Honestly, this would be shameful if people in the Phanar knew what shame was. Weirdly ultra-nationalistic, ecumenistic, and schismatic– the Bartholomite trifecta! (For more details, please Google “Ukraine”.) — NFTU
(source) The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, presided over by Bartholomew I, decided on Monday to end the long schism with the Ohrid Archbishopric, which is now today’s Macedonian Orthodox Church, MPC.
The decision, which was welcomed by Orthodox believers in North Macedonia, means that the Ecumenical Patriarchate recognised the church hierarchy led by the MPC’s Archbishop Stefan as valid in the Orthodox world.
… In its first reaction to Constantinople’s move, Moscow sounded a colder tone.
The Russian Orthodox Church, “continues recognising Serbian Orthodox Church’s canonical rights in North Macedonia”, the secretary of the Moscow Patriarchy in charge of media, Igor Yakimchuk was quoted as telling Russia’s Sputnik news outlet on Monday.
(source) The recognition of the Ohrid Archdiocese took place today by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, during the meeting of the Holy Synod, and after an in-depth discussion. The Ecumenical Patriarchate announced that it welcomes in Eucharistic communion “the hierarchy, clergy, and people of this Church under Archbishop Stefan .”
In this way, as argued in the communiqué, it heals the wound of the schism and pours “oil and wine” into the wound of the Orthodox brothers and sisters there.
He clarified that it was up to the Church of Serbia to settle the administrative issues between it and the Church in North Macedonia.