Amman press release contains only one sentence about Ukraine

27 February 2020, 10:03 | Orthodox world | 4 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

The official website of the ROC published a press release following the meeting in Amman, which was attended by 6 out of the 15 Orthodox Churches in the world. Moscow was the main initiator of the meeting. It was Patriarch Kirill who asked Patriarch Theophilus of Jerusalem to convene the Heads of the Orthodox Churches of the world in Amman to discuss the provision of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine by Patriarch Bartholomew. But most Churches ignored the meeting.

The meeting was attended by the heads of the Jerusalem, Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches, the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia. Two other Churches, Romanian and Polish, sent delegations to the meeting. The meeting was also attended by the rector of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC-MP), Metropolitan Onufriy (Berezovsky).

As a result, in a press release following the meeting, there is only one suggestion about Ukraine: "Regarding the current Church situation in Ukraine, the participants recognized that a pan-Orthodox dialogue is needed for healing and reconciliation."

As for the granting of autocephaly to certain Churches, the press release says that such issues "should be resolved in the spirit of Pan-Orthodox dialogue and unity and on the basis of Pan-Orthodox consensus."

Press release on the results of the fraternal meeting of the Orthodox Primates and delegates (26 February 2020 – Amman, Jordan)

On February 26, 2020, a meeting of Primates and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches was held in Amman, Jordan, with the primary view of unity and reconciliation within the Holy Orthodoxy. The participants noted their understanding of the anguish of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem for the imminent danger of schism within our Orthodox Communion.

Participating in the meeting were delegations of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem led by His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, the Russian Orthodox Church led by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Serbian Orthodox Church led by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, the Romanian Orthodox Church led by His Eminence Metropolitan Nifon of Targoviste, the Polish Orthodox Church led by His Eminence Archbishop Abel of Lublin and Chelm, and the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia led by His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia.

The participants expressed their gratitude to His Majesty King Abdullah II, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Hashemite Custodian of the Christian and Muslim Holy Places in the Holy Land and to the people of Jordan for facilitating the hosting of this gathering in their capital city, Amman, noting His Majesty’s outstanding work in promoting interfaith dialogue internationally.

The participants also thanked the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos for all the relentless efforts aimed at paving the way for dialogue and bringing brothers together in the precious spirit of unity, noting that the light that emanates from Jerusalem stands as a witness to that Holy City which continuously proclaims its multi-faith and multicultural tapestry rejoicing in its existence as the warm home for the three Abrahamic faiths, Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

The delegations declared that this gathering was to strengthen the fraternal bonds between brothers and their Churches, to promote the bonds of peace in Christ among them, to advocate for the unity of the Orthodox Churches, and to renew dialogue in the prayerful hope of bringing reconciliation where there has been discord.

In the atmosphere of fraternal love, those gathered for the meeting agreed that decisions concerning issues of Orthodox-wide importance, including the granting of autocephaly to particular Churches, should be finalized in a spirit of pan-Orthodox dialogue and unity, and with pan-Orthodox consensus.

Concerning the current ecclesiastical situation in Ukraine, the participants also recognised that a pan-Orthodox dialogue is necessary for healing and reconciliation.

In the matter concerning North Macedonia, the delegations stated that this matter is to be solved through dialogue within the Serbian Orthodox Church and with pan-Orthodox support.

Regarding Montenegro, the participating delegations urged the relevant authorities to respect and uphold the fundamental right of ownership of property including that of the Church.

The delegations agreed that they should gather as brothers, preferably before the end of this year, to strengthen the bonds of fellowship through prayer and dialogue. The participants hope that His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with his known seniority of honour (πρεσβεια τιμής) will join this dialogue along with his brother Primates.

The delegations embraced the call of their brother Patriarch Theophilos III to hold a prayer for the world, for an end to war, sickness and suffering, and for the Christians as well as for the unity of the Orthodox Church. This prayer is to be held in the Mother Church, the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre) in Jerusalem, before the Holy Tomb of Christ, from which He rose and proclaims peace to the world.

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  • Стефан | 27 February 2020, 23:01
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    Предложение об Украине...исцеление и примирение...лукавое и лицемерное так, как не исцеляют заведомо здоровый, цветущий, полный сил и красоты организм Православной Церкви Украины, а с любыми оккупантами, диверсантами, террористами и сепаратистами, как и с крымскими и донбасскими, не мир, а их изгнание за пределы страны.

  • stesh | 27 February 2020, 15:08
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    Патріарху Варфоломію нічого боятися. За ним весь православний світ. Паніку розводить "табачний патріарх"

  • Михаил | 27 February 2020, 12:23
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    А что вы ожидали? Чего боялся турецкий патриарх, с визгом, истерикой и страхом отвергавший эту встречу? Он что, думал, его там низложат, предадут анафеме, отравят, изобьют? Напакостил, а теперь сидит, дрожит, везде кошмары мерещатся, сам себя уже боится. Маразматик и шизофреник! Если ты так уверен в своей правоте и каноничности, приезжай, обоснуй своё право командовать Мировым Православием. Может быть все с ним и согласились бы, да ещё сразу там же и "пцу" признали. Правому нечего бояться, если правда на его стороне. А то забился в щель, под сарай, тявкает оттуда, а вылезти боится! Знает свою вину!

    • enzian | 27 February 2020, 17:53
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      Мішка, дечого бракує - похвал на адресу розкольника - ординського патріарха Гундяя.

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