On Wednesday, May 26, Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon visited the Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine, and conveyed to him the wishes of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on his name day.
Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv told the Elder Metropolitan of Chalcedon that the Church of Ukraine was looking forward to the visit of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Kyiv next August at the invitation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
This is the first visit of the Primate of Orthodoxy to Ukraine, after the granting of the Tomos of Autocephaly.
Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon will have contacts with state officials to prepare Patriarch’s visit.
The meeting took place at the new residence of the Metropolitan of Kyiv.