“Church Of Abkhazia" In The Choice Between The Patriarchates Of Constantinople And Moscow And The Church Of Antioch (The Issue Of Autocephaly Or Autonomy)
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Over the past decade, the issue of "disputed churches" has become increasingly topical and has added a tension in relashion between the churches in the Orthodox world; The danger of schism has been revealed, due to the redistribution of ecclesiastical boundaries and the ambition of primacy in the ecclesiastical hierarchy. So, the problems have been arisen in
this regard, including the post-Soviet states, which showed the desire to gain the autocephaly of individual dioceses and started appropriate activities. On the example of Georgia, the abovementioned took place in the dioceses of Sokhumi and Tskhinvali. This problem from the very beginning transcended the boundaries of ecclesiastical issues, acquired a deep political load, and became a serious problem for the Christian world.