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The following was received this afternoon from Bishop MAKARIOS, ruling Bishop of the Orthodox Mission in Texas, UOC-KP, with permission to forward it.

From Resolutions of the Hierarchical Sobor
of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Kyivan Patriarchate
from 14 May 1999

The Blessed Hierarchical Sobor, that by the will of God met in the city of Kyiv,
thoroughly examining the urgent questions of Church life, Decided:

[...] 11. To appeal for peace and the spiritual unity of the Ukrainian community, which in foreign countries during the last decades struggled for Ukrainian statehood and autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church, so therefore the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyivan Patriarchate does not have the moral right to leave without spiritual care those Ukrainian Orthodox parishes in the diaspora which, from the time of His Holiness Patriarch of Kyiv and All Ukraine Mstyslav of blessed memory, remain under the omofor of the Kyivan Patriarch and further do not desire to change their canonical position. We categorically reject the accusations addressed to our Church as supporting division in the Ukrainian diaspora, expressed, in particular, in the "Open Letter" of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine, from 14 June 1998.[...]

Signatures:

Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus'-Ukraine FILARET
Metropolitan of L'viv and Sokal' ANDRIJ
Metropolitan of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna DANYLO
Metropolitan of Lutsk and Volyn YAKIV
Metropolitan of Ternopil and Buchats VASYLIJ
Archbishop of Rivne and Ostroh SERAFIM
Archbishop of Dnipropetrovsk and Kryvyj Rih ADRIAN
Archbishop of Mykolayiv and Bohoyavlensk VOLODYMYR
Archbishop of Kitsman and Zastavna VARLAAM
Bishop of Bila Tserkva OLEKSANDR
Bishop of Vyshhorod DANYIL
Bishop of Zhytomyr and Ovruch IZYASLAV
Bishop of Drohobych and Sambir FEODOSIJ
Bishop of Bilhorod and Oboyan IOASAF
Bishop of Ternopil and Kremenets IOV
Bishop of Zaporizhzhia and Melitopol' HRYHORIJ
Bishop of Sumy and Okhtyrka HERONTIJ
Bishop of Khmelnytsky and Kamianets'-Podilsky ANTONIJ
Bishop of Kolomyia and Kosiv IOAN
Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk and Halych IOASAF
Bishop of Vinnytsia and Bratslav PANKRATIJ
Bishop of Chernihiv and Nizhyn NYKON
Bishop of Kherson and Tavriysk DAMIAN
Bishop of Odessa and Balta IOAN
Bishop of Donetsk and Luhansk YURIJ
Member of the Supreme Church Council prot. Vitalij Politylo
Member of the Supreme Church Council prot. Borys Tabachek
Member of the Supreme Church Council prot. Volodymyr Cherpak
Member of the Supreme Church Council prot. Oleksandr Shvets'
Member of the Supreme Church Council

Deputy of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ivan Drach
Member of the Supreme Church Council
Deputy of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vasyl' Chervonij
Member of the Supreme Church Council Mykola Porovskyj
Member of the Supreme Church Council leksandr Hudyma
Member of the Supreme Church Council
Deputy of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Pavlo Movchan

For futher information, contact:

The Very Rev. Stephan Posikiwsky, Adminstrator UOC-KP in USA
3594 Berkeley Lane
Brunswick, OH 44212
Phone: (330) 273-6238
FAX: (330) 220-7523

The Most Rev. MAKARIOS, Ruling Bishop
Orthodox Mission in Texas, UOC-KP
3011 Roe Drive
Houston, TX 77087-2409
Phone: (713) 645-0843
FAX: (713) 645-0104
E-mail: monastery@net1.net

Translation provided by UOC-KP in Texas
St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves Orthodox Monastery
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church
http://www.culcom.net/~frtom
http://www.uockp.net
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God works quietly. So we are listening to the silence.

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St. Anthony's Orthodox Monastery
Email Address: monastery@monksweb.net
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