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Another Moscow Patriarchate’s temple to join Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

The first community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate in Ternopil region transferred to the Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephalous Church
11:46, 27 December 2018

Presidential Administration press office

The parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate in Trebukhivtsi village, Buchach district, Ternopil region has passed to the Local Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine as Ternopil eparchy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church reported.

“His Eminence Nestor, the Archbishop of Ternopil and Kremenchuk has granted the application of the community of the Temple of Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Trebukhivtsi village, Buchach district and accepted it in the composition of Ternopil eparchy of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church,” the message said.

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The proper order was released on December 26, 2018. Protoiereus Stepan Tataryn was appointed as the head of the community.

Thus, the first community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate in Ternopil region passed to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

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We recall, the Unification Assembly in Kyiv elected on December 15 head of the local Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Metropolitan of the former Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Epifaniy (Dumenko). On the same day, the bishops approved the charter of the new church.

Practically all the hierarchs of the former Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, the UAOC, and two bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate took part in the Assembly.
The next step for the final formation of the autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine will be to conduct a joint service of Epifaniy with the Ecumenical Patriarch and receive Tomos about the autocephaly.

Related: Orthodox shrines all over Ukraine join Local Autocephalous Orthodox Church

Besides, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew congratulated and blessed celebrant of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epifaniy (Dumenko).

The Tomos on the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be provided on January 6,2019 in Constantinople.

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