Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com
Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has considered it impossible to remain in the Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople

Русская Версия

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, at its session on October 15, 2018, in Minsk, adopted a Statement of the Holy Synod concerning the encroachment of the Patriarchate of Constantinople upon the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Holy Synod members deemed it impossible to continue to be in the Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

It is stated in particular that "to admit in communion the schismatics and a person anathematized by another Local Church together with all the ‘bishops’ and ‘clergy’ ordained by them, the encroachment upon somebody else’s canonical parts, the attempt to reject one’s own historical decisions and commitments – all this places the Patriarchate of Constantinople outside the canonical space and, to our great sorrow, makes it impossible for us to continue the Eucharistic communion with its hierarchy, clergy and laity."

"From now untill the Patriarchate of Constantinople abandons its anti-canonical decisions, it is impossible for all the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church to concelebrate with the clergy of the Church of Constantinople, and for the laity to participate in sacraments administered in its churches," the document states.

patriarchia.ru/ DECR Communication Service

All Rights Reserved ©2018 - Any Republication for the Glory of God is Permitted with the Reference:

"The Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA - www.mospatusa.com"

 

Home | Back | Print | Top

Published with the blessing of His Grace

MATTHEW

Bishop of Sourozh

Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA

Archpastoral Letters
Today's Calendar
Recent Photos
Bishop John Sends Condolonces to the Family of Archpriest Carlos Chacon - 08/25/17

In connection with the recent repose of Archpriest Carlos Chacon, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA expressed his condolences to the departed's family.

Paschal Epistle of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 04/29/16

Paschal Epistle of His Grace John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA to all the clergy and faithful children of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA. 

Nativity Epistle of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 01/06/16

“God is with us, understand, all ye nations!” These words of the liturgical hymn, hearkening back to the biblical prophecy of Isaiah about Emmanuel (cf. Is. 7, 14), have become for us a verbal icon of the Nativity Feast..