MP-Ukraine

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), essentially the second in command of the Moscow Patriarchate, directly under Patriarch Kyril, bluntly states: “As of today, we have very clearly stated: the fact that the Patriarchate of Constantinople has recognized a schismatic structure means for us that Constantinople itself is now in schism. It has identified itself with a schism. Accordingly, we cannot have the full Eucharistic communion with it.”

This comes not long after the MP not only suspended concelebrations with Constantinople and all jurisdictions subordinate to it, but, also completely suspended any communion in sacraments with it,. This all comes after the Phanar official recognized the leaders of the Kiev Patriarchate as bishops and clergy in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Relations between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Moscow Patriarchate had deteriorated excessively over the past few months over control of the territory of Ukraine from an ecclesiastical perspective.  There have even been some figures in the Moscow Patriarchate that have tried to steer the battle to a much firmer and constructive basis by bringing up the issues of ecumenism and modernism, and saying these should be added to the agenda, however, considering that Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev) has recently been participating in Papist synodal gatherings, meeting Pope Francis, and visiting and praying at Fatima, this seems a long way off, it at all possible.

 

October 15, 2018

MP Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev): Constantinople is Schismatic

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), essentially the second in command of the Moscow Patriarchate, directly under Patriarch Kyril, bluntly states: “As of today, we have very clearly stated: […]
August 19, 2017

The Fall of the Non-Commemorators by Vladimir Moss

Original Article: http://www.orthodoxchristianbooks.com/articles/830/-fall-non-commemorators/ The news that Bishop Longinus of Bachna, Ukraine has returned into full communion with the Moscow Patriarchate and even accepted promotion to the rank […]
January 23, 2017

The Moscow Patriarchate at the Turn of the Century by Vladimir Moss

[Original Article Can be Found Here] In 1999, ten years since perestroika began to expose the secret corruption of the MP, the situation was back to […]
November 4, 2016

Non-Commemorating MP Bishop to other World Orthodox: “Return to the Church; Grace has left you.”

Message of Bishop Longinus Reverend Hierarchs, with pain in my soul, I would ask all of your my brethren: Let us stand aright, let us stand […]