Παρασκευή, 8 Νοεμβρίου 2019

THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA AND ALL OF AFRICA OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THE RECOGNITION OF THE OCU



The Main Secretariat of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa distributed an official announcement on the recognition of the Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church and the inclusion of the name of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Epiphanius in Diptych for remembrance.


Today, November 8, Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II mentioned the name of Metropolitan Epiphany of Kyiv and all Ukraine and called him the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It occurred during the Divine Liturgy on the day of the Archangel Michael (according to the New Style) in the Archangel Michael Cathedral in the capital of Egypt.
Two sources have confirmed the reliability of the aforementioned. An official announcement is expected later. This was informed via Facebook by Archbishop Evstratiy (Zoria), a spokesman of the OCU.
Thus, the Patriarchate of Alexandria has joined the Churches recognizing the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The Church of Alexandria holds second place after the Ecumenical Patriarchate in diptychs.