Coming July 1st!Posted: Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Holy Trinity Publications is pleased to announce its forthcoming publication of the first detailed examination in English of the challenges to Orthodox ecclesiology that have arisen following the intervention of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the affairs of the Ukrainian Church in 2018. The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine and its Solution According to the Sacred Canons will be published on July 1st, 2021, under the Holy Trinity Seminary Press imprint.
The author of this important work is His Eminence Metropolitan of Kykkos and Tylliria Nikiforos, a senior and widely respected bishop of the Church of Cyprus and abbot of the renowned monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos founded in the eleventh century. His Eminence’s work, first published in Greek in 2020, provides a sober examination of the crisis facing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, grounded in Holy Tradition and the Sacred Canons. It is essential reading for all Orthodox believers who want to more fully grasp what the Ukrainian ecclesial crisis means for the future of their Church. It will also assist others to see beyond a shallow characterization of this crisis as a political event in the context of relations between Russia and the West. It makes clear that at the heart of this conflict is an ecclesiological dispute requiring a conciliar solution. Accordingly, Metropolitan Nikiforos writes with deep respect and honor for the venerable Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople while standing firmly in opposition to its recent actions. A full description, table of contents, and bibliographical details may be found on the title page.
The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine and its Solution According to the Sacred Canons is available to pre-order now at HTP Bookstore. Listings at other retailers are still populating, but this important work will soon be available worldwide, wherever books are sold.
Preliminary translations of portions of the book were previously published online by Orthodox Synaxis.
Metropolitan Nikiforos was elected as Abbot of the Kykkos monastery in 1983 and consecrated a Bishop in 2002. In 2001, the Municipality of Athens bestowed on him its highest distinction, the Golden Key to the City, in recognition of his ecclesiastical, social and cultural work. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki and the Department of Social Theology of the University of Athens.