December 15, 2018

15.12.2018. The Unification Sobor in Kyiv Elected the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

The Council (Sobor) of Unification elected the Metropolitan of Pereyaslavl and Bila Tserkva Epiphanius (Dumenko) to led the single local Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 192 delegates from the Church hierarchs, priests and parishioners representing three Orthodox churches existing in Ukraine — the UOC-KP, the UAOC and the UOC-MP took part in the Sobor. According to the Kyiv Patriarchate, the first two churches approved participation in the Sobor at the level of their Archierei Councils, while the UOC-MP was represented by individual representatives of the episcopate, clergy and parishioners. Now a long process of unification at the local level will begin in Ukraine.