Constantinople not to cease ties with Russian Orthodox Church, as Interfax-Ukraine reported referring to the statement of the exarchate of the Russian laity in the West Europe to the congregation.
Regardless of the split of the Eucharistic relationships of Russian Orthodox Church and Constantinople Patriarchate, the latter continues communicating with it.
“Dear brothers and sisters, we inform you that our archbishopric-exarchate, which is within the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, remains in full communication with its Orthodox Church. We also tell you that the Ecumenical Patriarchate has never ceased relationships with Moscow Patriarchate and continues remembering it according to diptych,” the document says.
Constantinople exarchate urges all the priests, deacons, monks, nuns, and followers of the Russian Exarchate in West Europe to pray for the unity of the Church.
“All the orthodox believers can participate in the liturgic and religious sacraments in our congregations,” the message says.