The Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church – the Bulgarian Patriarchate accepted the request to be the mother church of the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOA) and to represent it in front of the local Orthodox churches.

The Synod of Bulgarian Orthodox Church (BOC) at today’s sitting reviewed the letter from the Archbishop of MOC-OA, HH. Stefan, which was sent on November 9th.

“The Bulgarian Orthodox Church – the Bulgarian Patriarchate was never indifferent to the suffering of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, which is why it was discussed. In a situation when the Macedonian Orthodox Church recognizes the Bulgarian Orthodox Church – the Bulgarian Patriarchate (BOC-BP) as its mother church, the BOC-BP considers its sacred duty to commit itself in engagement, mediation and advocacy in front of the local Orthodox churches. The BOC will do what is necessary for determining the canonical status of the MOC”, wrote the BOC’s Holy Synod about the letter from the MOC.

The Synod of the BOC decided to establish a bishop committee for negotiations with the MOC and other local Orthodox churches for establishing the canonical status of the MOC, reads the decision.