Iliya Bey

Iliya Bey holds a Master's Degree in Theology and a Master's Degree in Slavic Philology, and graduated from Charles University in Prague and Zaporozhye State University. He is an ecclesiastical analyst, a well-known translator and blogger, a specialist in Bulgarian language. He is a member of the Union of Ukrainian Journalists. Currently, he is a PhD student in Theology at the Charles University in Prague.
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  On October 11th last year the Ecumenical Patriarchate overturned its decision to temporarily transfer to Moscow the right to ordain the popularly elected metropolitan of Kyiv on the basis of the unfulfilled conditions on the part of ROC, as well as due to the change in the global socio-political situation. Thus, the Ecumenical Patriarchate brought back under its omophorion the Metropolis of Kyiv. For the last 300 years Moscow had ruled the Kyiv Metropolis, eradicating all local Ukrainian traditions, gradually limiting the rights of the Metropolis. With its decision, the Ecumenical Throne declared the removal of the anathema on Metropolitan Filaret (Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate, UOC-KP) proclaimed by Moscow, and accordingly recognized the canonicity of his ordinances and of the ordinances of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church