November 29, 2018

29.11.2018. The Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate approved a constitutional charter for the Ukrainian church

The Synod also approved the text of the Tomos on the provision of autocephaly to the Ukrainian church. This is another step that brings us closer to the creation of a unified church in Ukraine and demonstrates the irreversibility of this process. The texts of these two documents have not been made public and their contents will become known only at the Unifying Sobor (Council), which will have to establish a new Orthodox Church.

However, this Synod did not announce the date for the Unifying Sobor. This may indicate that the parties concerned failed to agree on all issues related to autocephaly.