Black Thursday of World Orthodoxy

11.10.2018

The unity of the Orthodox world, previously threatened by the illegal actions of Phanar in Ukraine, collapsed. The Synod of the Patriarch of Constantinople made decisions, in fact, placing it outside of Orthodoxy. The hierarchs of Fanar, headed by the patriarch Bartholomew of Turkey, decided to cancel the decision of 1686 to reunite the Metropolis of Kiev with the Russian Church.

Another, equally unlawful, but even more surrealistic decision of Phanar was the adoption into “canonical” intercourse of the two chapters of the pseudo-Orthodox Ukrainian-nationalist sects - the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate” and the “Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church” (UAOC), known for their radical Russophobia of the false patriarch (Denisenko) and false-Metropolitan Macarius (Maletich).

The first, the former Kiev Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church, which fell into schism after the collapse of the Soviet Union, was anathematized (excommunicated) back in 1997. The Istanbul bishops decided to "remove" this legal anathema. Given that for more than 20 years, the excommunication of Philaret has been recognized by all the Local Churches, including Constantinople.

The second schismatic, Macarius, joined the UAOC in 1993. It was there that he received his pseudo-archiere "dignity", and in 2015 he headed this nationalist sect. Unlike the Kyiv Patriarchate, the UAOC does not have a broad structure throughout Ukraine, having influence only in the western regions.

With the false patriarch Filaret, they are divided exclusively by the personnel issue, including the relationship directly to the head of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

Nevertheless, Phanar decided to put all the splitting “eggs” in one own basket. The Patriarchate of Constantinople has already worked out mechanisms for such legalization of schismatics and sectarians. Thus, in 1990, in Canada, and in 1995, two splitting groups from among the Ukrainian emigrants (including Bandera and even the SS) were equally lawlessly accepted into the jurisdiction of Phanar in the United States. Today, in the form of the UOC in Canada and the UOC in the USA, they are autonomies of the Constantinople Patriarchate.

Earlier, similar mechanism Fanar worked in post-Soviet Estonia in 1996. The same Patriarch Bartholomew took under his care the nationalist "Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church." Then the EAOC raider seized hundreds of churches of the canonical Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. As a result, the communication between the Russian Church and the Patriarchate of Constantinople was severed, however, as a result of a number of compromises, it was restored. And it was precisely these compromises that became a kind of “time bomb” that exploded in Ukraine two decades later.