In Istanbul continues the service, during which Ukraine must deliver Tomos: photo

In Istanbul, the Church service during which the ceremony of transfer of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Note that the Holy mass held in the Patriarchal Church of St. George.

After the Tomos will give the Primate of the Orthodox Church to Metropolitan Epiphanius.

The Liturgy ukainsky present members of the delegation. In particular, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with his wife and speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy.
Journalists of channel 24 filmed unique footage from Constantinople before the beginning of the divine Liturgy and the transfer of Ukraine Thomas.

Photos from Istanbul, where on January 6, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will submit Tomos


What is Tomos?Tomos is a unique Church document. Release it when the Church wants to provide the actual independence – autocephaly. Occasionally Tomos publish on issues relating to the provisions of the Christian faith, most often it concerns Church order.

How to create the Orthodox Church in Ukraine?9 October in Istanbul began a three-day meeting of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. On October 10 the meeting of the clergy heard the report of the envoys of Patriarch Bartholomew (exarchs), who almost spent a month in Ukraine. In particular, the clergy went on the Ukrainian churches, talked with priests. Is based on the results of their report, the Ukraine and was given permission to create a Unified national Church.

December 15, during the Unifying Council of Orthodox bishops announced the unification of the Ukrainian churches in a local independent Church. Its official name sounds like – a Ukrainian national Autocephalous Orthodox Church. A Primate of a Unified local Orthodox Church became the Metropolitan of Pereiaslav and Belotserkovsky Epiphanius. His candidacy was supported by the majority of bishops at the unity Cathedral in Kiev. Cathedral of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was the St. Michael’s Cathedral.

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