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The Ecumenical Patriarchate and Ukraine Autocephaly


I often get questions about the issue of Ukraine Autocephaly, and there is confusion around the world due to the distortions coming out of Russia, so besides the resources I have already posted on the issue, below are other resources that get into further detail which answer pretty much all the questions I get on the issue, since I really don't want to address this issue beyond the ways it has already been addressed. These are all documents and publications that have already come out through the Ecumenical Patriarchate and its supporters. Do not form an opinion on the issue without reading these documents and the ones I have already posted.

Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos for the Bestowal of the Ecclesiastical Status of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

The Ecumenical Throne and the Church of Ukraine - The Documents Speak

The Ecumenical Patriarchate and Ukraine Autocephaly: Historical, Canonical, and Pastoral Perspectives

Constantinople, Moscow and Ukraine. Who is Violating Orthodox Unity?

Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos: "Ukraine Has Always Been the Canonical Territory of the Ecumenical Patriarchate"

How the Moscow Patriarchate Tramples on Church Canons and Undermines Orthodox Unity in Korea

1970 Letter from Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras on Autocephaly


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The Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Modern World

The Seniority of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Metr. Hierotheos of Nafpaktos Weighs in on the Division Between Constantinople and Moscow

The Institution of Autocephaly in the Orthodox Church

The Debate Over the Declaration of Autocephaly in a Church

Apostolic Tradition and Apostolic Succession in the Mystery of the Church

The Regime of the Orthodox Church

The Autocephalous Churches and the Institution of the ‘Pentarchy’

The Term "Autocephalous Church"

The History of the Church of Russia: The Theory of the Third Rome

The Ecclesiastical Ebbs and Flows of the Moscow Patriarchate

Strictness and Economy with Regard to Ordinations of Those Outside the Orthodox Church

Proposal for Dealing with the Ukrainian Issue

When Will This Be Over?



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