Παρασκευή, 8 Νοεμβρίου 2019

METROPOLITAN OF CAMEROON: THE ATTITUDE OF THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA HAS BEEN BRAVE


Metropolitan of Cameroon: The attitude of the Patriarch of Alexandria has been brave


A statement of support to Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria for his move to commemorate the Primate of the Church of Ukraine was issued by Metropolitan Gregory of Cameroon.

Today’s commemoration of Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv at the Divine Liturgy, and, consequently, his canonical recognition by His Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria Mr. Theodore II and his inscription on the Diptychs of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, is an act of historical responsibility, of a healthy ecclesiastical position and of a brave mind on the part of the Alexandrian Primate.

This decision comes as a natural consequence of the initiatives of His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch, who alone, having the privilege, the responsibility and the obligation, restored the disrupted canonical order in Ukraine.

The alien to the Orthodox Tradition voices that are heard recently and call into question the inalienable prerogatives of the Ecumenical Patriarch and the institution of the Pentarchy, received today a proper, loud and rigorous response from St. Mark’s successor.

The support of the rest of the Primates of the Ancient, and not only, Patriarchates to the courageous attitude of the Patriarch of Alexandria seems to be an indispensable necessity.