UKRAINIAN AUTOCEPHALOUS ORTHODOX CHURCH
OF NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA & THE DIASPORA
UAOC DIASPORA HIERARCHS AFFIRM DECISIONS OF
SOBOR OF BISHOPS & PATRIARCHAL COUNCIL IN UKRAINE
The Council of Hierarchs of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church of North & South America & the Diaspora, in solidarity with our First-Hierarch, His Beatitude Metropolitan MEFODIY, of Kyiv & All-Ukraine and under the guidance of our Presiding Hierarch, His Eminence, Metropolitan MICHAEL (Javchak-Champion) do confirm and ratify, under our constitutions, the decisions of the Sobor of Bishops and Patriarchal Council of the UAOC in Ukraine,which met on June 2, 2005, at the Patriarchate, in the City of Kyiv.
In particular, it is noteworthy to mention the following important extracts from the recent Sobor:
From the full protocol of the assembly of the Sobor of Bishops and Patriarchal Council of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, from June 2, 2005:
His Beatitude, Metropolitan MEFODIY - Primate of the UAOC
Metropolitan Andriyj of Halitch - Ordinary of the Eparchy of Ivano-Frankivs'k.
Metropolitan Roman - Ordinary of the Eparchy of Vinnytsa and Bratslav
Archbishop Ioan - Ordinary of the Eparchy of Khersones and Krym'
Archbishop Makariyj - Ordinary of the L'viv, Rivno and Tavriya Eparchies
Ihumen Ilarion (Savchuk) - Administrator of the Cherkasy and Kirovohrad Eparchy, member of the Patriarchal Council
Mitred Protopresbyter Ihor Kupita - Secretary of the Patriarchal Council
Schedule of the Day (minutes): . . .
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3. THE HEARING:
(b) The Primate of the UAOC, His Beatitude, Metropolitan MEFODIY, opened to discussion, the illegal patriarchal tribunal of May 26, 2005, held in the church of St. Nicholay Naberezhnoho in the City of Kyiv (protocol attached).
3. IT IS DECIDED (with one voice):
b) The assembly of the "patriarchal tribunal" on May 26, 2005, in the church of St. Nicholay Naberezhnoho in the City of Kyiv is declared invalid and its judgment, without binding power.
We join our own voices to those of His Beatitude, our First-Hierarch and our Bishops and Patriarchal Council in Ukraine, by adding our own affirmation to the UAOC Sobor of June 2, 2005.
THE COUNCIL OF HIERARCHS OF THE UAOC
OF N & S AMERICA & THE DIASPORA
Archbishop-Metropolitan of the United States & the Americas
Bishop of Maramaros
Vicar for Western Europe
Bishop Paul Peter
Bishop of Zela
Vicar for South America
Bishop Odon Abad
Exarch of Manizales
Columbia & Venezuela
Archbishop of Toronto
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