Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, after having stopped commemorating Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, did the same thing for Archbishop Ieronymos as well. The Head of the Church of Russia, at today’s Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, did not commemorate Archbishop of Athens during the Liturgy of Preparation. So, his threat that he would sever full communion with Archbishop of Athens in retaliation for the recognition of the Metropolitan of Kyiv was true.
The fact that he did not commemorate the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece has already received the widest publicity in the Russian media.
The Patriarchate of Moscow has imposed a range of sanctions against the Church of Greece, such as unprecedented travel bans, according to which Russian pilgrims are not allowed to visit six “undesirable Metropolises” in Greece. However, the Patriarchate of Moscow has not imposed sanctions against the Church of Greece as a whole, but only against the Bishops who had concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Metropolitans and clergymen from the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.