All Synod Members of Ecumenical Patriarchate Sign Tomos for Ukraine’s Orthodox Church
On Jan. 5, the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed a tomos of autocephaly establishing the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
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On Jan. 9 in Istanbul, Turkey, all members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed the tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the press service of the Ecumenical Patriarchate said to Ukrinform.
On Jan. 6, the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul hosted a tomos handover ceremony.
On Jan. 7, the tomos was displayed at St.Sophia’s cathedral in Kyiv. The tomos was then returned to Istanbul to be signed by all members of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Synod, which traditionally meets on the ninth day of each month.
On Dec. 15, 2018, the Unification Council elected the metropolitan of Pereyaslavl and Bila Tserkva, Epiphanios (Serhiy Dumenko), as the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.