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Source: Orthodox Christianity MOSCOW – Informal talks between the Russian and Greek Churches are underway, looking for a way to resolve the crisis that has arisen in Orthodoxy thanks to Constantinople’s meddling in the canonical territory of the Ukrainian Church and in the relations between the two Churches following Saturday’s meeting of the Greek Bishops’ Council, a source in Greek Church circles told RIA-Novosti. The discussions are also connected with today’s session of the Russian Holy Synod, which is already underway. “It is possible to avoid a deterioration of the situation if the ROC comes out with a proposal to Archbishop…

Source: Orthodox Christianity [Mount Athos, July 2, 2019]  The Sacred Community of Mount Athos was offended by the actions of a delegation from the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU), led by “Metropolitan” Mikhail of Lutsk and Volhynia. They expressed their indignation in a letter to the Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos, as the Greek news agency Romfea reports. According to Romfea, the Holy Community protested in their letter the “provocative energy” of “Metropolitan Mikhail” and his entourage, who among other things, were holding Ukrainian flags and singing the Ukrainian national anthem. Romfea cites the letter of the Holy Community[1]: “This action…

Source: 112.UA News Agency Besides, it was noted that Poroshenko does not interfere in the inner church relations Tomos on autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine may be withdrawn by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It can take place if the church insists on the amendments to the document as Radio Liberty reported citing Rostyslav Pavlenko, the Advisor of President Poroshenko. “Speaking about Tomos and statute of the church, there is a point that all things, which take place in the independent Ukrainian church should take place in accordance with Tomos and statute. If the conditions of Tomos are not violated, if the church…