The Deputy Head of the External Church Relations Department of the Ukrainian Patriarchate of Ukraine's Patriarchate suggested that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will ask the Patriarchate of Constantinople if they have Tomas.
None of the ancient churches have a tomas about autocephalus – they appeared in church practice in the 19th century. The deputy head of the Ukrainian Patriarchate Nikolai Danilevich, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, pointed out a statement by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that the Russian Orthodox Church had no Tomas.
"If Poroshenko has already become such a Tomas specialist, then perhaps he would have offered the Patriarchate of Constantinople first to show his Tomi?" If he gives Tomas to Ukraine, is he himself? – wrote Danilevich on Facebook.
He noted it In the past, the operation of Orthodox churches was regulated by the cathedral.
Thus, in 1589, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Concentropole, granted the autocephalic and patriarchal status of the ROC, and in 1593 the decision was approved by the Pon-Orthodox Council of Constantinople, the priest.
"None of the old churches are true, because church practices mostly appear in the 19th century when the country began to proclaim autocephaly," Danilevich added.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Vinnyš, after a grateful prayer on January 13, asked the question: where are the Russian Orthodox churches toms, "signed" by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin? The Head of State noted that "you cannot hide the truth."
In 1943, at the height of World War II, Stalin convened the 19th-century bishopric of the Russian Orthodox Church, who had survived the Communist terror. The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church was proclaimed in this council, a synod was created.