Honorable Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) Filaret has set a date for an urgent local council, during which he wants to officially resume the activities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP).
If the conditions set out in the tomos are not violated, if the church does not revise or amend it, revoking the tomos is off the table.
The Ecumenical Patriarch is to hand in the Tomos of Autocephaly to the future primate of the local Orthodox Church in Ukraine in Constantinople on Jan. 6, 2019.
Media reports that the date for holding a unification assembly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine has allegedly been chosen are just rumors.
Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Filaret says he can not name the date of the convocation of the Unification Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches for it depends on the Ecumenical Patriarch.
Archbishop Yevstratii (Zoria), the press secretary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP), says the Ukrainian Orthodox monasteries, namely the Kyiv-Pechersk, Pochaiv and Sviatohirsk lavras, should belong to the Ukrainian church.
Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Filaret has urged the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to prepare for a special unification council to approve the decision on church unity.
Exarchs will represent Ecumenical Patriarch and the church in performing preparations for the provision of autocephaly.
When Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate is granted Tomos of Autocephaly, the Kyiv-Pechersk and Pochaiv Lavras will no longer be run by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with the Primates of the Orthodox Churches of Ukraine and formally accepted the Appeal on granting the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Ukrainian church signed by all the hierarchs who supported this decision to convey it to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Delegation of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate was the first to bring Holy Fire from Jerusalem to Ukraine.
His Holiness Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret has consecrated Easter eggs and cakes for Ukrainian soldiers in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone.
Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to subjugate Ukraine through the Russian Orthodox Church.
Patriarchate of Constantinople will do its utmost to help Ukraine create a united local Orthodox church. This was announced by the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox church in the United States and Canada - metropolitan Yurij (Kalistchuk), who is one of the representatives of the Archbishop of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
On Easter night the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his family visited services in three cathedrals in Kyiv representing three Eastern Christian denominations.