The autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is extremely important to us, because for some reason the religious question is always a problem. However, recognizing this at the international level is even more enjoyable and also plays a significant role in building the image of the state. The words of pride and gratitude in a Facebook post are written by Epiphany, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Metropolitan PCU.
"I am grateful to my brother in the Cross, the head of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, Blessed Archbishop of Athens and all Hellas Hieronymus and bishops, who today supported the position of the Council of Hierarchs and went through the canonical and historical decisions of the Interstellar, autocephalous churches in all spheres, ”Epiphany sincerely rejoices. The recognition of our church by Greece is another proof that Ukraine is loved and respected.
Greeks and Ukrainians are rather friendly nations, largely united. According to Epiphanius, we have "many glorious pages of history, friendship and cooperation." That is why establishing official relations between the Local Churches of Greece and Ukraine is another key step in the creation of a common history. Epiphany hopes to personally thank the Archbishop of Athens and all of Hellas Hieronymus during his visit to Athens in the near future.
In general, the Greek Church was the first to recognize the autocephaly of the CCU.