The expert commented on the UOC decision to break the Eucharistic communion with Constantinople.
Vladislav Petrushko, a professor at the Orthodox St. Tikhon Humanities University, a doctor of church history, commented on the decision of the synod of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church to break off the Eucharistic communion with Constantinople in a conversation with RT.
“Firstly, the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, of which Onufly, the metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, is a member, has already decided to break the eucharistic communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Constantinople. In this regard, the decision of the synod of the Ukrainian Church is natural, since it is part of the Moscow Patriarchate, ”Petrushko explained.
The expert also noted that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is most harmed by the actions of Constantinople.
“But, on the other hand, this is a completely independent church in the administration, and she emphasized this by making a separate decision. It is the UOC that, first of all, suffers from the actions of the Patriarch of Constantinople, from non-canonical actions and the aggravation of schism. Therefore, this is a completely justified decision, ”he said.
Earlier, the synod of canonical UOC declared that it breaks the Eucharistic communion with Constantinople because of actions in Ukraine.