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Macedonian Orthodox Church has got autocephaly

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I think this news deserves separate thread :)
In a joint liturgy loaded with symbolism, Patriarch Porfirije, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, announced in Skopje on Tuesday that the SPC Holy Synod had recognised the autocephaly of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. (...)

“Mostly thanks to your prayers brothers and sister, and thanks to the prayers of all the saints, we established unity,” Porfirije said in an address during the liturgy with Archbishop Stefan, the head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, MPC.

“And now we bring you one more piece of good news – that the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church has unanimously met the pleas of the Macedonian Orthodox Church and has accepted and recognised its autocephaly.”
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Photos from Liturgy celebrated together in Skoplje (Macedonian capital)
 

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Video from this Liturgy
 

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How Serbia can grant autocephaly to Ohrid (the older of the two autocephalous churches) is beyond me, but all the same I'm grateful this nonsense schism is finally being resolved!
 

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On 5 June 2022, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije presided over the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade, with the concelebration of His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia kyr Stefan. At the end of the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije handed the Tomos confirming the autocephaly of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Archdiocese of Ohrid to His Beatitude Archbishop of Macedonia and Ohrid kyr Stefan.
 

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On 21st June Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has read the letters from ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew and Serbian patriarch Porphirios about the canonical status of the Orthodox Church of Northern Macedonia and Bulgarian Church with spiritual joy and gratitued toward God has accepted canonical and eucharistic unity with the Orthodox Church of Northern Macedonia. The questions regarding the name of this Church will be examined later.

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