The canonical UOC will hold events dedicated to the principle of conciliarity and primacy in Orthodoxy

The Kiev Theological Academy, with the participation of representatives of Local Churches, will hold events dedicated to the theological and canonical understanding of the principle of conciliarity and the issue of primacy in the Orthodox Church.

This decision was made by the Synod of the UOC on May 12, 2021 after the consideration of violations by the Patriarchate of Constantinople of the principle of the conciliarity of the Church through unilateral interference in Ukrainian church affairs, as well as the false interpretation by representatives of the Patriarchate of Constantinople of certain rules of the IV Ecumenical Council.

International events will take place in 2021 and will be dedicated to the 1970th anniversary of the Apostolic Council in Jerusalem and the 1570th anniversary of the IV Ecumenical Council. These Councils laid the foundation for the solution of important issues in church life and adopted a number of important doctrinal and canonical decisions.

Particular attention will be focused on the theological, canonical and historical interpretation of Canon 28 of the IV Ecumenical Council, to which representatives of the Patriarchate of Constantinople appeal, defending their claims to a unique power in the Orthodox Church.

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