October 11, 2018
An interview of Archbishop Jovan of Skopje with the Bulgarian Site Dveri.
Dveri: Three closeby Orthodox Churches have decided to celebrate separately the 1,000th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Ohrid, claiming their institutional link with the ecclesial structure founded by Emperor Basil II the Bulgar Slayer. In your opinion, aren’t the back-to-back celebrations in Ohrid, Bitola, and Sofia indicative of a symptom? Is Orthodoxy sick in the Balkans?
Archbishop Jovan: What you mention is perhaps the most minor problem in Orthodoxy. The celebration of the ecclesial jubilee in many places is not a disease, but an advantage. It shows that the Church is one body and that these jubilees are common. The bad point is something else: if what you mentioned is motivated by ethnophyletism, or even worse, if it has political reasons.
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