Tomos is not real, it didn't give us an independent church, it only made us dependent from the church of Constantinople

Author : Patriarch Filaret

Source : 112 Ukraine

Constantinople demands the elimination of Kyiv Patriarchate
19:00, 6 December 2019

Patriarch Filaret
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My dear brothers and sisters! We were fighting for Tomos and waiting for it, ad we got it. But not the Tomos that we expected. This very Tomos put us into another dependence.

Earlier Ukrainian Church was dependent on Moscow, now this very Tomos put us in a position of dependence from Constantinople. Constantinople demands the elimination of Kyiv Patriarchate.

Why Patriarch does not want to give Thomas to the Patriarchate? Because the patriarchate is a truly independent church, and a metropolitan may be part of a patriarchate. So now the task is given to Metropolitan Epiphany to collapse the Kyiv Patriarchate, together with the Patriarch of Kyiv.

And recently we received information that there is a document that the Kyiv Patriarchate has already been destroyed, the patriarch should leave the patriarchate and stop serving in the St. Volodymyr Cathedral. And this final decision is the result of the ongoing struggle to capture the cathedrals of Kyiv Patriarchate. And he is doing it by force, and it comes to the fact that the priests are being kidnapped, intimidated to make them quit Kyiv Patriarchate, and to make them join the so-called move to the so-called Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, citizens of Ukraine, why are we fighting for the existence of the Kyiv Patriarchate? Because patriarchy is a really independent church. And we, Ukraine, need an independent church, not the one, which is dependent on Moscow or Constantinople.

That is why I appeal to you: help us save the Kyiv Patriarchate, help Ukraine to have its own independent church!


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