OCP News Service – 15/10/18
Minsk- Belarus: A statement published by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church stated that it is impossible for the Russian Church to continue in Eucharistic Communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, reports Patriarchia.ru.
An important session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church was held on 15/10/18 at the Belarusian Capital of Misnk. The Synod strongly condemned the anti-canonical acts of the Church of Constantinople within the canonical territory of the Russian Church in Ukraine. The Synod stated that until the Church of Constantinople refrains from her anti-canonical acts, it is impossible for the Clergy and faithful of the Church of Russia to cooperate and take part in communion/worship/liturgy served by the Clergy/ Prelates of the Constantinople Patriarchate.
The Synod also urged the Local Orthodox Churches to evaluate the anti-canonical acts of the Constantinople Patriarchate and jointly search for constructive solutions to overcome the crisis (that tore apart the body of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ).
The Synod declared full support for His Beatitude Onufry – Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine and requested continued prayers from everyone to overcome the present canonical crisis in Ukraine.
OCP News Service