Archbishop Chrysostomos invites Dumenko to Cyprus

Archbishop Chrysostomos. Photo: pravoslavie.ru

Dumenko said in a talk with Archbishop Chrysostomos he is happy about "the establishment of the fullness of prayer and Eucharistic communion between our Local Churches".

On November 2, 2020, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos, during a telephone conversation, invited the head of the OCU, Sergei (Epiphany) Dumenko, to visit Cyprus, the reports the OCU press service.

During the conversation, Dumenko "on his own behalf and on behalf of the Church's fullness expressed gratitude to the Church of Cyprus for joining those Local Churches that followed the Tomos of autocephaly of the OCU".

Dumenko noted that he rejoices in "the establishment of the fullness of prayer and Eucharistic communion between our local churches."

The Primate of the Church of Cyprus noted that by the Phanar’s decision, which is verified by the Tomos, “all new autocephalous Churches received their autocephalous status. Therefore, there is no reason to question the Tomos of the autocephaly of the Church of Ukraine."

Archbishop Chrysostomos said that other Local Churches, including the Russian one, should accept the fact that the OCU is "granted the Tomos".

Archbishop Chrysostomos invited Dumenko to pay a "peaceful visit" to the Church of Cyprus: "All countries are now in difficult circumstances due to the pandemic, but please remember this invitation, we will be glad to see you in Cyprus to offer a prayer with you."

Earlier, the UOJ wrote that Archbishop Chrysostom said that he did not inform the Synod members about the commemoration of Dumenko, because they would not agree with this, and he was not going to listen to them.

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