In 1994 he concelebrated the [[Pascha|Paschal]] Liturgy with Patriarch [[Diodoros I (Karivalis) of Jerusalem]], who later addressed a special message to the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Lviv.
In January 1997 as a member of the Synodal Theological Commission, together with Bishop [
http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%95%D0%B2%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B9_%28%D0%A0%D0%B5%D1%88%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%29 Eugene (Reshetnikov) of Verey], he spoke in favour of limiting the participation of the [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox Church]] in the [[World Council of Churches]] and in other ecumenical organizations, and proposed to move from the status of a member of these organizations to the status of an observer.
On February 17, 1997, he addressed the Bishops Council of the Russian Orthodox Church with a call to [[Anathema|anathematize]] the former Metropolitan [[w:Patriarch Filaret (Denysenko)|Filaret (Denisenko)]] and former priest [[w:Gleb Yakunin|Gleb Yakunin]].
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