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The Holy Synod must meet for the second time so that the Church of Cyprus will officially take a stand on the issue that has arisen after the commemoration of Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus and the reaction of four hierarchs.
During the first day of the meeting of the Holy Synod, as reported by Kathimerini–Cyprus newspaper, the hierarchs, according to the representative of the Synod, Metropolitan Georgios of Paphos, examined the issue in detail and in a spirit of unity. However, the debate does not seem to have ended, so the members of the Holy Synod will meet again on Wednesday to conclude the debate and take a unanimous decision on the Ukrainian issue, the Metropolitan of Paphos said.
At the end of the meeting of the Holy Synod, the Metropolitan of Paphos stated that “the misunderstandings have disappeared” after the reaction of the four hierarchs, that is, Metropolitans Athanasios of Limassol, Nikiforos of Kykkos and Tillyria, Isaias of Tamassos and Orini and Bishop Nikolaos of Amathous. Asked if there was a case for the Archbishop to revert his decision for the recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Georgios of Paphos reiterated that the hierarchs would reach a unanimous decision on Wednesday.
The Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus met today at 10:00 a.m. after the reactions of four hierarchs regarding the commemoration of Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus.
As reported by the Cyprus News Agency, during the meeting, the Holy Synod attempted to reconcile those who disagree to find a balanced solution and to put an end to disagreements within the Church of Cyprus.
According to information from CyNA, there was goodwill on the side of the Archbishop and the five hierarchs hoping for a consensus decision which will at least lead to the end of the conflict situation after the commemoration of Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus.
It is recalled that on October 24, the Archbishop of Cyprus commemorated Metropolitan Epifaniy.