The Orthodox Church of Ukraine is de facto recognized by the Church of Greece, a part of the wider Greek Orthodox Church. Epifaniy, the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, said this after the religious procession in Kyiv, which was timed to the anniversary of the Christianization of Kyiv Rus.
"Representatives of the Church of Greece were already present at the divine liturgy (timed to the 1031st anniversary of the Christianization of Kyiv Rus, - 112 International). Besides, our archpriest served with the members of the Church of Greece in Thessaloniki; it confirmed that de facto, the Church of Greece recognized the autonomy of our Orthodox Church of Ukraine," Epifaniy said.
Representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate joined the celebration.
In January 2019, Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine did not recognize the Orthodox Church of Ukraine; it passed the issue for further consideration by the Council of the Hierarchy.
Epifaniy was elected the Father Superior of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in December 2015. January 6, he received Tomos on the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, presented by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.