BОC Synod disputes the name of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archdiocese


The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church at its regular session under the chairmanship of the Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit made a decision “recognizing the tomos with which the Serbian Church gives autocephaly to the Macedonian Orthodox Church”, the Bulgarian media reported on Wednesday.

According to these news articles, the BОC Synod believes that the MOC-OA should be called the “Orthodox Church in the Republic of North Macedonia”.

According to the media, the Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit will include the name of the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia in his Christmas diptychs. Stefan, but as “Archbishop Stefan of Skopje”, because the BОC “does not recognize the title with which the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received Archbishop Stefan and the MOC into liturgical communion”.

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