ROC Synod finds Eucharistic communion with Archbishop of Cyprus impossible
Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that the newly elected head of the Cypriot Church follows his predecessor in commemorating the leader of the OCU.
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church recognized impossible mentioning the name of the new Primate of the Cypriot Church, Archbishop Georgios in diptychs, as well as prayer and eucharistic communion with him and other Cypriot hierarchs who have entered or will enter into communion with the OCU, reports the ROC press service.
The report notes that on November 20, 2020, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church made a similar decision regarding the previous Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II, who recognized the structure of Epifaniy Dumenko and began to mention him among the Primates of the Autocephalous Churches. After Chrysostomos's death, the newly elected Primate of the Cypriot Church continued to mention the leader of the OCU.
As reported, before his enthronement, Archbishop Georgios said that he would continue the policy of his predecessor and at the Christmas Liturgy on 25 December he already commemorated Dumenko.