29 Sep 2018 #691
Polish, Czech, Serbian Orthodox Churches firmly support Russian O. Church in dispute with Ukranian O. Church
Here is the hint
Newly formed Ukrainian Orthodox Church wants illegally to separate from Russian O. Church. But its not main problem. In Orthodox Christianity, when one have national Church, one is considered to actually have full independence and its own national state. Now, Patriarch of all Orthodox Churches Bartolomei, supported by Greeks (and who knows whom), wants prematurely to recognize new Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in situation when Ukrainian people and state still didn`t clear its situation with Russian people and ROC. After all, Ukrainian ethos as it is, still is from within separated on real Ukrainians and Russians. People didn`t decide of its ethnicity. In addition, Ukraine is far to be independent state but is heavily influenced by Germanic factor.
As outcome and side effect of events we have new situation in Orthodox Christianity. That is, Slavic Orthodox Churches stay on one side supporting Moscow Patriarchate, while other Orthodox Christians support Head of all Orthodox Churches. So, Slavs on one side, others against them. This situation occurred for the first time in history of Orthodox Christianity. Much more then dispute between Moscow and Kiev is here at stake. Actually, we see that Slavic Orthodox Churches and Christians seek for even bigger independence from other Orthodox Churches. It especially suits to those circles within Slavic Christians that suggests promotion of even more elements of pre-Chrstian Slavic tradition within Christianity so that is Church even closer with people and more unique.
I will later provide source link for news in English.