On 8 January the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was taken from the Cathedral of St. Sophia, to take him for a few days in Istanbul, where representatives of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate will sign it.
About it reports TV channel “Direct”.
It is reported that the Istanbul document signed by 11 members of the Holy Synod. As we mentioned earlier, without these signatures Tomos is not valid.
It is known that the document from the Refectory of the Church of St. Sophia monastery was taken away by members of the clergy. It is reported that in Istanbul, where he will carry on the Holy Synod, he will stay a few days, then the document will return to Ukraine.
To keep his plan in the Church archive of St. Sophia, and the majority of the document will be published on the website of the DNC, the establishment of which was announced on 6 January.
As previously reported, after receiving the Tomos of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (PCU) will gather for a Synod to form the management structure of the Church. About this on air of the TV channel Direct said the representative of the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine, the Epiphany father Ivan Sidor, reports.
Tomos Ukraine was received on 5 January 2019.
Recall, 15 December, Kyiv hosted the unity Council, which was established the local Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Her head was Metropolitan of Pereyaslav and Belotserkovsky Epiphanius (Dumenko).