchs against the unilateral recognition of the OCU.

About 2,000 people have already signed an open letter from the clergy, monasticism, and laity of the Greek Orthodox Church, in which believers urge their hierarchs not to recognize the OCU, reports the deputy head of the UOC Department for External Church Relations Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich.

The spokesperson for the UOC handed over to the UOJ a photocopy of the Greek letter of appeal.

We recall that on September 11, 2019, 179 representatives of the clergy, monks and laymen of the Greek Orthodox Church published an open letter on the “Ukrainian issue” to Archbishop Jerome of Athens and the bishops. In the open letter, 179 signatories, the clergy of the Greek Orthodox Church, declare that they are aware of the pressure the Greek Church is experiencing in the "Ukrainian church issue" and urge them not to recognize the OCU unilaterally, contrary to the position of other Churches. The UOJ has published the full translation of this letter.

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What will happen if the Church of Greece recognizes the OCU?
it will put itself out of Orthodoxy
50%
it will give rise to global recognition of the OCU by Local Churches
14%
nothing will happen, the Greeks will be the first and the last to recognize the OCU
36%
Total votes: 280

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