There was an official explanation in the larger Church scandal in Ukraine
A single local Ukrainian Orthodox Church claims that the Kiev Patriarchate ceased to exist since joined ptsu to the unification Council 15 December 2018.
Special explanation posted 16 may in Facebook press service of the Kyiv metropolis ptsu.
There are steps remind us of how it was formed ptsu, and publish a document signed in particular, and Philaret.
“A single Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church was formed by the Unification Council 15 December 2018 by the unification of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in a local Church, 6 January 2019, she received the Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for autocephaly,” — said in the message.
The first point of resolution of the unity Council States the following:
“To stop the activities of the religious Association of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate by combining and joining the created the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.”
The document also informs about the termination of the Charter of the UOC-KP and activities of all statutory bodies of the religious Association.
In ptsu also note that the Tomos of autocephaly and the 15th place in the diptychs, as the local Church is administratively independent from other Church centers and equal with all Autocephalous Orthodox churches, was not some separate part but the whole, unified Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
“Thus on the morning of 15 December 2018 according to the decision of the local Council of the UOC-KP terminated its separate activities, and all its fullness became part of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine”, — said in explanation.
In ptsu note that unification Council almost unanimously (with only one vote against) adopted the Statute of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, according to which it is headed by the Primate, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine.
“The election of the Hierarch to the Department is possible only when it is vacant. Canon law does not provide for a stay of two bishops on the same hierarchical positions. Due to the fact that it is provided only adopted the Charter of the DNC office of the Primate, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine, was vacant, held a secret election, the results of which he was elected Metropolitan Epiphany (Dumenko),” — said in explanation.
In ptsu note that all members of the Council acknowledged the authenticity of this election.
We will remind, the Patriarch opened the card about secret agreements with the President and the Epiphany.
As reported Politeka Filaret made an urgent statement on the Tomos, the “I” apart.
Politeka also wrote about the split ptsu: Filaret went against Epiphanius, serious allegations.