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The text of the document is published in English, Greek and Ukrainian.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Istanbul presented on Monday, January 15, the text of Tomas about the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCC). The text of the document was published in English, Greek and Ukrainian, reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to the Patriarchate's website.
"We recognize and settle within the boundaries of the territory of Ukraine the autocephalous Church as our spiritual daughter and call on all the Orthodox Churches to recognize her as a sister and to remember under the name of" the Most Holy Church of Ukraine "as such, which has the seat of the historic city of Kiev and can not Bishops paraffins the foundations beyond the borders of the state … And we give them the privileges and all the sovereign rights that belong to the autocephalous church authority, "reads the document.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate leaves all the temples and monasteries subordinated to it on the territory of Ukraine in its jurisdiction, and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine should decide on all major issues through Constantinople. In addition, the CCP alone can not create a degree of worship.
According to the text of the tomos, the Autocephalous Church of Ukraine "recognizes its head as the most sacred apostolic and patriarchal ecumenical throne, as well as other patriarchs and primates."
We recall that it was previously reported that January 9th tomos o autocefii The Ukrainian Orthodox Church was signed by all members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. As RBC-Ukraine wrote, autocephalous status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was confirmed by the common Eucharist of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the primacy of PCU Epiphanius.