Об’єднавчий Собор Православної Церкви України 15 грудня 2018 року (The Unification Council of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, 15 December 2018)

Смирнов, Андрій (Andrii Smyrnov) (2021) Об’єднавчий Собор Православної Церкви України 15 грудня 2018 року (The Unification Council of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, 15 December 2018). Наукові записки Національного університету «Острозька академія». Серія «Історичні науки» (Вип.32). pp. 32-38.

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The article deals with the establishing of the Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which took place in
December 2018. The revolution of dignity and subsequent Russian armed aggression led to the intensification
of the Ukrainian autocephalous movement. The President, the Parliament, the bishops of the UOC-KP, the
UAOC, and about ten bishops of the UOC-MP appealed to the Ecumenical Patriarch to grant autocephaly to
the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. On October 9-11, 2018, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate confirmed
the resolution to start the procedure of granting autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, considered
appeals and carried out canonical rehabilitation of UOC-KP and UAOC leaders Filaret Denysenko and Makariy
Maletych, and restored the Patriarch’s stauropegia as the representation to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Kyiv
and repealed the act of 1686.
On 15 December, before the unification council started, the UOC-KP and the UAOC held separate meetings
during which they both dissolved themselves, which delayed the beginning of the unification council. Every bishop
was to bring two people to vote. In the second round, laity and priests did not vote, only bishops. Metropolitan
Mykhaiil Zinkevych was forced to withdraw his candidacy during the council before the final vote. In the first
round, the score of the three candidates was: Mykhail Zinkevych: 38; Symeon Shostatskyi: 56; Epiphanius
Dumenko: 81. In the secomd round, the votes of bishops were as follows: Symeon: 28; Epiphanius: 36.
At the Unification Council on December 15, 2018, the establishment of the OCU was announced, its charter
was approved and Metropolitan Epiphanius was elected as the Primate. On January 6, 2019, a Tomos on the
autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church was granted to him in Constantinople.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Православна Церква, Об’єднавчий Собор, томос, автокефалія, Епіфаній Думенко (the Orthodox Church, Unification Council, Tomos, autocephaly, Epiphanius Dumenko)
Subjects: by fields of science > Religion > Christianity. Christian religion
Divisions: The College of International Relationship > The Department of History
Depositing User: Галина Цеп'юк
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 09:38
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 09:38
URI: https://eprints.oa.edu.ua/id/eprint/8507

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