Cancellation Panaram liabilities denominated in the Synodal letter of 1686, issued by the Patriarch of Moscow, as well as other decisions of the Holy Synod, which ended on October 13, contrary to the established for centuries, canonical practices and will eventually lead Constantinople to complete isolation in the Orthodox world.
This opinion in comments to the correspondent of ГолосUA said political analyst Alexei Yakubina.
“Fanar his denial of the physical circumstances of the granting of the Synodal letter of 1686, creates a precedent within the canonical law, according to which the term of consideration of such letters is 30 years. While it took 332 years. Thus, Fanar ignores all of the practice of Canon law that took place since the submission of this letter,” said the analyst.
A. Yakubina also reminded that for centuries, since the Synodal letter, and particularly since 1991, Constantinople recognized only the canonicity of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate.
“So, the other churches of the Orthodox world is no less concerned about the developments, the Russian Orthodox Church or UOC-MP. Now, his statement on this occasion is preparing and the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, which received autocephaly after 1689. So, there’s concern that in this way, Fanar may cancel their autocephaly and turn it into his metropolis,” – said the expert.
That is, as was stated by A. Yakubina, we are dealing here not only with the discrepancy and practitioners of Canon law, but also with the decisions of the Ecumenical councils.
“Moreover, Constantinople can not just go and remove the anathema with a person, as it is in contradiction with the decree of the Ecumenical Council. Since anathema could only be removed is the Church, which the anathema imposed. Accordingly, anathema to Denysenko (Filaret) can withdraw only the ROC, but not of Fanari,” – said the expert.
Thus, in his opinion, such actions of Constantinople can lead to the fact that most Orthodox churches disagree with his decisions, you can just stop communication with him. Resulting in Fanar will be isolated.
“Over the centuries in Canon law practices on how to deal with such precedents. Since you can’t just cancel a previously given email. What makes Constantinople, equivalent to if London refused to consider the United States as an independent state and called them colonies of the British Empire” – summed up A. Yakubina.
We will remind that earlier on 11 October the text of the resolutions of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which stated that: the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeds to the procedure of granting autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate; restores the stavropegic of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the territory of Ukraine; restores Filaret Denisenko and Macarius of Miletich in those titles they had to offer them anathema; negate the legal obligation of the Synodal letter in 1686, which extended the right through the principle of economy of the Moscow Patriarch to appoint Metropolitan of Kiev. The Ecumenical Patriarchate also urged to refrain from the seizure and appropriation of the monasteries.