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Kalin Yanakiev: Decision of the Bulgarian Church was imposed by Moscow

Bulgarian portal has published today the first part of the article “On anti-Council Decision of the Holy Synod” by Kalin Yanakiev concerning scandalous decision of the Bulgarian Synod to withdraw from Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church planned at Crete 18-26 June 2016. Kalin Yanakiev thinks the decision was imposed by Moscow. But in this article he does not analyse the “Russian link”. He wants to show how wrong the arguments are. Most of the points proposed for consideration were formulated 40 years ago (1976). These topics were discussed in 1982, 1986, 2009. Had the Bulgarian Synod reacted in anyway […]

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Decision of the Bulgarian Church: A policy of self-imposed marginalization

On June 1st, 2016 the governing body of the Bulgarian Patriarchate (the Synod of the metropolitans) announced a decision, demanding the postponement of the Great and Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church, due to take place in June this year on the Island of Crete. The metropolitans have unanimously agreed that if the Synod anyway meets on Crete as planned, the Church of Bulgaria will not attend. The Bulgarian Synod enumerates 6 reasons, seen as insurmountable obstacles for participation and as sufficient arguments for postponement of the Synod. Fist, the metropolitans are convinced that it is not worth travelling to […]

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