西欧ロシア正教会が分裂、ロシア派がロシア正教の管轄に入る

1年前の事件を受け、西ヨーロッパ諸国のロシア正教会は、モスクワ派とキエフ派(ウクライナ)に分裂し、モスクワ派は従来のコンスタンチノープル下の自治教会から、モスクワ下の自治教会に移籍することを決めた。ロシア正教会は、彼らからの「申し出」を受け入れた。

昔宗派分裂の事例を勉強したことがあるが、こういうのは政治だから、最後は数が多い方が勝つ。ロシア派が財産の圧倒的多数を持っていってしまう。ウクライナでは数で対抗できない。

米国にそそのかされて、ウクライナが財産を失うパターン。加えて現状の対ロシア戦についても、ウクライナが対ロシアで負っている借金は、金利を付けて膨らみ続けている。その借金を米欧が肩代わりすることはなく、ウクライナが全額を返済するのである。「悪意を持つ友人」とは1日も早く手を切るのがウクライナのため。馬鹿な人たち。



Orthodox priests from Western Europe rejoin Russian Church after breaking from Constantinople
3 Nov, 2019 07:42
https://www.rt.com/news/472469-russian-church-western-europe/

The Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe has officially returned to the Moscow Patriarchate’s domain after defying an order from its rival Constantinople to dissolve.

Russia’s Patriarch Kirill presented the unity charter to Archbishop John (Renneteau) during a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Moscow’s Patriarchate’s largest church. John, who shall remain in charge of the Western European parishes, was previously given the title ‘Archbishop of Dubna’.

The exarchate, known as the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe (AROCWE), was first formed by Russian emigrants – priests and faithful – who fled their homeland during the bloody civil war and chaos, which erupted shortly after the 1917 Revolution.

The Western European parishes that fell under the control of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople were united into a single entity back in 1931. At the very end of the 20th century, it was given vast autonomy by Constantinople which it enjoyed until recently.

Late in 2018, Constantinople abruptly reversed its own decision, revoking the autonomy and dissolving the AROCWE altogether. They argued that the reorganization would strengthen the archdiocese’s loyalty and ties to its “mother church.” The move backfired almost immediately when the AROCWE flatly ignored the orders from Constantinople, deciding to remain a united entity and ultimately seeking to rejoin the Moscow Patriarchate.

Back in September, the majority of parishes, governed by Archbishop John, voted for joining the Moscow Patriarchate. Still, they fell short of getting the two thirds of votes required to win – but Archbishop John decided to go for it anyway, calling upon the parishes to follow his lead. Those who are staunchly opposed to re-establishing a canonical link with Moscow are expected to fall under the governance of several metropolitans subordinate to Constantinople.

The decision was welcomed by Patriarch Kirill, who accepted Archbishop John’s offer. It came amid strained ties between the Russian Orthodox Church and Constantinople.
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Last year, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew decided to recognize a new self-styled schismatic Ukrainian Church, granting it “independence” – that turned out to be full dependence on Constantinople instead.

This decision interfered with the traditional sphere of influence of the Russian Patriarchate, violating the centuries-old principle of non-involvement in each others’ affairs, observed by different Orthodox Churches. After having re-joined Moscow’s realm, the Western European parishes – now under the newly formed Archdiocese of Western European parishes of Moscow Patriarchate – will retain their broad autonomy, as well as local liturgical and pastoral traditions.