Milan Synod Returns to Communion with Sister Churches

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Update. January 6/19 (Theophany): A Copy of the Acceptance of Communion has been placed online. We are reproducing it here.

According to both the website for the department of External Relations of the True Orthodox Church of Metropolitan Rafail of Moscow as well as the personal website of Bp Porphyrios of the True Orthodox Church of the Patristic Calendar under Metropolitan Anghelos of Avlona, Metropolitan Evloghios of Milan has returned in repentance and restored communion with Her Sister Churches throughout the world. According to further clarification, Metropolitan Evloghios accepted the Tomos of Unity which was signed between the Greek and Russian Churches, as well as Metropolitan John of North and South America and the British Isles.

The official statement from the TOC-PC was released in Greek and English, and is listed below.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Holy Metropolitan Synod of the Patristic Calendar, GOC’s Church of Greece, is pleased to announce the return to the one course and the one confession in favor of Orthodoxy and Tradition, of His Beatitude the Metropolitan of Milan mgr Evloghios. HB Evloghios, resisted to several proposals of his “environment” for joining the Muscovite Ecumenists and never prayed or served with them. He accepted with sincere joy the Tomos of Communion between Greek and Russian GOC’s and join forces with us, in order to accomplish the great cause of the Genuine Orthodoxy’s triumph. Further more, HB, came and CoCelebrated with us, the New Year’s Liturgy. Praised be the Lord for such a precious Gift He made us!

ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΙΣ

Ἡ Ἱερά Μητροπολιτική Σύνοδος τοῦ Πατρώου Ἑορτολογίου τῆς Ἐκκλησίας ΓΟΧ Ἑλλάδος, εὑρίσκεται εἰς τήν εὐχάριστον θέσιν νά ἀνακοινώση τήν ἐπανάκαμψιν εἰς τήν Κοινήν Πορείαν καί Μαρτυρίαν ὑπέρ τῆς Ὀρθοδοξίας καί τῆς Παραδόσεως, τοῦ Μακαριωτάτου Μητροπολίτου Μεδιολάνων κ.κ. Εὐλογίου. Ἀντισταθείς σθεναρῶς ὁ Μακαριώτατος σέ προτροπές τοῦ περιβάλλοντός του γιά προσχώρησή του στούς Μοσχοβίτας Οἰκουμενιστάς, μή ἔχων συμμετάσχει σέ κανενός εἴδους Συλλειτουργία ἤ Συμπροσευχή μετ᾽αὐτῶν, συνένευσε εἰλικρινῶς εἰς τόν Τόμον Κοινωνίας μεταξύ Ἡμῶν καί τῶν ΓΟΧ Ρωσίας καί οὕτως ἐπανῆλθε χαρίεις εἰς τήν μεθ᾽ Ἡμῶν Κοινωνίαν. Εἰς ἐπισφράγισιν δέ, συνελειτούργησε μεθ᾽ἡμῶν ἐπί τῷ Νέῳ Ἔτει. Ἄς ἔχη δόξαν ὁ Κύριος διά τήν τοιαύτην δωρεάν!
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