ROC called “pathetic” the ceremony of the enthronement of Epiphany in Kyiv
MOSCOW, February 3. /TASS/ — the Press Secretary of Patriarch Kirill stressed that “the Patriarchate of Constantinople was left all alone with his cloned “Dolly the sheep””.
The low level of guests at the ceremony of enthronement of the head of the new Church structures in Ukraine suggests that the local Orthodox churches of the world did not support the decision of Constantinople for its establishment. This opinion TASS on Sunday expressed press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest Alexander Volkov.
Pathetic. The Patriarchate of Constantinople was left all alone with his cloned “Dolly the sheep”. In the aftermath of the Moscow celebrations [on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Kirill] this loneliness is perceived quite clearly: no one in the Orthodox world does not need a split.
Earlier on Sunday, in Kiev, in St. Sophia Cathedral solemn Liturgy on the occasion of the elevation to the dignity of Primate of the so-called Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphanios.
The event was attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, government officials, foreign delegations. The Church community was represented by about 60 bishops, including bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Religious event has not caused a stir among ordinary citizens — Sofia square in front of the Cathedral was practically empty.