Athens, January 15, 2020
On December 23, OrthoChristian reported that the new diptychs for the Greek Orthodox Church in 2020 were published without mention of the so-called “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” or its primate Epiphany Dumenko, according to a report from the Greek outlet Oukraniko.
The diptychs include the Churches and hierarchs considered canonical by the Greek Church, including the primates whom Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens commemorates in the Divine services. He began commemorating Epiphany Dumenko on November 10 after formally recognizing him in a letter dated October 21.
However, OrthoChristian has since learned that the new diptychs do, in fact, include Epiphany Dumenko and his OCU.
In the section listing the primates of the Patriarchal and autocephalous Churches, Epiphany Dumenko is listed in the 15th position as the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, as can be seen in the photo below:
At the same time, His Beatitude Onuphry is also listed as the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine in the section for the Russian Orthodox Church.
The granting of the tomos of autocephaly to the OCU on January 6 is also listed as an historic event of 2019.