The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate abolished Tomos Patriarchate in 1999, who confirmed the stay of the Russian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western Europe under the homophore of the Patriarch of Constantinople. Protoday of the Russian Orthodox Church Andrei Kuraev called this decision "alarming". "Tomos gave – he took a tomato," he added.
The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which met on November 27 at Fanar, decided to dissolve the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe. This is reported by the edition of Orthodoxy, quoting its sources.
It is noteworthy that Patriarch Tomos in 1999 was canceled in this way.
Protoday of the Russian Orthodox Church Andrei Kuraev wrote in his blog that "an official release of the details will be later".
"What, they will spill in their galactic eparchy? But this is alarming: Tomos has given – Tomos has taken," he added.
On January 22, 1971, the Patriarchate of Constantinople restored its jurisdiction over the parishes of the former exarchate of Western Western Russia, turning it into the Russian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western Europe.
On June 19, 1999, the tomos of Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I confirmed the archdiocese's stay under the homophore of the Patriarch of Constantinople, and his statute of exarchate was restored.
The meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate began in Istanbul on November 27, 2018 and will last until November 29. Ukrinform reported that a tomos on autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church could be approved by it.
On October 11, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate adopted a series of decisions on the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. In particular, the decision of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1686 to transfer the Ukrainian church to the administration of the Moscow Patriarchate was annulled; Anathema imposed by the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) was removed from the leadership of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Patriarchate of Kiev, Filaret; he and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius returned to the canonical status.
The official tomos of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, will present to the head of the united local church, elected to the unifying council. The cathedral is expected to take place in December.
On October 15, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church broke the Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on November 13, the same decision was taken by the UOC-MP Bishops' Council.