New York: October 18, 2018 – Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

We thereby inform our clergy and faithful that Eucharistic intercommunion with the Church of
Constantinople is presently impossible, for Hierarchy, Clergy and Laity. So long as this situation
remains, it is not possible for clergy of our Church to celebrate in any parish of the Church of
Constantinople, or for clerics of that Church to celebrate in ours; nor is it possible for laypersons to
partake of the Holy Mysteries performed in the temples of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. We
further reiterate that the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will not participate in
theological inter-church meetings, or other dialogues, including the regional Assemblies of Bishops,
which are chaired or co-chaired by clerics or hierarchy of the Church of Constantinople.