on the Communiqué of the Church Of Bulgaria
regarding the Church of Fyrom (15.12.2017)
During its Session of the December 14, 2017, on the occasion of a Communiqué issued by the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Church, the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece discussed the decision of the Bulgarian Church on November 29, 2017 to accept a request by the Schismatic “Church of Macedonia” that the Bulgarian Church assume the part of its "Mother Church."
Hence, the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece expresses its concern about the interference of the Church of Bulgaria, by means of the aforementioned act, in the jurisdiction of another Orthodox Church, namely the Church of Serbia. This act goes against the Sacred Canons and the Tradition of the Orthodox Church, disregards the canonical right and the preponderant part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and may give rise to troublesome developments.
The Standing Holy Synod wishes that prudence may prevail, and that the decision of the Sister Church of Bulgaria may not be finalized eventually.
From the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece