Hierarch of UOC: Not every Greek bishop supports Hellenic nationalism

Patriarch Bartholomew. Photo: fosfanariou.gr

Among the Greek hierarchs there is a division into those who are for the purity of Orthodoxy or for Patriarch Bartholomew’s hellenism, said Metropolitan Theodosy.

Among the Orthodox hierarchs of the Church of Greece, far from everyone supports the schism in Universal Orthodoxy committed by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, as they understand that his actions are dictated by Hellenic nationalism, Metropolitan Theodosy of Cherkasy and Kaniv said in the “Word of the Hierarch” program on the UkrLive TV channel.

He spoke about how a very authoritative Greek bishop said in the circle of his fellow hierarchs: “Are you for the purity of Orthodoxy or for the purity of Hellenism? Are you ready to stand with me for Orthodoxy or for the Hellenic truth?" It appeared not all those present supported the Hellenism, which pushes the head of Phanar and his supporters to anti-canonical actions.

“A lot of hierarchs of the Greek Church understand that the schism caused by Patriarch Bartholomew was dictated by the Hellenic nationalism: a misinterpretation of ancient Orthodox canons in the context of Greek Hellenic nationalism in modern times,” said Metropolitan Theodosy. "There is also a division among the Greek hierarchs, and not all are ready to follow the path of Orthodoxy-splitting nationalism."

As the UOJ reported, Patriarch Bartholomew made a tactical mistake in Ukraine, the UOC hierarch believes.

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