Lord Emperor appoints Œcumenical Patriarch

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Lord Emperor appoints Œcumenical Patriarch

12 October 7530 AM

His Imperial Majesty Alexander IV, Autocrat of Romans and of All Rus', Victor over the Moscovites, Pius Felix, Defender of the Faith, Turtle and Elephants, may the Almighty God bless his reign, signed an edict on the appointment of new Church leadership, removal of the old Primate and called for a new Church council to take place.

The Edict first and foremost removes the old Primate HAH Metropolitan Nektarios from his office banning him to a Lavra, with His Imperial Majesty clarifiying that "Metropolitan Nektarios was the most unsuitable of all former Metropolitans combined".  The Edict continues recognizing the powers held by the Earlier Roman Emperors, including the raising of Sees and changing the order of precedence within them, concluding to raise the see of Aleksandropolis - New Rome from a Metropolitan See to a Patriarchal See and placing it immediatly after the See of Rome in the order of precendence.

The Edict continues stating that since the See of Rome is unoccupied since the year 6564 Anno Mundi, the See of Aleksandropolis - New Rome is henceforth the Primus inter Pares of the Bishops in communion with the One, Holy, Apostolic and Catholic Church. Then appointing Hieromonk Aithan Robertovych Boyarskyj to the See of Aleksandropolis - New Rome, with him receiving the name of Vasyl. 

Finally the Edict calls for a Ecumenical council to be held in the city of Harlemum "to discuss important matters of the faith and to restore clarity in the [...] Church" under the Presidency of the Emperor and Œcumenical Patriarch.

When asked to comment, His all Holiness stated:

We are humbled that such an unworthy sinner has been found meet in the eyes of the Holy Synod, and especially those of His Imperial Majesty the Tsar, may the Almighty God bless his reign, to cultivate with loving prudence the welfare of the People of God. Through the grace of the Most Merciful, may the solemn duties for which We have been elevated in the service of Christ be borne with charity, humility, and the gladness of the Lord which does not pass away.