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The Macedonian Orthodox Church officially asked the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to become its Mother church

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Published 23 November 2017 at 3:30pm
By Vase Kocev
Source: SBS

The letter that the Holy Synod of the MOC-OA sent to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in which it asks it to be an Orthodox Mother church, if they recognize the autocephalous status of the MOC-OA, has caused an avalanche of reactions.


Published 23 November 2017 at 3:30pm
By Vase Kocev
Source: SBS


The letter that the Holy Synod of the MOC-OA sent to the BOC asking her to be her mother church is an attempt to gain autocephaly through a different path, including by-passing negotiations with the SPC - says journalist and religious analyst Branko Gjorgevski.


Branko Gjorgevski
Branko Gjorgevski Source: Supplied



Gjorgjevski is specific "the letter will remain without a specific response and any response will be postponed. This is due to pressure from other Orthodox churches based on their agreement to have full concensus when recognizing a new church."


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